It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it
And how to mutate plant seeds using radiation
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
Careers: Physics researcher, nuclear engineer
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
Safer, smaller nuclear reactors have amassed a powerful cult following
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
We'll get a vaccine for addiction, debate the future of nuclear power, use new tech to take on water shortages, and-just maybe-find an extra dimension or two. Happy New Year
The first reactor-on-a-barge will bring power to Russiaâ€™s electricity-starved Arctic
Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
Nuclear power is the most efficient emissions-free energy available. But can it be made safe? Two new reactor designs do just that
Six Generation III+ reactors set for the U.S.
Several of Japan's nuclear power plants are experiencing serious damage from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Here's what you need to know to understand the news, as it happens
Sixty years ago today, the U.S. detonated the first hydrogen bomb. Here's how we got there. Plus, the atomic spaceship we're still waiting for.
As an American fusion project gets ready to fire up, the European one reels from reduced funding and ambition