Archive: 8/11/2010

Fast treatment for glacier modelling

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research that will improve understanding of how climate change will impact on New Zealand's glaciers and enable more accurate planning for water resource and tourism management in the South Island is being ...

dateNov 08, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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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 see are a breakdown ...

dateNov 08, 2010 in Plasma Physics
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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 -- how to reduce the ...

dateNov 08, 2010 in Plasma Physics
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