Scientists in Japan have achieved "first plasma" in the JT-60SA experimental reactor, a significant milestone in fusion power research. The reactor is part of a collaboration between Japan and the EU to develop fusion technology, and it will guide the development of the much larger ITER reactor being built in France. While private fusion power startups have emerged with more aggressive schedules, government-run projects still lead the way. The goal of fusion power is to generate more power than it uses, and achieving this would be a crucial milestone in the road to commercial fusion power plants.
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Researchers from South Korea have published two papers describing the potential creation of a room-temperature superconductor known as LK-99. Superconductors are materials that exhibit near-zero electrical resistance and expel magnetic fields, allowing electric charges to move freely through them. Currently, superconductivity only occurs at extremely low temperatures and high pressures, limiting their practical applications. If the South Korean researchers' claims are validated, the room-temperature superconductor could revolutionize various industries by enabling transformative advancements at lower costs and with near-zero energy loss. However, further validation and scrutiny of the research is needed.
"Room-temperature superconductor LK-99 shows promise in recent research, potentially revolutionizing various industries and creating investment opportunities."