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Boosting Inertial-Confinement-Fusion Yield with Magnetized Fuel

Building on a decade of advances in the understanding of neutron production and hot-spot physics, researchers at the National Ignition Facility are pursuing magnetized fusion fuel as a potentially disruptive way to boost the performance of laser-driven implosion. Read More »

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The Weird Wiggle of Polymers

According to the results of new neutron scattering experiments, polymer molecules in plastics move in ways that aren’t captured by commonly used models. Read More »

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Compiling Messages from Neutron Stars

The combination of gravitational-wave and x-ray observations of neutron stars provides new insight into the structure of these stars, as well as new confirmation of Einstein’s theory of gravity. Read More »

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Multi-Echo Imaging

With a one-pixel detector and a pulsed emitting device, researchers are able to produce a 3D image of a room from multiple echoes. Read More »

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Linking Glaciers on Earth to the Climate on Mars

Geophysicist Jack Holt explains how Earth’s debris-covered glaciers can teach us about the climate history of Mars. Read More »

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Maximizing Volatility in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

A device usually associated with stable information storage can be modified to be extremely sensitive to thermal noise, offering a source of randomness for probabilistic computing. Read More »

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Sizing Up the Most Massive Neutron Star

A satellite experiment has revealed that the heaviest known neutron star is unexpectedly large, which suggests that the matter in the star’s inner core is less “squeezable” than some models predict.  Read More »

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How to Focus a Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Waveguide

A new “lensing” technique counters the spreading of an ultracold cloud of atoms inside a tiny waveguide. Read More »

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Probing the Skin of a Lead Nucleus

Researchers make the most precise measurement yet of the neutron distribution in a heavy nucleus, with implications for the structure of neutron stars. Read More »

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