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Jul 26, 2017

Google’s Nuclear Fusion Project Is Paying Off

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The researchers netted a 50 percent reduction in energy loss, taking us one step closer to a future of unlimited clean energy.

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  • Robert Steinhaus on July 27, 2017 10:10 pm

    The sophisticated Google “Optometrist algorithm” bootstraps fusion experimental campaigns by providing scientists with suggested initial machine settings while iteratively rapidly accessing experimental outcomes. As a part of the algorithm, synergistically, cooperative human input and experience can be used to identify and select the more promising candidates for further testing.

    Thanks to this algorithm, an experimental fusion campaign can proceed faster and advance with greater confidence. The time required to achieve closer to optimized experimental results can be reduced dramatically from a month to in some cases, just a few hours.

    Additional details (free paper) -
    “Achievement of Sustained Net Plasma Heating in a Fusion Experiment with the Optometrist Algorithm“
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-06645-7.pdf