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- Mark Kaufman, Mashable At a laboratory in Vancouver, Canada, scientists donning red coats are working to recreate the scorching, 100-million degree conditions inside the core of our sun. They use a two-story-high, octopus-like metal apparatus to collapse walls of silver liquid metal over hydrogen atoms, fusing the particles together and releasing heat. This heat is then turned into carbon-free energy.

- Max Greenwood, TechVibes At a laboratory in Vancouver, Canada, scientists donning red coats are working to recreate the scorching, 100-million degree conditions inside the core of our sun. They use a two-story-high, octopus-like metal apparatus to collapse walls of silver liquid metal over hydrogen atoms, fusing the particles together and releasing heat. This heat is then turned into carbon-free energy.

General Fusion achieves first plasma in new machine - a milestone for private fusion venture Vancouver, Canada - Ten times more powerful than its predecessor, the world’s largest and most powerful plasma injector has begun operation at General Fusion’s facilities in Vancouver, Canada. This new machine (PI3) recently generated its first plasma, marking a significant step forward in the commercialization of the company’s technology – a technology that will transform the global energy industry. General Fusion’s commercialization program has moved forward rapidly, building on plasma performance milestones achieved in its smaller plasma injectors. The company has developed and tested 18 increasingly sophisticated plasma injectors over the past decade, culminating in PI3, which is the largest and most powerful such machine ever developed. “This is an important milestone for the company, successfully translating the knowledge gained and technology developed from over 150,000 plasma experiments into a machine that is of comparable scale to what is needed for a commercial fusion power plant,” said General Fusion CEO Chris Mowry.

- Jan Oliver Löfken, MIT Technology Review Germany: Private companies want to outdo the state-ownedfusion reactor ITER. In 2017, these companies have made remarkable progress with relatively little resources. (Article in German - Drei gegen den Rest der Welt)

- Florent Thevenin, TheFutureEconomy.ca: Florent Thevenin from TheFutureEconomy.ca speaks to General Fusion CEO Chris Mowry about fusion's role in the energy mix and the sector's development over the next decade.