Neutron experiments give unprecedented look at quantum oscillations
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found that nitrogen atoms in the compound uranium nitride exhibit unexpected, distinct vibrations that form a nearly ideal realization ...
Uranium-contaminated site yields wealth of information on underground microbe community
University of California, Berkeley, scientists have sequenced nearly all the genes in an underground community of microbes at a contaminated uranium mill site in Rifle, Colo., providing information that could help scientists ...
US panel approves uranium enrichment plant (Update)
(AP)—A nuclear power partnership of General Electric Co. and Tokyo-based Hitachi Ltd. received federal approval Tuesday to build the first plant to enrich uranium for use in commercial reactors using a classified laser ...
Similar organisms deal with life in the extreme differently, research finds
Life in extreme environments – hot acids and heavy metals, for example – can apparently make very similar organisms deal with stress in very different ways, according to new research from North Carolina State University.
UK stays cautious over thorium as nuclear fuel
'Civilian cyber-warriors' not driven by patriotism
People who commit cyber-attacks against the government also tend to download music illegally and participate in physical protests. Surprisingly, however, they don't appear to be acting out of some sense of national pride ...
Researchers put a uranium trophy in the cabinet (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Nottingham have published findings in the leading journal Science that show it is possible to prepare terminal uranium nitride compound which is stable at roo ...
Extracting uranium from seawater
(Phys.org) -- Fueling nuclear reactors with uranium harvested from the ocean could become more feasible because of a material developed by a team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Advances in decades-old dream of mining seawater for uranium
Scientists today reported progress toward a 40-year-old dream of extracting uranium for nuclear power from seawater, which holds at least 4 billion tons of the precious material. They described some of the most promising ...
Finnish firm says new cyber attack may have targeted Iran
A scientist claiming to work for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran told a Finnish cyber-security group that Tehran's nuclear programme had been the victim of a new cyber attack, the group said Wednesday.
Cyber war on Iran has only just begun
A US cyber war against Iran's nuclear program may have only just begun and could escalate with explosions triggered by digital sabotage, experts say.
Nuclear fuel recycling could offer plentiful energy (w/ Video)
Imagine the mess if we mined one ton of coal, burned five percent of it for energy, and then threw away the rest.
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.
Depleted uranium: could this reduce our dependency on crude oil?
(Phys.org) -- A simple three-step chemical reaction which could herald the introduction of new sustainable feedstocks for the chemical industry has been developed by scientists at The University of Nottingham.