Science FTW

I wanted to post something I found interesting, and discovered that we don’t seem to have a thread for posting science articles in general (as opposed to on specific topics).

So, here it is (unless I’ve missed something, in which case please clue me in!).

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For those who hadn’t seen this

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Obligatory:

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Season 3 Wall GIF by The Simpsons

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I like it, but I’ve got to admit the label on the toggle for the switching the display between metric and imperial measurements (i.e., “English / Metric”) made me twitch a little. It’s science; please stop measuring things like a bumpkin.

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At least they have since updated the webbsite to allow you to choose between Time and Distance on the scale. Previously it was a unitless scale that defaulted to elapsed time which was really confusing.

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Joint European Torus celebrates 100,000 pulses: Neither Brexit nor middle age has stopped '80s era experiment

A milestone was reached this week by the Joint European Torus (JET): the 100,000th pulse of the fusion energy experiment.

JET, which is located at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in the English county of Oxfordshire, has a history going back to 1975. The Culham site was chosen in 1977 and the doughnut-shaped tokamak achieved its first plasma in 1983 (the Queen did the official switching on duties the following year.)

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Burning plasma signals step forward in race for nuclear fusion as researchers get bigger capsule for their 192-laser experiment

US scientists have succeeded in demonstrating self-heating plasma in a crucial step towards self-sustaining fusion energy.

Researchers at National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have published a peer-reviewed paper describing how they achieved burning plasma — where the heat from fusing nuclei take over as the main source of fuel heating — across four experiments which each produced more than 100 kilojoules of energy.

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This whole video seems to be a play on words.

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It’s not heavy, it’s big boned.

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