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Scientists Discover How To Stabilize Plasma In Fusion Reactors

Experts were able to simulate the mechanism that stabilizes plasma in fusion reactors. This development could take humankind one step closer to a clean, unlimited source of fusion energy.

Energy July 19, 2018

Nuclear Fusion Reactor Reaches Temperatures Hotter Than Sun’s Core

UK-based Tokamak Energy’s nuclear fusion reactor was able to generate a temperature of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. The company is on track to create commercially available nuclear fusion energy by 2030.

Energy June 12, 2018

Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant Will Shut Down 40 Years After Accident

In 1979, Three Mile Island was the site of the worse nuclear accident on U.S. soil. 40 years after that accident, it looks like the Pennsylvania power plant will be shutting down.

Energy May 30, 2017

Nuclear Power Out, Renewables In: Swiss Voters Decide On Country’s Energy Future

Voters have favored nuclear phaseout in Switzerland in favor of renewable energy. Learn more about the country's Energy Strategy program and the prospects for its energy supply.

Energy May 22, 2017

Chernobyl Disaster Site Enclosed: Shelter Placed On Top Of Exploded Nuclear Reactor In Ukraine To Prevent Radiation Leaks

In what is considered as among the world's most ambitious projects, workers installed a massive shelter over the damaged reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Workers will start to dismantle the parts of the original cover, the sarcophagus.

Energy November 30, 2016

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster Still Haunts The World 30 Years After Incident

The Chernobyl disaster three-decade anniversary will happen this year. The catastrophe at the nuclear power plant still haunts and affects people and the environment 30 years later.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2016

The Fukushima Nuclear Plant Will Be Dismantled By A Toshiba Wrecking Robot

To clean up the most lethal radiation pool at the old Fukushima-Daiichi power plant site, Japanese government officials turned to Toshiba, which unveiled a special bot on Monday, Jan. 18 to assist with radioactive cleanup.

FUTURE TECH January 18, 2016

This Japanese City Is Experimenting With Alagae-Derived Fuel Sources

Alage is incredible useful, from its ability to suck up carbon dioxide to converting sunlight into usable energy.

Energy September 14, 2015

Japan Restarts Nuclear Reactor After Ban Following Fukushima Meltdown

The first nuclear reactor to go back online following Japan’s Fukushima disaster has been turned on in the middle of a fiery debate between proponents of nuclear energy and public safety advocates.

Society August 11, 2015

Expert says deadly eruption in Japan shook up volcano, making nuclear reactors unsafe

Japan's deadly 2011 earthquake may be responsible for recent volcanic eruption that killed 56, expert suggests. More volcanic activity may be ahead as a result of the earthquake, he says.

Animals October 17, 2014

Pacific tuna detected with traces of Fukushima radiation leak: Time to panic?

Tuna caught off Oregon and Washington coasts show traces of radiation from 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Though measurable, levels are too low to be health concern, researchers say.

Earth/Environment May 2, 2014

Floating nuclear plants may withstand dangerous tsunamis

Nuclear power plants built on floating ocean platforms could survive earthquakes and tsunamis, researchers say. Surrounding seawater could cool fuel rods and prevent any meltdowns.

Energy April 17, 2014

Californium: A useful way to recycle radioactive waste (if only it was less expensive)

A radioactive metal can be used to store more dangerous waste, and produce recycled fuel for nuclear reactors. How pricey could this be? Very.

Earth/Environment March 25, 2014

Radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear leak reaches Canada, may hit U.S. coast by April

Radioactive cesium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has been detected in northwest Canada. How much longer will it be before the substance shows up in the United States?

Animals February 27, 2014

Scientists fear Fukushima radiation may have leaked to West Coast

Scientists fear that Fukushima radiation may have reached California and the rest of the West Coast.

Animals February 5, 2014

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