Feature Channels:

Nuclear Power

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Most Precise Measurement of Energy Range for Particles Produced by Nuclear Reactors Reveals Surprises

Manual-Calibration-Unit-Daya-Bay.jpg

An international team that includes researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has captured the most precise—and puzzling—energy measurements yet of ghostly particles called reactor antineutrinos produced at a nuclear power complex in China.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Fedoruk Centre Invests $2-Million for Nuclear Policy Research

Neil_Alexander_86A3292.jpg

The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation will invest $2-million to support research at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) at the University of Regina (U of R) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

PPPL Collaborators Congratulate Team at Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

W7-XDAvidGatesatW7-X.jpg

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), who collaborate with the Max Planck Institute in Germany on the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion energy reactor, congratulated the team for starting its scientific investigations on fusion energy by producing its first hydrogen plasma on Feb. 3.

Science

Channels:

Stanford Experts Reveal Latest “Doomsday Clock” Estimate

l1000159.jpg

The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity, according to Stanford experts and California Governor Jerry Brown, who were on hand to unveil the latest update to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ “doomsday clock” on Tuesday.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Cracking Cases

NACIL_image2_giaquinto_1.jpg

A group of nuclear detectives at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory takes on tough challenges, from detecting illicit uranium using isotopic “fingerprints” to investigating Presidential assassination conspiracies.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Ames Laboratory DNP-NMR Spectrometer Offers Higher Speed, More Precision

Photo_PruskiPerras.jpg

In just a little over a year of operation, the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory’s dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer has successfully characterized materials at the atomic scale level with more speed and precision than ever possible before.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

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.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Dawson Award Recognizes SLAC X-Ray Laser Experiment That Probed 3.6-Million-Degree Matter

hotdense-sxr-stcopy.jpg

Eight scientists have shared the 2015 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research for an experiment that used the world’s most powerful X-ray laser to create and probe 3.6-million-degree matter in a controlled way for the first time.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

PPPL Physicists Simulate Innovative Method for Starting Up Tokamaks Without Using a Solenoid

FrancescaPoli.jpg

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have produced self-consistent computer simulations that capture the evolution of an electric current inside fusion plasma without using a central electromagnet, or solenoid.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

ORNL Achieves Milestone with Plutonium-238 Sample

With the production of 50 grams of plutonium-238, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have restored a U.S. capability dormant for nearly 30 years and set the course to provide power for NASA and other missions.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

ORNL Technique Could Set New Course for Extracting Uranium From Seawater

An ultra-high-resolution technique used for the first time to study polymer fibers that trap uranium in seawater may cause researchers to rethink the best methods to harvest this potential fuel for nuclear reactors.

Life

Arts and Humanities

Channels:

The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

Medicine

Science

Life

Business

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

Click to view today's top stories.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

PPPL Physicists Propose New Plasma-Based Method to Treat Radioactive Waste

Nuclearwaste_C.jpg

Article about a proposed plasma-based method for treating nuclear waste.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Identifying New Sources of Turbulence in Spherical Tokamaks

ScreenShot2015-11-25at12.08.36PM.png

This article describes the discovery of two new sources of turbulence in compact spherical tokamaks.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Physicists Measure Force That Makes Antimatter Stick Together

D2401015smcopy.jpg

Peering at the debris from particle collisions that recreate the conditions of the very early universe, scientists have for the first time measured the force of interaction between pairs of antiprotons. Like the force that holds ordinary protons together within the nuclei of atoms, the force between antiprotons is attractive and strong. The experiments were conducted at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory and will publish in Nature.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Chemical Complexity Promises Improved Structural Alloys for Next-Gen Nuclear Energy

EDDE-NC.PNG

Researchers in an Energy Frontier Research Center led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating ways to design structural materials that develop fewer, smaller flaws under irradiation.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Scientists Help Safeguard Nuclear Reactors

Terry-PLDsystem.jpg

In March 2011 at Fukushima, the fuel’s cladding, a zirconium alloy used to contain the fuel and radioactive fission products, reacted with boiling coolant water to form hydrogen gas, which then exploded, resulting in the biggest nuclear power-related disaster since Chernobyl. Challenged by this event, two research teams have made progress in developing fuel claddings that are capable of withstanding the high temperatures resulting from a Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA), like that at Fukushima. Both teams will present their results at the AVS 62nd International Symposium and Exhibition, held Oct. 18-23 in San Jose, Calif.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

International Thyroid Congress Highlights Latest Research on Cancer Risk Factors and New Therapies for Thyroid Disease

The effect of radiation exposure related to the nuclear accidents that took place in Fukushima, Japan, and Chernobyl, Ukraine on thyroid cancer risk, whether dietary habits influence the risk of developing thyroid cancer, and recent study results with a triiodothyronine (T3) analog in an uncommon form of thyroid disease are all topics featured in oral presentations delivered at the 15th International Thyroid Congress, hosted by the American Thyroid Association, October 18-23, 2015, in Orlando (Lake Buena Vista), Florida.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

W80-4: Sandia California Works on Nuclear Weapon Life Extension Program

W80-4.jpg

Sandia National Laboratories is performing a Life Extension Program on the W80-4 nuclear weapon. The Life Extension Program is refurbishing the W80 warhead with replacement components for aging technology and components that have limited lifespans. Much of the work is being done at Sandia's California site.