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Latest ITER Newsline

  • Real-time collaboration delivers for fusion computing

    A key computing system for ITER is now being trialled at the European tokamak JET, following collaboration betweenteams at the UK's Culham Centre for Fusion Ene [...]

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  • The balance of power

    It comes as no surprise that the French railway operator SNCF is the largest consumer of electricity in the country—it takes a lot of megawatts to power 500 sup [...]

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  • "Dummy" winding takes shape

    As orange lights flash and machines softly hum, layer one of a 'dummy' pancake winding (the building block of a poloidal field coil) is taking shape on the wind [...]

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  • As big (and heavy) as a whale

    It was pouring when the two 35-metre-long quench tanks were delivered to the ITER site at 2:12 a.m. on Thursday 24 November. And it was still raining heavily on [...]

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  • A passage to India

    108 days, 10,200 kilometres, 16 countries, and only two flat tires. These are the remarkable statistics of a no-less-remarkable journey: a father and son who tr [...]

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Of Interest

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Are we really seeing the end of the tunnel?



Well, not exactly ...

The opening shown in this picture, protected by plastic, is part of the path that will lead from Headquarters to the ITER Control Building. Once extended, the tunnel will take operators to the basement level of the Control Building, from where stairs or a lift will lead to the Main Control Room. Under the room's high ceiling (7 metres), work stations for some 100 operators, engineers and researchers are planned. A glass-walled viewing gallery will offer visitors a panoramic view ... and a sense of what it is like to work at harnessing the energy of the stars.


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