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Study looks to nuclear energy as micro-scale fuel
A trio of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have a new scale in mind for nuclear energy: Rather than huge plants powering entire cities, they envision tiny batteries turning a single microscopic gear. (1999-06-29)
Probability of contamination from severe nuclear reactor accidents is higher than expected
Western Europe has the worldwide highest risk of radioactive contamination caused by major reactor accidents. (2012-05-22)
A mixture of thorium and uranium may provide cheaper, cleaner, safer nuclear power
Researchers from DOE's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory lead an eight-institution collaboration to develop a new fuel that promises to increase the time nuclear reactors can run between shutdowns while discouraging the proliferation of nuclear weapons. (2000-02-06)
Jorge R. Barrio, PhD receives Aebersold Award for research
Researcher, educator, advocate and author Jorge Raul Barrio, PhD, has been named recipient of the Society of Nuclear Medicine's (SNM) Paul C. (2002-06-16)
Physics: From the atomic to the nuclear clock
Measuring time using oscillations of atomic nuclei might significantly improve precision beyond that of current atomic clocks. (2016-05-06)
New co-chair of atomic scientists calls on US administration to reduce nuclear threat
Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist and cosmologist at Arizona State University, will co-chair the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists with Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman. (2009-01-13)
$750,000 educational grant awarded for engineering diversity outreach
The Nuclear and Radiation Engineering and Thermal Fluids Systems programs in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin have been awarded $750,000 to establish an outreach program with historically black colleges and universities to introduce students and faculty to nuclear science and engineering. (2008-09-22)
DIAMOND to tackle UK nuclear waste issues
The long-term problem of how to manage and dispose of Britain's nuclear waste is to be tackled by a UK consortium headed by the University of Leeds. (2008-04-30)
Fish study shows important genome interactions in animal cells
In a new study, researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science examined how the interaction of two genomes in animal cells -- the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes -- interact to affect adaptation of the Atlantic killifish to different temperatures. (2017-04-03)
IAEA provides services to cope with a changing climate
The changing global climate threatens life-sustaining resources. Fresh water reserves and arable land are shrinking. (2009-12-08)
Oak Ridge National Lab to lead Reactor Simulation Innovation Hub
A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received $122 million and access to the world's most powerful computers to speed the development of the next generation of nuclear reactors. (2010-05-28)
Americans using more fossil fuels
American energy use went back up in 2010 compared to 2009, when consumption was at a 12-year low. (2011-11-09)
'Strange' physics experiment is unraveling structure of proton
An international team of nuclear physicists has determined that particles called strange quarks do, indeed, contribute to the ordinary properties of the proton. (2005-06-17)
Brand New Nuclear Science Wall Chart Ready For Schools
The Contemporary Physics Education Project, working with scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have released a spectacular new wall chart for high schools that graphically illustrates fundamental principles, recent discoveries, and future directions in nuclear science. (1998-05-04)
Baker Institute study, conference weigh risks for global energy markets
In recent years, a growing scarcity of energy commodities worldwide has heightened concerns about key geopolitical risks and threats, such as conflict in the Middle East, terrorism and resource nationalism. (2008-05-21)
Sandia adds augmented reality to training toolbox
Sandia National Laboratories computer scientists have recently adapted augmented reality to enhance training of nuclear power reactor security personnel around the world. (2017-02-06)
Cosmic connection
KITP's Greg Huber worked with nuclear physicists to confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars. (2016-11-01)
Nuclear physics' interdisciplinary progress
The theoretical view of the structure of the atom nucleus is not carved in stone. (2016-05-10)
Israeli public supports middle east nuclear free zone: UMD poll
Nearly two-thirds of Israeli Jews, 64 percent, favor establishing a nuclear free zone in the Middle East - even when it's spelled out that this would mean both Israel and Iran would have to forego nuclear weapons - says a new University of Maryland poll. (2011-12-01)
McMaster University projects awarded $3.3 million to address auto industry, nuclear safety
Two pioneering research projects will bring together 17 McMaster researchers, a dozen industry partners and more than 80 students thanks to $3.3M in research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's CREATE program. (2016-04-18)
NIF project sets records for laser performance
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently produced 10,400 Joules or 10.4 kiloJoules (kJ) of ultraviolet laser light in a single laser beamline, setting a world record for laser performance. (2003-06-05)
Research identifies precise measurement of radiation damage
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have for the first time simulated and quantified the early stages of radiation damage that will occur in a given material. (2012-06-05)
In fight against cancer, a closer look at nuclear blebbing
Misshapen cell nuclei are frequently observed in the cells of people with cancer and other diseases, but what causes the abnormality -- and why it is associated with certain disorders -- has remained unclear. (2013-02-18)
Science for Our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit & Forum
The first Science for Our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit & Forum will be held May 25-27, 2011, in Washington D.C. (2011-03-04)
Historic Soviet nuclear test site offers insights for today's nuclear monitoring
Newly published data from the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site, the Soviet Union's primary nuclear weapons testing ground during the Cold War, can help today's atomic detectives fine-tune their monitoring of nuclear explosions around the world, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America. (2008-04-17)
A new energy source within the cells
Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, find evidence of a new energy source within cell nucleus. (2016-06-02)
Americans use less energy in 2015 according to Lawrence Livermore analysis
Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. (2016-04-19)
Secretary Chu announces 2009 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winners
US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the winners of the 2009 E.O. (2009-12-16)
INEEL assists in international effort to increase nuclear plant safety
A nuclear reactor safety code developed at the INEEL could help prevent another Chernobyl-type accident. (2004-09-13)
Advanced nuclear fuel sets global performance record
Idaho National Laboratory scientists have set a new world record with next-generation particle fuel for use in high temperature gas reactors. (2009-11-17)
PNAS: Shareholder responsibility could spur shift to sustainable energy
Allowing shareholders to be held liable for the damages that companies cause to the environment, people could help transform the world's energy system towards sustainability, according to new research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2013-01-08)
The first observation of a coherent neutrino-nucleus collision
The possibility that neutrinos interact coherently with the nucleus of an atom was first theoretically described in 1974 -- and now physicists report the first observation of such an event. (2017-08-03)
After the deal: Partnerships with Iran could reduce long-term nuclear risks
The United States and five world powers hope to soon finalize a nuclear deal with Iran to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for a relaxing of international economic and financial sanctions. (2015-06-18)
Experts call for local and regional control of sites for radioactive waste
The withdrawal of Nevada's Yucca Mountain as a potential nuclear waste repository has reopened the debate over how and where to dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste. (2009-07-09)
Nuclear fusion-fission hybrid could contribute to carbon-free energy future
Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin have designed a new system that, when fully developed, would use fusion to eliminate most of the transuranic waste produced by nuclear power plants, making nuclear power a more viable alternative to carbon-based energy sources. (2009-01-27)
New arena of power generation set in motion with MOU
Sandia National Laboratories and eight other companies and research organizations will collaborate to advance a distributed power system that can produce cleaner, more efficient electricity. (2015-08-20)
What the 'cold fusion' debacle has revealed
'Cold fusion' has a serious legacy problem. Back in 1989, researchers announced that they had demonstrated the phenomenon -- a nuclear reaction producing excess heat at room temperature -- that promised to revolutionize clean energy. (2016-11-09)
Society of Nuclear Medicine offers program to meet patients' current, future needs for radionuclides
The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) -- in recognizing that the future of radionuclide therapies and innovative research in molecular imaging/nuclear medicine depends on a reliable, affordable and sustainable domestic supply of radionuclides -- has developed an important, new position paper on a proposed National Radionuclide Production Enhancement (NRPE) program. (2005-04-04)
ORNL, USEC enter into $121 million R&D agreement
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and USEC Inc. have signed an agreement worth $121 million to develop and demonstrate a highly efficient uranium enrichment technology that could greatly reduce United States dependence on foreign energy sources. (2002-09-19)
£1 million ensures the safety of the next generation of nuclear reactors
A £1 million project at the University of Huddersfield will provide the nuclear power industry with scientific data it needs to ensure that future generations of reactors and radioactive waste storage solutions are safe and reliable. (2015-01-20)
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