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Plasma from Lasers Can Shed Light on Cosmic Rays, Solar Eruptions

Lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur in deep space, scientists have found. Such findings could help...
cell division

A Lipid’s Role in Cell Division

Proper cell division is a basic process critical to cell survival. A ring composed of actin filaments and myosin motor proteins pinches the cell...
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Engineers Create Stable Plasma Ring in Open Air

Matter can exist in four distinct phases: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Plasmas are made of charged particles—ions and electrons—and occur naturally on Earth...
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New Strategy for Fighting Invaders

A previously unknown mechanism used by the body to prevent wound infections has been discovered by team of researchers from A*STAR, Lund University, Nanyang...
superbeamvideo

Plasma Optic Combines Lasers into Superbeam

Since its introduction in the 1977 film "Star Wars," the Death Star has remained one of science fiction's most iconic figures. The image of...
three-dimensional

Filling the Early Universe with Knots Can Explain Why the World...

The next time you come across a knotted jumble of rope or wire or yarn, ponder this: The natural tendency for things to tangle...
Terahertz waves

Generating Terahertz Radiation from Water Makes ‘the Impossible, Possible’

Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle that many in the research community believed to be impossible: producing...
nicotine

One E-Cigarette with Nicotine Leads to Adrenaline Changes in Nonsmokers’ Hearts

A new UCLA study has found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their hearts after one electronic cigarette with nicotine. The findings are...
plasma

Wendelstein 7-X: Second Round of Experimentation Started

The plasma experiments in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald have now been resumed after...
fusion plasma

Physicists Propose New Way to Stabilize Next-Generation Fusion Plasmas

A key issue for next-generation fusion reactors is the possible impact of many unstable Alfvén eigenmodes, wave-like disturbances produced by the fusion reactions that...
plasma

The Turbulent Healing Powers of Plasma

Researchers are starting to discover the curing powers of plasma -- bringing the ion-based form of matter into medical realms. A kind of plasma...
laser plasma acceleration

When Electrons Ride a Wave

Conventional electron accelerators have become an indispensable tool in modern research. The extremely bright radiation generated by synchrotrons, or free electron lasers, provides us...
diamonds

Carving Diamonds for Optical Components

A team of EPFL researchers has developed an unconventional way of microscopically cutting diamonds into a particular shape and smoothing them at an atomic...
Magnetic Power

Unleashed Magnetic Power

Even the ancient Chinese saw them: dark spots on the Sun. Sunspots reveal impressive details in the telescope. And they represent the key to...
fusion

Fusion Heating Gets a Boost

In the quest for fusion energy, scientists have spent decades experimenting with ways to make plasma fuel hot and dense enough to generate significant...
plasma

Extreme-Scale Code Models Extremely Hot Plasma to Explain Spontaneous Transition

The Science Running the world’s largest magnetic fusion experiment known as ITER, currently under construction in France, which aims to prove the feasibility of fusion...
instability

A Quick and Easy Way to Shut down Instabilities in Fusion...

Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built...
Carbon Nanotubes

Simulation Demonstrates How Exposure to Plasma Makes Carbon Nanotubes Grow

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), research performed with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced...
HIV protein

The HIV Protein NEF on the Trail

Around 37 million people worldwide live with HIV infection. So far, the associated disease, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), can only be treated with...
stellar interiors

Scientists Probe the Conditions of Stellar Interiors to Measure Nuclear Reactions

Most of the nuclear reactions that drive the nucleosynthesis of the elements in our universe occur in very extreme stellar plasma conditions. This intense...