On this award-winning show of Technology Update, we check up on one of largest international scientific collaborations ever, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. ITER has the potential to produce unlimited clean power by making the Holy Grail of energy production, nuclear fusion, a reality. Our journey takes us to the ITER construction site in sunny Cadarache in the south of France, the home of the first tokamak fusion reactor at the Kurchatovsky Institute in Moscow, the Ioffe Institute in Saint Petersburg, which is the birthplace of nuclear physics in Russia, as well as some of the suppliers for ITER dotted around Russia. However, none of it would be possible were it not for the imagination of one particularly talented Red Army soldier.
This show was first aired at the end of October 2013. It was awarded a Bronze World Medal at the prestigious New York Festivals in the Science and Technology category in April 2014.