A promising concept on the path to fusion energy (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science)

by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Completion of a promising experimental facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Laboratory (PPPL) could advance the development of fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity, according to a PPPL paper published this month in the journal IEEE Transactions on Plasma … Continue reading A promising concept on the path to fusion energy (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science)

A more potent greenhouse gas than CO2, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms (Nature)

By Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications While carbon dioxide is typically painted as the bad boy of greenhouse gases, methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas. New research in the journal Nature indicates that for each degree that the Earth's temperature rises, the amount of methane entering the atmosphere from microorganisms … Continue reading A more potent greenhouse gas than CO2, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms (Nature)