Physicists split an atom using quantum mechanics precision
Researchers from the University of Bonn have just shown how a single atom can be split into its two halves, pulled apart and put back together again. While the word "atom" literally means "indivisible," the ...
How does a nuclear meltdown work? (w/ Video)
How a Solar-Hydrogen Economy Could Supply the World's Energy Needs
The first nuclear power plant for settlements on Moon, Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- The first nuclear power plant being considered for production of electricity for manned or unmanned bases on the Moon, Mars and other planets may really look like it came from outer space, ...
Researchers take big step to develop nuclear fusion power
Imagine a world without man-made climate change, energy crunches or reliance on foreign oil. It may sound like a dream world, but University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineers have made a giant step toward ...
Physicists demonstrate conditions for laser-driven fusion
Scientists test novel power system for space travel (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers, including engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, has demonstrated a new concept for a reliable nuclear reactor that could be used on space flights.
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.
Livermorium and Flerovium join the periodic table of elements
(Phys.org) -- The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) today officially approved new names for elements 114 and 116, the latest heavy elements to be added to the periodic table.
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 ...
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?
A new clean nuclear fusion reactor has been designed
A researcher at the Universidad politécnica de Madrid (UPM, Spain) has patented a nuclear fusion reactor by inertial confinement that, apart from be used to generate electric power in plants, can be applied ...
Exploring the universe with nuclear power
In the past four decades, NASA and other space agencies from around the world have accomplished some amazing feats. Together, they have sent manned missions to the Moon, explored Mars, mapped Venus and Mercury, ...
Fusion presents low proliferation risk, experts conclude
American researchers have shown that prospective magnetic fusion power systems would pose a much lower risk of being used for the production of weapon-usable materials than nuclear fission reactors and their ...