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2011-09-20 11:13:09

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists publish special issue on Fukushima When the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11, 2011, the world witnessed the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. In a special Fukushima issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published today by SAGE, experts examine the current and future impact of Fukushima, what might have been done to lessen the scale of the accident, and...

2011-08-16 05:05:00

A small spike in radioactive sulfur from Japan's crippled nuclear plant was detected in southern California between March 22 and April 1, according to the first quantitative measurement of the amount of radiation leaked from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. However, scientists say the amount of radiation, while higher than normal background levels, was too small to pose health threats. "The levels we recorded aren't a concern for human health. In fact, it took sensitive instruments,...

2011-08-05 07:00:00

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of advanced nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) to provide an update on recent corporate developments and discuss the 2011 second quarter earnings. Seth Grae, President and Chief Executive Officer, will lead the call and...

2011-08-03 11:13:00

HONOLULU, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CBI Polymers Inc., the U.S.-based innovator of DeconGel® nuclear decontaminant, announced today the collaborative effort to remediate radiation from the campus of the Asahimachi Baptist Church and Little Lamb Kindergarten in Fukushima, Japan, in a project CBI Polymers calls "Restore Playtime." To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/cellular-bioengineering/46957/...

2011-07-15 00:00:36

IPN of Japan signs agreement with U.S. Fusion Power Corporation on "ËœClean&Green "¦ Safe' fusion energy alternative to potentially replace Japan's troublesome nuclear fission. Scotts Valley, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Fusion Power Corporation (FPC) announces a significant step forward in the commercialization of Fusion Power with its business development agreement with International Professional Networks (IPN Corporation) of Japan. IPN will represent FPC in Japan in the...

2011-07-13 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS), a leading manufacturer of nuclear medicine products, is pleased to announce it has selected Parsons Corporation (Parsons), a global engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm, as the prime contractor for the design-build of the planned depleted uranium de-conversion facility in Lea County, New Mexico. The Parsons team consists of Merrick and Company, Burns...

2011-07-05 13:52:48

As the Sun enters a period of low solar activity over the next 50 years, new research has calculated the probability of unusually cold winter temperatures occurring in the UK. Last year, the same group of researchers, from the University of Reading, linked colder winters in Europe to low solar activity and predicted that the Sun is moving into a particularly low period of activity, meaning the UK will experience more cold winters in the future "“ potentially similar to those experienced...

2011-05-24 18:43:48

A novel way to immobilise radioactive forms of iodine using a microwave, has been discovered by an expert at the University of Sheffield. Iodine radioisotopes are produced by fission of uranium fuel in a nuclear reactor. Radioactive iodine is of concern because it is highly mobile in the environment and selective uptake by the thyroid gland can pose a significant cancer risk following long term exposure. Furthermore, iodine-129, which is a type of radioactive iodine, has an extremely long...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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