News tagged with nuclear reaction

The earliest stars in the Universe

(PhysOrg.com) -- Matter in the universe after the big bang consisted almost entirely of hydrogen and helium atoms. Only later, after undergoing fusion reactions in the nuclear furnaces of stars, did these ...

Dec 19, 2011 4.4 / 5 (10) 15 | with audio podcast

The nuclear reactor in your basement

How would you like to replace your water heater with a nuclear reactor? That's what Joseph Zawodny, a senior scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center, hopes to help bring about. It would tap the enormous ...

Feb 19, 2013 4 / 5 (40) 133

The making of dust

(PhysOrg.com) -- On the Earth, dust particles are everywhere - under beds, on bookshelves, even floating in the air. We take dust for granted. Dust is also common in space, and it is found for example in the ...

Jul 06, 2011 4.6 / 5 (5) 5 | with audio podcast

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 ...

May 06, 2010 2.6 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

Exotic isotopes step on the scale

Elements heavier than iron are believed to have formed in supernovae or merging neutron stars through a series of complex nuclear reactions. Nuclear physicists are working to recreate these reactions by performing ...

Sep 06, 2013 5 / 5 (6) 0