News tagged with nuclear tests

Remembering the Vela incident

Thirty-six years ago today, a strange event was detected over the Southern Indian Ocean that remains controversial. On September 22nd, 1979, an American Vela Hotel satellite detected an atmospheric explosion over the southern ...

dateSep 23, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Chemists solve major piece of cellular mystery

Not just anything is allowed to enter the nucleus, the heart of eukaryotic cells where, among other things, genetic information is stored. A double membrane, called the nuclear envelope, serves as a wall, protecting the contents ...

dateAug 27, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Accident-tolerant fuels ready for testing

Higher performance nuclear fuels could allow use in a reactor for longer periods of time along with enhanced tolerance to severe accident conditions. The summer of 2014 marked an important milestone toward development of ...

dateFeb 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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