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2014-06-25 23:14:47

Berkeley Nucleonics is releasing the Model RD-120 SAMPack GN at the Health Physics Conference in Baltimore in July. The new Backpack Radiation Detector (BRD) provides a wide range of nuclear detection functionality in a clandestine and convenient operational mode. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Berkeley Nucleonics is releasing the Model RD-120 SAMPack GN at the Health Physics Conference in Baltimore in July. The new Backpack Radiation Detector (BRD) provides a wide range of nuclear...

Series Of Experiments Show Initial Gain In Fusion Fuel
2014-02-12 14:37:51

Breanna Bishop - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Ignition -- the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel -- has long been considered the "holy grail" of inertial confinement fusion science. A key step along the path to ignition is to have "fuel gains" greater than unity, where the energy generated through fusion reactions exceeds the amount of energy deposited into the fusion fuel. Though ignition remains the...

Nuclear Fusion Step Forward
2013-10-14 09:00:58

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much has been made of the energy crisis in recent years. Currently our dependence is predominantly on limited natural resources – coal, natural gas, oil, etc. Alternatives exist, of course, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and even nuclear. But each of these has significant drawbacks, whether that is cost, efficiency, or waste. The solution that everyone is looking to is nuclear fusion, where light atoms are compressed at...

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2011-02-03 12:21:19

Exploring an 'island of inversion,' physicists find new clues to element synthesis in supernovaeElements heavier than iron come into being only in powerful stellar explosions, supernovae. During nuclear reactions all kinds of short-lived atomic nuclei are formed, including more stable combinations "“ the so-called magic numbers "“ predicted by theory. Yet here, too, there are exceptions: the islands of inversion. Headed by physicists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the...

2010-04-19 11:25:00

TAKOMA PARK, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by Beyond Nuclear - Leak First, Fix Later: Uncontrolled and Unmonitored Releases from Nuclear Power Plants - finds that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is ignoring its oversight and enforcement responsibilities at the nation's increasingly leaky, uninspected and unmaintained nuclear power plants. The report shows that despite agency efforts initiated in 1979 to prevent uncontrolled...

2010-03-25 09:00:00

VERNON, Vt., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entergy Corporation today announced it has identified and stopped the source of tritium leakage at its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and has begun initial work to support the remediation of soil and groundwater at the plant site. The successful effort to identify the source of the leakage, fix the problem and prevent a recurrence capped an intense and rigorous effort by Entergy with the oversight of state and federal regulators that...

2010-03-04 13:29:00

CSI Poll Released on Eve of Town Hall Meetings Found Tritium Leaks Pushing Two Thirds of Vermonters to Favor Closure of Reactor by 2012, Only 9 Percent Picking Nuclear to Power Home MONTPELIER, Vt., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As predicted based on a survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation (ORC) for the nonpartisan and nonprofit Civil Society Institute, the vast majority of Vermont Town Halls deliberating this week the fate of the Vermont Yankee came out in support of...

2008-12-22 09:53:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Jessup Manufacturing Company's energy-efficient Glo Brite(R) Eco Exit(TM) signs can help building owners respond to Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman's request for commercial, industrial and institutional building owners to invest in modern lighting systems that reduce energy consumption. The Department of Energy estimates that more than $50 billion is being wasted each year by the owners of 2.8 million U.S. commercial, industrial, and...

2006-03-07 12:13:18

In March 4 CHICAGO story headlined "US nuclear plant leaks fuel local health concerns" please read in 13th graph "3 million gallons of water contaminated with tritium" instead of "3 million gallons of tritium." In 14th graph, please read "the 276,000-gallon tritiated water leak" instead of "the 276,000-gallon tritium leak." . A corrected version follows. By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Years of radioactive waste water spills from Illinois nuclear power plants have fueled...

2006-03-06 08:25:37

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Years of radioactive waste water spills from Illinois nuclear power plants have fueled suspicions the industry covers up safety problems and sparked debate about the risks from exposure to low-level radiation. The recent, belated disclosures of leaks of the fission byproduct tritium from Exelon Corp.'s Braidwood, Dresden, and Byron twin-reactor nuclear plants -- one as long ago as 1996 -- triggered worries among neighbors about whether it was safe...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.