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Starving the Oceans02.24.19Science Highlight

Starving the Oceans

Nutrients increasingly moving to the deep ocean with strong climate warming could lead to drastic drops in surface ocean life and fishery yields. Read More »

Supplying High-Quality Cancer-Imaging Isotopes02.21.19Science Highlight

Supplying High-Quality Cancer-Imaging Isotopes

New method produces high-purity zirconium-89, a diagnostic radionuclide used to image cancerous tumors. Read More »

Do Alpha Particle Condensates Exist in Oxygen Nuclei?02.21.19Science Highlight

Do Alpha Particle Condensates Exist in Oxygen Nuclei?

Yes. Such condensates, analogous to those in carbon-12, in heavier nuclei could change how we describe certain elements. Read More »

Steady as She Goes02.19.19Science Highlight

Steady as She Goes

Scientists tame damaging edge instabilities in steady-state conditions required in a fusion reactor. Read More »

Not All Ions in Tokamaks Go with the Flow02.19.19Science Highlight

Not All Ions in Tokamaks Go with the Flow

Spectroscopic measurements reveal that main ions flow much faster than impurities at the edge of fusion-relevant plasmas. Read More »

New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Can Halt Fusion Reactions02.17.19Science Highlight

New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Can Halt Fusion Reactions

Surprisingly, a magnetic island does not necessarily perturb the plasma current in a dangerous way and destroy fusion performance. Read More »

High-Energy X-Ray Bursts from Low-Energy Plasma02.17.19Science Highlight

High-Energy X-Ray Bursts from Low-Energy Plasma

Scientists discover why solar flares produce X-rays; a few electrons avoid collisions and accelerate to produce a microsecond burst. Read More »

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium02.11.19Science Highlight

Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium

The two most abundant elements in the universe, hydrogen and helium, were previously thought to be impossible to measure by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Read More »

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life02.11.19Science Highlight

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life

The 3.7-billion-year-old structures were considered the first evidence for life on the planet; new evidence suggests differently. Read More »

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin02.11.19Science Highlight

Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin

Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks. Read More »