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New project aims for fusion ignition

MIT-led Ignitor reactor could be the world’s first to reach major milestone, perhaps paving the way for eventual power production.

from MIT News:

Russia and Italy have entered into an agreement to build a new fusion reactor outside Moscow that could become the first such reactor to achieve ignition, the point where a fusion reaction becomes self-sustaining instead of requiring a constant input of energy.

The design for the reactor, called Ignitor, originated with MIT physics professor Bruno Coppi, who will be the project’s principal investigator.

io9: Three reasons why we’re closer than ever to fusion power

from io9:

It seems like we’re constantly just around the corner from fusion power, and that soon it’ll solve our energy woes. While we’re not quite there yet, three new reports all indicate we’re at least getting a little closer.