Three papers highlight results of record 1.3 megajoule yield experiment

Physical Review Letters and two in Physical Review E. This stylized image shows a cryogenic target used for these record-setting inertial fusion experiments. Credit: James Wickboldt/LLNL” width=”800″ height=”457″/> On the one-year anniversary of achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules at LLNL’s National Ignition Facility, the scientific results of this record experiment have been … Read more

Do meditation podcasts and apps yield ‘authentic’ Buddhism?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Is digital Buddhism, which includes computer-assisted practices such as listening to podcasts and using meditation applications apps, authentic? Some scholars have argued that digital Buddhism epitomizes Western appropriation and dilution of traditional Asian practices. Others such as the Slovenian cultural criticizing Slavoj Žižek perceive it as embodying the spirit of late … Read more

Newly discovered carbon may yield clues to ancient Mars — ScienceDaily

NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, and since then has roamed Gale Crater taking samples and sending the results back home for researchers to interpret. Analysis of carbon isotopes in sediment samples taken from half a dozen exposed locations, including an exposed cliff, leave researchers with three plausible explanations for the … Read more