Nuclear Energy
Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers at Penn... more
Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to researchers who say they can... more
Visualization of ultrafast melting initiated from radiation-driven defects in solids  Science Magazine · 1 day
Materials exposed to extreme radiation environments such as fusion reactors or deep spaces accumulate substantial defect populations that alter their properties and subsequently the melting behavior. The quantitative... more
Exotic matter uncovered in the sun's atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun's atmosphere. Their work has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood 'fourth state of... more
Chernobyl vs. Fukushima: Which Nuclear Meltdown Was the Bigger Disaster?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Nuclear meltdowns at power plants in Chernobyl and Fukushima were the most devastating in recent history. more
New collider concept would take quantum theories to an extreme  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new idea for smashing beams of elementary particles into one another could reveal how light and matter interact under extreme conditions that may exist on the surfaces... more
How to explore inaccessible places by swarms of sensors  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Since the dawn of humankind, exploration of certain places, ranging from the depths of the oceans to the edges of the universe, has led to numerous discoveries. However, there are... more
Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Machine learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can help bring to Earth... more
Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Machine learning can help bring to Earth the clean fusion energy that lights the sun and stars. Researchers are using this form... more
Bio-inspired material targets oceans' uranium stores for sustainable nuclear energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering uranium from seawater. The low-cost polymer adsorbent could help push past bottlenecks in... more
Bio-inspired material targets oceans' uranium stores for sustainable nuclear energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering uranium from seawater. more
UN chief concerned nuclear 'coffin' leaking in Pacific  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres raised concerns Thursday that a concrete dome built last century to contain waste from atomic bomb tests is leaking radioactive material into the Pacific. more
Focus on nuclear waste chemistry could help federal cleanup site challenges  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University teamed up to investigate the complex dynamics of... more
Radioactive carbon from nuclear bomb tests found in deep ocean trenches  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from 20th-century nuclear bomb tests has reached the deepest parts of the ocean, a new study finds. Crustaceans in deep... more
Radioactive carbon from nuclear bomb tests found in deep ocean trenches  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from 20th-century nuclear bomb tests has reached the deepest parts of the ocean, new research finds. more
Chernobyl nuclear fallout zone mapped by drones  Sky News · 3 weeks
British scientists have used drones to create the most comprehensive radiation maps ever of the fallout zone from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. more
Public dread of nuclear power limits its use  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nuclear power has been a part of the American energy portfolio since the 1950s, but for a number of reasons, the general public has long felt a significant dread about it. more
Public dread of nuclear power limits its deployment  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the ongoing effort to decarbonize U.S. energy production, there is one energy source that often attracts great controversy. Nuclear power has been a part of the American energy portfolio since the... more
New approach for solving protein structures from tiny crystals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using x-rays to reveal the atomic-scale 3-D structures of proteins has led to countless advances in understanding how these molecules work in bacteria, viruses, plants, and humans—and has guided the... more
Searching for lost WWII-era uranium cubes from Germany  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers are piecing together what exactly happened to hundreds of cubes of uranium from a secretive and ultimately failed effort to build a working nuclear reactor in Nazi Germany during World War... more
Machine set to see if lithium can help bring fusion to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Lithium, the light silvery metal used in everything from pharmaceutical applications to batteries that power your smart phone or electric car, could also help... more
Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Bristol, as part of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics, recently traveled to the Chernobyl exclusion zone, 33 years after the nuclear accident at the... more
The demise and rebirth of the ethical engineer  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Whatever happened to the ethics of engineering? We’ve seen just one disastrous news story after another these past few years, almost all knowable and preventable. Planes falling out of the sky. Nuclear... more
China's quest for clean, limitless energy heats up  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A ground-breaking fusion reactor built by Chinese scientists is underscoring Beijing's determination to be at the core of clean energy technology, as it eyes a fully-functioning plant by 2050. more
Room temperature nanocavity laser with interlayer excitons in 2D heterostructures  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Atomically thin layered two-dimensional (2D) materials have provided a rich library for both fundamental research and device applications. Bandgap engineering and controlled material response can be achieved from... more
Imaging covalent bond formation by H atom scattering from graphene  Science Magazine · 1 month
Viewing the atomic-scale motion and energy dissipation pathways involved in forming a covalent bond is a longstanding challenge for chemistry. We performed scattering experiments of H atoms from... more
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