News tagged with power plants

Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until the agency can determine whether its twin reactors can withstand ...

Sep 11, 2014
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Ordinary materials, fantastic opportunities

For Michael Demkowicz, some of the greatest scientific mysteries and major engineering opportunities lie in everyday materials. "Structural materials are sometimes seen as low-tech," he says. "Who thinks ...

Sep 08, 2014
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Cutting emissions pays for itself, research shows

Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead ...

Aug 24, 2014
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Simulation models optimize water power

The Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest offers great potential for water power; hydroelectric power stations there generate over 20 000 megawatts already. Now a simulation model will help optimize the operation ...

Jul 31, 2014
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