While that comparison in itself is mind-blowing, the temperature also has another important significance for nuclear energy researchers: 100 million degrees Celsius is thought to be the minimum temperature needed for self-sustaining nuclear fusion on Earth.
Unlike nuclear fission, where the energy comes from the decay of large atoms into smaller elements, fusion releases very little waste: mostly helium. Numerous world's other energy sources, such as coal, produce carbon when processed, which contributes to climate change. Located on Science Island in Eastern China's Anhui Province, the project is using nuclear fusion to create vast heat; it costs a massive $15,000 a day just to turn on the machine. Scientists say nuclear fusion, if developed safely, can be a big source of clean energy. The country is the first in the world to design and develop such an equipment on its own.
Designed, constructed, and assembled mainly by Chinese scientists, the EAST project was approved by China's National Development and Reform Commission in 1998 to conduct fundamental physics and engineering research on advanced tokamak fusion reactors.
Assange 'has been charged,' inadvertent court filing shows The possibility of charging the whistleblower with violating the Espionage Act has come up in discussions, WSJ notes. The passages containing Assange's name appear in a sex trafficking case that involves national security concerns.
Doctor Who’s festive special to air New Year’s Day According to the BBC , the seasonal instalment will involve "a terrifying evil. from across the centuries of Earth's history". The Doctor Who Christmas special has been a staple in the BBC's festive TV line-up since the series was revived in 2005.
Well with ground breaking records, EAST and WEST are likely to help mankind to light up a Sun at night too.
The isotopes are heated by powerful electric currents within the tokamak, tearing electrons away from their atoms and forming a charged plasma of hydrogen ions.
While the rapper turned businessman hasn't spoken out yet, a source told People magazine , " Diddy is devastated and shocked". I ask that you give the families privacy at this time", Diddy's rep Cindi Berger confirmed to TMZ on Thursday.
D'Antoni expects the rest of the Rockets to handle this professionally, but knows that the move will be tough on them. The Warriors , who were without Stephen Curry for the fourth straight game, have lost two of their last three.
Mr Trump said "that's enough" and a White House intern unsuccessfully tried to take the microphone from the CNN journalist. The White House's explanations for why it seized Acosta's credentials have shifted over the last week.
The experimentation with pricing is just the latest in a series of moves aimed at winning over that crucial market. A mobile-only Netflix means that your picture size will take a huge hit, but that's not the only caveat.
It's possible her departure may lead to his, though he has said he will serve through Trump's re-election contest in 2020. The first lady signed off on Ms Grisham's statement, according to two people familiar with the matter.
As of November 15, the " Thank U, Next " singer is rocking a new cut, and it's safe to say the internet is freaking out. Ariana hinted that her Pete Davidson chapter was over when she reflected on post break-up life earlier this week.
Experts credit anti-smoking campaigns, cigarette taxes and smoking bans for most of the decline in the adult rate. Any move to ban menthol is expected to face fierce resistance from the tobacco industry.
Charles Grassley was nominated Wednesday to a high-ranking position that would put him third in line for the presidency. Senate , where I've worked for the people of Iowa and our nation for 38 years", Grassley said in a statement Wednesday.
OH family face death penalty for 'execution-style' murders
As for what comes next, "justice is slow", writes the Chillicothe Gazette , which reports the prosecution will take years. Almost two dozen law enforcement agencies from 10 different states and Canada also assisted with the investigation.
Wayne Rooney on England's future
Thanks to the current squad's insistence, Rooney will wear the No. 10 shirt that he donned for so many years. Wayne Rooney was the centre of attention.
NASCAR legend David Pearson dead at 83
The loss has been felt across the NASCAR community, with multiple drivers and race teams paying tribute on Twitter. Pearson died Monday, The Wood Brothers racing team said, but details were not immediately available.
Your Last Opportunity To Opt-Out Of My Health Record Is Here
The amendment wouldn't have become law before Thursday night's deadline, prompting the minister to step in and extend the date. THERE has been a lot of confusion around the My Health Record scheme but time is running out for those who want to opt out.
Withings Pulse HR marks a new step into fitness bands
Most of your stats will also be available on the tracker's OLED display, although we've yet to learn the specs of that screen. The app even offers a Sleep Smarter Program, consisting of eight weeks of recommendations to improve sleep patterns.
Roger Federer Responds to Benneteau Remarks
Roger Federer hit back at suggestions he received preferential treatment at the Australian Open. But I asked to play on Monday at the US Open and I played on Tuesday night.
DeepMind's Streams technology team to join Google
Some background: Google acquired London-based artificial intelligence startup DeepMind in 2014 for $500 million. A research team at DeepMind will continue independently of Google but the Health brand will be taken over.