Thorium: Proliferation warnings on nuclear 'wonder-fuel'
Thorium is being touted as an ideal fuel for a new generation of nuclear power plants, but in a piece in this week's Nature, researchers suggest it may not be as benign as portrayed.
Proposed gamma-ray laser could emit 'nuclear light'
A future energy giant? India's thorium-based nuclear plans
As part of an ambitious three-stage plan to fulfil its nuclear vision and desire for energy security, India could find itself a leading global exporter of an alternative nuclear technology that is more efficient ...
Hans Blix calls on scientists to develop thorium nuclear fuel
A safer route to a nuclear future?
By using thorium instead of uranium as fuel, nuclear power could be safer and more sustainable, according to new research.
Search for life suggests solar systems more habitable than ours
(Phys.org)—Scattered around the Milky Way are stars that resemble our own sun—but a new study is finding that any planets orbiting those stars may very well be hotter and more dynamic than Earth.
Test for carbon capture leaks developed
Scientists have developed the first ever fail-safe test to check for carbon dioxide (CO2) leaks from carbon capture and storage sites deep underground.
Chemistry on Mars reveals cooling rate
Grand Canyon as old as the dinosaurs, suggests new study
An analysis of mineral grains from the bottom of the western Grand Canyon indicates it was largely carved out by about 70 million years ago—a time when dinosaurs were around and may have even peeked over ...
New paper describes method for cleaning up nuclear waste
While the costs associated with storing nuclear waste and the possibility of it leaching into the environment remain legitimate concerns, they may no longer be obstacles on the road to cleaner energy.
Should Australia consider thorium nuclear power?
Australia has developed something of an allergic reaction to any mention of uranium or nuclear energy. Blessed as we are with abundant reserves of coal, oil and gas, we have never had to ask the hard questions ...
Geologic study suggests Earth's tectonic activity peaked 1.1 billion years ago
Tibetan Plateau may be older than previously thought
(Phys.org) -- The growth of high topography on the Tibetan Plateau in Sichuan, China, began much earlier than previously thought, according to an international team of geologists who looked at mountain ranges ...