How does a nuclear meltdown work? (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- When working properly, nuclear reactors produce large amounts of heat via nuclear fission reactions. The heat converts the surrounding water into steam, which turns turbines and generates electricity. But ...

Financial instruments could be spiked with unfindable risks

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a result that may have implications for financial regulation, researchers from computer science and economics have revealed potentially impenetrable problems with the pricing of financial derivatives. ...

Researchers work to protect, restore vulnerable networks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Alon Efrat, a University of Arizona associate professor of computer science, is working with a team of researchers on a project intended to help prevent a telecommunications meltdown in the event of an ...

India launches mobile phone share trading

India has launched stock trading on mobile phones, hoping to capitalise on the country's position as the world's fastest-growing handset market by catering to tech-savvy investors.

TEPCO to drain two tanks at Fukushima nuclear plant

Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Saturday it would empty two more coolant tanks that hold radioactive water over fears of fresh leaks at the crippled nuclear plant.

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Meltdown

Meltdown is a term generally referring to a nuclear meltdown or the melting of a nuclear-reactor core as a result of a serious nuclear accident.

The term has also been borrowed to describe the following:

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