Imagine building a machine so advanced and precise you need a supercomputer to help design it. That’s exactly what scientists and engineers in Germany did when building the Wendelstein 7-X experiment. The device, funded by the German federal and state governments and the European Union, is a type of fusion device called a stellarator. The […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has proven Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion facility has set a world record for stellarators. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) finely tuned instrument strongly suggests that the record made by the design of the stellarator can be developed to capture on Earth the fusion that drives the sun and stars, creating […]

From two different places the old tokamak confinement method has gotten a new lease on life.  Well, its life is set by the ITER effort paid for by governments across the planet with tens of billions of dollars.  It might make one cringe or celebrate, depending on one’s view towards the basic tokamak concept to […]