News tagged with nuclear reactor

In search of 'sterile' neutrinos

Lately, neutrinos – the tiny, nearly massless particles that many scientists study to better understand the fundamental workings of the universe – have been posing a problem for physicists.

dateDec 12, 2016 in General Physics
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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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