SciTechDaily: “Negative Triangularity – A Positive for Tokamak Fusion Power Reactors” plus 13 more

SciTechDaily: “Negative Triangularity – A Positive for Tokamak Fusion Power Reactors” plus 13 more

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Negative Triangularity – A Positive for Tokamak Fusion Power Reactors

Posted: 11 Sep 2021 09:25 AM PDT

ITER Fusion Reactor

The Science Tokamak devices use strong magnetic fields to confine and shape the plasma that contains the fuel that achieves fusion. The shape of the...

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20 Years Later: Experts Share Their Thoughts on How 9/11 Transformed Their Field, Their Research, and the World

Posted: 11 Sep 2021 08:16 AM PDT

911 Memorial

Experts across the University of Pennsylvania share their thoughts on how 9/11 transformed their field, their research, and the world. Today marks the 20th anniversary...

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Space Tourism: SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission Will Send 4 Civilians With Minimal Training Into Orbit

Posted: 11 Sep 2021 07:21 AM PDT

Inspiration4 Mission Crew Members

On September 15, 2021, the next batch of space tourists is set to lift off aboard a SpaceX rocket. Organized and funded by entrepreneur Jared...

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Hurricane Ida Leaves a Trail of Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted: 11 Sep 2021 06:03 AM PDT

Hurricane Ida Oil

Federal and state agencies and private companies are working to find and contain oil leaks in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Ida left an extensive trail...

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Shoppers Choose Healthier Groceries When Supermarkets Place Fruit and Vegetables Near Store Entrances

Posted: 11 Sep 2021 05:20 AM PDT

Supermarket Vegetable Shopping

Removing confectionery and other unhealthy products from checkouts and the end of nearby aisles and placing fruit and vegetables near store entrances prompts customers to...

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Earth’s Inner Core Is Growing Lopsided – Here’s Why the Planet Isn’t Tipping

Posted: 11 Sep 2021 04:26 AM PDT

Composition of Earth's Mantle

More than 5,000 kilometers beneath us, Earth's solid metal inner core wasn't discovered until 1936. Almost a century later, we're still struggling to answer basic...

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Just a Few Common Bacterial Groups Gobble Up the Majority of Carbon in Soil

Posted: 11 Sep 2021 03:46 AM PDT

Bacterial Miners

Just a few bacterial groups found in ecosystems across the planet are responsible for more than half of carbon cycling in soils, according to new...

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars’ History – Reveal “Potentially Habitable Sustained Environment”

Posted: 11 Sep 2021 02:42 AM PDT

Mars Perseverance Rover Sample Collection

The rocks it has analyzed for sample collection are helping the team better understand a past marked by volcanic activity and water. NASA's Perseverance Mars...

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International Observatories Assemble To Solve “Energy Crisis” on Jupiter

Posted: 10 Sep 2021 06:17 PM PDT

Jupiter's Magnetic Field Lines

Sitting more than five times the distance from the Sun as Earth, Jupiter is not expected to be particularly warm. Based on the amount of...

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Spectacular Ice Age Landscapes Beneath the North Sea Revealed by 3D Seismic “MRI” Scans

Posted: 10 Sep 2021 04:06 PM PDT

Esker 3D Seismic Reflection Data Crop

Spectacular ice age landscapes beneath the North Sea have been discovered using 3D seismic reflection technology.  Similar to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) the images reveal...

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A Changed Landscape in Southern Louisiana After Hurricane Ida: Large New Patches of Open Water

Posted: 10 Sep 2021 02:46 PM PDT

Hurricane Ida Before and After

The storm left behind large new patches of open water that scientists will be watching closely to see if vegetation and healthy marshes return. Hurricane...

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Neanderthal Genes Reveal How Old Our Ancestors Were When They Had Children

Posted: 10 Sep 2021 12:34 PM PDT

Archaic Sequence Length Decay

A new study suggests that generation intervals have fluctuated during the past 40,000 years of human evolution in contrast to what has been commonly assumed....

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Rapid Intensification for Super Typhoon Chanthu

Posted: 10 Sep 2021 11:24 AM PDT

Typhoon Chanthu

The potent storm in the Western Pacific intensified from a tropical depression to a super typhoon in less than 48 hours. In recent years, meteorologists...

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“Chemical Looping” – Scientists Find a Way To Transform Toxic Sewer Gas Into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Posted: 10 Sep 2021 10:14 AM PDT

Sewer Gas

Study builds on previous work using 'chemical looping.' Scientists have found a new chemical process to turn a stinky, toxic gas into a clean-burning fuel....

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