Skip to main content

Nuclear Fusion moves one step closer

by Mitch Groves, Jul 20
1 minute read

The EAST Fusion Facility in Heifei, China created a plasma gas that heated 120 million degrees Celsius and kept it there for 101 seconds setting a world record for both heat and duration.

white and black bird on gray metal wire

So what?

Using nuclear fusion to produce electricity has been talked about for decades, but no experiment has managed to produce more energy than it needs. This recent experiment means that the dream of nuclear fusion may be one step closer. If nuclear fusion, was to eventually scale up this would be a major shift in society, as the process could potentially produce unlimited clean energy, without the same dangers than exist in traditional nuclear power plants.



by Mitch Groves Spotted 15 signals

Masters student exploring ideas around climate change

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Join discussion

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.