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Tags results for 'nuclear'

Top climate scientists ask environmentalists to support nuclear power in climate battle

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2013 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Some of the world’s top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won’t be enough to head off extreme global warming.

Solar Deployment Is Faster Than Nuclear

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2013 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar and wind have scaled up enough already to make nuclear lose in the market place.

A Smartphone App That Detects Radiation In A Disaster

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2013 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
GammaPix just got a test run at the catastrophe simulation site Disaster City.

Nuclear reactors offshore: a good way to use nuclear power?

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
There are many things people do not want to be built in their backyard, and nuclear power stations are high on the list.

Carbon neutrality has failed

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Now our only way out of global warming is to go carbon negative:

For 50 Years Now, the US Has Had a Nuclear Reactor Orbiting the Planet

Posted in Hardware on 5th Apr, 2015 01:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Half a century ago, a rocket carried the US’s only (known) space nuclear reactor, SNAP-10A, which has been circling the Earth ever since.

Fast blood test for radiation exposure could save lives

Posted in Science on 15th May, 2015 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has found a tiny genetic indicator that reflects how much radiation the patient has been exposed to and the amount of damage it has done in the body.

NASA Chief Wants to Cut Mars Travel Time in Half

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Getting astronauts to Mars will take all the expertise the US can muster, including advanced propulsion technologies such as solar electric engines and perhaps even nuclear rockets.

Europe's energy revolution marches on:

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2015 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Fully one-third of electricity produced in Europe last year came from renewable energy, reports ENTSO-E.

Drug protects against the effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The threat of a nuclear incident has raised awareness of the need for medicine that can prevent radiation damage.

Climate Scientists: Nuclear only path forward for climate

Posted in Science on 4th Dec, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
'A build rate of 61 new reactors per year could entirely replace current fossil fuel electricity generation by 2050'

Russia concerned about hypersonic missiles being able to threaten its nuclear deterrent

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2016 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Russia believes that US hypersonic weapons will give the US capability to deliver a disarming non-nuclear strike against Russia's Nuclear Forces.

Solar power to rise from Chernobyl's nuclear ashes

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2017 05:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Chinese companies plan to spend $1bn building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine.

Could Tiny Fusion Rockets Revolutionize Spaceflight?

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2017 04:12 PM
by Alex Muller
A small NASA-funded company is slimming down nuclear fusion reactors for space science.

Renewable Energy Just Hit a Big Milestone

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2017 02:59 PM
by Alex Muller
This year, for the first time in the modern nuclear era, renewable energy has surpassed nuclear power as a percentage of U.S. energy generation.

Nasa announces successful 'Kilopower' test of nuclear reactor for space

Posted in Hardware on 3rd May, 2018 01:43 PM
by Alex Muller
The agency hopes that the breakthrough can allow future missions to the Mars and Moon to be powered with nuclear energy.

Anti-nuclear policies increased global carbon by 18%

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2018 04:28 PM
by Alex Muller
Anti-nuclear policies increased global carbon by 18% and added 9.5 million air pollution deaths.

US government should dump SLS and make Turbo rocket instead

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2018 10:49 PM
by Alex Muller
SLS funds would be better spent on making a vastly superior Turbo rocket.

Why NASA wants to build a nuclear reactor on the Moon

Posted in Science on 17th Sep, 2018 08:54 PM
by Alex Muller
It'll be 50 years this Christmas since Apollo 8 first flew to the Moon.

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