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2014-03-26 16:22:49

OTTAWA, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes Prime Minister Stephen Harper's announcement to contribute $28 million to increase the security of nuclear facilities and radioactive sources, and prevent illegal trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials around the world. The announcement was made on March 25, during the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, Netherlands, where leaders from 53 countries gathered to discuss ways to strengthen...

2014-03-26 08:23:23

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Florida announced today it will sell 76 unused nuclear fuel assemblies from its retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant north of Tampa through a request for proposals (RFP) process. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Selling and transferring nuclear fuel assemblies is safe and heavily regulated in the U.S. Federally licensed U.S. nuclear power plants and nuclear fuel fabricators are the only...

Radiation Damage At The Root Of Chernobyl’s Ecosystems
2014-03-19 19:37:38

Steven Powell, University of South Carolina Radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster has slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant matter in the area, according to a study just published in the journal Oecologia. The resulting buildup of dry, loose detritus is a wildfire hazard that poses the threat of spreading radioactivity from the Chernobyl area. Tim Mousseau, a professor of biology and co-director of the Chernobyl and Fukushima...

2014-03-18 12:22:39

Turbulent Mixing Inside Stars Causes them to Expand, Contract, Eject and Explode, According to 3-D Model Described in the Journal "AIP Advances" WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A powerful, new three-dimensional model provides fresh insight into the turbulent death throes of supernovas, whose final explosions outshine entire galaxies and populate the universe with elements that make life on Earth possible....

Oxygen’s Different Shapes Described By Researchers
2014-03-14 14:31:07

North Carolina State University Oxygen-16, one of the key elements of life on earth, is produced by a series of reactions inside of red giant stars. Now a team of physicists, including one from North Carolina State University, has revealed how the element’s nuclear shape changes depending on its state, even though other attributes such as spin and parity don’t appear to differ. Their findings may shed light on how oxygen is produced. Carbon and oxygen are formed when helium burns...

2014-03-11 23:32:45

Berkeley Nucleonics RIID with smartphone enhancements and reachback, the Model SAM 945 (SAM III), provides first-ever capabilities in one instrument. The company has released the new Isotope Identifier (RIID) in time for the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 7, 2014. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Berkeley Nucleonics RIID with smartphone enhancements and reachback, the Model SAM 945 (SAM III), provides first-ever capabilities...

2014-03-03 23:22:09

Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it has successfully completed the installation of a fully passive containment filtered venting system at the Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško Nuclear Power Plant located in Slovenia. This system enhances safety in the area of severe accident management and was required by the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration following the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station accident in Japan. Brussels (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Westinghouse...

fukushima
2014-02-27 06:45:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Radioactive cesium isotopes from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant — severely damaged in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake — have made their way to the waters just off the coast of Canada. The announcement was made at the annual American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu this week, but the scientists noted that the concentrations of the two isotopes were still well below safe drinking levels, reports Brooks...

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...

2014-02-24 23:00:18

‘Carbon Dating, Cold Fusion, and a Curve Ball’ presents new scientific theories in line with Bible. Minneapolis (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 In his new book “Carbon Dating, Cold Fusion, and a Curve Ball” (published by Trafford Publishing), which will be showcased at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, author David D. Moon presents to readers a groundbreaking theory that challenges traditional scientific dating methods and attempts to bring science into line with the Bible. Moon explains:...


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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