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IAEA Coordinated Research Project Generates New Quantum Data on Hydrogen Fusion.

A recently completed coordinated research project has improved the understanding of fundamental atomic and molecular processes necessary to progress in the development of fusion as a future source of energy.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

Why Do Meteoroids Explode in the Atmosphere?.

On February 15, 2013, a near-Earth asteroid with a diameter of 66 feet entered Earth's atmosphere traveling at around 40,000 miles per hour . Within a few seconds, the cosmic projectile detonated 12 miles above the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, releasing as much energy as about 30 Hiroshima atomic bombs. This created a ...

- Discover - US

MPs urge government to keep close relationship with Euratom post-Brexit.

The government should “as a matter of urgency” seek to retain as close as possible an association with Euratom following Brexit, a committee of MPs will today urge. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee will today warn the government not put the benefits of the Euratom regime at risk by ...

- City AM - UK

Kim vows to make North Korea 'strongest nuclear power'.

SEOUL, Dec 13 — Kim Jong-un has vowed to make North Korea the world's strongest nuclear power,' state media reported this morning, as the reclusive nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global alarm. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kim Jong-Un vows to make North Korea 'world's strongest nuclear power' amid rising tensions with US.

Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the "world's strongest nuclear power," state media reported on Wednesday, as the reclusive nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global alarm The post Kim Jong-Un vows to make North Korea 'world's strongest nuclear power' amid rising tensions with US ...

- Firstpost - IN

Scientists discover path to improving game-changing battery electrode.

A comprehensive picture has now been gained of how the same chemical processes that give cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in atomic structure that sap performance.

- ScienceDaily - US

Russia launches two nuclear power units in a week.

Moscow, Dec 12 Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom on Tuesday announced a historic first in its record of building nuclear power plants with the launch of two reactors at home in the span of a week earlier this month. While fuel loading began at Unit 4 of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant on December 6, the first ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Report: Flynn associate disputes whistleblower text message claims.

Thomas Cochran claims phone records prove Flynn never received text messages about nuclear energy deal on Inauguration Day

- CBS NEWS - US

Almost 60% of Poles in favour of nuclear energy: study.

A survey has shown that 59 percent of Poles would support the construction of the country's first nuclear power plant.

- Polskie Radio - PL

CHAMP: America's EMP Missile That Might Be Able to Fry North Korea's Nukes.

Dave Majumdar Security, Or start World War III.  One of the options that the United States is looking at to counter North Korea's nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles is an experimental weapon called CHAMP. CHAMP stands for Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project . It uses bursts of microwave ...

- The National Interest - US

Energy executive denies that Michael Flynn sent text during inauguration saying Russia sanctions would be 'ripped up'.

A nuclear energy executive who used to work with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn claims that a whistleblower gave inaccurate information about an alleged text exchange that occurred during President Trump's inauguration, Politico reported Monday. Last week, Politico reported that a whistleblower wrote in July ...

- The Week - US

Japan says its CO2 emissions inched to 6-year low in last financial year

TOKYO - Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.2 percent to a six-year low in the financial year that ended last March, government figures showed on Tuesday, amid growing use of renewable energy and the gradual return of nuclear power.

- Reuters - US

Legal advice sought on 'rushed approval of energy policy blueprint'

The DA said it was taking legal advice on the approval of government's new Integrated Resource Plan which envisions nuclear procurement.

- Cape Times - SA

Majority of Poles support building a nuclear power plant – poll

As many as 59 percent of Poles support building a nuclear power plant in Poland according to a poll carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Energy. Out of that number, 25 percent, strongly support building it, while 16 percent strongly disagree with the plan. Furthermore, 42 percent of respondents ...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Russia will Build the First Nuclear Power Plant in Egypt

Egypt and Russia signed a contract to build the first nuclear power plant in the North African country. This happened during a visit to the Russian side of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The NPP's construction contract was signed at a ceremony on state television, attended by Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President ...

- Novinite - BG

New 3D-printed metals offer incredible strength and ductility for Industry 4.0

New 3D-printing methods with metal parts could usher in the age of nuclear fusion energy, thanks to incredible strength and ductility. The post New 3D-printed metals offer incredible strength and ductility for Industry 4.0 appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

Russia to ink $30B nuclear deal with Egypt, expanding its influence in the Middle East

Russia has a history of pursuing energy projects in Egypt, often as part of a broader effort to challenge U.S. political, military and economic influence

- National Post - CA

Russia's Putin Lands in Egypt in Sign of Growing Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin, making his second visit to Egypt in as many years, held talks Monday with his Egyptian counterpart on their countries' rapidly expanding ties.   Egypt's general-turned-president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has visited Russia three times since the ouster of his Islamist predecessor in 2013. ...

- Voice of America - US

Winds of change: France faces challenges as it embraces offshore wind power

France has launched its first offshore turbine to curb reliance on nuclear and reach climate goals — France could become Europe's second-largest wind energy producer after Germany. But the transition brings problems.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Energy Secretary Perry agrees to extension on pro-coal, nuclear rulemaking

Perry said 60-day deadline was reasonable, but new decision is now due January 10.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Clean energy set to take on bigger role

Clean energy, including nuclear power and renewable energy, is expected to exceed coal in China's electricity generating capacity in about 10 years, a senior official has said.China's installed capacity of clean energy has reached 660 gigawatts, while installed thermal power capacity stood at 900 GW, said Liu Baohua, deputy ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

US-North Korea tensions fuel fears on Chinese border

Newspaper advises residents in Changbai on how to deal with nuclear fallout

- Financial Times - US

US-North Korea tensions fuel fears in Chinese border

Newspaper advises residents in Changbai on how to deal with nuclear fallout

- Financial Times - US

Fin24.com | Nuclear will happen

When is a policy directing billions in state spending not up for discussion? When new Energy Minister David Mahlobo says so.

- Fin24 - SA

Canadian energy firms take issue with Trump administration's nod to coal, nuclear power

Enbridge, Canadian Electricity Association urge administration to exercise care in policy shift

- The Globe and Mail - CA

N.J. Governor Christie eyes nuclear power subsidies, sparks criticism

Christie said at a press conference on Wednesday that he would like to see nuclear power plants continue to operate. "I think having nuclear power in the state is an important thing to have and I think it's important for our energy security to have it and I think it's a positive thing from an environmental perspective to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

France's $21 billion nuclear fusion reactor is now halfway complete

The fusion reactor everyone is anticipating is currently under construction in France. It's called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor and could be the fusion reactor to lead a new era of clean energy. The reactor recently hit a major milestone, its construction is halfway complete. Following is a ...

- Business Insider - US

Scientists watch diamond turn into graphite

In a surprising achievement, a team of scientists has turned diamond into graphite, using an X-ray laser. What may seem undesirable at first glance, is a decisive step forward in understanding the fundamental behaviour of solids when they absorb energetic radiation. For the first time, the researchers around Franz Tavella ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Russia Says Falling Satellite Could Have Been Source Of Radioactive Cloud

The state corporation in charge of Russia's nuclear energy industry, Rosatom, says that a spike in radioactivity over Europe earlier this autumn could have come from a falling satellite.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Fin24.com | Mahlobo could release scaled-down nuclear plan next week

Energy Minister David Mahlobo is still adamant that nuclear should be part of South Africa's energy mix, but concedes the country's fiscal constraints have forced government to downscale.

- Fin24 - SA

Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

Russian authorities denied Friday that a radioactivity spike in the air over Europe this fall resulted from a nuclear fuel processing plant leak in the Ural mountains, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Russia: Spike in radioactivity unrelated to nuclear plant

MOSCOW — Russian authorities denied Friday that a radioactivity spike in the air over Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there.Andrei Ivanov...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Georgia energy regulators may move up decision on Plant Vogtle

Georgia energy regulators may decide before the end of the year whether to abandon the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

South Africa to Scale Down Nuclear Expansion Plan

South Africa plans to push ahead with its nuclear expansion plan but will do so at a slower pace because there has been a fall in demand for electricity owing to a struggling economy, energy minister David Mahlobo said Thursday. South Africa has the continent's only nuclear power station and is seeking to expand its ...

- Voice of America - US

Physicists propose a new method for monitoring nuclear waste

New scientific findings suggest neutrino detectors may play an important role in ensuring better monitoring and safer storage of radioactive material in nuclear waste repository sites. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have made calculations to ascertain the neutrino radiation that spent nuclear ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone

BERLIN — A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy is halfway toward completion, the organization behind the project said Wednesday.

- Yahoo! News - US

ITER nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone, eyes 'first plasma' in 2025

A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy is halfway toward completion, the organization behind the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

U.S. energy chief says to start negotiations on nuclear pact with Riyadh

ADU DHABI - Saudi Arabia is interested in reaching a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with Washington, the U.S. government's energy chief said on Wednesday, a step which would allow American companies to participate in the kingdom's civil nuclear program.

- Reuters - US

Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone

A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy is halfway toward completion, the organization behind the project said Wednesday.

- PhysOrg - NL

Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone

A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of clean and cheap energy is halfway toward completion.

- Stars and Stripes - US

South Korea's Kepco chosen as preferred bidder for Moorside nuclear project

South Korean state utility Korea Electric Power Corporation has won preferred bidder status for Toshiba's NuGen, the business behind the Moorside nuclear project in Cumbria. Kepco had been in negotiations with the troubled Japanese firm for months, along with China General Nuclear Power Corporation , and the announcement ...

- City AM - UK

Exclusive: Baupost expected to make quick profit in Westinghouse bankruptcy- sources

- Hedge funds led by the Baupost Group LLC are poised to score a $170 million profit in less than three months from a bet tied to Toshiba Corp's bankrupt nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Corp, according to three people familiar with the matter.

- Reuters - US

Fin24.com | Zuma could lift the lid on possible 'nuclear deal'

President Jacob Zuma could possibly lift the lid on a possible nuclear deal as he speaks about South Africa's energy future at a controversial energy indaba on Thursday.

- Fin24 - SA

This map shows just how serious Elon Musk's tunneling plans are

When Elon Musk first suggested that he wanted to solve LA's traffic problems with a series of underground highways, most of us thought he'd spent a few too many late nights huffing rocket fuel. When he started digging a hole in the parking lot of SpaceX's LA headquarters, I honestly believed he was prepping a nuclear bunker ...

- Boy Genius Report - US

South West Nuclear Hub welcomes EDF Energy as a member

After its opening in September 2016, the Bristol-based South West Nuclear Hub has started welcoming its members. Late last month, EDF Energy joined the Hub.

- University of Bristol - UK

U.S. firms invited to bid on Saudi nuclear program

Saudi Arabia has invited U.S. firms to take part in developing its civilian nuclear power program, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said Monday, adding the kingdom was not interested in diverting nuclear technology to military use.

- The Daily Star - LB

Report: US agency holding nuke bombs grapples with oversight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy has its share of challenges as it conducts some of the world's most high-tech research, maintains a stockpile of nuclear weapons and cleans up after decades of bomb-making.

- Yahoo! News - US

TAE fusion venture wins supercomputer time — and reports progress on test device

TAE Technologies, the venture formerly known as Tri Alpha Energy, says it's been admitted into a U.S. Department of Energy supercomputer program that should accelerate its drive to harness nuclear fusion. The Office of Science program — known as Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, or ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Kazakhstan: Official Tamps Down Ruthenium-106 Jitters

Authorities in Kazakhstan have scrambled to reassure the public after an opposition politician in Russian warned of high radiation levels in a region near the border caused by a suspected leak of ruthenium-106 from a nuclear fuel processing plant. Ksenia Sobchak, the socialite-turned-politician now running for the ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Russia's Dangerous Nuclear "Diplomacy"

Russia's state owned nuclear energy organization, Rosatom, of Uranium One celebrity, has been trying to develop nuclear cooperation with most of the Middle East countries. Russia would undertake building and operating the nuclear power plants – then

- Hudson New York - US

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