Latest Uranium Stories
Fueling nuclear reactors with uranium harvested from the ocean could become more feasible because of a material developed by a team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
When you take a dip in the ocean, nuclear fuel is probably the farthest thing from your mind.
The sea holds 4 billion tons of the Earth's uranium, and scientists say they have made advances in finding a way to tap that source.
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...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.