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Key technology milestone leads to breakthrough for fusion community

Fusion for Energy with the support of the European Commission, Japan Atomic Energy Agency and ITER Organisation have successfully tested a prototype superconductor for the ITER Poloidal Field coils made of Niobium(Nb)-Titanium(Ti) reaching a stable operation at 52 kA in a magnetic field of 6.4 Tesla.

Posted: Sep 10th, 2008

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Latest gecko-like adhesive cleans itself without need for water or chemicals

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are continuing their march toward creating a synthetic, gecko-like adhesive, one sticky step at a time. Their latest milestone is the first adhesive that cleans itself after each use without the need for water or chemicals, much like the remarkable hairs found on the gecko lizard's toes.

Posted: Sep 10th, 2008

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