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2008-01-20 10:00:00

Much of the world’s nuclear waste like in "interim storage". This includes, thousands of canisters of highly radioactive waste from the world's most nuclear-energized nation lie, silent and deadly, beneath the jutting tip of Normand, while above ground, cows graze and Atlantic waves crash into heather-covered hills.

2006-10-17 09:45:00

Revisiting one of physics' most embarrassing cases of scientific misconduct, researchers from Russia and the United States announced Monday that they have created a new super-heavy element, atomic number 118.

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2006-10-06 18:25:00

Even as a secret community that gave birth to the atomic bomb morphed into a bustling government-lab town, many of its most historic sites remained tucked away from view.

2006-07-24 01:17:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program and an intensified arms race in South Asia, a report showed on Monday.

2006-07-24 00:04:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

2006-07-14 11:26:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Friday it awarded $1.16 billion in contracts to three companies to develop sophisticated equipment to scan cargo at border cities for nuclear weapons material. Raytheon Co., Thermo Electron Corp.

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2006-07-14 11:15:00

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Friday it awarded $1.16 billion in contracts to three companies to develop sophisticated equipment to scan cargo at border cities for nuclear weapons material.

2006-05-16 13:30:00

A key GOP lawmaker warned on Tuesday that the opening of a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert that is already 10 years behind schedule may be further delayed because the U.S. government has no plans to recycle waste from 103 nuclear power plants.

2006-04-12 04:16:51

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radioactive water leaked inside a Japanese nuclear reprocessing plant but no one was injured and the leak had no impact outside the plant, a spokesman for the plant's operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd, said on Wednesday.

2006-04-12 03:53:22

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radioactive water leaked inside a new Japanese nuclear reprocessing plant but no one was injured and the leak had no effects outside the plant, a spokesman for the plant's operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd, said on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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