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  • N.K. building isotope separation facility to build more powerful nuclear bombs: U.S. institute

    09/16/2015 3:46:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/09/16 | Chang Jae-soon
    N.K. building isotope separation facility to build more powerful nuclear bombs: U.S. institute 2015/09/16 04:54 By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) -- A new facility under construction at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear complex appears to be designed to separate isotopes from spent fuel that can be used in building nuclear weapons more powerful than plutonium or uranium bombs, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. The assessment from the Institute for Science and International Security adds to growing concern that the communist nation is ramping up efforts to further strengthen its nuclear capabilities and could carry out its fourth nuclear...
  • Boeing patent reveals radical 'laser fusion' fission engine design

    07/12/2015 5:15:54 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 55 replies ^ | 16:20 EST, 10 July 2015 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard For
    Future aircraft could be powered by lasers and nuclear explosions if Boeing has its way. The aerospace firm claims a new-type of engine could produce energy-efficient thrust by firing lasers at radioactive material, such as deuterium and tritium. The technology could mean that planes and spaceships will require only a fraction of the power to operate, according to a recent patent filed by the company.
  • Update on Byron Nuclear Plant: Diesel Generators Used for Vent, Excelon Says Tritium Is Natural

    02/01/2012 1:52:30 PM PST · by ransomnote · 17 replies ^ | January 30, 2012 | Rockford Register Star
    <p>ROCKFORD — A loss of power coming into the Byron nuclear plant caused one of two reactors to automatically shut down about 10:15 a.m. today.</p> <p>Backup diesel generators were activated after the power outage and were being used for safety equipment that vents heat from the reactor, according to a spokeswoman from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Lisle.</p>
  • Where's Al Gore??

    05/19/2008 3:40:23 PM PDT · by MissEdie · 13 replies · 67+ views
    Washington Post | 5-19-08 | MissEdie
    Why NBC is "in the tank" for Barack Obama: The second largest company in the world is General Electric. GE owns NBC. It also builds nuclear power reactors. Is it any wonder then that NBC favored Obama from the start? According to the LA Times, “Obama is the largest beneficiary of money from companies that have a stake in nuclear energy’s future.” Are we surprised then that Tim Russert prematurely called Obama the Democratic nominee? Or that Russert allowed Obama to ramble on about how great nuclear power is on Meet the Press? Take a look at Obama's Exelon connection...
  • Wal-Mart's glow-in-the-dark mystery

    02/15/2009 9:15:56 AM PST · by fanfan · 94 replies · 4,085+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Feb 15, 2009 | Tyler Hamilton
    It began in late 2007 as a routine audit. Retail giant Wal-Mart noticed that some exit signs at the company's stores and warehouses had gone missing. As the audit spread across Wal-Mart's U.S. operations, the mystery thickened. Stores from Arkansas to Washington began reporting missing signs. They numbered in the hundreds at first, then the thousands. Last month Wal-Mart disclosed that about 15,800 of its exit signs – a stunning 20 per cent of its total inventory – are lost, missing, or otherwise unaccounted for at 4,500 facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Poor housekeeping, certainly, but what's...
  • Purdue findings support earlier nuclear fusion experiments [Cold Fusion is Back!]

    07/14/2005 3:33:02 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 64 replies · 1,547+ views
    Purdue University ^ | 12 July 2005 | Staff
    Researchers at Purdue University have new evidence supporting earlier findings by other scientists who designed an inexpensive "tabletop" device that uses sound waves to produce nuclear fusion reactions. The technology, in theory, could lead to a new source of clean energy and a host of portable detectors and other applications. The new findings were detailed in a peer-reviewed paper appearing in the May issue of the journal Nuclear Engineering and Design. The paper was written by Yiban Xu, a post-doctoral research associate in the School of Nuclear Engineering, and Adam Butt, a graduate research assistant in both nuclear engineering and...