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  • "Friendship Award"| China honours ITER Director-General

    Last week, ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot was one of 100 foreign experts from 31 countries to be awarded China's Government Friendship Award. The Governm [...]

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  • Disruption mitigation | First tests with JET's shattered pellet injector

    A shattered pellet injector—a device which pre-empts plasma disruptions by releasing a spray of frozen deuterium-neon pellets into a plasma—is now in testing on [...]

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  • Image of the week | 12 pillars and counting

    Two rows of pillars have now appeared at the top of the ITER Tokamak Building—12 out of 20 base pillars that will soon be topped by a second level of pillars, a [...]

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  • Blanket first wall | Qualification program concludes in Europe

    Directly facing the heat and high-energy neutrons produced during fusion is the first wall of the ITER blanket—440 beryllium-coated, detachable panels that will [...]

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  • Software | ITER's healthy reliance on open source

    A long-time user of open source, ITER does not stand alone—far from it. Virtually all Big Science projects in the world are big users of public domain software. [...]

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Of Interest

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Come fly with us!

Catching the delicate light of a mid-September day, the 60-metre-high steel structure of the Assembly Hall takes centre stage in a video clip recently released by Architect-Engineer Engage.

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Filmed by a drone camera flying just a few metres above the building, the clip reveals the complex geometry of the structural beams; catches workers in their telescopic boom work platform tightening some of the structures 85,000 bolts; and, as added benefit, captures a lot of the action taking place elsewhere on the 42-hectare ITER construction platform.

Click here to view the video.


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