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Plasma & fusion

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News

Flash Physics: Diamond-defect FM-radio tunes in, Slovenia joins CERN, first plasma for WEST tokamak

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Flash Physics: Helium half-quantum vortices, Tokamak Energy gets £10 million, magnetic switch controls heat

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

In depth

The long road to ignition

Margaret Harris reports on progress towards fusion’s “break-even” point at the US National Ignition Facility

Adventures in search of auroras

This fascinating account of the Northern Lights taught reviewer (and space plasma physicist) Colin Forsyth a thing or two about aurora science

What if a solar super-storm hit?

Ashley Dale examines the devastating impact that a solar super-storm could have on life on Earth

Between the lines

An insider’s guide to the Curiosity rover, a history of fusion and a guide to difficult mathematical problems, reviewed by Margaret Harris