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Waking Sleeping Plants with Plasmas

A critical concern for commercial farmers is to have good and synchronized tree growth. The problem in mild winter climates is that plants do not receive enough chilling, and growth resumption becomes spread out with some buds even failing to grow....
2-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Plasma-Based System Provides Radical New Path For Water Purification

Many of today’s methods of purifying water rely on filters and chemicals that need regular replenishing or maintenance. Millions of people, however, live in areas with limited access to such materials, leading the research community to explore new...
2-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experimental Plasma Generator Offers Path Forward for Better Use of Landfill Gas as Energy

Landfill gases contain numerous contaminants, but one group has demonstrated a promising new application of plasma technology capable of removing such compounds. Researchers have demonstrated an experimental plasma device capable of cleaning gas...
2-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why a Stream of Plasma Makes Chemical Reactions More Efficient

A whiff of plasma, when combined with a nanosized catalyst, can cause chemical reactions to proceed faster, more selectively, at lower temperatures, or at lower voltages than without plasma. Using computer modeling, researchers investigated the...
2-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Major Meeting on Plasma Science Next Week in Portland

The American Physical Society (APS) 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference and 60th Annual meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics will take place next week, Nov. 5-9, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. These two co-located...
31-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

APS Report: U.S. Risks Losing Critical Clean Electricity if Nuclear Power Plants Keep Closing at Steady Pace

Four nuclear power plants, sources of low-emissions electricity, have announced closings this year. If plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity starting in 2030,...
11-Dec-2013 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Live Media Webcasts from the 2013 APS April Meeting: New Research in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and More

Exploding stars, gravitational waves, new physics, and the search for the Higgs: These are some of the topics to be presented at a series of live webcast news briefings from the 2013 American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, held April 13 - 16...
11-Apr-2013 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Live Media Webcasts from the 2013 APS March Meeting: New Research in Physics

Plant mimicry, black holes, remote-controlled worms, and more: On Thursday, March 21, a series of media briefings will be webcast live from the 2013 American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting in Baltimore, Md. Register at...
19-Mar-2013 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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