Planning for a nuclear future

Materials scientists and engineers from six UK universities are joining forces to forecast the life expectancy of nuclear power reactors.

How the sun gets its spots

Sunspots are huge, dark, irregularly shaped--and yet, temporary--areas of intense magnetism on the sun that expand and contract as they move.

Lensless imaging of whole biological cells with soft X-rays

A team of scientists working at beamline 9.0.1 of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has used x-ray diffraction microscopy to make images of whole yeast ...

ORMatE returns to NRL after nearly 2 years in Earth orbit

Completing an 18-month mission orbiting the Earth more than 6,000 times on-orbit the International Space Station (ISS), the Optical Reflector Material Experiment (ORMatE-1) returns to Washington, D.C., to NRL's Electronics ...

New oral agents may prevent injury after radiation exposure

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and collaborators have discovered and analyzed several new compounds, collectively called the ''EUK-400 series,'' which could someday be used to prevent radiation-induced ...

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