Planning for a nuclear future
Materials scientists and engineers from six UK universities are joining forces to forecast the life expectancy of nuclear power reactors.
New territory in nuclear fission explored with ISOLDE
An international collaboration led by the University of Leuven, Belgium, exploiting ISOLDEs radioactive beams, has recently discovered an unexpected new type of asymmetric nuclear fission, which challenges ...
New type of nuclear fission discovered
Explained: Monte Carlo simulations
Speak to enough scientists, and you hear the words 'Monte Carlo' a lot. "We ran the Monte Carlos," a researcher will say. What does that mean?
Tainted nuke plant water reaches major NJ aquifer
(AP) -- Radioactive water that leaked from the nation's oldest nuclear power plant has now reached a major underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to much of southern New Jersey, the state's environmental chief ...
iPhone goes nuclear
A fission reaction in a nuclear reactor? There's an "app" for that! An iPhone "application" or software developed by the University of Utah's Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute to look at medical ...
Hospital scanner could curb nuclear waste threat
Medical equipment used for diagnosis of patients with heart disease and cancer could be a key weapon in stopping nuclear waste seeping into the environment, according to new research.
Using supercomputers to explore nuclear energy (w/ Video)
Ever wanted to see a nuclear reactor core in action? A new computer algorithm developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory allows scientists to view nuclear ...
How a Solar-Hydrogen Economy Could Supply the World's Energy Needs
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.