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September 4, 2015

June 26, 2015 — The transportation of certain molecules into and out of the cell nucleus takes place via nuclear pores. For some time, detailed research has been conducted into how these pores embedded in the ... read more

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

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

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

Mar. 26, 2015 — Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Researchers in Japan have jointly developed a robot with four arms and four crawlers which can perform multiple tasks simultaneously to help clean up the rubble left after the 2011 quake-tsunami ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Scientists have developed a robust new material, inspired by biological catalysts, that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe. The material, ... 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. 4, 2015 — A new research paper reveals how specially prepared carbon foam can be used in the detection of neutrons emitted by radioactive materials -- a task of critical importance to homeland security, as ... 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

Jan. 28, 2015 — In today's world, in which the threat of terrorism looms, there is an urgent need for fast, reliable tools to detect the release of deadly chemical warfare agents (CWAs). Scientists are ... read more

Nuclear Should Be in the Energy Mix for Biodiversity

Dec. 15, 2014 — Leading conservation scientists from around the world have called for a substantial role for nuclear power in future energy-generating scenarios in order to mitigate climate change and protect ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — Researchers have studied radiation effects since the early days of nuclear weapons. But a 30-year program began in 2006 will provide real-time data for the first time on how electronics age within ... read more

Cancer Therapy Shows Promise for Nuclear Medicine Treatment

Dec. 9, 2014 — Cancer therapy can be much more effective using a new way to customize nuclear medicine treatment, researchers say. The process could also be useful for other diseases that could benefit from ... read more

Research Could Improve Nuclear Power Plant Safety, and Stop Your Kettle Furring Up

Dec. 4, 2014 — Taking inspiration from nature, researchers have created a versatile model to predict how stalagmite-like structures form in nuclear processing plants – as well as how lime scale builds up in ... read more

Dec. 3, 2014 — Scientists have developed a way to sniff out tiny amounts of toxic gases -- a whiff of nerve gas, for example, or a hint of a chemical spill -- from up to one kilometer away. The new remote sensing ... read more

Nov. 20, 2014 — A new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor ... read more

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