ITER: A Thermonuclear Reactor That Scientists Will Tidy Up When It’s Done

Yesterday I toured the site of ITER, the nuclear fusion plant under construction near Cadarache, France. A multinational collaboration is pumping 150 billion Euros into this experimental fusion reactor, which aims to create 500 mega-watts of power, for every 50 that are pumped into. ITER, which sort of means International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor but is […]