News tagged with nuclear energy

The future of nuclear energy

Early this year, Rachel Slaybaugh attended a campus mixer on technological innovation. When she introduced herself as a professor of nuclear engineering, other attendees would pause and ask for clarification. She remembers, ...

dateNov 28, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Record distance for alternative super-current

Researchers have discovered that electrons that spin synchronously around their axes remain superconductive across large distances within magnetic chrome dioxide. Electric current from these electrons can flip small magnets, ...

dateNov 14, 2016 in General Physics
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Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

As Britain greenlights its first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years, experts diverged Thursday on the role of nuclear energy in the quest to cap global warming at less than two degrees Celsius.

dateSep 15, 2016 in Environment
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