I scanned Alexi Baker's article on nuclear fusion and sent it to Dr. John How who worked all his life in nuclear fusion, in Australia, Paris, Germany, JET (where he was one of the chief engineers responsible for the fusion runs and known as ‘John knows How’), ITER and finally in the European Commission and has now retired.
See his comment below.
Interesting, but nothing new. Nobody mentions that ITER is continuing its tradition of terrible directors and is one of the worst set up and run projects in history. I suspect that this sort of article is all about being seen in line for the next director of ITER.
More interesting in the news is that LHC is off line because a beech martin chewed through a cable on the main transformer (and fried itself into the bargain. We have pine martins in our garden here. (France)