#Nuclear Energy

Fat Man Obliterated Nagasaki: How a Weapon of Mass Destruction Was Made

On August 9, 1945, "Fat Man", an implosion-type device with a plutonium core, was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States during the Second World War. It was the second of the only two nuclear weapons ever used in warfare, the first being "Little Boy", a gun-type weapon with a uranium core, and its detonation marked the third nuclear explosion in history. According to the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, between 90,000 and 166,000 people died in Hiroshima during the first few months after the attack, with another 60,000 to 80,000 dying in Nagasaki.
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Nuclear waste interaction in the environment may be more complicated than once thought

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators proposed a new mechanism by which nuclear waste could spread in the environment. The new findings, that involve researchers at Penn State and Harvard Medical School, have implications for nuclear waste management and environmental chemistry. The research is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

US-Australia submarine deal: what are the risks?

The US decision to sell nuclear-powered submarines to Australia has put at risk longstanding but fragile global pacts to prevent the proliferation of dangerous nuclear technologies, according to experts. - Experts say a somewhat safer alternative could be for Australia to obtain nuclear submarines that use low-enriched uranium (LEU). 

Iran officials ready to restart nuclear talks with world powers

Iranian officials said Tuesday they expect nuclear talks with world powers to resume in the "next few weeks," but they signaled they would take a tougher stance against the U.S, per the state-run IRNA news agency. Why it matters: The talks to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have been...

Does Uranium Energy Corp. Deserve a Place in Your Portfolio?

The share price of leading uranium mining company Uranium Energy (UEC) has shot up over the past month, propelled by skyrocketing uranium prices and growing demand for uranium for nuclear electricity generation. However, given that a widening uranium demand-supply gap and pandemic-related disruption of mining activities could mar the industry’s prospects, will the stock be able to retain its momentum? Read on.

Rolls-Royce is Developing a Mini Nuclear Reactor to Power Mining Operations on the Moon and Mars

Many already know how lucrative asteroid mining could be, but what about scavenging the Moon and Mars for precious metals? Rolls-Royce is developing a nuclear reactor just for that purpose. More specifically, they are building a micro-nuclear reactor that could not only be used to propel spacecraft, but also installed on other celestial bodies to provide energy for drilling, processing, and storage during mining operations. Read more for a video and additional information.

EU countries buy more time to study green investment rules

BRUSSELS, Sept 22 (Reuters) - European Union countries on Wednesday pushed back their deadline to object to the EU's proposed rule book for green investments, giving themselves another two months to scrutinise the politically sensitive policy. The EU's "sustainable finance taxonomy" is a list of economic activities and the rules...
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How nuclear-powered submarines actually work

The Australian government has just declared an historic defence agreement with the US and UK. The deal will see a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines patrol Australian waters. Nuclear-powered subs can operate at sea for longer, spend more time submerged, and sail at higher speeds than conventionally powered subs. The...
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France’s EDF in talks with GE to buy nuclear turbine ops

French electricity giant EDF is in talks with General Electric to buy its steam turbine business for nuclear plants, the companies confirmed Wednesday, the latest move by the American conglomerate to streamline its operations and cut debt. The discussions had recently been reported in the press on both sides of...
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IAEA and European Union Extend Cooperation in Nuclear Safety

Over a hundred nuclear safety review missions, environmental remediation at former uranium sites in Central Asia and more effective radioactive waste management in Africa: these are just some of the major achievements of the cooperation between the IAEA and the European Union (EU), which was extended today. “Thanks to EU...
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Back To The Future With Nuclear Power In Space

As humanity gets closer and closer to leaving footprints on Mars, questions remain about the best way to get there — and how to travel much farther into the unknown. In this op-ed, Dr. Mark Lewis argues that an idea from early in the Cold War is having something of a much-deserved renaissance: nuclear-powered rockets.

Iran nuclear chief says time for US to lift sanctions

Tehran, Sep 21 (DAILYNEWS/UITV/IANS) Mohammad Eslami, President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said, that the time has come for the US to revise its flawed policies and remove all sanctions imposed on Tehran in a practical and verifiable manner. In an address to the 65th regular session...