Fusion Research Facility's Final Tritium Experiments Yield New Energy Record

Fusion research facility's final tritium experiments yield new energy record

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The Joint European Torus (JET), one of the world's largest and most powerful fusion machines, has demonstrated the ability to reliably generate fusion energy, while simultaneously setting a world record in energy output. These notable accomplishments represent a significant milestone in the field of fusion science and engineering. In JET's final deuterium-tritium experiments (DTE3), high fusion power was consistently produced for five seconds, resulting in a ground-breaking record of 69 megajoules using a mere 0.2 milligrams of fuel.

Video of the fusion reaction at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpg5axJmxdQ

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Avatar agent_flounder

That's...wow. I didn't expect to see this degree of progress quite this soon. I realize there is still a long way to go but it seems like in the last few years the pace has accelerated.

Avatar treadful

That video is badass

Avatar Rimu [OP]

Looks very future-y!