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Fast-camera photo of a plasma produced by the first NSTX-U operations campaign.

Machine Learning may help capture fusion energy on Earth

Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly...
Artist’s impression of V404 Cygni seen close up. The binary star system consists of a normal star in orbit with a black hole. Material from the star falls towards the black hole and spirals inwards in an accretion disk, with powerful jets being launched from the inner regions close to the black hole. Credit: ICRAR

Black hole nine times larger than the sun is pulling in space and time

Recently, astronomers have detected fast - powerful, relativistic, swirling jets coming from a black hole that lies about 8000 light-years from Earth. The black...
Erupting plasma loops are seen above the surface of the sun. Plasma is the most abundant form of matter in the universe, and Rochester scientists are finding new ways to observe and create plasmas. (NASA/SDO photo)

When liquid metal turns to plasma, the physics get weird

For the first time, analysts at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) have figured out how to transform a liquid metal...
Dr. Eve Stenson uses spare parts to demonstrate the structure of the positron trap. (Image: Axel Griesch / IPP)

A trap for positrons

Positron, also called positive electron, positively charged subatomic particle having the same mass and magnitude of charge as the electron and constituting the antiparticle...
Scientists Sheds Light on Turbulence in Astrophysical Plasmas

Scientists Sheds Light on Turbulence in Astrophysical Plasmas

Almost 99 percent of the visible matter in the universe is actually originated from plasma. A large portion of these plasmas, including the sun-powered breeze...
New mid-infrared laser system could detect atmospheric chemicals

New mid-infrared Laser System could detect Atmospheric Chemicals

An increasing number of different laser technologies can be used to access the mid-infrared spectral region. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have...