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China’s ‘artificial sun’ galaxies away from solving Earth’s energy needs, scientist says

Chinese scientists announced this week that a nuclear fusion reactor in the southeast of the country had achieved a temperature exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius, more than six times those found at the centre of the sun. But despite the achievements at the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, a scientist said it might still be some time before China is able to tap the energy produced by the fusion process. Who needs street lights...

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