News tagged with plutonium

Time to tackle the UK's plutonium mountain

Professor Neil Hyatt, Research Chair in Radioactive Waste Management, calls for UK plutonium policy to be re-examined to allow swift immobilisation of UK's civil plutonium stockpile to maximise safety, security and affordability ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Plutonium keeps its electrons close to home

Found in nuclear fuel and nuclear weapons, plutonium is an incredibly complex element that has far-ranging energy, security, and environmental effects. To understand plutonium, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

dateSep 15, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Making fuel for exploring space

Since its 1977 launch, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has travelled farther than any other piece of human technology. It is also the only human-made object to have entered interstellar space.

dateSep 09, 2015 in General Physics
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