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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...

New Research Depicts Precisely How Sand Flows
2012-04-10 04:53:35

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have an impact in a range of industries, from engineering to pharmaceutical manufacturing. Ken Kamrin of MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering has created a model that predicts the flow of granular materials under a variety of conditions. Sand's behavior, which is part fluid, part solid, has made it difficult for researchers to predict how it and other granular materials flow under...

Experts Call For Long-Term Nuclear Meltdown Research Project
2012-03-09 05:31:28

With the one-year anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactor coming up this weekend, three US university professors are calling for a long-term study of how such fuels respond to such extreme environmental conditions. University of Notre Dame Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences Peter C. Burns, University of Michigan Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Rodney Ewing, and Alexandra Navrotsky of the University of California-Davis...

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2011-08-23 17:47:22

  According to a new report from MIT, Japan's Fukushima disaster could provide valuable lessons for the design of future nuclear power plants. The report said that emergency generators should be better protected from flooding and other extreme natural events.  It also said that increasing the spacing between reactors at the same site would help prevent an incident at one reactor from damaging others nearby. MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) put out...

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2011-03-12 06:55:00

The devastating earthquake that forced the closure of four nuclear power plants in Japan demonstrates the serious risk of inadequate back-up generators at U.S. facilities, said experts with the Union of Concerned Scientists on Friday. Although U.S. regulators insist the nation's nuclear fleet can withstand such a massive quake, the scientists said more work is needed to ensure that future quakes don't result in the reactor impact now being experienced in Japan. "We do not believe the safety...


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