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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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 31, 2014 — Britain’s nuclear reactors, stainless steel drums, contain metal-clad spent uranium embedded in concrete, and they are highly radioactive. The only way to handle them safely is from behind ... read more

Oct. 31, 2014 — In a field test in downtown Chicago, a mobile imager of neutrons for emergency responders (MINER) system identified the exact location of a sealed laboratory radiation source through shielding and at ... read more

Plasma: Casimir and Yukawa Mesons

Nov. 3, 2014 — The Casimir electromagnetic fluctuation forces across plasmas are analogous to so-called weak nuclear interaction forces according to new research. A new theoretical work has established a ... read more

Oct. 29, 2014 — If released in significant quantities, radioactive materials pose a potential threat to people and the environment. Now, new research is helping the nuclear industry ensure that radioactive materials ... read more

Radiation Exposure Linked to Aggressive Thyroid Cancers, Researchers Confirm for the First Time

Oct. 28, 2014 — Exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when they were children or ... read more

Should the Japanese Give Nuclear Power Another Chance?

Oct. 23, 2014 — On September 9, 2014, the Japan Times reported an increasing number of suicides coming from the survivors of the March 2011 disaster. In Minami Soma Hospital, which is located 23 km away from the ... read more

Power of Thorium for Improved Nuclear Design Explored by Scientists

Oct. 14, 2014 — The development of a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, compact, quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed is ... read more

'T-Rays' to Shed Light on Nuclear Fusion

Oct. 8, 2014 — In the race to secure clean energy in the future, engineers are reinventing a piece of technology which so far has only been used in labs to diagnose cancer, detect explosives, and even analyze grand ... read more

Oct. 1, 2014 — Terrorists can manufacture bombs with relative ease, few aids and easily accessible materials such as synthetic fertilizer. Not always do security forces succeed in preventing the attacks and ... read more

Sep. 23, 2014 — The relationship between the termination chemistry and the dislocation structure of the interface offers potential avenues for tailoring transport properties and radiation damage resistance of oxide ... read more

Nuclear Legacy of Hiroshima Is a Global Issue, but the Challenge Is: How Much of It Is a Trauma for Everybody?

Aug. 26, 2014 — Speaking in Hiroshima of the bombing of the city, Yoko Ono stood up for peace declaring that ‘No More Hiroshima’ is a global issue. In light of the continued legacy of the event, a new study  ... read more

Testing the Shelf-Life of Nuclear Reactors

Aug. 20, 2014 — Researchers have devised a quick way to test the structural materials used to build nuclear ... read more

Neutrino Detectors Could Help Detect Nuclear Weapons

Aug. 12, 2014 — Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and even in the fictional world of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" look to subatomic particles called neutrinos to answer the big ... read more

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need for U.S. to Seek out New Information About Nuclear Plant Hazards

July 24, 2014 — A new congressionally mandated report concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively ... read more

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