China has fired up a machine designed to make unlimited energy known as the “artificial sun” – and wants to make it even hotter than the real sun.
Tests being run on the Experiential Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) trying to get a higher temperature and longer duration at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science research centre.
The device is already close to seven times warmer than the sun, but scientists are trying to upgrade the EAST’s auxiliary heating system to make it more “hot” and “durable”, local media Xinhua News Agency reported.
Designed and developed by the Chinese, the EAST has been used since 2006 by scientists from all around the world to conduct fusion-related experiments.
More than 10,000 Chinese and foreign scientific researchers have worked together to bring to life the artificial sun.
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Source: the Sun