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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

Softly Does It to Solve Our Nuclear Waste Problem

June 16, 2015 — Driven by the need to find ways of separating, recycling and reducing nuclear waste, chemists are developing our understanding of how uranium interacts with elements from around the periodic table to ... read more

Bacteria Could Help Clean Groundwater Contaminated by Uranium Ore Processing

June 15, 2015 — A strain of bacteria that 'breathes' uranium may hold the key to cleaning up polluted groundwater at sites where uranium ore was processed to make nuclear weapons, scientists say. A group ... read more

Hybrid Scanner Combines Five Molecular Imaging Technologies

June 8, 2015 — Scientists are taking medical imaging research and drug discovery to a new level by developing a molecular imaging system that combines several advanced technologies for all-in-one imaging of both ... read more

June 3, 2015 — When experiments at the Large Hadron Collider collect the first 13-teraelectronvolt particle collisions data today, a long wait will be over for physicists who now begin some of the most exciting ... read more

June 3, 2015 — Magnetic resonance tomography images are an important diagnostic tool. The achievable contrast depends on how well the nuclear spins that form the basis of the imaging signals can be controlled. ... read more

Plasma for Medical, Biological Uses: New Electron Density Diagnostic Method

June 2, 2015 — An electron density diagnostic method has been developed for atmospheric pressure low-temperature plasma that is anticipated to be applicable for the fields of environmental protection and of ... read more

June 1, 2015 — A mini hybrid gamma ray camera has been developed and is expected to revolutionize identification and removal of tumors and lymph nodes. A ‘hybrid technology’ mini camera combines optical and ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Nuclear physicists have used two different methods to measure the proton's electric form factor. But the deeper that they probe inside the proton, the more the results from these two different ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have determined that a tunnel bomb explosion by Syrian rebels was less than 60 tons as claimed by sources. Using seismic stations in Turkey, the scientists created a method to determine ... read more

Tiny Grains of Lithium Dramatically Improve Performance of Fusion Plasma

May 20, 2015 — An injection of small amounts of lithium produces a surprisingly large improvement in fusion ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Physicists have built a microscope that is able to see up to 1,000 individual fermionic atoms. The researchers devised a laser-based technique to trap and freeze fermions in place, and image the ... read more

Nuclear Modernization Programs Threaten to Prolong the Nuclear Era

May 13, 2015 — Experts from the United States, Russia, and China present global perspectives on ambitious nuclear modernization programs that the world's nuclear-armed countries have ... read more

Detection of Spin of Atoms at Room Temperature Theoretically Demonstrated

May 12, 2015 — For the first time, a researcher has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for new approaches to medical ... read more

First Theoretical Proof: Measurement of a Single Nuclear Spin in Biological Samples

May 11, 2015 — Physicists were able to show that the nuclear spins of single molecules can be detected with the help of magnetic particles at room temperature. The researchers describe a novel experimental setup ... read more

Improvement to Global Software Standard for Analyzing Fusion Plasmas

Apr. 24, 2015 — The gold standard for analyzing the behavior of fusion plasmas may have just gotten better. Computer scientists have just updated the worldwide computer program known as TRANSP to better simulate the ... read more

Actual Dating Requires Calibration Down to the Last Ion

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new solution accurately counting the exact amounts of ions from laboratory radiation exposure helps to simulate the natural radiation of quartz samples used for thermoluminescence dating. ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Thanks to accelerator advances, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a powerful nuclear physics research facility has just shattered its own record for producing polarized proton collisions at ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Thousands of times a second the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory re-creates the hot quark soup that existed at the dawn of the universe. Particles composed of heavy ... read more

Nuclear Waste: Bury Nuclear Waste Down a Very Deep Hole, Say Scientists

Apr. 14, 2015 — Technologies that will enable nuclear waste to be sealed 5 km below the Earth's surface could provide a safer, cheaper and more viable alternative for disposing of high level nuclear ... read more

New Technique Could Slash Energy Used to Produce Many Plastics

Apr. 14, 2015 — A new material could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof ... read more

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