New pint sized particle accelerator leads the way to clean nuclear energy
Controversial energy-generating system lacking credibility (w/ video)
Removing Hot Air from Nuclear Power Plants; Scientists Convert Nuclear Energy to Power without Steam
(PhysOrg.com) -- For years, researchers have been in search of an economically feasible method of converting nuclear energy directly into electricity. Now, University of Missouri researchers are developing an energy conversion ...
'Cold fusion' rebirth? New evidence for existence of controversial energy source
Researchers are reporting compelling new scientific evidence for the existence of low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), the process once called "cold fusion" that may promise a new source of energy. One group ...
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.
"Mini supernova" explosion could have big impact
In Hollywood blockbusters, explosions are often among the stars of the show. In space, explosions of actual stars are a focus for scientists who hope to better understand their births, lives, and deaths and ...
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.
Scientists re-create what may be life's first spark
Scientists in a lab used a powerful laser to re-create what might have been the original spark of life on Earth.
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 ...
New materials turn heat into electricity
Most of today's power plants--from some of the largest solar arrays to nuclear energy facilities--rely on the boiling and condensing of water to produce energy.
Habitable planets and white dwarfs
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 ...
Nuclear cooling in neutron stars deepens mystery of hot surface
Research by a team of scientists led by a Michigan State University physicist has shed new light on the properties of neutron stars, super dense stars that form when a large star explodes and collapses into ...
Toward limitless energy: National Ignition Facility focus of ACS symposium (w/ Video)
Chemists are preparing to play an important but often unheralded role in determining the success of one of the largest and most important scientific experiments in history — next year's initial attempts ...