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The world's biggest scientific experiment is on course to become the most expensive source of surplus power. Components of the 20 billion-euro ($24 billion) project are already starting to pile up at a construction site in the south of France, where about 800 scientists plan to test whether they can harness the power that makes stars shine. Unlike traditional nuclear plants that split atoms, the so-called ITER reactor will fuse them together at temperatures 10-times hotter than the sun – 150 million degrees Celsius.With wind-farm developers starting to promise subsidy-free power by 2025 and electricity demand stagnating, even the project's supporters are asking whether ITER will ever make sense.The ITER, or International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, was supposed to offer plentiful power from a zero-pollution source when governments started it in 2006 .
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