Lindsey Meuwissen

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What do you get when you cross an accelerator with a nuclear reactor?

Professor Bob Cywinski is every inch the academic: a wavy-haired, bearded man with a voice like hot coffee poured on a Sunday morning. But he is also a man with a dream: to change the nuclear landscape of the UK.<p>Conventional nuclear power (fission) is controversial and carries inherent risks, but …

Nuclear Energy Is Largely Safe. But Can It Be Cheap?

Is it safe? That’s what most people — brought up on Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and <i>The Simpsons</i> — want to know about nuclear power. And for the most …

Reviving nuclear power debates is a distraction. We need to use less energy

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about a new film by controversialist documentary-maker, Robert Stone. Pandora’s Promise presents an environmentalist case for nuclear power, argued by a number of recent converts including Mark Lynas and George Monbiot. These converts have reached the conclusion …

Can Nuclear Power Slow Global Warming?

11/08/2013 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>ENVIRONMENT</b><p>Some of the world’s top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won’t be enough to combat global warming, and they’re asking environmentalists to support the development of nuclear power as one way …

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy

US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the sun and pave the way for nuclear fusion reactors.<p>The scientists generated more energy from fusion reactions than they put into the nuclear fuel, in a small but crucial step …

Obama Energy Official: Nuclear Plants Essential To Our Carbon Reduction Goals

Did President Obama just finally come out as pro-nuke?<p>I’m not referring to the President’s State of the Union Address last month. In that speech, the President made no mention of how nuclear energy production actually fits into what he called his Administration’s “all of the above” clean energy …

Idle No More: Japan Plans To Restart Closed Nuclear Reactors

In the wake of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant three years ago, Japan's government decided to phase out nuclear power. Other governments, notably Germany's, followed Japan's lead.<p>But Wednesday, Tokyo reversed course. It issued a draft energy plan that includes restarting idled …

Solar radiation storm sweeps over Earth

The Earth is being bombarded with the strongest blast of radiation from the sun since 2003, an event that could cause isolated disruptions to communications and air travel.<p>The National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center on Tuesday morning published a map showing the solar radiation …

Like We've Been Saying -- Radiation Is Not A Big Deal

A very big report came out last month with very little fanfare. It concluded what we in nuclear science have been saying for decades – radiation doses less than about 10 rem (0.1 Sv) are no big deal. The linear no-threshold dose hypothesis (LNT) does not apply to doses less than 10 rem (0.1 Sv), …

Concerned About Cellphone Radiation? Here Are Some Options.

Believe it or not, it’s still unclear whether radio frequency from the cellphones we carry with us at all times is harmful to our health. Cellphone …

Mars mission astronauts face radiation exposure risk

Worrying news for anyone keen on taking a trip to Mars: flying to the Red Planet and back could, in a single mission, expose you to a dose of radiation equivalent to two-thirds of the safe lifetime limit for astronauts, according to a new study led by Nasa.<p>Scientists used measurements from the Mars …

Mike the Murasai: Fukushima Fish Has Over 2,500 Times the Legal Limit of Radiation

The image above shows a fish, dubbed "Mike the Murasai," that was caught near the Fukukshima Daiichi main reactor in Japan. The fish has 254,000 …

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Radiation on Mars 'Manageable' for Manned Mission, Curiosity Rover Reveals

The risk of radiation exposure is not a show-stopper for a long-term manned mission to Mars, new results from NASA's Curiosity rover suggest.<p>A …

Safety Shorts – Radiation-Proof Underwear for Mobile Phone Users

Safety Shorts is a line of radiation-proof underwear developed by a team of young Austrian students, aged 18 to 23, that’s supposed to protect people …

Images Show How Much Cell Phone Radiation We Bathe in Every Day

Even though cell phone radiation has not been proven to cause serious damage to living tissue, it still might make your skin crawl to see how …

West Coast radiation from Fukushima disaster poses no risk, experts say

Radiation detected off the U.S. West Coast from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has declined since the 2011 tsunami disaster and never approached levels that could pose a risk to human health, seafood or wildlife, scientists say.<p>Experts have been trying to dispel worries stemming from …

Nuclear Energy

California Tests Beach Sand for Fukushima Radiation

Elevated levels of radiation have scientists testing for special markers from the Japanese nuclear power plant meltdown.

Fukushima

Thieves Who Stole Truck With Cobalt-60 Will Likely Die From Radiation

The thieves who stole a truck transporting radioactive medical waste will likely die from the effects of radiation exposure, according to Mexican …

Fear Of Radiation Exposure Prompts High Tech Underwear In Japan

In case you haven’t noticed, the situation in Fukushima is still pretty bad. Radiation contamination still flows from the damaged nuclear plant, and …

Radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant 18 Times Higher Than Thought

Radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan are 18 times higher than previously thought. The operator of the …

Excessive Radiation Levels Detected At New Mexico Waste Site

By Laura Zuckerman<p>Feb 16 (Reuters) - Underground sensors have detected excessive radiation levels inside a nuclear waste storage site deep below New Mexico's desert, but no workers have been exposed and there was no risk to public health, U.S. Department of Energy officials said on Sunday.<p>An …

Radiation Levels in Water Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant Hit a Two-Year High

In the latest of a now seemingly endless series of devastating, embarrassing debacles at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, operating utility …

Workers Test Positive for Radiation After Leak at Nuclear Repository

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A recent leak at the nation’s underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico has caused 13 workers to …

13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

There's never a good week for nuclear waste, but this week has been a particularly bad one. Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico have disclosed that 13 employees inhaled radioactive material after a major accident earlier this month.<p>While there's no risk to the public and the …

New Detector Lets People 'See' Radiation

Available now for all of your nuclear fallout needs<p>Radiation detectors can be expensive and cumbersome. Here's one alternative, now on the market: Polaris-H, a University of Michigan project that offers handheld gamma-ray vision.<p>To use the camera, someone looking for radiation sets it down in a …