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Iter fusion power project: Scientists creating their own ‘Sun’ to tackle future energy problems

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In southern France, engineers and scientists are creating a “mini- star,” which can produce the same reactions that take place in the sun, to provide energy for the future.

This interesting project is named ‘Iter,’ which means ‘the way’ in Latin, to underline the possibilities of energy as a means to create a peaceful and safe environment.

As reported by The Independent, the ‘star’ will weigh thrice as much as the Eiffel Tower and as big as 60 football pitches. A nuclear reactor will be placed inside the building, which will generate power through smaller and controlled versions of nuclear fusions. The power thus generated will be clean, safe to use and will lessen the over-exploitation of fossil fuels.

In 1987, ‘Iter’ was first introduced to the world in its primary stage. However, the project was delayed due to various problems.

Currently, it is being supported by seven entities, including European Union, US, Russia and China.

The group working on this project has also appointed a new head, Bernard Bigot, early this year.

The website reported Bigot as stating, “We are now entering into manufacturing and preparations for assembly.”

He added that he had joined as a part of a new management team that was set up to deliver “both a research and an industrial facility.”

The team involved in the project is expecting that preliminary operations can begin by the 2020s, followed by the production of energy after some time.

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Tech Giant Huawei Opens its First Flagship Store in France

Huawei has always attached great importance to the European market and spent two years on preparing the flagship store

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Walter Ji, President of Huawei's Consumer Business Group for Europe, said that Huawei has always attached great importance to the European market and spent two years on preparing the flagship store. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese technology giant Huawei opened here its first flagship store in France, highlighting the high-tech brand image of Huawei with fashion.

With an area of around 850 square metre, the store offers the public an abundance of Huawei’s products, including smart phones, tablets, connected watches, as well as computers, etc.

In addition, there are several areas for user experience, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.

From its inauguration, Huawei Mate Xs — 5G phone of the latest model with foldable screen, is available in the store.

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Chinese technology giant Huawei opened here its first flagship store in France, highlighting the high-tech brand image of Huawei with fashion. Wikimedia Commons

Walter Ji, President of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group for Europe, said that Huawei has always attached great importance to the European market and spent two years on preparing the flagship store.

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“The store is intended to fully demonstrate the company’s full range of products and intelligent ecology, so that consumers can get a full-product immersive experience and realize comprehensive pre-sale and after-sales services,” said Ji. (IANS)