Popular Nuclear Reactor News and Current Events | Page 25

Popular Nuclear Reactor News and Current Events, Nuclear Reactor News Articles.
Sort By: Most Relevant | Most Recent
Page 25 of 25 | 1000 Results
Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of matter inside neutron stars
A Finnish research group has found strong evidence for the presence of exotic quark matter inside the cores of the largest neutron stars in existence. The conclusion was reached by combining recent results from theoretical particle and nuclear physics to measurements of gravitational waves from neutron star collisions. (2020-06-01)

New sulfur dioxide conversion method may transform current industrial techniques
A single-step, plasma-enhanced catalytic process to convert sulfur dioxide to pure sulfur from tail gas streams may provide a promising, more environmentally-friendly alternative to current multistage thermal, catalytic and absorptive processes, according to scientists at Penn State. (2020-10-28)

Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits
New research has demonstrated a way to make bismuth electrons and nuclei work together as qubits in a quantum computer. (2012-12-02)

High calcium level in arteries may signal serious heart attack risk
Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease using coronary calcium scoring, according to a new study. (2009-07-28)

New Fukushima book features stark eyewitness accounts
March 11, 2014 will mark three years since Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant failed in the wake of a tsunami and earthquake -- a failure that arguably could have been prevented with better planning and management. A new book by a commission of top experts drawn from the Japanese private sector dissects the disaster and includes chilling eyewitness accounts from Fukushima workers who were at the site at the very moment (2014-03-03)

A Venus flytrap for nuclear waste
Like a Venus flytrap, a material developed at Northwestern University permanently traps only its desired prey, the radioactive ion cesium, and not harmless sodium ions. The material can remove 100 percent of the cesium -- found in nuclear waste but very difficult to clean up -- from a sodium-heavy solution. It is cesium itself that triggers a structural change in the material, causing it to snap shut its pores and trap the cesium ions. (2010-01-26)

How do impurities move in tungsten?
The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) has developed a method for investigating at high-speed utilizing a supercomputer the migration paths of plasma particles (impurity atoms) that immerged inside the fusion reactor materials. Here, we take out numerous small domains covering the entire volume of the material and apply molecular dynamics1) to the domains. This method is applicable to general purposes for materials development relating to the migration of impurity atoms or additive atoms. (2017-06-30)

Oncotarget Roscovitine enhances all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA)-induced nuclear enrichment
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 12 reported that using the HL-60 human non-APL AML model where ATRA causes nuclear enrichment of c-Raf that drives differentiation/G0-arrest, the research team now observe that roscovitine enhanced nuclear enrichment of certain traditionally cytoplasmic signaling molecules and enhanced differentiation and cell cycle arrest. (2020-03-26)

No need in supercomputers
A group of physicists from the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, has learned to use personal computer for calculations of complex equations of quantum mechanics, usually solved with help of supercomputers. This PC does the job much faster. (2016-06-28)

Zeroing in on progeria: How mutant lamins cause premature aging
Children with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) race through life against an unfairly fast clock. By 6-18 months of age, they show signs of premature aging including hair loss, stiff joints, and osteoporosis. Typically, their race is over by age 13, finished by heart disease. But a 2003 research breakthrough traced progeria to defective proteins in the cell nucleus. Now researchers have zeroed in on just how these defective proteins interfere with gene expression. (2005-12-13)

Low-carbon hybrid energy systems -- China's future energy solutions
Fossil fuel leads to the huge amount of CO2 on utilization. Recently, the concept of hybrid energy system has been proposed for a low-carbon solution to high-carbon energy resources such as coal, which coupled coal with either nuclear or renewable energy via the high efficient integration. As a result, such system is expected to be the strategic solution to China's future energy development, which has been published on SCIENTIA SINICA Chimica (in Chinese), No.1, 2013. (2013-02-10)

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oct. 2016
Using the Titan supercomputer, an ORNL-led team is making progress towards automated data tools for cancer research to glean unprecedented view of the US cancer population; ORNL researchers have produced the next generation of the National Hydropower Map that provides updated statistics on overall capacity and performance on the nation's hydropower fleet; ORNL-developed Autotune building energy model calibration software beat the industry's energy efficiency standards while automating the equivalent of about 45 man-hours of calibration. (2016-10-03)

News coverage of Fukushima disaster found lacking
A new analysis by American University sociology professor Celine-Marie Pascale finds that US news media coverage following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan minimized health risks to the general population. (2016-03-10)

For disaster debris arriving from Japan, radiation least of the concerns
Later this year debris from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan should begin to wash up on US shores -- and one question many have asked is whether that will pose a radiation risk. The simple answer is, no. (2012-02-22)

New ceramic membrane enables first direct conversion of natural gas to liquids without CO2
CoorsTek, the world's leading engineered ceramics manufacturer, announced that a team of scientists from CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, the University of Oslo, and the Instituto de Tecnología Química developed a new process to use natural gas as raw material for aromatic chemicals. The process uses a novel ceramic membrane to make the direct, non-oxidative conversion of gas to liquids possible for the first time -- reducing cost, eliminating process steps, and avoiding any carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. (2016-08-04)

Fighting world hunger: Researchers use nuclear methods to study pest-resistance in corn
Researchers at the University of Missouri, using advanced nuclear methods, have determined the mechanisms corn plants use to combat the western corn rootworm, a major pest threatening the growth of the vital food source. Scientists believe that using the knowledge gained from these cutting-edge studies could help crop breeders in developing new resistant lines of corn and make significant strides toward solving global food shortages. (2016-12-12)

ORNL researchers, supercomputer have large roles in DOE projects
Eight projects led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have been awarded more than 27 million hours of computing time at the lab's Center for Computational Sciences. (2007-01-09)

New PET tracer identified for imaging Tau in Alzheimer's disease patients
Tau tangles in the brain are markers of Alzheimer's disease and are also potential therapy targets. A study featured in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine reports on the identification of a promising second-generation positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for imaging and measuring tau pathology, contributing to understanding of Alzheimer's and related dementias. The new research featured in the December 2018 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (2018-12-05)

An India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill millions, threaten global starvation
A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, over the span of less than a week, kill 50-125 million people -- more than the death toll during all six years of World War II, according to new research. (2019-10-02)

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2019
ORNL and NREL took demonstrated a miniaturized gyroscope. ORNL created and tested new wireless charging designs. If humankind reaches Mars this century, an ORNL-developed experiment testing advanced materials for spacecraft may play a key role. ORNL and Georgia Tech found that critical interactions between microbes and peat moss break down under warming temperatures. ORNL and industry demonstrated that an additively manufactured hot stamping die can withstand up to 25,000 usage cycles. (2019-11-04)

MSU professor collaborates with international colleagues in Review of Modern Physics journal article
MSU Professor Alexandra Gade collaborated with international colleagues for a Review of Modern Physics article about shell evolution of exotic nuclei. The graphic displays the chart of nuclei, or proton vs. neutron number, and indicates the magic numbers that were shown to change for short-lived nuclei at the fringes of the chart. To understand the production of the elements in the Universe, the properties, including shell structure, of such nuclei have to be understood. (2020-04-22)

Nuclear physicist's voyage towards a mythical island
Theories were introduced as far back as the 1960s about the possible existence of superheavy elements. Their most long-lived atomic nuclei could give rise to a so-called ''island of stability'' far beyond the element uranium. However, a new study, led by nuclear physicists at Lund University, shows that a 50-year-old nuclear physics manifesto must now be revised. (2021-01-26)

New highly radioactive particles found in Fukushima
The 10 year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident occurs in March. Work just published in the Journal 'Science of the Total Environment' documents new, large (> 300 micrometers), highly radioactive particles that were released from one of the damaged Fukushima reactors. (2021-02-17)

Laboratories, universities unite to build radioecology expertise
To build the pool of radioecology expertise both here and abroad, the US Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory is working with universities across the US and laboratories in France and the Ukraine to form the National Center for Radioecology, a network of excellence for environmental radiation risk reduction and remediation. (2011-01-26)

Quantum state world record smashed
A normally fragile quantum state has been shown to survive at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers. The research, published in the journal Science, was led by Mike Thewalt (Simon Fraser University, Canada), with involvement from researchers at UCL and Oxford University, and material provided from collaborating institutes in Berlin. (2013-11-15)

Special report on the Khan network: Where is the justice?
North Korea is among several countries that benefited from the global black market in nuclear technology orchestrated by disgraced Pakistani scientist A. Q. Khan. Yet, despite their extraordinary role in the latest round of nuclear proliferation, most of Khan's key operatives, including Henk Slebos, have eluded conviction and jail time, according to Kenley Butler, Sammy Salama and Leonard S. Spector, of the Monterey Institute of International Studies' Center for Nonproliferation Studies. (2006-10-24)

New method efficiently separates proteins from agrobiomass byproducts -- particularly brewer's spent grain
According to research by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, extraction with deep eutectic solvents offer an efficient, sustainable and easy method for dissolving proteins from agrobiomass byproducts. (2016-02-18)

UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has proposed a new method that might be used to detect nuclear hazards from up to a few hundred meters away. (2017-06-09)

Local activism can't be crushed, research finds. At most, it changes target
According to received wisdom, local activism against the establishment of industrial plants follows a cycle, with its highest intensity a short time after mobilization. If a firm stands, activism fades. New research by Fabrizio Perretti and Alessandro Piazza in Strategic Management Journal analyzes the American anti-nuclear movement and finds that the strategic decisions made by a firm affect both the evolution of activism in its own sector and the emergence of mobilization in other industries. (2020-01-16)

Novel Radioimmunotherapy Reverses Resistance to Commonly Used Lymphoma Drug
A new radioimmunotherapy has proven effective in reversing resistance to the most commonly used lymphoma drug, rituximab, according to research published in the October issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. When used in combination with rituximab, 177Lu-lilotomab-satetraxetan was shown to substantially increase rituximab binding and rituximab-mediated antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) activity, resulting in significant tumor growth delay in a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma mouse model. (2020-10-08)

A novel finding on Kabuki syndrome, a rare genetic disease
It has a long time since the cause of the disease has been identified: mutations of KMT2D gene codify for MLL4, a protein involved in the regulation of chromatin, which is the complex of proteins and nucleic acids contained in the nucleus of cells. However, research still has a long way to go to identify therapeutic approaches. An Italian team, coordinated by the University of Trento, has taken a step forward in this direction (2020-11-09)

Researchers uncover how Ebola virus disables immune response
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has brought a lot of attention to the deadly virus. According to the World Health Organization, up to 90 percent of those infected with Ebola die from the virus. Now, researchers publishing Aug. 13 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe reveal how Ebola blocks and disables the body's natural immune response. Understanding how Ebola disarms immune defenses will be crucial in the development of new treatments for the disease. (2014-08-13)

Dam the Red Sea and release gigawatts
Damming the Red Sea could solve the growing energy demands of millions of people in the Middle East and alleviate some of the region's tensions pertaining to oil supplies through hydroelectric power. Equally, such a massive engineering project may cause untold ecological harm and displace countless people from their homes. (2007-12-06)

Novel regulation of the common tumor suppressor PTEN
PTEN is one of the most commonly mutated tumor suppressor genes. It is an antagonist for many cellular growth, proliferation and survival processes. When mutated or deleted, it causes cancers of the prostate, breast, colon and brain. Researchers led by scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have now identified fundamentally novel regulatory mechanisms of PTEN function. The findings from two related studies are published in the Jan. 12 issue of Cell. (2007-01-11)

ORNL supports new projects to develop advanced nuclear technologies
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support two new DOE-funded projects to explore, develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear reactor technologies. (2016-01-21)

Journey to the center of our galaxy
Peering deep into the heart of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars. Apart from a few, blue, foreground stars, almost all of the stars pictured in the image are members of the Milky Way nuclear star cluster, the densest and most massive star cluster in the galaxy. Hidden in the center of this cluster is the Milky Way's resident supermassive black hole. (2016-03-31)

Nuclear Security and Science Diplomacy -- Jan. 19 symposium
On Wednesday, Jan. 19, the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Institute of Peace will hold a symposium that will bring together experts from the US and Russia to explore the role of the scientific community in supporting international nuclear security. (2011-01-12)

NYU scientist receives DOE's massive computing project award to develop magnetic fusion energy
Choong-Seock Chang, a research professor at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has received a US Department of Energy award to carry out ultra large-scale computation using the Cray XT supercomputer at the department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. (2009-01-16)

Hubble's journey to the center of our galaxy
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into the Milky Way's nuclear star cluster, the most massive and densest star cluster in our galaxy. So packed with stars, it is equivalent to having a million suns crammed between us and our closest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri. At the very hub of our galaxy, this star cluster surrounds the Milky Way's central supermassive black hole, which is about 4 million times the mass of our sun. (2016-03-31)

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2016
This tip sheet includes: 1) Metals that bind, 2) Cleaner coatings, 3) Testing future reactors, and 4) Modeling radiation damage. (2016-09-01)

Page 25 of 25 | 1000 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.