More: Germany’s about to switch on a revolutionary nuclear fusion machine (1. November 2015)For more than 60 years, scientists have dreamed of a clean, inexhaustible energy source in the form of nuclear fusion. And they’re still dreaming.
But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change. Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world’s largest nuclear fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.
They call this 16-metre (52-foot) wide machine the W7-X. [...]
The article says it could potentially be started up before the end of this month, November 2015. It sounds like it could spur an energy revolution if they could make it work.