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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...
3D Printingvideo

LLNL Finds Reason Behind Defects in 3D Printing

High-speed images of a common laser-based metal 3D printing process, coupled with newly updated computer models, have revealed the mechanisms behind material redistribution, a...
plasma turbulence

PPPL Researchers Perform First Basic-Physics Simulation of the Impact of Recycled...

Turbulence, the violently unruly disturbance of plasma, can prevent plasma from growing hot enough to fuel fusion reactions. Long a puzzling concern of researchers...
tungsten

Smart Materials for Extreme Loads

The inner wall of future fusion reactors is subjected to extreme heat flux densities comparable to those on the outer wall of space ships...
plasma

Machine Learning Technique Offers Insight into Plasma Behavior

Machine learning, which lets researchers determine if two processes are causally linked without revealing how, could help stabilize the plasma within doughnut-shaped fusion devices...
accelerator beam

Researchers Create First Low-energy Particle Accelerator Beam Underground in the United...

Nuclear astrophysicists successfully created the first low-energy particle accelerator beam deep underground in the United States, bringing them one step closer to understanding how...
star

Smallest-ever Star Discovered by Astronomers

Our discovery reveals how small stars can be. Alexander Boetticher The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the...
colorectal cancer

‘Fusion Genes’ Drive Formation and Growth of Colorectal Cancer

Genetic mutations caused by rearranged chromosomes drive the development and growth of certain colorectal cancers, according to new research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine...
fusion

PPPL Researchers Demonstrate First Hot Plasma Edge in a Fusion Facility

Two major issues confronting magnetic-confinement fusion energy are enabling the walls of devices that house fusion reactions to survive bombardment by energetic particles, and...
spinal fusion surgery

Sugar-coated Nanomaterial Excels at Promoting Bone Growth

There hasn’t been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed...
wearable stress-monitoring device

Leti Announces Two New Tools for Improving Transportation Comfort, Safety and...

Wearable Device Measures Stress Responses for Travelers, Pilots and Truck Drivers,  While Smartphone App Provides Transit Agencies Broad Data on Transport Modes The non-invasive, stress monitor...
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Artificial Intelligence-driven Imaging Research Makes Diagnosing Disease Easier

A recent advancement in microscope imaging technology at the University of Waterloo could soon make diagnosing disease more accessible and affordable. The advancement, developed by...
fusion

Understanding Tungsten “Fuzz”

The Science When exposed to energetic helium bombardment as in the plasma-facing components of fusion devices, tungsten will grow a mat of “fuzz.” The fuzz...
fusion

Extreme Materials for Fusion with Metal Cocktail

The research team under Professor Ryu Ho-jin of the Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering has developed a new material for facing fusion plasma...
lithium

Physicists Discover That Lithium Oxide on Tokamak Walls Can Improve Plasma...

Lithium compounds improve plasma performance in fusion devices just as well as pure lithium does, a team of physicists at the U.S. Department of...
Fusion Plasma

Scientists Perform First Basic Physics Simulation of Spontaneous Transition of the...

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have simulated the spontaneous transition of turbulence at the edge of...
spider silk

Strongest Artificial Spider Silk Synthesized with Cellulose from Wood

Published in American Chemical Society Nano by researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the technique brings together the structural and mechanical performance...
plasma

New Model of Plasma Stability Could Help Researchers Predict and Avoid...

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have helped develop a new computer model of plasma stability in...
cancer treatment

Novel Gene Editing Approach to Cancer Treatment Shows Promise in Mice

A novel gene therapy using CRISPR genome editing technology effectively targets cancer-causing “fusion genes” and improves survival in mouse models of aggressive liver and...
electrons

Fast Electrons and the Seeds of Disruption

The Science Measuring small fast electron populations hidden in a sea of colder “thermal” electrons in tokamak plasmas is very challenging. Why? The challenge comes...