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3 hrs ago | Cellular News

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades from wired to non wired.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4 hrs ago | Digital Post Production

Nuclear Energy Industry Leaders Will Gather in Arizona May 19-21

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 -- Hundreds of nuclear energy industry leaders will convene May 19-21 in Scottsdale, Ariz., to discuss the technology's global value and engage in policy discussions on trade, market and other issues at the Nuclear Energy Institute's annual conference, the Nuclear Energy Assembly .


Related Topix: Scottsdale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ

8 hrs ago | Cactus Thorns

Nuclear Power Now

Unlike Phil Klasky, who would rather watch the oceans slick up with petroleum so that he can use tragedy, for his radical social change, I believe that nuclear power is the safest and cleanest way to produce power.


8 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Nuclear Engineer Receives E.O. Lawrence Award for Groundbreaking Computational Theory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher John Wagner has been named a 2013 recipient of the Department of Energy's Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his work in advancing computer, information and knowledge sciences.


Related Topix: Department of Energy

10 hrs ago | ABC News

Tiny Power Plants Hold Promise for Nuclear Energy

Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

12 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Salem Twp. nuclear plant gets extension on safety improvements

The PPL Susquehanna Steam nuclear power plant in Salem Township has been granted an extension to install new safety vents the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is mandating in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster.


Wed Apr 16, 2014


Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected

Japan's power supply will be tight this summer if all its nuclear reactors remain shut, although blackouts are not expected as long as there are no problems at the thermal fuel plants now providing the bulk of the country's electricity.


Related Topix: Japan, Asia, World News

Common Dreams

Nuclear Information and Resource Service: Why Are Top Entergy Executives Selling Their Own Stock?

April 16 - Tuesday, GreenWorld broke the story of a recent pattern of stock sales by top executives at Entergy, the nation's second-largest operator of nuclear power stations.


Related Topix: Entergy Arkansas, Energy, Entergy, US News, Liberal Political News

WTOC-TV Savannah

Plant Hatch among safest nuclear power plants in America

Representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were in Vidalia for their annual assessment meeting to go over inspection results.



French nuclear watchdog singles out 3 plants for safety shortfalls

France's nuclear watchdog singled out three of EDF's 19 nuclear power stations for having a below-average safety performance in its annual safety report, which also asked for more enforcement powers such as the ability to impose fines.



Nuclear Plants Could Withstand Tsunamis If...

Image Caption: This illustration shows a possible configuration of a floating offshore nuclear plant, based on design work by Jacopo Buongiorno and others at MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters

Texas Tribune

Court Thwarts Sierra Club's Challenge to Radioactive Waste

John Ward, operations project task manager at Waste Control Specialists' facility near Andrews, Texas, walks over to inspect concrete canisters that will house drums of nuclear waste.


Related Topix: Texas, Andrews, TX, West, TX, Andrews County, TX, Dallas, TX

New Scientist

We can't be too fussy when it comes to green energy

ATOMKRAFT? Nein danke! Germans have long taken a dim view of nuclear power. In 2011, they finally renounced nuclear altogether, preferring to build up other low-carbon power sources.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Biofuel, Science / Technology

People's Daily Online

Nuclear industry exhibition opens in Beijing

The 13th China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition opened in Beijing on Tuesday, with the focus on clean energy.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

Vapors, delays discussed in Seattle at Hanford State of the Site meeting

Rebar and concrete walls are installed last fall at the top of the High-Level Waste Facility at the Hanford vitrification plant.


Related Topix: Richland, WA

The Motley Fool

Nuclear Energy Has a Future in Japan

One of the reasons behind the uncertainty, as the company noted, was the situation in Japan where after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, all nuclear reactors were shut.


Related Topix: Netherlands, World News,


Nuclear regulators to discuss Columbia Station in Richland

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet in Richland, Wash., April 29 with representatives of Energy Northwest to discuss the agency's 2013 assessment of safety performance for the Columbia Generating Station.


Related Topix: Richland, WA, Energy, Energy Northwest

Guest opinion: No more 'wait and see' at Hanford nuclear site

Recently, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson took a stand against the Department of Energy's "wait and see" approach toward the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Environment, Science, Opinion


Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium to construct a crude nuclear explosive device.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, University of Texas at Austin


Dominion Plans New North Anna Seismic Risk Study

The Louisa County plant's two nuclear reactors are among 47 in the central and eastern U.S. that require additional studies to determine whether their designs protect them from earthquake hazards.


Related Topix: Louisa County, VA, Natural Disasters, Earthquake