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2014-05-15 12:24:19

Unproven and Untested SMRs Face All the Problem of Large Reactors; Even if Speculative SMR Technology Worked, It Would Arrive Too Late to Avert Climate Change Woes. WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hopes that "small modular reactors" (SMRs) will save the dying nuclear power industry in the United States and avert climate change are unfounded. What is far more likely to happen if the U.S. scales up SMRs is that they will choke off the funding and policies that have allowed...

2014-05-07 12:23:34

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- May 7, 2014 - Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. announced in March the invention of the world's first hydrogen reactor "Symphony 7A" capable of converting 1 liter of water into 1kg of hydrogen. It will be two months since people worldwide have been trying to explain the phenomenon of hydrogen reactor Symphony 7A. Following are some of the more notable comments (with responses) from forums representing views of individuals that we found...

Element 117
2014-05-03 04:46:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A superheavy element originally discovered in 2010 by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and their colleagues has been successfully reproduced by an international team of chemists and physicists, bringing it one step closer to being named, officials from the federally funded research and development center announced on Thursday. In an upcoming edition of the journal Physical Review Letters, Professor...

Large Hadron Collider Picks Up Hint Of The Tetraquark
2014-04-13 05:21:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has already played an essential role in the discovery of the so-called God particle, and now the world’s largest particle collider may have helped scientists discover a new form of matter known as the tetraquark. According to Maggie McKee of New Scientist, researchers conducting experiments at the LHC have confirmed the existence of a particle known as Z(4430). While physicists had previously...

2014-04-11 23:22:42

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ukraine’s Energoatom today agreed to a contract extension for fuel deliveries to Ukrainian nuclear power plants through 2020. The contract provides for the continuation of the long-standing partnership between the two companies in providing competitive and secure nuclear fuel supplies for Ukraine’s reactor fleet. KIEV (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company and the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom)...

2014-04-07 23:02:07

Nobel Prize winning physicists, including a 2013 Nobel laureate who predicted the Higgs boson, and the discoverers of quarks and “color” join other distinguished speakers at "50 Years of Quarks & Color," an April 11-12 University of Maryland symposium on discoveries that sparked a physics revolution. Reporters are invited to the sold-out event. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Two Nobel Prize winning physicists, including a 2013 Nobel laureate who predicted the Higgs boson, and...

2014-04-04 12:27:22

Long term supply agreement signed MONONA, Wis., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE), a Wisconsin-based company dedicated to being the world leader in safe, clean, affordable production of medical isotopes, announced today that it has entered into a strategic long-term supply agreement with GE Healthcare, a division of the General Electric Company, for supply of molybdenum-99 (moly-99). This is the first announcement of a major supply...

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...


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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