The New Yorker published an extensive article on the ITER project, with an historical, political an technical perspective on the events that lead up to project and the steps ahead to achieve commercial fusion energy.
A proposed new Lego model showing a segment of the ITER reactor consists of 498 components, and - with your vote - it might become reality well before the estimated one million components of the real thing will be put together!
The FuseNet FP7 project ended this year, but the FuseNet association continues its mission. We look forward to continue working together with all members on a new programme of activities in 2014 - the start of the Horizon2020 period!
At the Ecole Polytechnique in France, a new record in aneutronic proton-boron fusion was achieved with a novel two-laser setup, yielding at least 100 times more fusion reactions than any previous proton-boron experiment.
Do you know why fusion is like building a cathedral? Have you heard about the bipolar nature of material scientists? Why a PhD in fusion is Phun? Find out this and more from the PhD students that opened their BLOG on the FuseNet site.