iCandy: A Look Inside

A German plasma chamber, a solar house, a flight simulator, and a $326 000 cellphone

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You certainly don’t want to be inside the plasma chamber of the Max Planck Institute’s ASDEX Upgrade Fusion research device when it’s fired up and producing plasmas at temperatures exceeding 100 million °C.
Photo: Volker Steger/IPP

Photo: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters
Cuban pig farmer Daniel Garcia is shown here in his second but related role as an energy producer. Garcia uses this biodigester to turn his pigs’ manure into a methane and carbon dioxide biogas, which he and his neighbors use for cooking. The project is the result of a Cuban government initiative promoting the use of renewable energy.

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