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2014-02-25 08:21:32

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science fiction sometimes foreshadows science fact. Remember the movie Forbidden Planet and the Martian epic Total Recall? Each had within their planets powerful alien-built reactors. The evidence continues to build that Earth contains a powerful nuclear fission reactor at its center, not made by aliens or humans, but by Mother Nature. J. Marvin Herndon presents the scientific basis, evidence and implications accumulated over the past 20...

Could An Earthquake Be Responsible For The Image On The Shroud Of Turin?
2014-02-12 09:49:22

Springer Neutron radiation caused by 33 A.D. earthquake could have led to "wrong" 1988 radiocarbon dating of Shroud, suggest researchers An earthquake in Old Jerusalem might be behind the famous image of the Shroud of Turin, says a group of researchers led by Alberto Carpinteri of the Politecnico di Torino in Italy in an article published in Springer's journal Meccanica. They believe that neutron radiation caused by an earthquake could have induced the image of a crucified man - which...

2013-04-30 12:21:46

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the mind of Texas A&M University physicist Peter McIntyre, two of America's most pressing energy challenges -- what to do with radiotoxic spent nuclear fuel and dwindling energy resources -- can be solved in one scientific swipe. He is developing the technology that is capable of destroying the dangerous waste and, at the same time, potentially providing safe nuclear power for thousands of years into the future. (Logo:...

2012-11-26 20:20:05

Joint DOE and NASA team demonstrates simple, robust fission reactor prototype LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers, including engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, has demonstrated a new concept for a reliable nuclear reactor that could be used on space flights. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121126/DC18832 ) The research team recently demonstrated the first use of a heat pipe to cool a small nuclear reactor and power a...

2012-03-29 10:16:35

American researchers have shown that prospective magnetic fusion power systems would pose a much lower risk of being used for the production of weapon-usable materials than nuclear fission reactors and their associated fuel cycle. The researchers, from Princeton University, found that if nuclear fusion power plants are designed to accommodate appropriate safeguards, there is little risk of fissile materials being produced for weapons, either secretly or overtly. Their results have been...

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...

2011-06-09 14:07:41

Mainz has the most powerful source of ultracold neutrons, opening up the possibility of conducting a key experiment to determine the life time of the neutron Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have built what is currently the strongest source of ultracold neutrons. Ultracold neutrons (UCNs) were first generated here five years ago. They are much slower than thermal neutrons and are characterized by the fact that they can be stored in special containers. This property...

2011-04-12 14:40:42

Key insight may help nuclear industry advance clean fusion power A new discovery about the dynamic impact of individual energetic particles into a solid surface improves our ability to predict surface stability or instability of materials under irradiation over time. The finding may lead to the design of improved structural materials for nuclear fission and fusion power plants, which must withstand constant irradiation over decades. It may also accelerate the advent of fusion power, which...

2010-02-19 13:33:26

The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) is among the few laboratories in the world that can provide the highly specialized analytical methods and techniques needed for nuclear safeguards and forensics purposes. In Europe, the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (JRC-ITU) supports Euratom Safeguards, whose mission is to ensure that within the EU, nuclear material is not diverted from its intended use and that safeguarding obligations agreed with third parties are complied...

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2009-03-03 06:50:00

A bottle found at a dumpsite has the oldest example of plutonium prepared in a nuclear reactor, scientists announced yesterday. The sample is from 1944 and is an artifact from the early years of the US nuclear weapons program. Scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory utilized nuclear forensic methods to precisely date and find the origins of the sample. The researchers have labeled this "nuclear archaeology." The bottle of plutonium was found in a trench at the Hanford...