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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