Simple changes in technique can yield big improvements say A*STAR researchers investigating how welding speed and the placement of materials affect the quality of welds between dissimilar alloys They discovered that the tensile strength increases ... - Read More
Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats This mobile ... - Read More
Experiments on the DIII D tokamak that General Atomics operates for the U S Department of Energy DOE have demonstrated the ability of lithium injections to transiently double the temperature and pressure at the edge ... - Read More
Recent fusion experiments on the DIII D tokamak at General Atomics San Diego and the Alcator C Mod tokamak at MIT Cambridge Massachusetts show that beaming microwaves into the center of the plasma can be ... - Read More
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Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true zero greenhouse gas emissions no long lived radioactive waste a nearly unlimited fuel supply Perhaps the biggest roadblock to adopting fusion energy is that the economics ... - Read More
The High Flux Isotope Reactor or HFIR now in its 48th year of providing neutrons for research and isotope production at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been designated a Nuclear Historic ... - Read More
One of the most remarkable consequences of the rules in quantum mechanics is the capability of a quantum particle to penetrate through a potential barrier even though its energy would not allow for the corresponding ... - Read More
The periodic table of the elements is to get crowded towards its heaviest members Evidence for the artificial creation of element 117 has recently been obtained at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research ... - Read More
Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high energy laser optics X ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels ... - Read More
Inspired by the space physics behind solar flares and the aurora a team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Princeton has uncovered a new kind of magnetic behavior that could help make nuclear ... - Read More
Amborella trichopoda a sprawling shrub that grows on just a single island in the remote South Pacific is the only plant in its family and genus It is also one of the oldest flowering plants ... - Read More
Cooling systems generally rely on water pumped through pipes to remove unwanted heat Now researchers at MIT and in Australia have found a way of enhancing heat transfer in such systems by using magnetic fields ... - Read More
In the quest for fusion energy on earth researchers use magnetic fields to insulate hot plasma from the walls of the chamber to maintain the reaction and prevent damage to interior surfaces In the tokamak ... - Read More
Although oxygen is required to sustain life oxygen sucks the life out of fusion by radiating away too much power from the high temperature plasma Accordingly great efforts are expended to reduce the oxygen found ... - Read More
In a long awaited finding a team of Chinese and US scientists has determined the high resolution atomic structure of a cell surface receptor that most strains of HIV use to get into human immune ... - Read More
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of the vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma it being the metal with the highest melting point A disadvantage however is its brittleness which under ... - Read More
manufacturers stopped adding it to common household products ” Other speakers in the symposium focused on the ongoing problem of arsenic contamination in the 21st century Arsenic occurs naturally in elevated concentrations in the soil ... - Read More
The production of hydrogen from methane without carbon dioxide emissions is the objective of a project in which KIT is a major partner At KALLA the Karlsruhe Liquid metal Laboratory researchers are setting up a ... - Read More
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