Plasma Science and Technology is Useful in the Home

Importance of Scientific Research Scientific research is an important factor in the analysis of new technologies. It is important to have independent scientific data especially when we are talking about plasma technology. Plasmas are very complex and it is easy to make claims that are not based on true scientific fact. You can get a …

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The Plasma Weapon, Sword, Sabre and Rifle – Fiction or Fact

It is common to see discussions forums talk about plasma weapons.  We have seen the light sabre in Star Trek movies . The Members of forums muse about the possibility of a plasma sword. In the gaming world plasma rifles are already common place.  But are such weapons just figments of fertile imaginations or is there a real …

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Is Plasma Sapping Panasonic’s Energy

Panasonic's  first quarter (January-March 2012) losses grew an order of magnitude to reach  USD 5 billion. In part, this loss is due to their heavy investment in plasma display technology as well as natural disasters.  Plasma TV's are a technology that use micro-discharges to produce UV light to excite phosphors that drive a classical Red, Green and Blue …

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CNBC report on fusion

A front page special report by Trevor Curwin, on the CNBC website is promoting the Lawrenceville Plasma Physics company. The report claims that "one New Jersey company is continuing a steady march toward commercializing this powerful energy source".   In the report Eric Lerner, president of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, claims that "the next step that is to have an environment …

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A Carrington event is a massive plasma solar flare – a ring of fire

                                                            NASA Goddard PhotoSolar flares Solar flares continually erupt from the surface of the sun. These powerful surges of plasma can reach the earths magnetic field.  The number of flares and sunspots fluctuate each year reaching a maximum every approximate eleven years. The Sun was due to reach a solar maximum in its 11 year cycle in 2011 …

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Plasma – an art rather than a science.

I recently came across an article that described the soul as a plasma, a transitional phase between matter and energy. The essay was accompanied by the beautiful pictures of plasma globes that have become so common. There was a stage in my life/career as a physicist that this would annoy me. Somebody deliberately ignoring the …

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Not even wrong, Fusion Energy at Lawrenceville Plasma Physics

When I was a postgraduate student I published my first scientific paper. I was very worried that the paper would be inaccurate. I spent several months reviewing the content before I finally submitted the work for publication. My supervisor reassured me by saying that there are three types of scientific publications: The ones that are …

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