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2013-10-16 23:32:51

In light of recent news, All Hands Fire Equipment is announcing the sale of personal radiation detectors. (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 All Hands Fire Equipment, a leading New Jersey fire and safety equipment provider, now offers highly accurate pocket-sized radiation detectors. In light of many news reports on radiation due to the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, many people are concerned about radiation and are looking for assurance about safety where they work, live, and play as...

Nuclear Fusion Step Forward
2013-10-14 09:00:58

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much has been made of the energy crisis in recent years. Currently our dependence is predominantly on limited natural resources – coal, natural gas, oil, etc. Alternatives exist, of course, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and even nuclear. But each of these has significant drawbacks, whether that is cost, efficiency, or waste. The solution that everyone is looking to is nuclear fusion, where light atoms are compressed at...

2013-10-06 23:00:08

‘Radioactive Clouds of Death Over Utah,’ collects decades of research and testimonials regarding effects of nuclear testing. Washington, Utah (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Between 1950 and 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission detonated over 100 atomic bombs at its Nevada testing site. The toxic clouds flew over St. George, Utah, giving it the infamous nickname, Fallout City USA. The lasting effects of those clouds, however, are still being felt today. In his updated book, “Radioactive...

2013-10-03 23:19:20

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry Storage Casks - Global Market Size, Regional Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020. London (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry Storage Casks - Global Market Size, Regional Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020 Summary This report focuses on the use of dry casks for the storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF), and provides in-depth analysis of...

2013-09-30 23:41:19

The new "HAWK" from NATS Incorporated is the answer to an affordable, light weight high resolution germanium detector (HPGe) based portable spectrometer offering the best price to performance ratio in this class of products. The HAWK addresses the limitations of weight, failure prone complex parts, and high cost of existing products dominating the market. Middletown, Connecticut (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The new germanium detector (HPGe) technology based portable gamma...

Getting Close To Igniting A Self-sustained Fusion Reaction
2013-09-25 09:08:02

American Institute of Physics The dream of igniting a self-sustained fusion reaction with high yields of energy, a feat likened to creating a miniature star on Earth, is getting closer to becoming reality, according the authors of a new review article in the journal Physics of Plasmas. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) engaged in a collaborative project led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, report that while there is at least one...

2013-09-18 23:30:37

The HAWK is field gamma spectrometer based on high purity germanium technology. The HAWK has been designed to bridge the gap in commercially available solutions by offering the customers an affordable solution devoid of the the disadvantages of the more expensive systems in the market. Middletown, Connecticut (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Commercially available high resolution field Gamma Spectrometers are either too heavy for field use or are priced beyond the budgets of most users...

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...


Latest Nuclear physics Reference Libraries

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.