Tag Nuclear energy - results: 19

As Fukushima has become a second Chernobyl

As Fukushima has become a second Chernobyl

on 11 March 2011 at Fukushima-1, located in the homonymous Japanese city, in a strong earthquake and tsunami, which claimed approximately 16 million lives, there was a major radiation accident. A natural disaster brought down not ...

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2019-07-17

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We need more powerful nuclear engines to explore space. The production of plutonium-238 is growing

We need more powerful nuclear engines to explore space. The production of plutonium-238 is growing

last year, "Voyager 2" finally broke through to interstellar space, having more than 18 billion kilometers. This epic mission was possible thanks to nuclear energy technology which spacecraft worked for decades. The spacecraft, si...

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2019-02-07

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Scientists: nuclear power is the only salvation from climate catastrophe

Scientists: nuclear power is the only salvation from climate catastrophe

to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and save the planet from global warming, many countries are trying to switch to renewable energy sources. To do this, they build solar and wind farms that take up huge area of land. Scientis...

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2019-01-15

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Bill gates and the Southern Company are combined for the construction of nuclear mini-reactors

Bill gates and the Southern Company are combined for the construction of nuclear mini-reactors

Founder and former CEO of Microsoft bill gates is no longer engaged in running a software company, but ambitious projects old bill still full. In one of them, called TerraPower bill gates recently signed a cooperation agreement wi...

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2018-08-26

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In a world of huge problems with the electricity. Back to nuclear reactors?

In a world of huge problems with the electricity. Back to nuclear reactors?

back in 2009, Simon Irish, the investment Manager out of new York, have discovered a method by which, in his opinion, it was possible to change the world. Irish saw that the entire world is in need of enormous number of projects i...

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2018-08-18

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Where's my plutonium, dude? The American civil servants have stolen radioactive isotopes from the rental car

Where's my plutonium, dude? The American civil servants have stolen radioactive isotopes from the rental car

a year ago from a car rented by employees of the U.S. Department of energy, stole an unknown amount of weapons-grade plutonium, a vital ingredient for the production of nuclear warheads. It has become known only today, reports Mot...

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2018-07-19

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The "best" scenario of nuclear war has shown dismal results

On the Ground, now more than 15 000 nuclear warheads — enough to blow everything to hell. Even more than enough. But how many nuclear explosions would it take to destroy the enemy? How many nuclear warheads a country-aggressor can...

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2018-06-20

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Completed tests of a compact nuclear reactor for space colonies

Completed tests of a compact nuclear reactor for space colonies

As the portal Space.com engineers and scientists from the Research center NASA's Glenn has completed ground tests of a compact nuclear reactor with a capacity of 10 kilowatts, which . In the future the installation is planned to u...

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2018-05-04

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Russia launched the world's only floating nuclear power plant

Russia launched the world's only floating nuclear power plant

Many countries, including China and the United States, tried to create a sea or floating nuclear reactors, but attempts have sunk into oblivion. Russia, though not the first, launching a new floating nuclear power plant, 70-MW "Ak...

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2018-05-01

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Russia launched the world's first floating nuclear power station

Russia launched the world's first floating nuclear power station

Many countries, including China and the United States, had planned to create a marine or floating nuclear reactors, but no one dared. Russia was the first, launching the world's first floating nuclear power plant, 70-MW "Akademik ...

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2018-04-30

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Create a hybrid fusion reactor

Create a hybrid fusion reactor

Despite the rapid development of alternative energy sources, one of the most beneficial types of energy is still nuclear energy. Therefore, not surprising that in this area there are a lot of developments. For example, it was rece...

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2018-04-11

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In Japan has created a robot snake for the study of nuclear power plant

In Japan has created a robot snake for the study of nuclear power plant "Fukushima-2"

the disaster at the Japanese nuclear power plant incident in 2011, was for Japan a real tragedy. To this day its effects are felt, and dozens of companies and hundreds of professionals are trying to minimize the impact of this inc...

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2017-12-25

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The first explosion at Chernobyl was a nuclear, say scientists

The first explosion at Chernobyl was a nuclear, say scientists

the Accident at the Chernobyl NPP occurred on 26 April 1986, has become one of the worst in the history of mankind. Previously it was thought that the explosion at the fourth unit was because in the experiment, the uncontrolled he...

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2017-11-20

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Scientists wanted to classify the discovery of the

Scientists wanted to classify the discovery of the "quark fusion"

In the image below, you can see the mushroom cloud from the explosion of ivy Mike in 1952, the first thermonuclear fusion bomb ever exploded. In the process of fusion and fission of nuclei is allocated a colossal amount of energy,...

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2017-11-09

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How do scientists know about the testing of nuclear bombs?

How do scientists know about the testing of nuclear bombs?

Earthquake? A nuclear blast? Fission or fusion? We know even if the world leaders are lying. In the international arena there aren't many things more unsettling than the possibility of nuclear war. Many countries have warheads, so...

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2017-09-03

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10 most high-profile nuclear disasters

10 most high-profile nuclear disasters

once upon a time people believed that nuclear power will one day solve all energy problems of mankind. From nuclear power plants to Airliners that need to be recharged once in 22 years, since the Second world war, the great nuclea...

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2017-07-31

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Switzerland have renounced nuclear energy

Switzerland have renounced nuclear energy

Many countries are still not ready to abandon the benefits of the "peaceful atom", but the people of Switzerland decided on a very serious for their state step. In a recent vote the majority of the Swiss voted for stopping the gov...

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2017-05-22

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How does it work? | Nuclear power

How does it work? | Nuclear power

In today's issue of the scientific-educational programs «How does it work?» we'll talk about nuclear power plants: fission, fuel rods, reactor performance, and much more. Pleasant viewing! ...

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2017-03-16

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Nuclear fuel from the ocean can provide energy for thousands of years

Nuclear fuel from the ocean can provide energy for thousands of years

Using the new collection method, scientists from Stanford University were able to identify three times more uranium from the ocean for 11-hour period than previously possible. This method can be an environmentally friendly alterna...

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2017-02-28

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