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2014-10-15 23:14:29

Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC) has released PeakAbout V3.5 for the SAM III family of Radiation Isotope Identifiers (RIID). The update to the Smarphone App is packed with new features which simplify and expand the capabilities of existing isotope identifiers in the field San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC) has released PeakAbout V3.5 for the SAM III family of Radiation Isotope Identifiers (RIID). The update to the Smarphone App is packed...

2014-10-09 16:22:39

LONDON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Nuclear PowerNuclear power plants convert heat produced by nuclear fission reaction into electricity and use uranium as a fuel. Heat generated inside the nuclear reactor from the nuclear fission is used to convert water into steam, which drives the turbo generator.TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Nuclear Power market to grow at a CAGR of 3.8 percent over the period 2013-2018. Covered in this ReportThe Global Nuclear Power market can...

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2014-10-09 06:38:55

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Extremely detailed images produced using radio telescopes spread throughout Europe and the US have allowed researchers to pinpoint the exact locations in a stellar explosion where gamma rays are emitted. Gamma-ray emissions were first observed by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope in 2012 and are the highest-energy form of radioactive waves in the known universe. However, according to Michigan State University, how they are produced...

2014-10-07 23:03:59

A class of molecules 100 – 1,000 times more energetic than typical has been discovered by Dr. Young K. Bae, a physicist at Y.K. Bae Corporation, Advanced Space and Energy Technologies under the auspices of DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency). Tustin, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 A class of molecules 100 – 1,000 times more energetic than typical has been discovered by Dr. Young K. Bae, a physicist at Y.K. Bae Corporation, Advanced Space and Energy Technologies under the auspices of...

2014-10-06 16:21:29

MONONA, Wis., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) announced today that it has been awarded a one-year, $3 million contract by the U.S. Army to build an advanced neutron radiography unit. The neutron imaging system will be used for the nondestructive inspection of munitions, pyrotechnics and other critical defense components. The company will deliver an upgraded, second-generation version of a similar system that it delivered to Picatinny Arsenal in 2013. The...

2014-10-06 08:23:37

MOHR EFP-IL SFPI System provides precision water level measurements up to 1,000 ft. from pool RICHLAND, Wash., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MOHR Test and Measurement LLC (MOHR), a supplier of guided-wave radar liquid-level and void-fraction sensors for nuclear and other industrial applications, announced the recent successful installation of its EFP-IL Spent Fuel Pool Instrumentation (SFPI) System at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant (D.C. Cook) in Michigan, operated by American...

2014-10-02 12:24:08

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spent nuclear fuel (SNF) or used nuclear fuel is fuel that has been irradiated in a nuclear power reactor at a nuclear power plant. Spent nuclear fuel contains plutonium, uranium or even thorium that has been permanently withdrawn from the nuclear reactor. There are many different types of spent nuclear fuel that are stored worldwide today. Some of the categories of SNF include materials production fuels, naval nuclear propulsion fuel, research...

2014-10-01 23:05:23

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced it has booked nearly $500M worth of additional nuclear fuel contracts with eight utility customers in its Americas region within the past year. Also, all Westinghouse nuclear fuel loaded into U.S. pressurized water reactors (PWRs) and boiling water reactors (BWRs) has been operating at a 100-percent leak-free status since May 2014. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced it has booked nearly $500M...

2014-10-01 23:01:55

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory nuclear engineer Susana Reyes was named 2014-15 chair of the American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division. Reyes aims to "promote the development and timely introduction of fusion energy as a sustainable energy source" in this role. Livermore, California (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) nuclear engineer Susana Reyes has assumed the 2014-15 chairmanship of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Fusion...

2014-09-29 12:23:15

Inadequate Response to 2012 "Waste Confidence" Court Action Means Legal Challenge is Inevitable ... Unless NRC Halts Process. WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Firing a shot over the bow of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), 17 groups today took a necessary first step to seeking federal court intervention if the NRC does not stop on its own the licensing and relicensing of 23 reactors at 14 sites across the United States. In urging the NRC to halt its...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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2009-07-17 12:29:12

Fermium is a synthetic, radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Fm and atomic number 100. It is an element in the actinide series. It is named after nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi. Fermium became the eighth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element discovered. It was first discovered in 1952 by a team of scientists led by Albert Ghiorso. They found fermium-255 in debris of the first hydrogen bomb explosion from Operation Ivy. Fermium-255 was created when...

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2009-07-09 17:39:38

Americium is a synthetic radioactive metallic element. The symbol for Americium is Am and the atomic number is 95. Americium is an actinide that was first isolated by Glenn T. Seaborg in 1944 while attacking plutonium with neutrons. It became the fourth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element to be discovered. It was named for the Americas. It is widely used in commercial smoke-detectors and different types of industrial gauges. Americium in its pure state has a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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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.