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2012-10-08 11:21:49

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Seth Grae will present a corporate update at 11:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, October 11 at the RedChip 15(th) Annual Fall Small-Cap Conference at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco. To...

2012-10-03 02:29:15

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ITER (meaning "the way" in Latin), a global organization of the European Union, China, Russia, Japan, India, South Korea and the United States, currently is building the world's largest and most advanced experimental nuclear fusion reactor in Cadarache, France, has selected Intergraph's SmartPlant(®) Enterprise suite of products to handle the assembly, commissioning and construction of the plant, as well as its operations...

2012-10-02 06:22:12

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes in areas surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear generating station because of fear of radiation exposure. "The stress of evacuation can itself cause death, so it is important not to over-react," states Jane Orient, M.D., president of Physicians for Civil Defense. The question of reasonable criteria for evacuation in the event of a radiation accident was discussed at a...

Atomic Element 113 Confirmed
2012-09-27 06:10:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To date, the atomic element 113 has been elusive, defying attempts to nail down its properties. But now, researchers at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Science (RNC) claim to have obtained the most unambiguous data available so far. In experiments at the RIKEN Radioisotope Beam Factory (RIBF), a chain of six alpha decays was produced, conclusively identifying the element through connections to well-known daughter...

2012-09-26 18:20:22

TOKYO, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The most unambiguous data to date on the elusive 113th atomic element has been obtained by researchers at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Science (RNC). A chain of six consecutive alpha decays, produced in experiments at the RIKEN Radioisotope Beam Factory (RIBF), conclusively identifies the element through connections to well-known daughter nuclides. The groundbreaking result sets the stage for Japan to claim naming rights for the...

Nuclear Plants At Risk For Tsunamis
2012-09-22 06:21:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In March 2011, Japan was hit with a tsunami as a result of a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake. The tsunami waves reached heights of 133 feet and traveled about 10 kilometers inland. The earthquake was so enormous that it actually shifted the main island of Japan 8 feet east and shifted the Earth on its axis by 4 — 10 inches. As if that weren't bad enough, the tsunami caused the largest nuclear disaster since the...

The Search For The Island Of Stability
2012-09-19 07:06:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international group of researchers, led by the University of Granada, has measured the effects of layers on super-heavy elements, providing useful data on the nuclear structure of these as yet undiscovered elements in nature. The results, reported in Science, might prove useful in locating the "Island of Stability." The team measured the isotopes of nobelium (No) and lawrencium (Lr) using a particle accelerator at the GSI...

Sandia Nuclear Fusion Concept Undergoes Dry-Run Testing
2012-09-18 10:11:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories have completed successful preliminary tests on magnetically imploded tubes called liners, which are intended to help produce controlled nuclear fusion at scientific "break-even" energies or better within the next few years. The results of this research will be published in Physical Review Letters (PRL). Scientific break-even is one of the major performance measurements in fusion energy...

2012-09-17 10:21:26

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) today announced plans to expand used nuclear fuel storage capacity at its two-unit Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa. Under the plan, above-ground, airtight steel and concrete canisters will be installed that provide cooling to used fuel assemblies through natural air circulation. The canisters will be stored on a thick concrete pad located within Beaver Valley's highly secured,...

2012-09-12 23:03:58

Westinghouse Electric Company today is pleased to announce a strategic cooperation with Czech construction/installation company Hutní montáže a.s, in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic and regionally. PRAGUE (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Westinghouse Electric Company today is pleased to announce a strategic cooperation with Czech construction/installation company Hutní...


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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