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Calibrating the calibrator—the National Standard Neutron Source
PHYS.ORG Neutron detectors and sources play critical roles in national defense, homeland security, nuclear power plant control, radiation medicine, petroleum exploration, materials science, industrial imaging, and a host of other applications. It is essential that... 6 days
North Korean seismic event of May 2010 likely was earthquake, not nuclear test
PHYS.ORG A tiny seismic event that occurred in North Korea on 12 May 2010 appears to have bene an earthquake rather than a... 1 month
ALPHA observes light spectrum of antimatter for first time
CERN Measuring the antihydrogen spectrum with high-precision offers an extraordinary new tool to test whether matter behaves differently from antimatter and thus to further test the robustness of the Standard Model... 1 month
$2.6B contract awarded for Sandia National Labs management
PHYS.ORG A subsidiary of Honeywell International has won a contract worth $2.6 billion to manage the sprawling New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories weapons and research laboratory that specializes in national security, nuclear weapons... 1 month
Tokamak is ready to test ITER's internal components
PHYS.ORG On 14 December 2016, the WEST tokamak produced its first plasma, reflecting the success of the operations carried out since 2013 on the CEA nuclear fusion reactor. Now that this major milestone... 1 month
Technique could continuously assess aging of materials in a high-radiation environment, in real-time
PHYS.ORG Materials exposed to a high-radiation environment such as the inside of a nuclear reactor vessel can gradually degrade and weaken. But to... 1 month
World's first gas sensor to apply a new principle for graphene use
PHYS.ORG Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the world's first successful development of an exquisitely sensitive gas sensor based on a new principle that takes advantage of... 2 months
Diver Finds Long-Lost Nuke While Hunting Sea Cucumbers
LIVE SCIENCE A diver hunting for sea cucumbers in British Columbia, Canada, came across what may be the United States' first lost nuclear weapon, or 'broken arrow' 2 months
[Physics] Exotic molecule tests fundamental symmetry
Science Magazine Spectroscopy of exotic molecules can offer insight into fundamental physics. Hori et al. studied the transition frequencies of an unusual helium atom in which one of the two – [Read More] 3 months
Can radioactive waste be immobilized in glass for millions of years?
SCIENCE DAILY How do you handle nuclear waste that will be radioactive for millions of years, keeping it from harming people and the environment? It isn’t easy, but... 3 months
Utah exhibit shows nuclear testing's downwind effects
PHYS.ORG A collection of photos, stories and maps showing the downwind effects from nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950s and '60s opened this week at a University of Utah library. 4 months
Sled track simulates high-speed accident in B61-12 test
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators sent a mock B61-12 nuclear weapon speeding down the labs’ 10,000-foot rocket sled track to slam nose-first into a steel and concrete wall in a spectacular test that mimicked a high-speed... 4 months
Sled track simulates high-speed accident in B61-12 test
PHYS.ORG Sandia National Laboratories has sent a mock B61-12 nuclear weapon speeding down the labs' 10,000-foot rocket sled track to slam nose-first into a steel and concrete wall in a spectacular test that... 4 months
Turning particle detectors into weapons detectors
PHYS.ORG Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) graduate student Jayson Vavrek got his start in high-energy particle physics looking for the smallest forms of matter in the universe. Now at MIT, he uses the same tools... 4 months
Nuclear blasts, other human activity signal new epoch, group argues
SCIENCE-NEWS A group of scientists will formally propose the human-defined Anthropocene as a new epoch in Earth’s geologic history within a few years, probably pegging the start date to... 4 months
Nuclear threat to heart patients? Experts show impact from shortage of radioactive stress test tracer
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly 15 million times a year, heart patients climb onto a treadmill to take a stress test that... 4 months
Plutonium keeps its electrons close to home
PHYS.ORG Found in nuclear fuel and nuclear weapons, plutonium is an incredibly complex element that has far-ranging energy, security, and environmental effects. To understand plutonium, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University... 4 months
North Korea's bomb is more powerful, but worry is miniaturization
CBC North Korea tested its most powerful nuclear device on Friday, but the more worrying aspect for its rivals was Pyongyang's claim that it had advanced its ability to... 5 months
North Korea's bomb is more powerful, but worry is miniaturisation
CBC North Korea tested its most powerful nuclear device on Friday, but the more worrying aspect for its rivals was Pyongyang's claim that it had advanced its ability to... 5 months
North Korea nuclear test triggers earthquake felt in China - CNET
CNET The detonation was carried out in defiance of international sanctions. 5 months
Weapons-grade nuclear waste shipments to U.S. prompt outcry
CBC A highly secretive plan to ship weapons-grade nuclear waste from a federal lab northwest of Ottawa to the United States is drawing ire in some of the southern Ontario communities along the... 5 months
Trapped in a nuclear weapon bunker wood ants survive for years in Poland
SCIENCE DAILY Having built their nest over the vertical ventilation pipe of an old nuclear weapon bunker in Poland, every year a large number... 5 months
Trapped in a nuclear weapon bunker wood ants survive for years in Poland
PHYS.ORG Having built their nest over the vertical ventilation pipe of an old nuclear weapon bunker in Poland, every year a large number... 5 months
Improved tests of the weak nuclear force from beta decay
PHYS.ORG Studies of beta decay, which involves an electron and antineutrino being emitted from a nucleus, can reveal new properties of the weak nuclear force—one of the four fundamental... 5 months
Hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors enable cost-effective detection of neutron signals
PHYS.ORG One of the most critical issues the United States faces today is preventing terrorists from smuggling nuclear weapons into its ports. To this end, the U.S. Security and... 5 months
Super Soaker
BBC Lonnie Johnson had an illustrious career as a nuclear engineer working on the Galileo space programme and the stealth bomber - but he is best known for creating a water pistol 5 months
Melting ice sheet could expose frozen Cold War-era hazardous waste
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change is threatening to expose hazardous waste at an abandoned camp thought to be buried forever in the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research has found. Camp Century,... 6 months
Melting ice sheet could release frozen Cold War-era waste
PHYS.ORG Camp Century, a U.S. military base built within the Greenland Ice Sheet in 1959, doubled as a top-secret site for testing the feasibility of deploying nuclear missiles from the Arctic... 6 months
Linear deutron and light ion accelerator successfully tested in Dubna
PHYS.ORG The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research has successfully launched a new linear deuteron and light ion accelerator developed in MEPhI for the NICA collider. The injector successfully accelerated... 6 months
Researchers develop a 'physical cryptography' for secure and accurate accounting of the world's nuclear arsenals
PHYS.ORG Verifiably reducing the number of nuclear weapons in the world will require more than international diplomacy; a scientific... 6 months
[Bone] Cartilage claims a permanent home
AAAS It is unclear whether certain tissues in our bodies are permanent or refreshed over time. Nuclear bomb testing more than 50 years ago released the carbon-14 isotope into the atmosphere, – [Read More] 7 months
Nuclear bomb debris can reveal blast size, even decades later
SCIENCE-NEWS Measuring the relative abundance of various elements in debris left over from nuclear bomb tests can reveal the energy released in the initial blast, researchers report. 7 months
Recreating lightning for research
PHYS.ORG Sandia National Laboratories creates lightning in a lab to evaluate how anything from sensitive nuclear weapons components to entire buildings will hold up against the worst that nature might throw at them. 7 months
Laser uranium enrichment technology may create new proliferation risks
SCIENCE DAILY A new laser-based uranium enrichment technology may provide a hard-to-detect pathway to nuclear weapons production, according to a forthcoming paper. 7 months
Laser uranium enrichment technology may create new proliferation risks
PHYS.ORG A new laser-based uranium enrichment technology may provide a hard-to-detect pathway to nuclear weapons production, according to a forthcoming paper in the journal Science & Global Security by Ryan Snyder,... 7 months
Researchers find promising drugs that could lead to first antidote for radiation exposure
NEWS MEDICAL University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have identified promising drugs that could lead to the first antidote for radiation exposure that... 7 months
Online course on human spaceflight with ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang
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Ketchup Bottle Physics: Scientist Unlocks Key to Splat-Free Sauce
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A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy
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New molecular knot is most complex yet
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