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New insights on fusion power

( -- Research carried out at MIT’s Alcator C-Mod fusion reactor may have brought the promise of fusion as a future power source a bit closer to reality, though scientists caution that a practical ...

Dec 03, 2008 4.6 / 5 (114) 55

Plasma thruster tested for Mars mission

Technology invented by ANU physicists could see expeditions to Mars become a reality, with the European Space Agency (ESA) announcing it will begin full-scale trials next year.

Jan 03, 2006 4.6 / 5 (112) 0

A Physicist's Guide to Texas Hold 'Em

( -- What are the odds that poker can be explained by statistical physics, much the same as a variety of other complex systems? They’re pretty good, according to physicist Clément Sire ...

Apr 04, 2007 4.6 / 5 (110) 0 feature