Plasmoids Could Change the Way We Create Thermonuclear Fusion

Imagine a puff of cigarette smoke suddenly turning into a sphere and rolling around. That’s what happens with plasma becomes a plasmoid — it forms a structure that contains itself and moves as a unit. We finally have pictures of plasmoids as well as our first simulation of them. Here’s why that’s a big deal. » 6/02/15 8:15am 6/02/15 8:15am