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Space weather and solar blobs

Scientists at PPPL have been awarded three grants from NASA totaling over $2 million to conduct research that could help predict the potentially damaging effects of blasts of subatomic particles from the sun.
6-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New computer model helps brings the sun into the laboratory

Every day, the sun ejects large amounts of a hot particle soup known as plasma toward Earth where it can disrupt telecommunications satellites and damage electrical grids. Now, scientists have made a discovery that could lead to better predictions...
28-Apr-2021 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fooling fusion fuel: How to discipline unruly plasma

PPPL scientists have developed a type of deception to calm unruly plasma and accelerate the harvesting on Earth of fusion energy.
26-Apr-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Know a young woman interested in science? Sign her up for PPPL’s virtual Young Women’s Conference on May 7

PPPL's Young Women's Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will be online this year and will offer science demonstrations by institutions all over the country, including PPPL, talks with working scientists, and a keynote...
26-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Found: A fast and accurate way to optimize fusion energy devices

PPPL develops a model once thought to be impossible for delivering radio waves to heat tokamak plasmas.
19-Apr-2021 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Plasma device designed for consumers can quickly disinfect surfaces

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on the urgent need for quick and easy techniques to sanitize and disinfect everyday high-touch objects such as doorknobs, pens, pencils, and personal protective gear worn to keep infections from spreading.
13-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research confirms ingredient in household cleaner could improve fusion reactions

Research led by PPPL scientists provides new evidence that particles of boron, the main ingredient of Borax household cleaner, can coat internal components of doughnut-shaped plasma devices known as tokamaks and improve the efficiency of the fusion...
30-Mar-2021 6:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Insightful looks at the nature and role of science by two former PPPL insiders

A profile of scientific essays and a new forward to Vannevar Bush's 1945 landmark "Science The Endless Frontier," together with interviews with the authors.
24-Mar-2021 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Steve Cowley: The knight who leads the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has “the most fun job”

Profile of Steve Cowley, new director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory whom the Queen of England knighted in October.
5-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

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An Interview with Shannon Swilley Greco, New Vice Chair of the APS Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public

Shannon Swilley Greco, a program leader in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's Science Education Office, is vice chair elect of the American Physical Society's Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public.
1-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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PPPL Collaborators Congratulate Team at Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

2-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST

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