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Nuclear blast sends star hurtling across galaxy

Nuclear blast sends star hurtling across galaxy

Image copyright University of Warwick / Mark Garlick A star has been sent hurtling across the galaxy after undergoing a partial supernova, astronomers say.A supernova is a powerful explosion that occurs when some stars reach the ends of their lives; in this case, the blast was not sufficient to destroy it.Instead, it sent the star…
Nuclear Energy is Climate Justice

Nuclear Energy is Climate Justice

Moore is a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development. He previously served as Liberia’s Minister of Public Works.
Nuclear ‘Power Balls’ May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past

Nuclear ‘Power Balls’ May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past

The basic idea behind all nuclear power plants is the same: Convert the heat created by nuclear fission into electricity. There are several ways to do this, but in each case it involves a delicate balancing act between safety and efficiency. A nuclear reactor works best when the core is really hot, but if it…
A safe and profitable nuclear plant is closing in France. Why?

A safe and profitable nuclear plant is closing in France. Why?

A nuclear plant closes while a coal plant opens. That is hardly a welcome trade-off.On June 30 the Fessenheim 2 nuclear power plant in France stops operating. It was connected to the grid in 1977, but by the end of 2019 Unit 2 alone supplied 217,035 GWh of clean energy.Assuming the reactor prevented France from…
Use of nuclear technology gets green light in Rwanda

Use of nuclear technology gets green light in Rwanda

A Plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies on Monday, June 15, 2020, voted the law approving the ratification of the agreement between Rwanda and Russia, on cooperation in the construction of the Centre of Nuclear Science and Technology on the territory of Rwanda. The agreement was signed in the Russian city Sochi, on October 24,…

Destruction of Nuclear Bombs Using Ultra-High Energy Neutrino Beam

arXiv:hep-ph/0305062 (hep-ph) [Submitted on 7 May 2003 (v1), last revised 29 Jun 2003 (this version, v2)] Download PDF Abstract: We discuss the possibility of utilizing the ultra-high energy neutrino beam (about 1000 TeV) to detect and destroy the nuclear bombs wherever they are and whoever possess them. Comments: 18 pages, 8 figures, LaTeX2e; Typos corrected,…
Coming Soon: A Nuclear Reactor—With a 3D Printed Core

Coming Soon: A Nuclear Reactor—With a 3D Printed Core

Kurt Terrani wants to accelerate the future of nuclear energy—so he’s turned to its past. Over the last year and a half, Terrani and a team of physicists, engineers, and computer scientists at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee have designed and built the components for a gas-cooled nuclear reactor. It’s a type of reactor…
Next-Gen Nuclear Power

Next-Gen Nuclear Power

At some point in 2021, if all goes according to plan, earthmoving equipment will arrive at a scruffy, windswept spot in eastern Idaho and begin excavating a large hole. The patch of sagebrush in question lies not far from the optimistically named Atomic City, Idaho. The town isn’t much to look at today. Fewer than…
How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters – Issue 84: Outbreak – Nautilus

How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters – Issue 84:...

I’m no stranger to forced isolation. For the better part of my 20s, I served as a nuclear submarine officer running secret missions for the United States Navy. I deployed across the vast Pacific Ocean with a hundred other sailors on the USS Connecticut, a Seawolf-class ship engineered in the bygone Cold War era to…
How to Refuel a Nuclear Power Plant During a Pandemic

How to Refuel a Nuclear Power Plant During a Pandemic

Each spring, nearly 1,000 highly specialized technicians from around the US descend on the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Phoenix, Arizona, to refuel one of the plant’s three nuclear reactors. As America’s largest power plant—nuclear or otherwise—Palo Verde provides around-the-clock power to 4 million people in the Southwest. Even under normal circumstances, refueling one…

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Dell’s Concept Ori and Concept Duet laptops imagine a foldable and...

Dell may have already announced its big laptop news with the upgraded XPS 13 last week, but the company brought two new prototype laptops to CES 2020: the foldable Concept Ori and the dual-screen Concept Duet. Together, Dell’s two prototypes encapsulate what the future of computers might look like, and it’s one where laptops offer…

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