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Boffins have attempted to recreate astrophysical turbulence in the laboratory, so they can study the force that forms stars, carries heat across galaxies and troubles the edge of the Earth's magnetosphere. Using the Large Plasma Device at UCLA, physicists took high resolution images of turbulent plasma in the chamber and were …

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wonder how long till we figure out a way to go surfing on thos waves.

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!!!!!

You need a really black ship and Disaster Area to be playing on a near by planet

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is the "Large Plasma Device" powered by tritium per chance, and needs to be manipulated with four robotic and seemingly mind controlling arms?

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Yes-

But not Precious Tritium, just the normal stuff- so all is well.

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Nah, something called "Large Plasma Device" probably consumes "Exotic Fuel-y Stuff" and is controlled via "Huge Thingamajigs with Knobs on Them"

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Controlled by Huge Knobs, you say?

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Alfven Safety Measures

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Mines the one with the safety goggles in the pocket.

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Alfven?

Wasn't he one of the Chipmunks?

Just going. Mine's the one with my nuts in the pocket.

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Odd that it's taken this long to test the theory.

In principle all large plasma devices are subject to this so any plasma fusion device would be prone to it. Studying it should have been a priority issue for such developers.

However they tend to be torus shaped, not globular.

Thumbs up for more experiment, less simulation.

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Re: Odd that it's taken this long to test the theory.

"However they tend to be torus shaped, not globular".

The developers?

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Plasma Jets

So plasma jets act like transmission lines. Oh what a surprise.

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