China builds an 'artificial sun' that can hit temperatures of 180 MILLION degrees F in its quest to produce near-limitless cheap energy


China has built an 'artificial sun' that reaches temperature six times that of the core of our closest star.


The state-of-the-art reactor is designed to replicate the processes of the sun as part of a project to turn hydrogen into cost-effective green energy.



It reached a key milestone this week when it hit 180 million F (100 million C) for the first time, which is believed to be the temperature at which nuclear fusion occurs.


Scientists across the globe are locked in a race to build the world's first operational nuclear fusion reactor.

The victor will unlock a source of near-limitless clean energy worth billions that some believe could save the planet from the climate change crisis.


Scientists at the China's Hefei Institutes of Physical Science announced their fusion machine reached hit 180 million F (100 million C) on Tuesday.

This is more than six times hotter than the core of the sun, which peaks at around 27 million F (15 million C).


Scientists believe that nuclear fusion occurs at 180 million F - causing  charged deuterium and tritium particles join together in a huge burst of energy.

These particles normally repel each other, and enormous temperatures are required to overcome their opposing forces.


The goal of the team's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) is to better understand the process of fusion ahead of building a full reactor.


Nuclear fusion reactors work differently to fission reactors because they fuse two nuclei, rather than splitting them.

The process promises a vast resource of cheap energy and is far safer than fission, producing almost no dangerous nuclear waste.


A practical fusion reactor must not only be capable of sustaining extreme temperatures, but also remain stable at these temperatures for long periods.


EAST currently holds the world record for sustaining a reaction in a Tokamak - a poultry 101.2 seconds back in 2017.


The Tokamak is the world's most developed magnetic confinement system and is the basis for the design of many modern fusion reactors.

It involves light elements, such as hydrogen, smashing together to form heavier elements, such as helium.

For fusion to occur, hydrogen atoms are placed under high heat and pressure until they fuse together.


Tokamak Energy, a nuclear fusion company based in Oxfordshire, claims it will build a fusion reactor for power generation by 2030.



译文来源:凤凰彩票直营   译者:Jessica.Wu


Hermit_78, Cleveland, 53 minutes ago

I saw a movie about this on Prime a few months ago. It didn't end well.


Skadi, Nevermind, Greenland, 1 hour ago

This has been done before. In the last century, in fact.


Davison, Lancashire, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago

But will it cook dauphinoise potatoes properly?


Nipon de Carlos, indiginus, United States, 5 hours ago

So blasting a hole in earth is going to be hole from China to the Americas now.


Saywhatumeanwhatusay, Wells, United Kingdom, 5 hours ago

Made in China. We all gonna DIE!


Salisbury1958, Salisbury, United States, 7 hours ago

Dangerous as hell itself. When and not if, is closer than ever.


redsince85, london, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago

Why don't they go test it on the moon


Justus Ben, SCV, United States, 10 hours ago

if anyone is going to accidentally destroy the world... It'll probably be china

如果有的不小心毁灭了世界, 很可能是凤凰棋牌

SpikedDurian, Sunny Side Up, Singapore, 11 hours ago

That's it... No more sleep for sweatshop workers!


RaWrZz, ALASKA, United States, 12 hours ago

It is called a Tokomak reactor and they have been around since the 60's.


steve, Devizes, 12 hours ago

here we go more - copy, nick it make money from it.


Coogan, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago

What could possibly go wrong....


KingfisherBDKK, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago

Jasep. And how. Warnings have been given. Chernobyl,Three Mile Island and Fukushima. Some people do not listen and do not understand.


Nick.hywood, reading , United Kingdom, 14 hours ago

Um... China, America and Britain have already achieved this.


Water Glass, Base Cydonia, Canada, 14 hours ago

Chinese stupidity reached the infinity level.


hastdu, australian refugee prison, Nauru, 14 hours ago

Good clean energy. Who needs the Saudis and Canadian oil?


jasep, Guildford , United Kingdom, 14 hours ago

This is a nasty accident waiting to happen


Man on a Soapbox, London, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago

Made in China, I will give it four weeks, probably cheap and nasty.


Jabba the wocky, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago

Project Icarus. Bringing the sun to Earth - what could possibly go wrong?


Jabba the wocky, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago

Amazing. How quickly can we steal this technology and copy it?


Furry Curry, Yum Yum, United States, 15 hours ago

Will it be powered by coal?


BruteForce, London, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago

If China gets there first the rest of the century will belong to them.


Petefirside Space, City, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago

"a source of near-limitless clean energy worth billions". So,it won't be free then....I know I shouldn't be so naive but I really did think it would be at least a bit free. Well, thanks for that, and as it's not going to be free, what's the point? Oh I see, because it's "clean" energy.


Gnostic...., G C H Q, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago

Why do the children at the DM write +artificial sun+, as if they have never seen or heard of a toroidal fusion reactor.? Oh, silly me - of course the DM kids have not heard of this (even though they reported on one last week...).


Petefirside Space, City, United Kingdom, 15 hours ago

"a source of near-limitless clean energy worth billions" So, it won't be free then, this near limitless source of clean energy ...thanks.


Furry Curry, Yum Yum, United States, 16 hours ago

Yeah but can it fry an egg?


Grantx, Reading, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago

What the hell kind of material are they using for the chamber that doesnt melt at 180 million degrees??


Firemanwally, Darlington, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago

This will end in tears. Just put a warmer coat on


carlito_ben, swaziland, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago

Wonder where they stole the idea for that from?


soup monster, south east, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago

Years ago deluded scientists thought the universe was made of earth, fire, water and air, how we laughed. Now it seems its made of solids, liquids, gases and plasma


madman25, worcester, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago

Nothing new. Been done loads of times. The problem has always been keeping the reaction going and to produce more energy than it uses.


Gamelan1, London, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago

The problem is to keep the plasma stable.


beeman, whitehaven, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago

It'll need a big fire guard


Clark, Kent, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago

This is where we should be investing, not in windmills and stupid roof panels.


Thaitim, Pattaya, Thailand, 17 hours ago

Somebody somewhere is one day going to invent tech so powerful that it will accidentally or perhaps deliberately wipe us all out. That is the probably the same for any technologically advanced civilisation,self destruction and could be the answer as to why we don't see any signs of advanced life elsewhere in the cosmos.


JustinMe, Port Antonio, Jamaica, 17 hours ago

Nuclear fusion is not green energy.


bacioglobal, New York City, United States, 17 hours ago

Sounds like it needs to be powered by some energy.


Theadeptone, Tonbridge, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago

We were promised limitless cheap energy from unclear power.... and are still waiting for it.


LAW, Somerset, 17 hours ago

I bet they didn't measure the temperature in Fahrenheit, though!


Death Note, Lalaland, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago

oh dear i hope they stole the plans on how to put out the fire if it ever gets too hot


KensingtonJane, London, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago

More starry-eyed science reporting.


sculldugery, Hell, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago

Still not hot enough to melt the Trump toupee


madradubh, Lincoln, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago

Made in China. It will either not work or will turn into a doomsday machine.


Olderbutnonethewiser, Halifax, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago

I'm sure when I f@rt the temperature far exceeds that for a split second!


ROY, DERBY, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago

Why are they still faffing around with Fahrenheit?


Ricki187, Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago

Can it make toast..?


xoldhamer, swansea, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago

" ---- in its quest to produce near-limitless cheap energy" ----- Or melt its enemies.


bertbucket, Swindon, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago

If it is six times hotter than the core of the sun then just how does the sun manage nuclear fission?


alsocurious, copenhagen, Denmark, 18 hours ago

The West has failed to produce results in a timely manner. Hopefully China can do better.


fteu, Broken Britain, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago

Give it a week and it'll break down


Mohamed misambisbad, Ipswich, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago

I'm sure Tony Stark won't be happy that they've stolen his tech.


Snickle_Kiwi, Tauranga, New Zealand, 19 hours ago

Wow, this artificial sun thing seems way ahead of our fusion reactor thing.


Raptor75, Chicago, United States, 18 hours ago

Just another copy of Western tech.


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