Fusion development

28 Jan 2019

At https://phys.org/print467607042.html ... fusion has just had a boost. Researchers at the US Dept of Energy (Princetown Plasma Research Laboratory) and the University of Washington, have devleoped a proto type device to control runaway plasma - or fusion reactions. An electro magnetic particle injector. It is a sort of nail gun we are told, that is able to fire high velocity projectiles from a pair of electrified rails into a plasma on the verge of disruption. It releases material into the centre of the plasma that radiates or spreads outwards. The runaway energy in the plasma is released in the process.

At https://phys.org/print467619922.html ... testing Hawking radiation in a laboratory black hole analogue. The theory of Hawking radiation goes back to 1974 and has apprently been confirmed by the experiment.

At https://phys.org/print467629007.html ... differences betrween the northern and southern lights. Aurora can look different around the north and south poles - due to Earth's magneto tail.