Nuclear Energy
Keyhole threshold and morphology in laser melting revealed by ultrahigh-speed x-ray imaging  Science Magazine · 1 day
We used ultrahigh-speed synchrotron x-ray imaging to quantify the phenomenon of vapor depressions (also known as keyholes) during laser melting of metals as practiced... more
Tinier and less power-hungry quantum atomic clock push toward intelligent IoT  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have developed an ultra-low-power atomic clock (ULPAC) for small satellites to enable future communication systems beyond 5G. The proposed device outperforms the current industry standards... more
Confirming a source of the process behind auroras and the formation of stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Fast magnetic reconnection, the rapid convergence, separation and explosive snapping together of magnetic field lines, gives rise to northern lights, solar flares... more
Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor  THE VERGE · 1 week
A robot outfitted with remotely controlled pinchers poked at debris that’s suspected to contain molten nuclear fuel at... more
Chemically reversible isomerization of inorganic clusters  Science Magazine · 1 week
Structural transformations in molecules and solids have generally been studied in isolation, whereas intermediate systems have eluded characterization. We show that a pair of cadmium sulfide (CdS) cluster isomers provides an advantageous experimental platform to study... more
How to dismantle an atomic bomb  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Once the tricky political agreements have been reached, how do nations take apart their nuclear weapons? more
Indian Manned Mission to Space by 2022 — Before 75th Independence Day  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Union government has set a time-line for its manned mission to space. It proposes to demonstrate human spaceflight before the 75th anniversary of... more
New measurements of exotic form of magnesium suggest surprising shape-shift  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An international team led by scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has reproduced an exotic form of magnesium, known as magnesium-40, and... more
'Review bombing' Metro games on Steam is immature and pointless  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Want to protest the way a new game is being sold? Fine. But don't do it by tarnishing the reputation of its predecessors. Last week, publisher Deep Silver... more
IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Japan to spend ample time in developing a decommissioning plan for the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant and to be honest... more
IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Japan to spend ample time in developing a decommissioning plan for the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant and to be honest... more
Scientists use Nobel-prize winning chemistry for clean energy breakthrough  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning Chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from... more
Study of the universe could help improve global security  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A major research project between the UK and US to harness existing particle physics research techniques in order to remotely monitor nuclear reactors has been launched with the help of... more
Toshiba unveils robot to probe melted Fukushima nuclear fuel  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Toshiba Corp. has unveiled a remote-controlled robot with tongs that it hopes will be able to probe the inside of one of the three damaged reactors at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima... more
Toshiba unveils robot to probe melted Fukushima nuclear fuel  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Toshiba Corp. has unveiled a remote-controlled robot with tongs that it hopes will be able to probe the inside of one of the three damaged reactors at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima... more
Fast action: Novel device may rapidly control plasma disruptions in a fusion facility  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists seeking to capture and control on Earth fusion energy, the process that powers the sun and stars, face the risk of... more
Hitachi wants nationalisation of UK nuclear project: report  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hitachi's frozen nuclear power project in Britain can only be revived if it is nationalised, the Nikkei business paper reported the company's chairman as saying on Wednesday. more
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