A refitted cyclotron could solve the shortage of Tc-99m, an isotope used in medical imaging.
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.
The claim needs to be verified by chemical authorities, but the team says it's the strongest evidence yet for the highly unstable element.
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he's become one
A word with the nation's biggest petascale supercomputer
This is definitely not TSA compliant.
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
Careers: Physics researcher, nuclear engineer
Nuclear power is the most efficient emissions-free energy available. But can it be made safe? Two new reactor designs do just that
Meet EMMA, the Electron Model of Many Applications
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
A long-forgotten physics paper holds the secret
Nuclear energy is looking like it will be a big part of a fossil-fuel-free future in the U.S. But the big question remains as big as ever: What's to be done with the waste it generates?
It's all about enrichment
A tiny nuclear energy source could help power micro- and nanomachines of the future
Six Generation III+ reactors set for the U.S.
* 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?
What would you use to keep next-generation nuclear reactors cool? If you said highly reactive molten sodium, take a bow
Scientists hope to build an experimental fusion reactor
The gases help confirm it really was a nuclear test.