Nuclear Engineering News
Fueling Nuclear Power With Seawater
Posted on August 22, 2012 at 07:51:28 pm
Uranium floats in Earth's oceans in trace amounts of just 3 parts per billion, but it adds up. Combined, our oceans hold up to 4.5 billion tons of uranium -- enough to potentially fuel the world's nuclear power plants for 6,500 years
Working Transistor Consists Of Single Atom
Posted on February 19, 2012 at 08:35:51 pm
The smallest transistor ever built -- in fact, the smallest transistor that can be built -- has been created using a single phosphorus atom by an international team of researchers at the University of New South Wales, Purdue University and the University
Extent of Fukushima Radiation Measured
Posted on August 16, 2011 at 10:09:27 am
Atmospheric chemists report the first quantitative measurement of the amount of radiation leaked from the damaged nuclear reactor in Fukushima, Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this year
Nuclear Missing Link Created at Last
Posted on April 07, 2010 at 08:28:14 am
A team of scientists has created the newest superheavy element, element 117. The lifetime of element 117, which has now been created in the lab for the first time, confirms that superheavy elements lie in an island of stability on the periodic table
Self-Healing Nuclear Reactors?
Posted on March 26, 2010 at 09:22:15 am
Self-repairing materials within nuclear reactors may one day become a reality as a result of research by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists
Bacteria Used To Make Radioactive Metals Inert?
Posted on September 09, 2009 at 09:09:43 am
A biochemistry professor is researching the use of sulfate-reducing bacteria to convert toxic radioactive metal to inert substances, a much more economical solution.
Theorized But Never-Seen Tiny Atom Could Soon Be Observed
Posted on May 30, 2009 at 04:58:34 pm
True muonium,” a long-theorized but never-seen tiny atom, might be observed in current and future super collider experiments.
University Research Shaping Sea-based Missile Defense
Posted on April 27, 2009 at 01:14:39 am
Mississippi State University research into sea-based missile defense interceptors is giving the Defense Department flexibility to deal with a variety of international threats
Nuclear Fusion-fission Hybrid Could Contribute To Carbon-free Energy Future
Posted on January 29, 2009 at 10:52:12 am
Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a new system that, when fully developed, would use fusion to eliminate most of the transuranic waste produced by nuclear power plants.
Deactivating Radioactive Waste Fast
Posted on September 23, 2008 at 10:38:28 am
It may be possible to dramatically reduce the radioactive waste isolation time -- from several million years to as little as 300 - 500 years.