Monday, March 16, 2015
"A Star Is Born" in southern France (ITER)
On Sunday, Fareed Zakaria reported on a project in southern France to “create a star” on earth, a plasma fusion nuclear reactor as a potential power plant. His video link is here.
The New Yorker has an article (“A Star in a Bottle”) from 2014 by Raffi Khatchadourian, here. He says that time is running out.
Alok Jha reports on the project (called ITER, for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) for the Guardian here.
Picture of hardware from ITER and Kent Zilla on Wikipedia, attribution under Creative Commons 3.0 Share Alike.