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October 20, 2020

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Unprecedented Energy Use Since 1950 Has Transformed Humanity's Geologic Footprint

A new study makes clear the extraordinary speed and scale of increases in energy use, economic productivity and global population that have pushed ...

Scientists Find Upper Limit for the Speed of Sound

Scientists have discovered the fastest possible speed of ...

Two's a Crowd: Nuclear and Renewables Don't Mix

If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize support for renewables, rather than nuclear power, the findings of a major new ...

Filtering Radioactive Elements from Water

Researchers previously developed a filter membrane made out of whey proteins and activated carbon. In a new study, they now demonstrate just how efficient this membrane is at filtering radioactive ...
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Revised Code Could Help Improve Efficiency of Fusion Experiments

Researchers have upgraded a key computer code for calculating forces acting on magnetically confined plasma in fusion energy experiments. The upgrade will help scientists further improve the design ...

Large Molecules Need More Help to Travel Through a Nuclear Pore Into the Cell Nucleus

Model systems based on virus capsids have shown how large biomolecules are able to penetrate a cell nucleus. The larger the molecule, the more nuclear localization signals are ...

New Findings Could Help Scientists Tame Damaging Heat Bursts in Fusion Reactors

Physicists have discovered a new trigger for edge localized modes (ELMs) -- instabilities that can halt fusion reactions and damage the tokamaks that house such ...

Improved Modelling of Nuclear Structure in Francium Aids Searches for New Physics

Thanks to new research, we now know with much greater certainty the nuclear magnetic moments of francium ...

Scientists Propose a Novel Method for Controlling Fusion Reactions

Researchers have developed a pulsed method for stabilizing magnetic islands that can cause disruptions in fusion ...

While Birds Chirp, Plasma Shouldn't: New Insight Could Advance Fusion Energy

Scientists have furthered understanding of a barrier that can prevent doughnut-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks from operating at high efficiency by causing vital heat to be lost from ...

Scientists Discover Heavy Element Chemistry Can Change at High Pressures

An international team of researchers has demonstrated how curium -- element 96 in the periodic table and one of the last that can be seen with the naked eye -- responds to the application of high ...

Twisting Magnetic Fields for Extreme Plasma Compression

A new spin on the magnetic compression of plasmas could improve materials science, nuclear fusion research, X-ray generation and laboratory ...

Particulate Plutonium Released from the Fukushima Daiichi Meltdowns

Small amounts of plutonium (Pu) were released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) reactors into the environment during the site's 2011 nuclear disaster. However, the ...

Researchers Develop Novel Approach to Modeling Yet-Unconfirmed Rare Nuclear Process

Researchers have taken a major step toward a theoretical first-principles description of neutrinoless double-beta decay. Observing this yet-unconfirmed rare nuclear process would have important ...

New Method Measures Temperature Within 3D Objects

Engineers have made it possible to remotely determine the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique they call depth thermography. The method may be useful in ...

Mathematical Noodling Leads to New Insights Into an Old Fusion Problem

Scientists have gained new insight into a common type of plasma hiccup that interferes with fusion reactions. These findings could help bring fusion energy closer to ...

Scientists Develop New Tool to Design Better Fusion Devices

One way that scientists seek to bring to Earth the fusion process that powers the stars is trapping plasma within a twisting magnetic coil device shaped like a breakfast cruller. But the device, ...

Quantum Diamond Sensing

Researchers report a new quantum sensing technique that allows high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy on small molecules in dilute solution in a 10 picoliter sample volume -- roughly ...

A Step Forward in Solving the Reactor-Neutrino Flux Problem

A nuclear theory group experiment paves the way for solving the reactor antineutrino flux problems. The experiment is designed to measure the mass of the neutrino. As a by product of the calibration ...

A Proven Method for Stabilizing Efforts to Bring Fusion Power to Earth

Researchers have demonstrated a method for stabilizing fusion plasmas by suppressing edge localized modes ...

Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Had Civilian Background

A mysterious cloud containing radioactive ruthenium-106, which moved across Europe in 2017, is still bothering Europe's radiation protection entities. German researchers now found out that the ...

Reaction Microscope 'X-Rays' Individual Molecules

For more than 200 years, we have been using X-rays to look inside matter, and progressing to ever smaller structures -from crystals to nanoparticles. Now, physicists have achieved a qualitative leap ...

Physicists Study Mirror Nuclei for Precision Theory Test

A precision measurement of helium and hydrogen mirror isotopes reveals new questions in understanding of nuclear ...

Physicists Measure a Short-Lived Radioactive Molecule for First Time

Researchers have combined the power of a super collider with techniques of laser spectroscopy to precisely measure a short-lived radioactive molecule, radium monofluoride, for the first ...

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