Alternative and clean energy solutions are becoming more necessary, especially as we worry about the future of the planet and issues around the use and extraction of oil and gas. A research team in China has achieved new breakthroughs in artificial sun technology.
The sun outputs light and heat through the internal thermonuclear fusion reaction. The China Circulator 2M device independently developed by the National Atomic Energy Agency was completed in Chengdu, marking the official commission of this new piece of equipment.
At present, nuclear power plants generally use nuclear fission reactions to generate electricity. This particular type of nuclear power plant brings a stable power supply, but also generates hazardous waste.
As for nuclear fusion power generation, there is less radioactive pollution and no carbon emissions, so it is one of the ideal energy choices for the future.
As long as the scientific community can master the tech behind nuclear fusion to supply energy, human beings of the future can gain from unlimited and clean energy for generations.
China is already at the forefront in the development of global, controllable nuclear fusion. And many countries are on their way to achieving similar breakthroughs of their own. But stigma and some may say misconceptions around nuclear energy, as well as the immense up-front investment, makes this a hard commitment.
As our world becomes ever more reliant on consistent and powerful sources of energy, nuclear development will play a pivotal role for years to come.