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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

How to Keep the Superhot Plasma Inside Tokamaks from Chirping

Aug. 19, 2016 — Physicists have learned which conditions within fusion plasma make the occurrence of chirping modes more ... read more

Clarifying the Fusion Plasma Confinement Improvement Mechanism

Aug. 4, 2016 — Scientists, as a result of measuring electric potential of JFT-2M tokamak plasma using the "Heavy Ion Beam Probe" and analyzing experimental data, have achieved the important result of ... read more

Students Calculate How to Build Star Trek Photon Torpedoes

July 21, 2016 — Physics students have boldly gone where no student has gone before -- by calculating one way to potentially build photon torpedoes seen in the Star Trek ... read more

July 11, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single ... read more

Radiocarbon Dating Suggests Joint Cartilage Can't Renew

July 6, 2016 — Using radiocarbon dating as a forensic tool, researchers have found that human cartilage rarely renews in adulthood, suggesting that joint diseases may be harder to treat than previously ... read more

July 6, 2016 — After a multi-institution team's work computing the calcium-48 nucleus, researchers moved on to a larger, heavier, and more complex isotope -- calcium-52 -- and the results surprised them once ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Scientists used high-speed photography and digital image analysis to observe both the events that cause cracks and the speed with which the cracks ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Scientists know how a liquid metal technique selectively removes elements from a block of well-mixed metals and creates intricate ... read more

June 28, 2016 — A team of researchers has developed a theoretical model to forecast the fundamental chemical reactions involving molecular ... read more

No Need for Supercomputers

June 28, 2016 — A group of physicists in Russia has learned to use a personal computer for calculations of complex equations of quantum mechanics, usually solved with help of supercomputers. This PC does the job ... read more

Laser Uranium Enrichment Technology May Create New Proliferation Risks

June 27, 2016 — A new laser-based uranium enrichment technology may provide a hard-to-detect pathway to nuclear weapons production, according to a forthcoming ... read more

Detailed Plans for Largest Neutrino Telescope in the World

June 24, 2016 — A deep-sea array will soak up signals from neutrinos traveling through the cosmos to study the evolution of the universe and to discover more about the fundamental properties of these prized ... read more

Sweden's 100 Percent Carbon-Free Emissions Challenge

June 21, 2016 — The Swedish power supply is largely free of carbon emissions. Indeed, it is mainly based on a combination of hydroelectric and nuclear power combined with power exchange with neighboring Scandinavian ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Certain heavy barium nuclei have long been predicted to exhibit pear-like shapes. Scientists demonstrated the existence of this exotic shape by taking advantage of breakthroughs in the acceleration ... read more

June 15, 2016 — By more completely capturing the dynamics of plasma turbulence across an unprecedented range of spatial and temporal scales, researchers have reproduced experimental levels of heat loss observed ... read more

Hotter All the Way: Lithium Wall Contains Plasma Without Cooling It

June 15, 2016 — You may have known lithium from its role in rechargeable batteries, but did you know it may be a vital in fusion reactors? These reactors require walls that don’t sputter out metals or overly cool ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Researchers are investigating a new material that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing more efficiently than today's ... read more

At the LHC, Charmed Twins Will Soon Be More Common Than Singles

June 8, 2016 — In the range of energies penetrated by the LHC accelerator, a new mechanism of the creation of particles is becoming more prominent, say scientists. The comparison between theoretical predictions and ... read more

June 1, 2016 — A team of researchers has successfully demonstrated a new method for producing a beam of polarized positrons, a method that could enable a wide range of applications and research, such as improved ... read more

New Approach to Nuclear Structure Cuts Amount of Computational Power Required

June 1, 2016 — The atomic nucleus is highly complex. Understanding this complexity often requires a tremendous amount of computational power. In a new study researchers propose a new approach to nuclear structure ... read more

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