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APS disappointed in NRC rejection of petition urging barriers to proliferation
The APS is disappointed in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's rejection of its petition urging barriers to proliferation of nuclear fuel technologies. (2013-05-31)

Is nuclear power fair for future generations?
The recent nuclear accident in Fukushima Daiichi in Japan has brought the nuclear debate to the forefront of controversy. A study by Behnam Taebi from the Delft University of Technology, published online in the Springer journal Philosophy & Technology, reflects on the various possible nuclear power production methods from an ethical perspective: If we intend to continue with nuclear power production, which technology is most morally desirable? (2011-05-05)

Conference addresses America's future in nuclear engineering and research
The future of education in nuclear sciences and engineering brings a large contingent of experts to New York's Capital Region Monday, Oct. 28, for a major conference at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. (2002-10-24)

OU & Sandia National Laboratories announce formation of the Center for Energy, Security and Society
The University of Oklahoma and Sandia National Laboratories announce the launch of the Center for Energy, Security, and Society -- the latest in a 25-year history of collaborations between researchers at the two organizations. Together, OU and SNL have outlined a vision to enhance the nation's security and prosperity through sustainable, transformative approaches to the most challenging energy, climate and infrastructure problems. (2013-12-10)

Making nuclear power more attractive
Increasing the safety and reliability of nuclear power as a solution for satisfying energy needs is the challenge addressed by a new initiative announced today. The £6.1 million Keeping the Nuclear Option Open programme will investigate how nuclear power can become a more appealing option for future energy production. (2005-11-01)

US Department of Energy awards $2.04 million to Rensselaer nuclear engineering program
More than $2 million in funding from the US Department of Energy will strengthen nuclear research and education, and help develop the next generation of nuclear technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (2010-07-13)

Rebalancing the nuclear debate through education
Better physics teaching with a particular emphasis on radioactivity and radiation science could improve public awareness through education of the environmental benefits and relative safety of nuclear power generation, according to leading Brazilian scientist Heldio Villar. He suggests that it might then be possible to have a less emotional debate about the future of the industry that will ultimately reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. (2011-09-09)

Nuclear cannibals
Nuclear energy must increase by more than 10 percent each year from 2010 to 2050 to meet all future energy demands and replace fossil fuels, but this is an unsustainable prospect. According to a report published in Inderscience's International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology such a large growth rate will require a major improvement in nuclear power efficiency otherwise each new power plant will simply cannibalize the energy produced by earlier nuclear power plants. (2008-03-04)

IAEA helps developing countries plan their energy future
In a world facing the combined challenge of dwindling fossil fuels and mounting energy demand, the energy and development nexus is becoming central to the long term strategy of countries. To help countries strategically plan for nuclear energy programs, the IAEA offers them support in evaluating all energy supply options and assessing nuclear's possible role. (2010-06-16)

Nuclear energy programs do not increase likelihood of proliferation, Dartmouth study finds
Contrary to popular thought, nuclear proliferation is not more likely to occur among countries with nuclear energy programs, according to research published in International Security. In a historical analysis of the relationship between nuclear energy programs and proliferation from 1954 to 2000, the study finds that the link between the two has been overstated. (2017-11-06)

Aug. 11 symposium on war US nuclear strategy after the Cold War
The National Academy of Sciences' Committee on International Security and Arms Control will host a public symposium to discuss how the United States should manage its nuclear arsenal in the post-Cold War world. (2004-08-04)

Nuclear power helps protect Japan from high oil prices
Nuclear power contributes to Japan's energy security by reducing the economic impact of an oil price shock. A Rice University study estimates that in the absence of nuclear power, the cumulative impact of a single oil price shock could result in a loss of up to 2 trillion yen in GDP. (2004-09-21)

NRC rewards Penn State nuclear engineering efforts
Penn State's nuclear engineering program, part of the mechanical engineering department, has received nearly $1 million from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the areas of education, faculty development and curriculum development to boost nuclear education and expand the workforce in nuclear and nuclear-related disciplines. (2009-12-10)

Penn State leads DOE consortium on hydrogen energy research
Hydrogen energy research at Penn State expands with leadership of a newly established US Department of Energy consortium funded for three years by the DOE's Nuclear Energy Research Initiative. (2007-11-21)

China needs improved administrative system for nuclear power safety
The People's Republic of China should improve its system for ensuring the safety of its rapidly expanding nuclear power program, experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences say. Despite having 40 percent of the world's proposed nuclear power plants, the country lacks an independent regulatory agency and sufficient staff to keep pace with nuclear power development, they describe in a viewpoint article in ACS's journal Environmental Science & Technology. (2011-06-22)

Construction delays make new nuclear power plants costlier than ever
The cost of building new nuclear power plants is nearly 20 percent higher than expected due to delays, a new analysis has found. (2018-05-29)

Sustainable nuclear energy moves a step closer
In future a new generation of nuclear reactors will create energy, while producing virtually no long-lasting nuclear waste, according to research conducted by Wilfred van Rooijen, who will receive his Delft University of Technology Ph.D. degree based on this research subject on Tuesday, December 12. (2006-12-11)

Researchers create smaller and more efficient nuclear battery
Batteries can power anything from small sensors to large systems. While scientists are finding ways to make them smaller but even more powerful, problems can arise when these batteries are much larger and heavier than the devices themselves. University of Missouri researchers are developing a nuclear energy source that is smaller, lighter and more efficient. (2009-10-07)

Opening the doors to Iran's nuclear program
Opening Iran's national uranium enrichment plant to multinational involvement could limit the long-term risks of Iran's nuclear program as restrictions on it expire, according to this Policy Forum. (2015-06-18)

Water-based nuclear battery developed by MU can be used to generate electrical energy
From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time using a water-based solution, researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used for many applications such as a reliable energy source in automobiles and also in complicated applications such as space flight. (2014-09-16)

FSU research group wins $1 million grant to study nuclear fuels
A Florida State University researcher has received a $1 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Energy for a study that could lead to the design of better nuclear fuels and safer and more efficient reactors to generate nuclear power. (2009-06-26)

Electron Photon Science Center announces joint research division with Clean Planet
With the aim of creating revolutionary innovation in the energy industry, the Research Center for Electron Photon Science at Tohoku University and Clean Planet Inc. have established a Condensed Matter Nuclear Reaction Division. (2015-04-14)

TPU researchers discover how to improve safety of nuclear power plants
Researchers at Tomsk Polytechnic University found a method to increase fuel lifetime by 75%. According to the research team, it will significantly increase safety and reduce the operating cost of nuclear power plants in hard-to-reach areas. (2020-02-14)

New model considers an extra factor to improve our prediction of nuclear fission
A research group based in a number of countries (Japan, Malaysia, Ukraine, and Germany), led by Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), have proposed an improved model for predicting the generation of thermal energy from nuclear fission processes, by focusing on Uranium-236. This model can help improve efficiency in nuclear power generation. (2017-12-27)

Postpone the nuclear waste decision
Although nuclear waste has been produced for a long time, there is still no good way to discard the highly toxic material, which remains hazardous for up to 130,000 years. In his new book titled (2012-04-02)

Location, location, location: Transcriptional activity and nuclear position
In the June 1 issue of G&D, Dr. Mark Groudine and colleagues report on their surprising finding that the nuclear periphery may be the new hot spot. (2006-05-17)

Canada's nuclear future -- Clean, safe, responsible
The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an initiative vital to the future of nuclear energy in Canada. The Government of Canada has accepted the Nuclear Waste Management Organization's recommended approach for managing used nuclear fuel in Canada. (2007-06-14)

Tackling the threat of nuclear terrorism
The only effective way to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism is to abolish nuclear weapons and establish strict international control of all fissile materials that could be used to make new weapons, argue three US physicians in this week's BMJ. (2002-02-07)

INEEL scientist selected for congressional fellowship
Eric Loewen, an engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, has been chosen to serve as the American Nuclear Society's 2005 Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. (2004-08-31)

Nuclear magnetic moments
SCIENCE CHINA: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy will publish a special issue on nuclear magnetic moments and related topics in February 2011. (2010-12-23)

Nuclear Cardiac Imaging: Society of Nuclear Medicine publishes new book
There's a new resource available for those seeking information regarding an increasingly important specialization in cardiac care. Nuclear Cardiac Imaging: Terminology and Technical Aspects, by Elpida S. Crawford, MS, CNMT and Syed Sajid Husain, MD, MS, MAS, provides detailed information for those studying nuclear cardiology and is also an invaluable reference tool for those already practicing and teaching. (2003-07-24)

UGA Center for International Trade and Security receives more than $3 million for WMD research
The Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) at the University of Georgia recently received more than $3 million in new grants and contracts for research on issues surrounding weapons of mass destruction. The new grants and contracts come over the next three years from the Carnegie Corporation, the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Energy for research on preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. (2002-11-18)

American Nuclear Society honors new fellow Besmann with Mishima Award
Ted Besmann, leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Surface Processing & Mechanics group, has been elected fellow of the American Nuclear Society and has been selected to receive the society's 2010 Mishima Award. (2010-05-11)

Loyola nuclear medicine technologist named National Technologist of the Year
Nuclear medicine technologist Rebecca Sajdak of Loyola University Medical Center has been named National Technologist of the Year by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. (2013-06-26)

Nuclear weapons continue to pose a serious health risk in Europe
Nuclear weapons in various European countries, particularly Russia, pose a serious threat to health, argues a letter in this week's BMJ. (2005-07-21)

$500,000 award to fight clandestine nuclear activity
As part of a broad international effort to eliminate the testing of nuclear weapons, engineers at the University of Texas at Austin were awarded $511,000 from the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration to research better methods for monitoring and detecting covert nuclear tests. (2008-11-03)

Physics: Toward a practical nuclear pendulum
Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) Munich have, for the first time, measured the lifetime of an excited state in the nucleus of an unstable element. This is a major step toward a nuclear clock that could keep even better time than today's best atomic timekeepers. (2017-01-27)

Two's a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don't mix
If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize support for renewables, rather than nuclear power, the findings of a major new energy study concludes. (2020-10-05)

Small-scale nuclear fusion may be a new energy source
Fusion energy may soon be used in small-scale power stations. This means producing environmentally friendly heating and electricity at a low cost from fuel found in water. Both heating generators and generators for electricity could be developed within a few years, according to research that has primarily been conducted at the University of Gothenburg. (2015-09-25)

Historian says history of nuclear power needs to be addressed
The long-standing conflicts over nuclear power and the risks of radiation exposure are nothing new -- in fact, the debate over the damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant in Japan are similar to arguments happening between scientists, governmental agencies and the public since 1945, according to an Oregon State University expert on the history of science. (2011-04-05)

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