Getting to know the sun advances fusion research
Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have successfully used Coaxial Helicity Injection (CHI) to generate plasma current and couple it to a conventional current generation method at the National Spherical ...
Structure of new form of super-hard carbon identified
Vacuum arcs spark new interest
Whenever two pieces of metal at different voltages are brought near each other, as when an appliance is plugged into a live socket, there is a chance there will be an arc between them. Most of the arcs people ...
Taming thermonuclear plasma with a snowflake
Physicists working on the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are now one step closer to solving one of the grand challenges of magnetic fusion research -- ...
The many faces of the shear Alfven wave
Scientists show that 3-D movies are no longer just for Hollywood blockbusters.
Plasma as a fast optical switch
Laser uses relativistic effects to turn otherwise opaque plasma transparent, creating an ultra-fast optical switch useful in next-generation particle accelerators.
Scientists unlock the secrets of exploding plasma clouds on the sun
Twisted "ropes" of magnetic field lines erupt from the Sun and tanglewith the Earth's magnetic field.
Sniffer 'hero rats' saving lives in war zones
A baby rat in a tiny red and black harness twitches its pointed nose incessantly, probing a grassy field where it is being trained by a pioneering Dutch NGO to smell out deadly landmines.
US, Australia sign space surveillance deal
Australia and the United States on Monday signed an agreement to cooperate in surveillance of space, possibly expanding the reach of a US military network tracking satellites and space junk.
Prolonged maternal separation increased breast cancer risk in neonatal mice
Young mice that experienced the psychosocial stress of prolonged separation from their mothers had a higher incidence and faster onset of breast tumors compared with young mice who did not experience this stressful life event. ...
Republican victory in US election dooms 'net neutrality'
The stunning Republican gains in the US elections appear to have doomed efforts to pass a "net neutrality" bill that would require Internet service providers to treat all Web traffic equally.
China unveils photos of moon
China on Monday unveiled photos taken by its lunar probe of the moon's Sinus Iridium, the area marked out for the nation's first landing, highlighting the success of the mission so far.
Vapor rub relieves cold symptoms for children, helps them sleep better
Applying a vapor rub is effective for treating children with night-time cough and congestion and improves sleep for children with cold symptoms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being
In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.