China says it will start generating fusion power using the world’s largest pulse-powered energy plant by 2028. China’s new reactor will essentially replicate the detonation of a thermonuclear bomb by producing powerful electric pulses. These pulses generate enough pressure to fuse atoms together, a process which releases energy. The plan is for the reactor to power a more traditional fission nuclear facility, a stepping stone for the future adoption of commercial fusion energy tech. In 2022, China claimed to have broken its own record when its ‘artificial Sun’ reactor sustained temperatures ten times hotter than the Sun for more than 17 minutes straight, blowing previous records out of the water. The technology could present a major paradigm shift as the world continues to suffer from energy shortages. . . .