Thursday, October 22, 2015

Feature: The bizarre reactor that might save nuclear fusion

Feature: The bizarre reactor that might save nuclear fusion | Science/AAAS | News



"If you’ve heard of fusion energy, you’ve probably heard of tokamaks. These doughnut-shaped devices are meant to cage ionized gases called plasmas in magnetic fields while heating them to the outlandish temperatures needed for hydrogen nuclei to fuse. Tokamaks are the workhorses of fusion—solid, symmetrical, and relatively straightforward to engineer—but progress with them has been plodding."
 

Darcy Padilla on ‘Facing Change: Documenting America’

Photographer Darcy Padilla approached the woman with the blank stare while working in San Francisco's Mid-Market corridor. When Padilla asked her name, the woman answered, “I am worthless.” The woman went on to explain that she had lost her home and that her name was Marlana. Photo: Courtesy Darcy Padilla
Darcy Padilla on ‘Facing Change: Documenting America’ - San Francisco Chronicle
In 2013, San Francisco photographer Darcy Padilla received an e-mail from the board of Facing Change Documenting America (FCDA) asking her if she would join their team of 10 renowned photojournalists to document important social issues facing Americans. The goal: raising awareness. Inspired by the work of the Farm Security Administration photographers of the Great Depression, FCDA partnered with the Library of Congress to produce a book of photographs with text written by Leah Bendavid-Val that portrays a nation struggling with poverty, housing, immigration, racism, war, economic disparity and natural disasters.

‘Supergirl’ can fly, but not very high

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The Power of E^2

Make college free for all - The Washington Post

Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up

Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up
"This fall, Gross marks her 40th anniversary hosting ‘‘Fresh Air.’’ Over the years, she has done some 13,000 interviews, giving her the status of national interviewer."