At a ceremony at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma physics in Greifswald Germany, German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed a button that caused a two-megawatt pulse of microwave radiation to heat hydrogen gas to 80 million degrees for a quarter of a second. No, she was not setting off some new kind of hydrogen bomb. She was inaguriating the fusion reactor Wendelstein 7-X, the world’s largest stellarator, by generating its first hydrogen plasma. … Read Original Article by IEEE Spectrum