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- Tom Metcalfe, NBC Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their harmful effect on the climate. Another form of nuclear energy known as fusion, which joins atoms of cheap and abundant hydrogen, can produce essentially limitless supplies of power without creating lots of radioactive waste.

- Frédéric Zalac, CBC's The National  In nuclear fusion may lie the key to many of the world's energy problems. CBC's Frédéric Zalac sizes up some of the players that are working hard to master it, including Canadian company General Fusion.

- 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)

If the processes powering the fusion reactor at the Sun's core could be recreated on Earth, it would be one of the most important events in the history of our species. Nuclear fusion power plants could end our dependency on fossil fuels and provide a virtually limitless, highly efficient source of clean energy. We went to two of the world's leading nuclear fusion research centers—Sandia National Labs in New Mexico and General Fusion outside Vancouver—to see how close we are to bringing the power of the stars down to Earth.

Always unorthodox and at times irreverent, DECODED takes viewers around the globe and shares modern developer best practices. In Season 2 Episode 4, the show dives into the world of Kubernetes, Containers and Cloud computing, sitting down with the minds behind a data science initiative that is using software to transform the world's energy supply.

Expanded team accelerates transition to integrated prototype program Clean energy leader General Fusion is enhancing the company’s design engineering capabilities and strategic partnerships with new leadership from veteran energy industry experts. The move comes as the company begins to transition its systems-level development activities into the development of a proof-of-concept fusion prototype machine.