The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said today that during a ceremony on Saturday, it will start research on construction of an experimental nuclear fusion reactor. No nation has yet succeeded in building nuclear fusion reactors. These reactors are to use technology that is cleaner than existing nuclear power plants, making construction of such reactors a major achievement for AEOI [IRNA, 21 July].
it is most likely iran and north koria has been research for years in this project but to get result on this research to reality may take years.
Thats going to be a long March,
I can see the 12-13 the round of sanctions which prohibits traveling into Iran for individual citizens.
Its gonna be either you guys travel to Iran or the USA, just like the Cuba sanctions of the 90s.
But thats Iran and we would not want it anyother way.
Nahid / Hamburg
Once a nation embarks on technological progress it is impossible to reverse the course. Dirt poor North Korea, India and Pakistan are vivid examples.
Iran is a very educated and highly industrious society with a history of scientific achievements and innovations. Unlike DPRK or Cuba, Iran has been an open society with millions of Iranians educated overseas and having traveled around the world. The dispora of around 2-4 million alone comprises some of the most educated people in the world.
With Iran's rich natural resources and growing scientific R&D capability, industrial infrastructure and dedication, "containing the nuclear genie" or "reversing" its progress is beyond impossible.
Even in a recent edition of the New Scientist, Iran and China were singled out as nations with the fastest growing scientific sectors.
It might be the Chinese year of the tiger, but scientifically, 2010 is looking like Iran's year.
Scientific output has grown 11 times faster in Iran than the world average, faster than any other country. A survey of the number of scientific publications listed in the Web of Science database shows that growth in the Middle East – mostly in Turkey and Iran – is nearly four times faster than the world average.
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