MIT takes a page from Tony Stark, edges closer to an ARC fusion reactor

For the past 20 years, MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) has been experimenting with nuclear fusion through the world’s smallest tokamak-type (doughnut-shaped) nuclear fusion device — the Alcator C-Mod.

The goal? To produce the world’s smallest fusion reactor — one that crushes a doughnut-shaped fusion reaction into a 3.3 meter radius — three of which could power a city the size of Boston. [1]

[1] By for Computerworld


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