The China flies from record to record in the technological field: supercomputers, AI, but also nuclear fusion, the next energy Eldorado in the (very) long term. Last May, the East (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) had reached 120 million degrees Celsius for 100 seconds, a score now largely exceeded since the Chinese Academy of Sciences has just confirmed that Tokamak held 100 million degrees for, hold on tight, 1056 seconds (or even 17 minutes and 36 seconds), which by the way breaks the previous record which was held by a French plasma reactor (yes!), ie 390 seconds.
‘s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak ( ), also known as the “Chinese artificial sun”, has achieved a plasma temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius lasting for 1,056 seconds, hitting a new record, according to the Hefei Institutes of Physical. (1/2)
– CGTN Global Business (@CGTNGlobalBiz)
From a few seconds to a minute, from a few minutes to a few tens of minutes, tomorrow probably a few hours then a few days, the path to controlled nuclear fusion is built over a long, even very long time. But as often now in our hyper-technological world, the biggest goals to achieve (Mars, Fusion, Meta-universe) are never just a matter of time.