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2014-05-02 12:22:58

NEWPORT, Mich., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) this week filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew the license for its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant. U.S. nuclear power plants were originally licensed for 40 years of operation. For Fermi 2, the original license ends in 2025. A successful license renewal process will provide the residents and businesses of southeast Michigan a source of clean and safe energy for an additional 20 years...

2014-04-14 16:22:01

Media Advisory from DTE Energy MONROE COUNTY, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are two exercises scheduled Tuesday at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant with the potential to attract public attention. The first is a regularly scheduled emergency preparedness drill, which includes cooperative activity not only at the plant, but also at Monroe County and state emergency facilities. In addition, there will be drill activities at Monroe County Community College. These drills...

Szilard working with Albert Einstein
2014-02-20 09:35:54

By Dolores Davies, UC San Diego Papers include correspondence with Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, and Edward Teller The papers of physicist and inventor Leo Szilard chronicling the birth of the nuclear age and the work of the Manhattan Project ­ will soon be digitized by the UC San Diego Library. Szilard played an essential role in the development of the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project, yet he was also a passionate advocate for global arms control and argued for using...

2014-01-06 12:20:58

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of astronomers, using NASA's Fermi observatory, has made the first-ever gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens, a kind of natural telescope formed when a rare cosmic alignment allows the gravity of a massive object to bend and amplify light from a more distant source. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This accomplishment opens new avenues for research, including a novel way...

Fermi Begins Extended Mission
2013-08-22 04:19:34

[ Watch the Video: Fermi at Five Years ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Having successfully completed its five-year primary mission, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope entered the extended phase of its mission earlier this month – a deeper analysis of the high-energy cosmos that the US space agency hopes will continue through the year 2018. Fermi, which began the extended phase of its mission on August 11, has given astronomers an increasingly...

Massive Electromagnet To Be Moved From New York To Chicago
2013-06-17 08:03:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A super-massive electromagnet scheduled to be moved from Long Island to Chicago beginning this past weekend has been postponed due to inclement weather. The 50-foot-wide, circular electromagnet will be carefully moved in one piece from its current home in New York to the US Department of Energy´s (DOE) Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, where it will become part of the Muon g-2 experiment. The...

Fermi Space Telescope Dodges Soviet Satellite
2013-05-01 18:58:05

[ Watch the Video: Fermi's Close Call with a Soviet Satellite ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said on Tuesday its Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope was able to dodge a 1.5-ton bullet in space. Julie McEnery, a project scientist for Fermi, opened her email at the end of March and found an automatically generated report arrived from NASA's Robotic Conjunction Assessment Risk Analysis (CARA) team. The document said Fermi was just one week away from an...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.