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Pocket Particle Accelerators Like This One Could Bring Safer Nuclear Power to Neighborhoods
Meet EMMA, the Electron Model of Many Applications
As Radioactive Situation Worsens in Japan, Authorities Plan to Seal Reactor With Shellac
Don’t think that just because Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant isn’t spawning the same number of headlines it was...
Vintage Cutaways Show the Nuclear Reactors of Our Past (and Present)
Wall-art-worthy cutaways of European, American, and Asian nuclear reactors
Can Next-Generation Reactors Power a Safe Nuclear Future?
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
Air Support Assists In Japanese Nuclear Crisis
As helicopters drop tons of water on the fuel rods, a U.S. Global Hawk drone monitors the situation from above
How Nuclear Reactors Work, And How They Fail
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
Ukraine Plans to Open Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Site to Tourism Next Year
If the typical beach vacation – the one where you spend several days on the beach reading bad fiction and...
Nuclear-Powered Ice-Breaking Merchant Ships Could Ply the Northwest Passage
Nuclear-powered civilian ships could be powerful enough to smash through Arctic ice on their own, potentially using the Northeast Passage...
Particle Accelerators Could Be Used to Produce Energy (and Plutonium)
A long-forgotten physics paper holds the secret
Oak Ridge Labs Using World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Model Next-Gen Nuclear Plants
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab wanted to model and simulate the next generation of nuclear power facilities. While software...