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Surprise finding: Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields
2 years ago

Surprise finding: Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

By John Greenwald, PPPL

Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding planets to the gasses filling galaxies, and can be launched by a phenomenon called the Biermann battery …
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Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan
3 years ago

Decades-Long Physics Mystery Elucidated with Titan

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

The same fusion reactions that power the sun also occur inside a tokamak, a device that uses magnetic fields to confine and control plasmas of 100-plus million degrees. Under extreme …
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How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?
3 years ago

How Hot Is Too Hot in Fusion?

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Fusion, the energy that powers the stars, might one day provide abundant energy here on Earth.

In a nuclear fusion reactor, the hot, charged gas known as plasma reaches out …
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