Simulating the Sun Spiraling Costs Threaten International Fusion Reactor Project

The planned ITER fusion reactor in France is supposed to replicate conditions inside the Sun to produce limitless clean energy. But skyrocketing costs are putting the international project at risk. Now Germany's research minister has said Berlin will not write a blank check for the technology.
Von Christoph Seidler und Christian Schwägerl
This computer image shows what the ITER facility in Cadarache, France, will look like when completed.

This computer image shows what the ITER facility in Cadarache, France, will look like when completed.

Foto: ITER Organization