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  • Scientists make first detection of exotic 'X' particles in quark-gluon plasma
    Physicists have found evidence of X particles in the quark-gluon plasma produced in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, based near Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Common household cleaner can boost effort to harvest fusion energy on Earth
    Path-setting findings demonstrate for the first time a novel regime for confining heat in stellarators. The demonstration could advance the twisty design as a blueprint for future fusion power plants.
  • Record-setting isotope of magnesium
    Researchers have created an extraordinarily light version, or isotope, of magnesium.
  • Fueling the future with new perovskite-related oxide-ion conductors
    Stable and high oxide-ion conductors based on a new hexagonal perovskite-related oxide has been reported in a recent study. These high-performance oxide-ion conductors could pave the way for the development of solid electrolytes for next-generation batteries and clean energy devices such as solid oxide fuel cells.
  • Speeding the development of fusion energy
    Profile of path-setting method to simulate the crazy-quilt movement of free electrons during experimental efforts to harness on Earth the fusion power that drives the sun and stars. The method cracks a complex equation that can enable improved control of the random and fast-moving moving electrons in the fuel for fusion energy.
  • Measuring a quantum computer’s power just got faster and more accurate
    What does a quantum computer have in common with a top draft pick in sports? Both have attracted lots of attention from talent scouts. Quantum computers, experimental machines that can perform some tasks faster than supercomputers, are constantly evaluated, much like young athletes, for their potential to someday become game-changing technology.
  • How molecular clusters in the nucleus interact with chromosomes
    Using computer simulations, chemists have discovered how nuclear bodies called nucleoli interact with chromosomes in the nucleus, and how those interactions help the nucleoli exist as stable droplets within the nucleus.
  • Breakthrough in surface-based groundwater measurement
    A team of researchers has developed an effective technology to carry out very accurate, non-invasive groundwater measurements in previously inaccessible areas. Using the new technology, NMR measurements (nuclear magnetic resonance) are now a cheap, fast and, above all, very accurate tool for mapping and characterizing groundwater systems.
  • Electrons set the stage for neutrino experiments
    Neutrinos may be the key to finally solving a mystery of the origins of our matter-dominated universe, and preparations for two major, billion-dollar experiments are underway to reveal the particles' secrets. Now, a team of nuclear physicists have turned to the humble electron to provide insight for how these experiments can better prepare to capture critical information.
  • Scientists create insights into perhaps the most extreme state of matter produced on Earth
    Exotic laser-produced high-energy-density (HED) plasmas akin to those found in stars and nuclear explosions could provide insight into events throughout the universe. Physicists have discovered a new way to measure and understand these plasmas, among the most extreme states of matter ever produced on Earth. Improved understanding could provide benefits ranging from fine-tuning ...
  • Nuclear radiation used to transmit digital data wirelessly
    Engineers have successfully transferred digitally encoded information wirelessly using nuclear radiation instead of conventional technology. The researchers measured the spontaneous emission of fast neutrons from californium-252, a radioactive isotope produced in nuclear reactors. Several examples of information, i.e., a word, the alphabet and a random number selected blindly, ...
  • How prolonged radiation exposure damages nuclear reactors
    New research could help in boosting the efficiency of nuclear power plants in the near future. By using a combination of physics-based modeling and advanced simulations, they found the key underlying factors that cause radiation damage to nuclear reactors, which could then provide insight into designing more radiation-tolerant, high-performance materials.
  • Lake’s radioactivity concentration predicted for 10,000 days after the Fukushima accident
    Researchers investigated the long-term contamination of Lake Onuma in Japan resulting from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. They devised a formula based on a framework known as the fractional diffusion model to predict the radioactive contamination of the lake for up to about 30 years after the Fukushima accident. The results suggest that the decrease in radioactivi...
  • Underground tests dig into how heat affects salt-bed repository behavior
    Scientists have just begun the third phase of a years-long experiment to understand how salt and very salty water behave near hot nuclear waste containers in a salt-bed repository.
  • Smoke from nuclear war would devastate ozone layer, alter climate
    The massive columns of smoke generated by a nuclear war would alter the world's climate for years and devastate the ozone layer, endangering both human health and food supplies, new research shows. The international study draws on newly developed computer climate modeling techniques to paint an even grimmer picture of a global nuclear war's aftermath than previous analyses.
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  • Atomic Show #295 – Liz Muller, Co-founder and CEO of Deep Isolation
    Deep Isolation is a young company developing solutions for “the nuclear waste issue.” They have built their solution option based on highly developed technologies used in the oil and gas drilling sector. Several decades ago, after discussing and evaluating several options, the world’s scientific and political communities came to a general consensus around the ...
  • Effects of nuclear energy’s battle for inclusion in EU Taxonomy
    The EU Taxonomy for sustainable activities (EU Taxonomy) became law in July 2020, but the law left several decisions to be finalized in “delegated acts.” These decisions required additional technical evaluation. The treatment of nuclear energy was one of those technical issues. On December 31, 2021, a draft delegated act was published that recognized that […]
  • Nuclear advocates overwhelm a clean energy poll with a write-in candidate
    On January 12, 2022, the New York Power Authority posted a poll on its Twitter feed. It asked people to vote for the clean energy technology they would like more of in 2022. The poll listed electric vehicles, green hydrogen, solar and geothermal. Within a couple of hours, more than sixty users had responded to […]
  • Atomic Show #294 – Mikal Boe, Core Power Founder and CEO
    Mikal Boe has spent 30 years in and around the commercial shipping industry. Several years ago, he began wondering how his industry was going to meet the increasingly stringent rules for air pollution and CO2 production that were being implemented by governing regulators, especially the International Maritime Organization (IMO). His extensive technical research led him [&hellip...
  • Catching Oklo — a rising star!
    Update: On Jan 6, 2022, the NRC denied Oklo’s COA application “without prejudice.” Power published an article titled NRC Dismisses Application for Oklo Advanced Nuclear Reactor that provides a solid early summary of the action and its implications. A new generation of clean energy is on the horizon Oklo is a clean energy company that […]
  • Atomic Show #293 – Robert Bryce – Journalist and Bird Watcher
    Robert Bryce is an admired journalist, book author, filmmaker, public speaker, Congressional witness and podcaster who has focused on energy, power and its implications for mankind’s prosperity. In his free time, he loves to watch birds. He recognizes that electricity is the lifeblood of modernity. He is saddened by knowing that there are billions of […]
  • Atomic Show #292 – Andrew Crabtree, Founder, “Get Into Nuclear”
    Andrew Crabtree is a former professional rugby player and banker who decided to transition to the nuclear industry in 2007. He had recognized that the banking industry was going to be in for a rough time. In other words, he was able to read the handwriting on the wall just before the financial crisis that […]
  • What makes smaller nuclear power systems so exciting?
    Let me start by dispelling the notion that I think smaller, modular, manufactured nuclear power systems – often called SMRs or micro reactors – are the be all and end all solution to anything, including climate change or energy security. Though not THE solution, they have the potential to be a crucial, uniquely capable part […]
  • China’s high temperature reactor – pebble bed modular (HTR-PM) achieves its first criticality
    On the morning of September 12, 2021, reactor number 1 of the eagerly awaited HTR-PM project was taken critical for the first time. Initial criticality for any new reactor is a big deal for the people involved in the project; this one is a big deal for the future of nuclear energy. It might also […]
  • A Path from Coal to Nuclear is Being Blazed in Wyoming
    Many of those who care about finding solutions to the physical distress that our climate is experiencing, as reported on this week in a landmark 1,300 page report by the IPCC‘s Sixth Assessment Working Group 1 (Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis), are not looking at Wyoming. But based upon the announcement made in […]
  • Nucleating our carbon-managed future
    If you’ve studied chemistry, you’ll know that the nucleation point describes the start of a change in physical state, such as from a solid to a liquid, or liquid to gas. Water starting to crystallize into ice nucleates where the first H2O molecules reorganize as a solid. We’re seeing a similar transformation of human society—forced […]
  • Five Myths about the Lone Star Blackout
    By Meredith Angwin When we hear something terrible has happened to someone we know, we are concerned for them. We are worried.  We want to help.  And let’s face it, we are also concerned that something like that might happen to US.   Our self-concern often takes the form of a list: “All the reasons […]
  • Atomic Show #291 – Kalev Kallemets, Fermi Energia
    Fermi Energia is an Estonian company whose mission is to provide its home country with an independent, clean, safe and affordable electricity production system by 2035. That system will be anchored by base supply from small modular nuclear reactors. It is a lofty mission for a small company in a country whose land mass and […]
  • Preliminary lessons available to be learned from Feb 2021 extended cold spell
    A large number of “hot takes” are appearing now that the cold wave that began arriving on Feb 11, 2021 has moved into areas where sub-freezing temperatures in Feb are normal. If the politically charged nature of the takes could be harnessed, the energy released would be able to keep quite a few homes supplied […]
  • South Texas Project Unit 1 tripped at 0537 on Feb 15, 2021
    Update: South Texas Project Unit 1 started up during the afternoon of Feb 17. Vicki Rowland, lead for internal communications at STP Nuclear Operating Company, stated that the plant was connected to the grid at 2107 (9:07 pm central time). It began a steady ascent to 100% power. The NRC’s Power Reactor Status Report for […]

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  • Stand-alone natural gas wells driving new growth in Saudi Arabia's natural gas production
    Saudi Arabia's dry natural gas production reached an average of 11 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) for the first time in 2020, a 30% increase from 2010. Oil production cuts related to the December 2016 OPEC+ agreement have reduced Saudi Arabia’s associated natural gas production (natural gas produced as a by-product of oil production). However, the country...
  • CO2 emissions allowance prices increased in latest RGGI auction
    The most recent Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) quarterly auction (held on December 1, 2021) resulted in a clearing price of $13.00 per allowance, surpassing the previous auction's record price of $9.30 per allowance. Each allowance represents a limited authorization for power plants to emit one short ton of CO2.
  • EIA expects U.S. fossil fuel production to reach new highs in 2023
    After declining in 2020, the combined production of U.S. fossil fuels (including natural gas, crude oil, and coal) increased by 2% in 2021 to 77.14 quadrillion British thermal units. Based on forecasts in our latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), we expect U.S. fossil fuel production to continue rising in both 2022 and 2023, surpassing production in 2019, to reach a new reco...
  • EIA expects U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to increase in 2022 and 2023
    In our latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, we forecast that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will increase in both 2022 and 2023 but remain below 2019 levels. In 2020, U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions decreased by 11% as energy use declined during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the U.S. economy began to return to pre-COVID activity, CO2 emissions increa...
  • In 2021, 14 petroleum liquids pipeline projects were completed in the United States
    In 2021, pipeline companies completed 14 petroleum liquids pipelines projects in the United States, according to our recently updated Liquids Pipeline Projects Database. This total includes seven crude oil pipeline projects and seven hydrocarbon gas liquids pipeline projects; no petroleum product pipeline projects were completed last year.

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  • China, Russia block US push for UN sanctions on N.Koreans: diplomats
    DefenceTalkChina and Russia on Thursday blocked a US push to impose United Nations sanctions on five North Koreans in response to recent missile launches by Pyongyang, diplomats told AFP. China’s block came before a new closed-door Security Council meeting on North Korea, also requested by Washington, and was followed by Russia’s decision to similarly oppose [&helli...
  • US worries Russian troop arrival could lead to nuclear weapons in Belarus
    DefenceTalkThe United States is worried that the arrival of Russian troops in Belarus for exercises could lead to a permanent presence that might introduce nuclear weapons into the country, a senior State Department official told reporters Tuesday. Russian military forces were moving into Belarus after Moscow-allied strongman Alexander Lukashenko announced Monday that the two c...
  • Israel says free to act with or without Iran deal
    DefenceTalkIsrael will maintain “unrestricted freedom” to act against Iran regardless of any nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday. Bennett made the comments to the Israeli parliament’s foreign affairs and defence committee as an Iranian official said there had been “good progress” tow...
  • China will continue to ‘modernize’ nuclear arsenal: foreign ministry
    DefenceTalkChina Tuesday said it will continue to “modernize” its nuclear arsenal and called on the United States and Russia to reduce their stockpiles a day after global powers pledged to prevent such weapons spreading. In a rare joint statement setting aside rising West-East tensions, the United States, China, Russia, Britain and France reaffirmed their goal [&hel...
  • Iran nuclear talks to resume, Tehran ‘determined’ to salvage deal
    DefenceTalkVienna: International talks on Iran’s nuclear program will restart on Monday after a five-month hiatus with Tehran saying it is “determined” to reach a deal but analysts predicting major obstacles to any speedy resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran paused the negotiations in June after the election of an ultraconservative new president, Ebrahim ...
  • Fire power: North Korea’s nuclear weapons program
    DefenceTalkNorth Korea’s firing of a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile into the sea Thursday, if confirmed, would mark the nuclear-armed country’s latest advance in weapons technology. Here we look back at the development of the regime’s banned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program: The beginnings North Korea starts working in the late 197...
  • US reveals nuclear bomb numbers after Trump blackout
    DefenceTalkThe US State Department published on Tuesday the number of nuclear warheads the country stockpiles for the first time in four years, after former president Donald Trump placed a blackout on the data. As of September 30, 2020, the US military maintained 3,750 active and inactive nuclear warheads, down by 55 from a year earlier […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-...
  • North Korea pursues weapons despite Covid blockade: UN report
    DefenceTalkNorth Korea has continued to pursue its weapons development programs despite facing a worsening economic situation due to its self-imposed coronavirus blockade, a new UN report has said. Pyongyang is under multiple sets of international sanctions over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, which have seen rapid progress under current leader Kim Jong Un. The [&he...
  • Blinken warns US getting ‘closer’ to giving up on Iran nuclear deal
    DefenceTalkUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Wednesday that time was running out for Iran to return to a nuclear deal after a scathing report by the UN atomic watchdog and Tehran’s signals that it would take a while to return to talks. The IAEA released a strongly-worded report Tuesday saying monitoring tasks in Iran […]https://www.defencetalk.com/blinken...
  • Iran’s Raisi calls for effective nuclear talks, rules out Biden meet
    DefenceTalkIran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday he will not allow nuclear negotiations for the sake of negotiations, in his first news conference since winning election last week. Raisi also ruled out meeting US President Joe Biden but said there were “no obstacles” to resuming diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, the Sunni-ruled regional riv...

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  • Prysmian eases the path to FTTx and 5G network deployments with 180 µm fibre cables
    Record-breaking Sirocco Extreme Range of microduct cables has been enhanced with latest addition Milan, 20 December 2021 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has extended its Sirocco Extreme range of microduct cables to include its latest 576f cable. Sirocco Extreme cables provide world record diameters and fibre densities for b...
  • A new leadership team for HomeGrid Forum as it announces five Task Forces to drive G.hn innovation and deployments
    New Chairs have been appointed to lead the Home Networking, GiGAWire, LiFi, Smart Grid and Industrial IoT Task Forces Oregon, 6 December 2021: HomeGrid Forum has announced today a new organizational structure that includes five Task Forces designed to support specific use cases and accelerate the deployments of network topologies. The Task Forces are customized for Home Network...
  • DataQube secures €26 million from French investment management company, RGREEN INVEST
    This investment will be leveraged to accelerate the commercialisation of the world’s most energy efficient and optimized modular edge data centre, cutting down consumption and CO2 emissions by more than half DataQube Global Ltd, developer of the world’s first standalone edge data centre module, has acquired a €26 million Series A funding from RGREEN INVEST, a l...
  • Speedcast Unveils Network-Optimized Remote Video Streaming Solution
    Delivering Industrial-Grade Video and Audio Content for Remote Operations Management with Speedcast SmartView™ Houston, Texas — Nov. 30, 2021 — Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, today announced the launch of Speedcast SmartView™, an innovative, network-optimized remote video and audio communications solution. Designed for ener...
  • EC imposes anti-dumping duties on imports of optical fibre cables from China
    Prysmian Group welcomes EC decision: “Ensuring fair competition is in the interest of our customers and the whole community” Milan, 18 November 2021. Prysmian Group, the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, welcomes the European Commission’s decision to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of optical fibre cables from China. The Euro...
  • Rajant and Kiber Announce Strategic Partnership Around Augmented Reality (AR) Solution for Energy Market
    Rajant Kinetic Mesh Wireless Running Fully Integrated Third Generation AR Technology Malvern, PA – November 11, 2021: Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and Kiber, powered by VRMedia, have partnered to offer the Kiber3 fully integrated augmented reality solution for remote assistance. Ideally suited for the energy market as ...
  • Rajant showcases resilient and secure smartfield connectivity at ADIPEC with solution partners
    Drones, Augmented Reality, Personnel & Asset Tracking, and Robots Features of Live Show Floor Demos Malvern, PA – November 10, 2021: Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and its technology partners will be attending ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at the National Exhibition Centre. The event runs November 15th to...
  • Brady Technologies acquires Igloo Trading Solutions to accelerate growth in European energy markets
    LONDON – 20 October 2021 – Brady Technologies (“Brady”), a leading provider of energy and commodities trading, risk and logistics management software, has acquired Igloo Trading Solutions (“Igloo”), a next generation, cloud-native, SaaS trading and risk management platform for European energy markets. Igloo has a diverse client base including...
  • Brady Technologies acquires CRisk
    LONDON – Wednesday September 15th 2021: Brady Technologies (“Brady”), a leading provider of energy and commodities trading, risk and logistics management software, is pleased to announce that it has acquired CRisk, an enterprise risk management platform for the energy and commodities markets.CRisk’s software enables physical and financial trading partici...
  • energate launches energy news service in English
    (Essen, 15.09.21) The leading German energy news service 'energate messenger' is now also available in English. The 'energate messenger english edition' provides daily information on developments in the German and European energy markets. The newsletter is aimed at experts working in energy, consulting, finance and IT, whose focus lies on the German energy sector. The service i...
  • Rajant And ESG Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership for Carrying Microseismic Data to Surface for Underground Mining
    Rajant Kinetic Mesh Wireless is the Backbone of ESG’s Digital Seismic Recorder Malvern, PA – September 9, 2021: Rajant Corporation, the provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and ESG Solutions, an industry-leading microseismic solutions provider for the oil and gas, mining, and geotechnical industries, have completed successful testing with Rajant as the b...
  • Rajant Showcases Fully Mobile, Underground and Open-Pit Mine Autonomous Connectivity for MINExpo with Solution Partners
    Robots, Drones, Wearables, Tracking, and Teleremote Control Features of Live Video/Voice Demos Malvern, PA – September 7, 2021: Rajant Corporation, the provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and a vast complement of its technology partners will be attending MINExpo taking place at the Convention Center in Las Vegas. The event runs September 13th to 15th, with Ra...
  • Personnel boost at bullfinch
    Climate FinTech hires all-star management team Frankfurt am Main, Germany, August 18, 2021 – bullfinch completes its management team by hiring top-level executives. Niko von Tippelskirch has been newly appointed to the executive management board and will take on the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gabriele Donino has joined bullfinch as Chief Technology Officer...
  • Centrica signs strategic partnership with ENSEK to accelerate digital transformation and help position the company for growth
    UK, 18th August, 2021 – Centrica plc has today signed a strategic partnership agreement with ENSEK, the leading global retail energy Software as a Service provider, which will see the company transfer over 7 million UK domestic and small business energy supply customers to the platform. Becoming one of the lowest-cost energy suppliers in the market is a key pillar of the ...
  • Bamboo Systems Models How to Reduce Data Center Carbon Footprint with Arm Servers
    Bamboo’s new whitepaper crunches the numbers on x86 powered data centers vs those utilizing Arm servers CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND AND SAN JOSE, CA – July 13, 2021 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of revolutionary Arm-based, enterprise-classed servers architected to meet the needs of today’s software design and data center demands, today released a whitepaper &ldquo...
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