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Ukraine to receive mobile radiation detection vehicle
Nuclear and radioactive material from hospitals, power plants or industrial facilities can be abandoned, lost or even stolen. (2010-04-22)

Safe, secure and inexpensive power from newest genearations of nuclear reactors
Researchers writing for the latest issue of Physics Today magazine report that more and more people are reconsidering nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuel. At the moment, nuclear and hydroelectric power are the only technologies that can generate large amounts of energy without emitting copious greenhouses gases. (2002-04-25)

Public dread of nuclear power limits its use
Nuclear power has been a part of the American energy portfolio since the 1950s, but for a number of reasons, the general public has long felt a significant dread about it. (2019-05-06)

NC State to play key role in DOE team on nuclear energy innovation
Experimenting with new designs and operation techniques for nuclear power plants is a tricky business, since even small changes can pose significant safety and financial risks. But the US Department of Energy is funding a major research initiative that will use computer models to develop innovative new approaches to nuclear power that will result in safer, more cost-effective energy -- and North Carolina State University is playing a key leadership role in the program. (2010-06-02)

Chernobyl revisited: Virtual issue explores ecological effects of nuclear disasters
The decision of the German government to phase out nuclear power by 2022 has reopened an energy debate that has far wider implications than Germany or Japan, which is still coming to terms with events at the damaged Fukushima plant. (2011-06-07)

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)

UF Researchers: Nuclear Power Will Make Mars Trip Shorter, Safer
As the world marks the 40th anniversary Saturday of the first Sputnik launch and the dawn of the Space Age, scientists at the University of Florida are working on a nuclear propulsion system they say could shorten a 600-day manned trip to Mars by more than a year. (1997-10-01)

Student conference to explore the future of nuclear power
As nuclear power returns to the national energy agenda, the need for engineers and scientists in all sectors of the field becomes ever more pressing. This year's American Nuclear Society (ANS) national student conference, to be held March 30 - April 1 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will offer a glimpse at the future leaders in academia, government, and industry, while featuring presentations from experts currently working in these arenas. (2006-03-22)

National Research Project Focuses On Nuclear Reactors
Purdue University researchers are leading a national effort to ensure the safety and efficiency of the next generation of nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has established the Institute of Thermal-Hydraulics at Purdue's School of Nuclear Engineering. (1998-04-29)

New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications. (2017-10-05)

100-year-old model of the atom to be celebrated
A series of public lectures taking place next week will look at the legacy of Rutherford's discovery and give citizens of Manchester the chance to join nuclear physicists from around the world in celebrating his 100-year-old model of the atom. (2011-08-03)

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)

New paper by Notre Dame researchers describes method for cleaning up nuclear waste
A new paper by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers showcases Notre Dame Thorium Borate-1 as a crystalline compound which can be tailored to safely absorb radioactive ions from nuclear waste streams. (2012-03-20)

ASME nuclear technology forum hosted by Pitt
Key developments in nuclear power technology will be the focus of an American Society of Mechanical Engineers forum hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering Oct. 17-19. (2006-10-13)

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)

Weighing the financial risks of nuclear power plants
Power companies are rushing to invest in new nuclear reactors, largely because of promised government subsidies that make the investment seem as good as investments in other types of energy. A new study from UC Berkeley, LBNL and Georgetown researchers warns, however, that unexpected costs have often arisen in past nuclear plant construction, increasing electricity costs. Because new plants will use untested technologies, such cost surprises could happen again, making nuclear power less attractive financially. (2007-04-03)

Japan disaster's impact reaches far beyond slow-down in auto exports
Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant damage have done more than reduce shipments of automobiles and car parts to the US. Damage at Japanese chemical plants that produce raw materials for electronics components has had some of the most severe impacts in history on the global electronics industry. That's the message from one story in a package of reports on the disaster in this edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. (2011-05-25)

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)

Renewable energy wrecks environment
Renewable does not mean green. That is the claim of Jesse Ausubel of the Rockefeller University in New York. Writing in Inderscience's International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, Ausubel explains that building enough wind farms, damming enough rivers, and growing enough biomass to meet global energy demands will wreck the environment. (2007-07-24)

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)

CASL milestone validates reactor model using TVA data
Today, the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) announced that its scientists have successfully completed the first full-scale simulation of an operating nuclear reactor. CASL is modeling nuclear reactors on supercomputers to help researchers better understand reactor performance with much higher reliability than previously available methods, with the goal of ultimately increasing power output, extending reactor life, and reducing waste. (2013-07-10)

A French nuclear exit?
France has been held up, worldwide, as the forerunner in using nuclear fission to produce electricity. However, a third of the nation's nuclear reactors will need replacing in the next decade, and public opinion has shifted toward reducing reliance on nuclear power. (2013-01-07)

Need for nuclear reactor permits powering up
Today the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a signing ceremony, which formally awarded the first-ever early site permit allowing construction of the first new nuclear power reactor in more than 30 years. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are assisting NRC with environmental and safety reviews, and document preparation required in evaluating and licensing new nuclear power generation stations in the United States. (2007-03-15)

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)

Book by Brian Michael Jenkins explores nuclear terrorism
Almost since the dawn of the nuclear age, experts have tried to assess the chance terrorists could acquire the raw materials and technological skill needed to assemble a nuclear bomb. In a new book, (2008-09-10)

Making radiation-proof materials for electronics, power plants
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster made the dangers of radiation all too real. To avoid similar tragedies in the future, scientists are working to develop new radiation-proof materials for nuclear power plants, as well as for less obvious applications such as medical devices and airplanes. An article in Chemical & Engineering News, the American Chemical Society's weekly news magazine, explores the latest developments. (2014-04-16)

University of Tennessee receives DOE funds to improve nuclear safety
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will take part in two US Department of Energy projects totaling more than nine million dollars which involve a team of institutions to improve upon nuclear energy safety and efficiency. (2012-10-11)

Consortium to enhance Big Ten university research and training reactors
Nuclear energy is not dead, and the near and long term future of the university research and training reactors received a boost when the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a consortium of four Big Ten universities nearly $2 million a year for the next five years. (2002-10-17)

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)

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)

Russian/American scientists explore international nuclear security solutions
Russian and American scientists hope to help each other avert nuclear disasters by coming together at Vanderbilt Nov. 14-17 to share methods, techniques and scientific research related to secure management of nuclear materials, including those at nuclear power plants, nuclear weapons' sites and nuclear waste facilities. (2004-11-10)

OUP publishes free article collection about Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster
March 11, 2016, marks five years since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. In the last five years, researchers all over the world have been conducting substantial studies to find out the effect on the environment, human bodies, and our society. In honor of their great work, Oxford University Press has made 30 research articles about the accident from nine journals freely available to read online for a year. (2016-03-09)

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)

Nuclear CSI: Noninvasive procedure could identify criminal nuclear activity
Determining if an individual has handled nuclear materials is a challenge national defense agencies currently face. The standard protocol to detect uranium exposure is through a urine sample; however, urine is able to only identify those who have been recently exposed. Now, scientists at the University of Missouri have developed procedures that will better identify individuals exposed to uranium within one year. Scientists and homeland security experts believe this noninvasive procedure could identify individuals who may be smuggling nuclear materials for criminal purposes. (2016-11-01)

US risks losing clean electricity if nuclear plants keep closing
Four nuclear power plants, sources of low-emissions electricity, have announced closings this year. If plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity starting in 2030, according to a new report, (2013-12-11)

Professor receives prestigious award in nuclear chemistry
University of Kentucky chemistry professor has been selected as the 2006 recipient of the prestigous Glenn T. Seaborg Award from the American Chemical Society. (2005-09-15)

Reducing radioactive waste in processes to dismantle nuclear facilities
Margarita Herranz, professor of nuclear engineering at the UPV/EHU, leads one of the working groups in the Europe H2020 INSIDER project. The project aims to improve the management of contaminated materials by designing a methodology which allows the best scenarios in the dismantling, closing down and remediation of nuclear facilities to be specified and selected; the ultimate aim is for the waste to be properly characterised and for its storage and disposal routes to be clearly identified. (2020-07-08)

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)

'Diamond-age' of power generation as nuclear batteries developed
New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current. The development could solve some of the problems of nuclear waste, clean electricity generation and battery life. (2016-11-25)

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