Lack of fuel may limit US nuclear power expansion

Limited supplies of fuel for nuclear power plants may thwart the renewed and growing interest in nuclear energy in the United States and other nations, says an MIT expert on the industry.

Suicide: unexpected coral killer

A mysterious disease is causing the corals of the Great Barrier Reef to kill themselves - and scientists are battling to find out why.

New research reveals subtlety of superconductivity

Argonne scientists helped lead the superconducting revolution 20 years ago this month with their landmark solution of the structure of the most widely known high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O7. Now, they have solved ...

Mobile phones can soon survive being dropped

Dutch researcher Paulette Prins has demonstrated that plastic does not have to be a poorer conductor than present-day semiconductors. This opens up the way for a revolution in consumer electronics: mobile phones and MP3 players ...

Engineers create SpaceNet -- the supply chain

If you think shipping freight from Cincinnati to El Paso is challenging, imagine trying to deliver an oxygen generation unit from the Earth to a remote location on the moon.

'Cyclone science' shows rainforest impacts and recovery

A year on from Cyclone Larry research into the environmental impacts of the category 4/5 storm is starting to deliver interesting results. This suite of projects involving 25 scientists from 5 institutions was set up shortly ...

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