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2012-06-19 23:02:29

Award recognizes outstanding application of engineering knowledge in nuclear power research and development LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 American Nuclear Society (ANS) member W. David Pointer, PhD, has been named the recipient of the Landis ANS Young Member Engineering Achievement , ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. Loewen will present the award to Pointer during the opening session of the ANS Annual Conference: “Nuclear Science and Technology: Managing the...

2012-06-11 23:01:47

Economic Realities of New Nuclear Energy Plants, Coping with Extended Station Blackout, and Advanced Reactor Concepts among Issues To Be Discussed by International Nuclear Experts LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Annual Conference, to be held June 24-28 in Chicago, IL, will feature an embedded International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2012), ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. “This conference brings...

Big Step To Develop Nuclear Fusion Power
2012-06-08 10:21:56

UT researchers have successfully developed a key technology in developing an experimental fusion reactor Imagine a world without man-made climate change, energy crunches or reliance on foreign oil. It may sound like a dream world, but University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineers have made a giant step toward making this scenario a reality. UT researchers have successfully developed a key technology in developing an experimental reactor that can demonstrate the feasibility of fusion...


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2005-05-25 11:04:31

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. A heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, and naturally-radioactive element, uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Notable characteristics When refined, uranium is a silvery white, weakly radioactive...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'