Researchers explore power of thorium for improved nuclear design
The UK is playing a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, compact, quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.
'T-rays' to shed light on nuclear fusion
In the race to secure clean energy in the future, Lancaster University Engineers are reinventing a piece of technology which so far has only been used in labs to diagnose cancer, detect explosives, and even analyse grand ...
16,000 demonstrators rally against restarting Japan nuke plant
Some 16,000 people rallied Tuesday in the Japanese capital against the government's plan to restart nuclear reactors, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster, Jiji Press said.
Tiny particles have big potential in debate over nuclear proliferation
The solution to the big issue of nuclear nonproliferation might be smaller than you think - so small it's virtually invisible and massless.
Next-generation nuclear reactors that use radioactive waste materials as fuel
Hitachi announced today that they have begun joint research with three American universities aimed at using Transuranium Elements (TRUs) as fuel, and the development of Resource-renewable Boiling Water Reactors ...
Testing the shelf-life of nuclear reactors
Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls and TerraPower based in Bellevue, Washington, have demonstrated the power of high-energy beams of ...
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.
Improved method for isotope enrichment could secure a vital global commodity
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a new method for enriching a group of the world's most expensive chemical commodities, stable isotopes, which are vital to medical imaging and ...
Japan's leadership averted worst-case disaster, researcher says
Faced with an unprecedented disaster in postwar Japan, then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan and his Democratic Party of Japan government handled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster better than originally perceived, ...
Researcher uses code to test nuclear fuels
When friends ask Idaho National Laboratory researcher Blaise Collin what his job entails, he compares his scientific simulation work to operating a flight simulator.
Molten salt reactor concept has new Transatomic Power lift
Moly 99 reactor could lead to US supply of isotope to track disease
An Albuquerque startup company has licensed a Sandia National Laboratories technology that offers a way to make molybdenum-99, a key radioactive isotope needed for diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, ...
NASA scientist creates expanded list of habitability possibilities for other worlds
Japan to start building underground ice wall at Fukushima (Update)
Japan on Monday started work on an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said.