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2013-09-18 12:54:10

Researchers have made the first experimental determination of the weak charge of the proton in research carried out at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The results, accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters, also include the determinations of the weak charge of the neutron, and of the up quark and down quark. These determinations were made by combining the new data with published data from other experiments. Although these...

2013-09-12 23:25:54

Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos (ENRESA), the Spanish agency responsible for radioactive waste management and nuclear plant decommissioning, to segment the reactor vessel head and reactor vessel at the José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station. Madrid, Spain (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by ENRESA (Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos), the Spanish agency...

2013-09-12 23:03:03

30 Year NextEra Energy/Seabrook Station Veteran to Assist Certrec Nuclear Clients with Licensing Issues, Regulatory Affairs, License Amendment Requests, Emergency Planning, Security, and Inspection Preparation Issues Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance service provider that supports NRC and NERC compliance, announced today that Mike O’Keefe, a noted nuclear engineering, operations, and regulatory compliance expert has joined...

Fukushima Plume To Be Harmless By The Time It Reaches US Shores In 2014
2013-08-29 04:02:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The radioactive ocean plume created as a result of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster is expected to reach North America by next year, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Deep-Sea Research 1. Fortunately, the study authors report the plume will be harmless by the time it reaches US shores. “Observers on the west coast of the United States will be able to see a measurable increase...

Ununpentium New Member Periodic Table
2013-08-28 10:18:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The periodic table of the elements may soon get a new member. A team of Swedish researchers at Lund University have proven the existence of element 115, temporarily dubbed "ununpentium.” The synthesized element was first discovered by a team of American and Russian scientists who claim they made the element in their lab in 2004. The Lund team says that they have confirmed the element’s existence, but that it is still difficult...

2013-08-23 23:03:35

Dade Moeller is pleased to announce The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management recognized Glenda K. Ackerman with the Edway R. Johnson Meritorious Service Award at its 54th Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. Richland, WA (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management recognized Glenda K. Ackerman with the Edway R. Johnson Meritorious Service Award at its 54th Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, Calif. The award acknowledges her accomplishments in the nuclear...

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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...

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...

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...

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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