News tagged with energy density

Spent nuclear fuel is anything but waste

Failure to pursue a program for recycling spent nuclear fuel has put the U.S. far behind other countries and represents a missed opportunity to enhance the nation's energy security and influence other countries, the former ...

Feb 20, 2011
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Tiny heat engine may be world's smallest

(PhysOrg.com) -- Steam engines, combustion engines, and diesel engines are all different types of heat engines, which operate by converting heat energy into mechanical work. Although heat engines have existed ...

Feb 02, 2011 feature
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New beam source for Brookhaven accelerators

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new source of ions will soon be the starting point for the beams entering two major research facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory - the Relativistic ...

Oct 15, 2010
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Tour de France Stresses Riders' Bodies to the Limit

Glancing at the elevation profiles of the stages of the 2010 Tour de France is enough to tire a couch potato. The mountainous race is legendarily strenuous, but beyond short-term discomforts such as road rash ...

Jul 19, 2010
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