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After a $94 million upgrade, Princeton’s nuclear fusion reactor breaks down

By   October 1, 2016 It’s not that often that we hear about major breakthroughs in nuclear research, and now such announcements, at least in the U.S., may become more infrequent. That’s because our nation’s “flagship experimental fusion reactor” is no longer working. This problem is made all the more frustrating by the fact that scientists just completed a four-year, $94 million upgrade on the machine. Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in New Jersey are now trying to determine what exactly was behind the reactor’s failure, which could turn out to be a lengthy engagement……..http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/nuclear-fusion-reactor-malfunction/k

October 3, 2016 - Posted by | general

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