Search results for cold fusion

Plasma Physics Jul 1, 2024

Multinational fusion energy project marks completion of its most complex magnet system

After two decades of design, production, fabrication and assembly on three continents, the historic, multinational ITER fusion energy project today celebrates the completion and delivery of its massive toroidal field coils ...

Cell & Microbiology Jun 27, 2024

Key mechanism of herpesvirus egress uncovered, offering new target for antiviral therapies

An international team of researchers, led by the Leibniz Institute of Virology (LIV), have uncovered crucial details on how herpesviruses exit the cell nucleus without compromising the integrity of the nuclear envelope. Herpesvirus ...

Astrobiology Jun 13, 2024

Watery planets orbiting dead stars may be good candidates for studying lifeā€”if they can survive long enough

The small footprint and dim light of white dwarfs, remnants of stars that have burned through their fuel, may make excellent backdrops for studying planets with enough water to harbor life.

Optics & Photonics May 14, 2024

Researchers elucidate ultrafast laser-induced solid-to-overdense-plasma transitions

The interaction of solids with high-intensity ultra-short laser pulses has enabled major technological breakthroughs over the past half-century. On the one hand, laser ablation of solids offers micromachining and miniaturization ...

Ecology Apr 23, 2024

Exploring a molecular mechanism that facilitates thermophilic fungal adaptation to temperature change

Thermophilic fungi are chief components of mycoflora in a variety of natural and manmade composting systems, including rotting hay, stored grains, wood mulch, nesting material of birds and animals, municipal refuse, and self-heating ...

Plasma Physics Apr 23, 2024

Record electron temperatures for a small-scale, sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch fusion device achieved

In the nine decades since humans first produced fusion reactions, only a few fusion technologies have demonstrated the ability to make a thermal fusion plasma with electron temperatures hotter than 10 million degrees Celsius, ...

Astronomy Mar 21, 2024

Hubble finds that aging brown dwarfs grow lonely

It takes two to tango, but in the case of brown dwarfs that were once paired as binary systems, that relationship doesn't last for very long, according to a recent survey from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

General Physics Feb 29, 2024

Conduction-cooled accelerating cavity proves feasible for commercial applications

From televisions to X-ray machines, many modern technologies are enabled by electrons that have been juiced up by a particle accelerator. Now, the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility ...

Plasma Physics Feb 6, 2024

Artificially intelligent software provides a detailed look at jets of plasma used to treat cancer

Artificially intelligent software has been developed to enhance medical treatments that use jets of electrified gas known as plasma. The computer code predicts the chemicals emitted by plasma devices, which can be used to ...

Ecology Feb 5, 2024

Vitamin B12 adaptability in Antarctic algae has implications for climate change, life in the Southern Ocean

Vitamin B12 deficiency in people can cause a slew of health problems and even become fatal. Until now, the same deficiencies were thought to impact certain types of algae, as well. A new study has examined the algae Phaeocystis ...

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