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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 ...

Nov 08, 2010 4.5 / 5 (11) 3 | with audio podcast

Astrophysicists recreate stars in the lab

Astronomers are recruiting the physics laboratory to unravel the high energy processes involved in formation of stars and other critical processes within the universe. Experiments with high energy radiation and plasmas in ...

Dec 12, 2008 4.5 / 5 (11) 3

Making industrial plasma safer

(Phys.org) —EPFL scientists have uncovered the physics behind the formation of plasmoids – funnel-like, high-energy plasmas that can severely damage industrial plasma reactors, causing millions in repairs ...

Sep 18, 2013 4.3 / 5 (11) 4 | with audio podcast