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Fusion Power: A Step Closer

Fusion Power: A Step Closer

By Anne Pawsey

Today mankind is one step closer to creating power by nuclear fusion, which could help solve our energy requirements. Chinese scientists have achieved positive results from their new fusion reactor, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST).

EAST is a new reactor and this was just an initial test, running for almost five seconds and producing 500 KiloAmps of electricity. In the future it is hoped that the reactor will run for a 1000 seconds (that’s 16 mins 40 secs in real money) and generate considerable amounts of power.