Archive: 10/11/2011

I-mode powers up on alcator C-mod tokamak

A key challenge in producing fusion energy is confining the plasma long enough for the ionized hydrogen to fuse and produce net power. Suppressing plasma turbulence is one approach to this, but the resulting increase in energy ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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A new spin on understanding plasma confinement

To achieve nuclear fusion for practical energy production, scientists often use magnetic fields to confine plasma. This creates a magnetic (or more precisely "magneto-hydrodynamic") fluid in which plasma is tied to magnetic ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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New turkey feed helps bird producers gobble up profits

As feed prices have risen in recent years, feeding turkeys has become more costly than many producers can bear. Satisfying turkeys' hunger accounts for 70 percent of the cost of producing turkey meat. Now, a researcher at ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Other
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