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World’s largest nuclear reactor aims to power the Earth with unlimited energy

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While it may sound like part of the Mandalorian creed, experts at ITER claim “The Way” here on Earth is headed to an unimaginable goal: everlasting energy.

Experts at ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (and also Latin for “the way,” per the agency) are working to harness fusion reactions, the same energy source that powers the sun, according to the project’s website.

If successful, the experts in southern France could provide a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels and nuclear fission with “arguably the most complex machine ever designed,” ITER’s communications lead Laban Coblentz told Euronews Next.

Nuclear energy is far from new science, and while there have been well-reported disasters, the technology is stable with the right personnel oversight and protection from natural disasters like earthquakes. Fission is used to power the 436 nuclear reactors around the world and requires slamming neutrons into larger atoms to create energy, splitting them into smaller particles. The process does not contribute significant greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, but it does produce radioactive waste.

Fusion, on the other hand, forms a heavier atom when two smaller particles slam together. The result is far more energy than fission, and without the radioactive waste, all per the United States Department of Energy.

The ITER team wants to prove that the process can be industrialized. They have been at work on the project since at least 2005. Testing includes the largest magnetic confinement chamber on the planet, which the researchers call a tokamak.

When complete, the chamber will weigh more than 25,000 tons, withstanding temperatures of up to 302 million degrees Fahrenheit. It creates power by using some of the hot particles to heat water, which would power a turbine via steam, all per Euronews.

The process requires unfathomable heat. For reference, USA Today reports that our 4.5 billion-year-old sun is 27 million degrees Fahrenheit at its core.

“You try to take something up to 150 million degrees [Celsius]. You try to make it the scale that is needed and so forth. It’s just a difficult thing to do,” Coblentz told Euronews.

The project hasn’t been without setbacks. The cost was originally budgeted at about $5.5 billion. But Euronews reports that it’s now nearly $22 billion. To stay on schedule, Coblentz told the online news agency that the experts plan to skip “first plasma” — a testing milestone — “to get to fusion power initially in 2035.”

“We’ll make sure that that testing gets done in another way so that we can stick as much as possible to that date,” he said.

He added that the complex nature of the project is a challenge, often because it is groundbreaking research.

“Simply due to the complexity and the multitude of first-of-a-kind materials, first-of-a-kind components in a first-of-a-kind machine,” he said to Euronews.

This isn’t the only team working on novel nuclear projects. American icon Westinghouse is developing a small fission reactor set to go online in 2029. It’s unique because it’s portable and can power remote locations for about eight years without water, reducing upward of 55,000 tons of air pollution annually, according to the company.

ITER’s team is looking sunward for inspiration. And instead of waiting for the sunbeams to fall to our solar panels, they want to harness the source.

With planetwide overheating ravaging the world, the team is also feeling the heat.

“The longer that we wait for fusion to arrive, the more we need it,” Coblentz said in the Euronews report. “So the smart money is: get it here as fast as possible.”


624 Comments on "World’s largest nuclear reactor aims to power the Earth with unlimited energy"

  1. ded on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 1:58 pm 

    It is really not the first option the militia. I would prefer to be the last survivor on earth . I would prefer to have a year to enjoy their cadavers and then I move on to something else.

    I can also target all the politicians I want. I already suspected that. I am not sure why you are saying.

    Still I prefer the dead cadavers.

  2. I am not into it on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 2:02 pm 

    – You like the Canadian Tire idea.

    – Suspected that, when I saw hunting rifles appeared into some Canadian Tire.

    – It is too much work, I am not into it.

    – I will need a lot of convincing. Fuck them

    – I agree fuck them

  3. shit body on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 2:08 pm 

    It is too much work the militia thing. My body is too crappy as it is to be part of a militia. Give me a better updated body, maybe I will change my mind.

  4. dklde on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 2:10 pm 

    I can kill all the Jews that I want in North America with a militia. I think it is pretty obvious that I would do that. Give a better body and we will talk.

  5. dfd on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 2:16 pm 

    I feel sleepy. I will go to bed

  6. dieie on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 3:24 pm 

    Police force will be dismantle and the highest ranking officer will be killed in a public execution to demonstrate who is really in charge. this is how i would do If I was in charge. The head of oppression will be killed first meaning the high ranking officers.

    You are so lucky that I have shitty legs and lack endurance.

  7. eeee on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 3:33 pm 

    When I ask what kind of command power structure do I get. What I mean is, do I get engineer in electrical network civil engineers in water treatment and explosive specialists.

    I want a team capable of disabling the electrical as specific location and shutting down potable water to specific buildings.

    If it is not me, GOD will find someone else.

  8. deee on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 4:28 pm 

    I am in my bed. Before blowing up building and these kind of war fare, easier things can be done. They love safety. Firearm and handguns make them feel unsafe, remove all the firearms and handguns laws. This is easy and could give you surprising result. You are not willing to do what it take to live, so go fuck yourself.

  9. deieke on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 4:32 pm 

    Start with the easy things first, who give a shit if people shoot each other in the streets, it still is less destructive than blowing up buildings.

  10. dee on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 4:38 pm 

    I still think you are not going to make it. You don’t have what it takes, if earth really mattered to you, you have removed all the firearms and handguns by now. You want to blow up building, but you hesitate about removing all handguns laws, give me a fucking break.

  11. eeeeeecd on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 4:44 pm 

    You don’t want to fuck with the infrastructure. These are last desperate measures when you have no other ideas. Go with the easy stuff first, remove all handguns and firearms laws.

    They hate guns, it makes them feel insecure. Pretty obvious just by looking at restrictives Canada handguns laws. Hit them there first.

  12. deie on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 4:57 pm 

    Juste use the Canadian Freedom convoy and the supreme court to declare that fireman laws violate the Canadian charter of liberty and remove firearm and handguns all. I really don’t see the problems.

  13. aldoe on Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 10:58 pm 

    Another thing, I don’t have winter clothing. I dress by layer, a windbreaker on top of polar fleece shirt, sometime a second layer. Some of us don’t own winter clothing, we don’t need it.
    I will not be the first one to die when the system will collapse.

  14. Masculiniyt on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 12:06 am 

    Who is the most masculine man these two:

    or this guy at 0:05

  15. kust fe on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 12:49 am 

    0:17 what you see there is 3 females.

    this below is a real male

    There is very few real masculin men left on earth. The Asian male look all female. There is no reason to keep earth alive when all the masculine man are gone

  16. Do you get it now on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 1:02 am 

    Now you understand why I am saying, if I forced to rebuild a White tribe and I needed masculine males, I would avoid Europe and go straight to Russia, New Zealand and South Africa.

  17. deiee on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 10:03 am 

    Trudeau has no power over the futur of North America. He will be killed when the time comes.

  18. Depne on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 10:20 am 

    Depending how things will move forward, you might not be able to stop the wind of changes.

  19. dee on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 10:31 am 

    Trudeau will be killed so is piece of shit Legault. Both of their heads will be given to me.

  20. ask you seflt this on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 10:38 am 

    Why can I make some many death threats and nothing is happening to me. No police and service secret came to speak with me. Because GOD want me to what I do. It is my show and I own earth and your souls.

  21. fuck dhow on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 11:28 am 

    You were able to manipulate me emotionally again fucking whore. I know I am being manipulated fucking whore and I cannot trust you. Let’s see how many people will die because of the conservation of mass calculator fucking whore.

  22. dee on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 11:30 am 

    I will walk over all your cadavers when this all BS stop. Earth calculator will deliver to me your fucking cadavers.

  23. dde on Sat, 24th Feb 2024 11:33 am 

    Your cadavers will be given to me by either GOD or by earth calculators. Either way, your fucking cadavers will be given to me on a silver plate.

  24. adlie on Thu, 29th Feb 2024 4:06 pm 

    The real reason for all these female rape laws, is to make sure that men don’t start to dominate and submit women sexual. Then you will have the reverse effect of jacking up male aggressiveness.

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