July 28, 2010
Paging Montgomery Scott, White Courtesy Phone Please

It seems a recent discovery about how magnetic fields interact with plasma may lead to a new way of protecting astronauts in space. It's been found that the way the particles interact with the field means their ability to deflect those particles much better than the simple strength of the field would predict. It's still not known if the effect will scale up enough to provide real protection to something as big as a space craft, but only time (and research) will tell.

Posted by scott at July 28, 2010 06:56 AM

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