Lithium -- it's not just for batteries: It can also reduce instabilities in fusion plasmas

Scientists have found that lithium powder can eliminate instabilities known as edge-localized modes (ELMs) when used to coat a tungsten plasma-facing component called the 'divertor.'

New method enables high-resolution measurements of magnetism

In a new article, published in Nature Materials, researchers from Beijing, Uppsala and Jülich have made significant progress allowing very high resolution magnetic measurements. With their method it is possible to measure magnetism of individual atomic planes.

Atomic flaws create surprising, high-efficiency UV LED materials

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) traditionally demand atomic perfection to optimize efficiency. On the nanoscale, where structures span just billionths of a meter, defects should be avoided at all costs—until now.

Clocking electrons racing faster than light in glass

Living life in the fast lane can be tremendously exciting, giving us the 'time of our lives' but how long does it really last? Experiments have answered this question for a bunch of electrons traveling faster than light (fasten your seatbelts!) through a piece of glass.

First experimental evidence for superionic ice

Scientists have provided the first experimental evidence for superionic conduction in water ice at planetary interior conditions, verifying a 30-year-old prediction.

New NASA Space Sensors to Address Key Earth Science Questions

Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the planet? Does mineral dust warm or cool the atmosphere? NASA has selected two new, creative research proposals to develop small, space-based instruments that will tackle these fundamental questions about our home planet and its environment.

What magnets have to do with pistachios—Synchrony in ecology puts ising model to the test

Did you ever pass an orchard with branches bursting with flowers and wonder how the trees "know" when to blossom or bear fruit all at the same time? Or perhaps you've walked through the woods, crunching loads of acorns underfoot one year but almost none the next year.

Combined Optics, Science Instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Arrive in California

The two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now reside at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, where they will come together to form the complete observatory.

Controlling quantum interactions in a single material

By demonstrating that multiple quantum interactions can coexist and be controlled in a single material, researchers open the door for ultrafast, low-power electronics and quantum computers.

Students in Peace Corps Program to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Students from Washington, D.C., will speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:55 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 7.


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