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2014-08-04 08:21:25

Laser will complement impact facilities, providing a broad suite of drivers for dynamic compression research. FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Logos Technologies, in partnership with the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), has received an award to design, build and install a sophisticated high-energy laser at the Washington State University (WSU)-led Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National...

Tabletop Particle Accelerator Laser Light Does Not Have To Be As Powerful
2014-05-29 05:07:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Creating your own tabletop particle accelerator just got a little bit easier, according to scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), who report that the laser lights used in these miniature units do not have to be as precise as previously believed. When most people think of particle accelerators, things like the Large Hadron Collider that was used in the discovery of the Higgs boson come to mind....

Series Of Experiments Show Initial Gain In Fusion Fuel
2014-02-12 14:37:51

Breanna Bishop - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Ignition -- the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel -- has long been considered the "holy grail" of inertial confinement fusion science. A key step along the path to ignition is to have "fuel gains" greater than unity, where the energy generated through fusion reactions exceeds the amount of energy deposited into the fusion fuel. Though ignition remains the...

Getting Close To Igniting A Self-sustained Fusion Reaction
2013-09-25 09:08:02

American Institute of Physics The dream of igniting a self-sustained fusion reaction with high yields of energy, a feat likened to creating a miniature star on Earth, is getting closer to becoming reality, according the authors of a new review article in the journal Physics of Plasmas. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) engaged in a collaborative project led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, report that while there is at least one...

2013-09-13 23:01:15

The RRPC presented awards to four individuals who have helped advance the Optics, Photonics and Imaging industry in the Rochester region. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC) announced the recipients of three annual awards and a special lifetime achievement award at its annual meeting on Thursday, September 5 at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. The RRPC Entrepreneurship Award was awarded to Michael Bechtold, CEO of Optipro, for...

2013-05-28 23:17:19

Northeast Laser & Electropolish, a Monroe, CT based laser processing and metal finishing company, is pleased to announce that it has obtained ISO 13485:2003 certification from QMI-SAI Global registration services. Monroe, CT (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Kurt England, one of the founding partners of the organization, issued the following statement: "Northeast Laser´s supply chain management and contract manufacturing services have been steadily growing, so it became imperative for us to...

NRL Nike Laser Focuses On Nuclear Fusion
2013-03-20 15:20:24

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have successfully demonstrated pulse tailoring, producing a time varying focal spot size known as 'focal zooming' on the world's largest operating krypton fluoride (KrF) gas laser. The Nike laser is a two to three kilojoule (kJ) KrF system that incorporates beam smoothing by induced spatial incoherence (ISI) to achieve one percent non-uniformity in single beams and 0.16 percent non-uniformity for 44...

2013-02-20 15:40:32

Potential benefits of inertial fusion energy justify continued R&D; nationally coordinated program should wait until ignition is achieved The potential benefits of successful development of an inertial confinement fusion-based energy technology justify investment in fusion energy research and development as part of the long-term U.S. energy R&D portfolio, says a new report from the National Research Council. Although ignition of the fusion fuel has not yet been achieved, scientific...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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