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Fields and flows fire up cosmic accelerators

Every day, with little notice, the Earth is bombarded by energetic particles that shower its inhabitants in an invisible dusting of radiation, observed only by the random detector, or astronomer, or physicist duly noting ...

dateMay 16, 2017 in Plasma Physics
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Plasma protection for rice crops

Diseased rice seeds treated with atmospheric plasma show significant improvement and growth, offering a potential tool to protect rice crops from fungus and blight. A team from Tohoku University in Japan found that immersing ...

dateMay 09, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Fast electrons and the seeds of disruption

Measuring small fast electron populations hidden in a sea of colder "thermal" electrons in tokamak plasmas is very challenging. Why? The challenge comes from the fast electron signal being overwhelmed by thermal electron ...

dateApr 28, 2017 in Plasma Physics
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