Some suggest it's time to rethink which direction we point our solar panels
South Korean town to put nuclear plan to vote
Fighting plans to build a nuclear power plant, a South Korean fishing village is holding a referendum Thursday, even though the government has warned the vote is illegal.
India turns to nuclear as energy crisis deepens
India's new prime minister is turning to nuclear energy to ease a power crisis made worse by the cancellation of hundreds of coal mining permits, but he faces scepticism both at home and abroad.
Researchers uncover properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel
Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics, fast ion conductors, and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear waste, generating a great deal of scientific interest on the structure, properties, ...
Quantum mechanics to charge your laptop?
Top scientists from UC Berkeley and MIT found the expertise they lacked at FIU. They invited Sakhrat Khizroev, a professor with appointments in both medicine and engineering, to help them conduct research ...
Water-based nuclear battery 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 ...
Surface dynamics studies yield resilient materials for applications in high-intensity environments
Solid core material is almost a given for technology. But just because the guts are right doesn't guarantee success. The surface layer, in fact, can hold the key in some applications. Yet its importance is ...
Antineutrino detectors could aid non-proliferation
Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and even in the fictional world of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" look to subatomic particles called neutrinos to answer the big questions about the universe.
Engineering nuclear nonproliferation
University of Virginia engineering professor Houston Wood's career is a testament to the essential role that engineers can play, not only in preserving a free and open society, but also in making the world a safer place.
New math technique improves atomic property predictions to historic accuracy
By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Indiana University have developed a tool that allowed them to calculate ...
Innovative pendulum-dynamo for converting tidal energy into electrical power
Okayama University's Shinji Hiejima is looking for industrial partners to commercialize his experimentally proven and patented concept of the Hydro-VENUS system for converting tidal energy into electrical ...
Famed atom smasher gets twice the energy next year (Update)
The world's largest atom smasher is gearing up for its second three-year run after 16 months of maintenance and upgrades.
Germany sets record for peak energy use – 50 percent comes from solar (Update)
France unveils ambitious energy bill for greener nation
France on Wednesday unveiled a much-anticipated bill to reduce the country's dependency on nuclear energy and fossil fuels, after months of intense debate over one of the Socialist government's pet projects.