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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....

2014-05-27 12:28:21

In the Future, Combining Lasers Could Shrink Particle Accelerators from Kilometers to Meters WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It took every inch of the Large Hadron Collider's 17-mile length to accelerate particles to energies high enough to discover the Higgs boson. Now, imagine an accelerator that could do the same thing in, say, the length of a football field. Or less. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130627/DC39790LOGO That is the promise of...

2014-05-21 08:28:15

Company Expands U.S. Network to Meet Increasing Global Plasma Demand BOCA RATON, Fla., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation (BPC), a leading developer of immunology biotherapeutic products, announced today that it has opened its 15th U.S. plasma collection center. The 19,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is located at 100 Business Park Way in Royal Palm Beach, Florida and will celebrate its official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on May...

Mars' Atmosphere Loss To Be Measured By NASA's MAVEN Orbiter
2014-05-15 10:47:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission arrives at its destination later this year, an instrument on board could help to determine why Mars has slowly lost much of its atmosphere and become the barren planet we see today. After MAVEN enters into an orbit above Mars, its Solar Wind Ion Analyzer (SWIA) will begin sampling the small electrically charged particles in and above the planet’s wispy atmosphere....

Understanding How Sprites Form
2014-05-08 03:55:14

By A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State Atmospheric sprites have been known for nearly a century, but their origins were a mystery. Now, a team of researchers has evidence that sprites form at plasma irregularities and may be useful in remote sensing of the lower ionosphere. "We are trying to understand the origins of this phenomenon," said Victor Pasko, professor of electrical engineering, Penn State. "We would like to know how sprites are initiated and how they develop." Sprites are...

Star Wars Science: Revealing Real-World Physics Behind Plasma Shields
2014-04-30 14:13:47

[ Watch the Video: Shields Up! The Physics Of Star Wars ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as production of the next Star Wars film is starting to ramp up in London – student researchers 100 miles up the road at the University of Leicester revealed a report on the physics behind plasma shields used to protect battling spaceships and the massive Death Star. Published in the peer-reviewed, student-run Journal of Special Physics Topics, the new report concluded...

2014-04-29 23:09:33

Event presents select small and mid-cap opportunities to portfolio managers, analysts, investment bankers, brokers, and individual investors Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Propell Technologies (OTCQB:PROP), the exclusive US licensee of a plasma pulse technology for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) today announced the presentation by CEO John Huemoeller II to investors attending the Undiscovered Equities Conference this Wednesday April 30. In addition to an overview of the company and...

2014-04-22 23:02:57

Advancing Sustainable Extraction and U.S. Energy Independence using chemical and acidization free Plasma Pulse technology Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Propell Technologies Group (OTCQB:PROP), the exclusive U.S. licensee of a plasma pulse technology for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) today announced the display of its sustainable well stimulation treatment technology at the Earth Day Texas annual celebration in Dallas from April 26-27. Propell will be showcasing its newly...

Could A Dual Laser Beam Help Us Control The Weather?
2014-04-19 06:30:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While controlling the weather may have been fodder for classic episodes of the G.I. Joe cartoons, researchers from the University of Central Florida have been researching just that and say they may have found a way to do it by using a dual laser beam. Condensation, lightning and storm activity are all associated with considerable amounts of static charged particles. Exciting those particles with the proper kind of laser could possibly...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén (May 30, 1908 - April 2, 1995) was a Swedish plasma physicist born in Norrköping, Sweden. Alfvén received his PhD from the University of Uppsala in 1934. His thesis was titled "Investigations of the Ultra-short Electromagnetic Waves." He was originally trained as an electrical power engineer and later moved on to research and teaching in the fields of plasma physics. Alfvén made many contributions to plasma physics, including theories describing the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Heliopause -- The heliopause is the boundary where our Sun's solar wind is stopped by the interstellar medium. The solar wind blows a "bubble" in the interstellar medium (the rareified hydrogen and helium gas that permeates the galaxy). The point where the solar wind's strength is no longer great enough to push back the interstellar medium is known as the heliopause, and is often considered to be the outer "border" of the solar system. The distance to the heliopause is not precisely...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Prominence -- Solar prominences are large arch-shaped structures observable in the solar corona. These often have a twist and occasionally become unstable, ejecting plasma and magnetic flux out from the sun. The physics of solar prominence instability is believed to be governed by magnetic forces and magnetic helicity issues. It is thought that instability occurs when a magnetic flux tube becomes excessively twisted. ----- Click here to learn more on this topic from eLibrary:

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