Wendelstein 7-X: The World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Comes to Life

The Wendelstein 7-X fusion device just produced the first helium plasma. This is one of many tests to see if a nuclear fusion device can truly provide for our energy needs in the future.

December 10, 2015

Scientists Watch a Black Hole Consume a Sun-Like Star Then Belch out Remains

In an extremely rare astronomical event, scientists observe a black hole release jets of plasma as it devours a star.

December 2, 2015

Plasma: The Fourth State of Matter

Everyone is familiar with three of the traditional states of matter (liquid, gas and solid) but the fourth fundamental state is one that is less well known, which seems ridiculous as it is the most...

January 25, 2014
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