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China's "artificial sun" nuclear fusion experiment

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1. Wide of China's "Artificial Sun" project EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) device 2. Close of parts of EAST device and sign 3. Wide of researchers getting into EAST experimental device 4. Wide of EAST device, zoom in to close of equipment inside 5. Researchers working in device 6. EAST experimental device 7. Researcher monitoring EAST 8. Chinese national flag on top of EAST 9. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin), Wu Songtao, Deputy Director of Institute of Plasma Physics under the Chinese Academy of Science: "Scientists all over the world have done a lot of analysis, calculation and simulating experiments and everyone believes that the experimental Tokamak fusion device can be established technically, but none of them has brought this kind of device into reality. However, China has achieved success in this field. We have set up our experimental device and it is working fine as the results of experiments show. China's success of establishing this device also encourages people and countries researching the experimental Tokamak fusion. We believe the fusion reactor in the future should be similar to our EAST device." 10. Wide of EAST parts, tilt up to wide of EAST device 11. Wu introducing EAST device to people with slideshows 12. Close of EAST fusion pictures taken through special camera 13. Wu lecturing, pan to wide of slideshow 14. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin), Wu Songtao, Deputy Director of Institute of Plasma Physics under the Chinese Academy of Science: "EAST device is a full superconducting experimental Tokamak fusion device,and this is the first one of this kind all over the world. And I can tell you for sure that our EAST experimental device will remain the only one device of this kind in the world in the following two years because the research process of other countries has been delayed as far as I know. " 15. Wide of EAST experimental device 16. Parts of EAST experimental device 17. Close of part of EAST experimental device 18. Supporting equipments, tilt up to wide of EAST 19. Parts of EAST experimental device 20. Close of part of EAST experimental device 21. Hardware of EAST experimental device 22. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin), Wu Songtao, Deputy Director of Institute of Plasma Physics under the Chinese Academy of Science: "I think the country (China) attaches great importance to this project, but we still need more funding and investment. We need as much as we have spent in this project in terms of specific amount of the investment." 23. Chinese national flag on top of EAST 24. Wide of EAST experimental device 25. Model of EAST in front of Institute of Plasma Physics 26. Close of sign of model 27. Exterior of EAST experimental device building 28. Wide of EAST experimental device building under sunset 29. Sun setting over China's "Artificial Sun" project base LEAD IN China's experimental Tokamak nuclear fusion device, nicknamed the "artificial sun", is up and running for the first time. Chinese scientists consider the device an encouraging breakthrough in generating infinite, clean nuclear-fusion-based energy which could help solve the world's energy crisis. However, there are now calls for more funding for the "artificial sun" project before it can be put to commercial use. STORYLINE: A series of tests run by Chinese scientists on the experimental thermonuclear device have found "the artificial sun" is a reliable energy generating process. China is the first country in the world that has brought the nuclear fusion device into operation (May 18). Scientists believe this is an encouraging breakthrough in nuclear fusion research. He says than any future fusion reactor will be similar to the EAST device. Keyword-science-technology You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b7ba445f82956eea35af5dfbe443126d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork