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Germany is about to turn on the most important machine in the world

In a big, scaffolding-riddled room at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics of Greifswald, north east Germany, a bunch of physicists and engineers are getting very excitable.

They're about to turn on a 16-metre-wide machine that has the potential to end the energy crisis.

It's name? The Wendelstein 7-X, a stellarator fusion reactor. This is why it's important.

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