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Nuclear Fusion Step Forward
2013-10-14 09:00:58

Researchers at a US lab have taken a major step forward in nuclear fusion research, bringing the technique one step closer to reality.

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

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.

Study Finds Human Activity Affects Vertical Structure Of Atmospheric Temperature
2013-09-17 13:05:39

Human influences have directly impacted the latitude/altitude pattern of atmospheric temperature.

Early Solar System Garnet-like Mineral Named After Ian Hutcheon
2013-08-13 15:20:30

Hutcheonite, recently named after Lawrence Livermore meteorite researcher Ian Hutcheon, can be seen only with high powered scanning electron microscopes.

New Discoveries Made In The Transmission Of Viruses Between Animals And Humans
2013-08-12 16:13:30

Outbreaks such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) have afflicted people around the world, yet many people think these trends are on the decline.

Solar Energy Research Breakthrough Made By Lawrence Livermore Engineering Team
2013-07-30 12:39:18

The use of plasmonic black metals could someday provide a pathway to more efficient photovoltaics (PV) -- the use of solar panels containing photovoltaic solar cells -- to improve solar energy harvesting, according to researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Massive Compact Halo Object (MACHO) -- Massive compact halo objects, or MACHOs, are a type of astronomical body proposed as one possible explanation for the presence of dark matter in galactic halos. A MACHO is a small chunk of normal baryonic matter, far smaller than a star, which drifts through interstellar space unassociated with any solar system. Since MACHOs would not emit any light of their own, they would be very hard to detect. Recent work has suggested that MACHOs are not...

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alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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