Chinese scientists hope a new research facility will help them take another step forward in harnessing the power of the sun. Photo: EPAChinese scientists hope a new research facility will help them take another step forward in harnessing the power of the sun. Photo: EPA
Chinese scientists hope a new research facility will help them take another step forward in harnessing the power of the sun. Photo: EPA

China’s ‘artificial sun’ project just got a whole lot hotter, scientists say

  • New facility in Sichuan province will enable researchers to recreate the ‘extreme environments’ necessary to harness nuclear fusion
  • Plasma-generating machine capable of producing temperatures 13 times as hot as the sun

Topic |   China science
Chinese scientists hope a new research facility will help them take another step forward in harnessing the power of the sun. Photo: EPAChinese scientists hope a new research facility will help them take another step forward in harnessing the power of the sun. Photo: EPA
Chinese scientists hope a new research facility will help them take another step forward in harnessing the power of the sun. Photo: EPA
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