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May 26, 2015

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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

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

Plant Cell Structure Discovery Could Lead to Improved Renewable Materials

Apr. 10, 2015 — Major steps forward in the use of plants for renewable materials, energy and for building construction could soon arise, thanks to a key advance in understanding the structure of wood. The step ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Scientists have achieved the ionization potential measurement of lawrencium (element 103) with a novel-type technique at the JAEA tandem accelerator. Based on the empirically developed "actinide ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Nuclear physicists announced the first scientific results from the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) experiment. CUORE is designed to confirm the existence of the Majorana ... read more

New Insights Into Radiation Damage Evolution Inside a Nuclear Reactor

Mar. 16, 2015 — Two reports are helping crack the code of how certain materials respond in the highly damaging radiation environments within a nuclear ... read more

Mar. 13, 2015 — Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding how to overcome obstacle to controlled fusion ... read more

When It Comes to Nuclear Disaster, Safety Really Is in Numbers

Mar. 11, 2015 — The safety of nuclear plants, as well as the medical management of acute radiation syndrome, could soon be dramatically improved thanks to a new mathematical ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — A system for using sound waves to spot potentially dangerous cracks in pipes, aircraft engines and nuclear power plants has been ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — Shortly following the Big Bang, the Universe was filled with a chaotic primordial soup of quarks and gluons, particles which are now trapped inside of protons and neutrons. Study of this quark-gluon ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Minimized Health Risks to General Population

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new analysis finds that U.S. news media coverage of the Fukushima disaster largely minimized health risks to the general population. Researchers analyzed more than 2,000 news articles from four ... read more

New Approach to Analysis of Unresolved Controversy Over Nuclear Power

Mar. 4, 2015 — A new article investigates why nuclear energy is still deployed in spite of the negative feedbacks and experiences. The researchers argue that one possible explanation for this controversy is that ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Engineers propose a new 600-ton threshold that could indicate when switching to 'low carbon' alternatives may actually increase emissions. Although regions may welcome "green" ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Recent research contributes to the effort to determine the nature of dark matter, one of the most important mysteries in physics. As indirect evidence provided by its gravitational effects, dark ... read more

Getting a Grip on Exotic Atomic Nuclei

Feb. 18, 2015 — A new model describing atomic nuclei more accurately predicts the properties of various exotic isotopes that are created in supernova explosions or inside nuclear ... read more

Novel High-Power Microwave Generator

Feb. 11, 2015 — High-power microwaves are frequently used in civil applications, such as radar and communication systems, heating and current drive of plasmas in fusion devices, and acceleration in high-energy ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — A new explanation for a type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with uranium is a major step toward explaining a puzzle that physicists worldwide have been struggling with for 30 ... read more

Feb. 6, 2015 — Physicists are engaged in a series of neutrino experiments, called NOvA, now under way at Fermilab to help answer how and why matter came ... read more

Cherenkov Emissions Provide Investigators Real-Time Tool for Quality Assurance in Radiation Therapy

Jan. 23, 2015 — Using a simple camera and water tank, investigators demonstrated that induced Cherenkov light can be imaged and used to confirm that the complex spatial dose distribution imparted in dynamic ... read more

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