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  • A better way to quantify radiation damage in materials
    Researchers find much of the damage inside nuclear reactors is so small that it has eluded previous tests. Their new tool provides a way to directly measure this damage, potentially opening a path for the safe operation of nuclear power plants far beyond their present licensed lifetimes.
  • Suspended sediment reduced by rapid revegetation after Fukushima decontamination
    Researchers have found that soil decontamination efforts following the Fukushima nuclear accident resulted in constant, high levels of suspended river sediment downstream, but a rapid decrease in the amount of particulate radiocesium. Additionally, the rapid recovery of vegetation reduced the duration of unsustainable sediment effects. Future remediation projects should assess ...
  • Listening to the people results in a more sustainable future energy system
    By taking into account the demographics and preferences of US racial groups, clarified through a nationally representative survey of 3,000 US residents, researchers have created a 'desirable' electricity generation mix for 2050 that includes 50% more energy from renewables than current projections. Combining such bottom-up input with top-down energy system goals set by policyma...
  • Smaller, stronger magnets could improve devices that harness the fusion power of the sun and stars
    PPPL researchers have found a way to build powerful magnets smaller than before, aiding the design and construction of machines that could help the world harness the power of the sun to create electricity without producing greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
  • Chemists unlock secrets of molten salts
    Researchers have come up with a novel way to study the thermodynamic properties of molten salts, which are used in many nuclear and solar energy applications.
  • Go with the flow: New findings about moving electricity could improve fusion devices
    Researchers have found that updating a mathematical model to include a physical property known as resistivity could lead to the improved design of doughnut-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks.
  • Scientists propose solution to a long-puzzling fusion problem
    Researchers demonstrate explanation of paradox that could apply to all spherical tokamaks, cost-effective candidates to model a fusion pilot plant.
  • X-rays help researchers piece together treasured cellular gateway
    After almost two decades of synchrotron experiments, scientists have captured a clear picture of a cell's nuclear pores, which are the doors and windows through which critical material in your body flows in and out of the cell's nucleus. These findings could lead to new treatments of certain cancers, autoimmune diseases and heart conditions.
  • Laser creates a miniature magnetosphere
    A research team realized magnetic reconnection driven by electron dynamics in laser-produced plasmas and measured the pure electron outflows. Their findings will be applied not only to space and astrophysical plasmas, but also to magnetic propulsion and fusion plasmas.
  • New feedback system can improve efficiency of fusion reactions
    Scientists have refined the use of magnetic fields to improve the performance of doughnut-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks. The improved technique protects internal parts from damage by instabilities and allows tokamaks to operate for longer without pausing.
  • Chemists design chemical probe for detecting minute temperature shifts in the body
    A chemistry team has engineered a cobalt complex to act as a noninvasive chemical thermometer. They've done so by making the cobalt complex's nuclear spin ­-- a workhorse, fundamental magnetic property ­­-- mimic the agile, but less stable sensitivity of an electron's spin.
  • Physicists announce first results from The Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment's final dataset
    Over nearly nine years, the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment captured an unprecedented five and a half million interactions from subatomic particles called neutrinos. Now, the international team of physicists has reported the first result from the experiment's full dataset -- the most precise measurement yet of theta13, a key parameter for understanding how neutrinos change...
  • Nuclear physics and extreme environments of cosmic explosions
    Researchers have helped peer inside a nova -- a type of astrophysical nuclear explosion -- without leaving Earth. These stellar events help forge the universe's chemical elements, and astronomers have explored their nature with an intense isotope beam and a custom experimental device with record-setting sensitivity.
  • Researchers reveal the origin story for carbon-12, a building block for life
    After running simulations on the world's most powerful supercomputer, an international team of researchers has developed a theory for the nuclear structure and origin of carbon-12, the stuff of life. The theory favors the production of carbon-12 in the cosmos.
  • Confirmed: Atmospheric helium levels are rising
    Scientists used an unprecedented technique to detect that levels of helium are rising in the atmosphere, resolving an issue that has lingered among atmospheric chemists for decades.
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  • How Hot is Cold Fusion?
    The 24th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF24) was held at the lovely and spacious Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA over four days in late July. As a venture investor looking at evaluating and investing in a wide range of advanced nuclear ventures, I was invited to participate and/or sponsor the event. While […]
  • Why are smaller reactors attracting so much interest?
    Small modular reactors (SMRs) are gaining increased attention as a major opportunity in clean power production. They are a welcome tool in the necessary transition from an energy system dominated by hydrocarbon combustion to one that produces more power for more people with dramatically reduced greenhouse gas emissions. As a partner in Nucleation Capital, a […]
  • Atomic Show #298 – Marcus Seidl – Researching small modular reactors near Hamburg, Germany
    Marcus Seidl is a German nuclear professional who received his PhD in nuclear physics in 2002, a year after his home country decided that it would exit nuclear energy in favor of investing in a large roll out of renewable energy sources. He has worked for German utility companies, for a vendor erecting a state-of-the-art […]
  • Atomic Show #297 – Krusty – The Kilopower reactor that worked
    Patrick McClure and David Poston successfully developed, obtained funding, constructed and operated a new atomic fission power source that produced useful quantities of electricity during the period from 2014-2018. That puts them into a rarified, perhaps unique position. Few US-based technologists have been through that process in the past 40 years. Aside: Without some way [&he...
  • Nuclear energy growth prospects and secure uranium supplies
    The 121 Mining Investment event held in Las Vegas on March 30 and 31 included a panel discussion with leaders from three uranium mining companies, each of which has an asset base of potentially lucrative mining prospects mostly located in North America. The fourth member of the panel was a managing partner at Nucleation Capital, […]
  • Nucleation Capital’s Earth Day in Atherton
    Nuclear energy has been making more frequent appearances at Earth Day events around the country. Groups like Generation Atomic, Mothers for Nuclear, Climate Coalition and Young Generation in Nuclear have been actively attending Earth Day events for a number of years. On Saturday, April 23, Nucleation Capital participated in the Earth Day celebration hosted by […]
  • Atomic Show #296 – Julia Pyke, Director of Finance Sizewell C
    Sizewell C is a project to build a 3,200 MWe power station consisting of two EPR units on the site that currently hosts a single large pressurized water reactor (Sizewell B). With the exception of site-specific foundations and structures, the new power station will be a copy of the station currently under construction at Hinkley […]
  • Solar’s dirty secrets: How solar power hurts people and the planet
    By Brian Gitt Brian’s an energy entrepreneur, investor, and writer. He’s been pursuing truth in energy for over two decades. First, as executive director of a green building trade association. Then as CEO of an energy consulting firm (acquired by Frontier Energy) specializing in the commercialization of technology in buildings, vehicles, and power plants. And [&hell...
  • The Assay TV speaks with Rod Adams, Managing Partner of Nucleation Capital and Atomic Insights host
    The Assay is a media project of the 121 Group, based in Hong Kong, that serves investors, fund managers and analysts who are involved with and/or investing in a wide range of mining ventures. As part of their efforts to bring a greater understanding of the complex markets that control the prospects of mining ventures, […]
  • 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 […]

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  • Conflict in Libya since 2011 civil war has resulted in inconsistent crude oil production
    Libya’s crude oil production averaged nearly 1.2 million barrels per day (b/d) during 2021. In late December 2021, armed militants shut in an estimated 0.4 million b/d of crude oil production. In April 2022, protesters across the country began to blockade several major ports and oil fields in Libya, causing production to fall to around 0.5 million b/d by July 2022. Accord...
  • Utility-scale solar projects report delays
    Power plant developers plan to install 17.8 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) generating capacity in 2022, according to our June 2022 Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory. Over the first six months of 2022, 4.2 GW of that capacity came online, less than half of what the industry had planned to install in those months. From January through June ...
  • EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report provides a snapshot of petroleum balances
    EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) provides our most comprehensive data for weekly U.S. crude oil and refined petroleum product balances. Each week, WPSR provides detailed regional and national supply information on crude oil and major petroleum products used in the United States, including motor gasoline, distillate fuel oil, jet fuel, residual fuel, and propane. Our ...
  • Russia's natural gas pipeline exports to Europe decline to almost 40-year lows
    Russia's natural gas exports by pipeline to the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) declined by almost 40% during the first seven months of 2022 compared with the same period in 2021 and by almost 50% compared with the previous five-year (2017—21) average, according to data from Refinitiv Eikon. In mid-July 2022, exports declined to 1.2 billion cubic feet per ...
  • Energy production declined by record amounts in several states in 2020
    In 2020, energy production in the United States fell by record amounts compared with 2019, mostly as a result of decreased economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wyoming had the largest drop in total energy production among the states, decreasing by 1,264 trillion British thermal units, mostly due to decreased coal production. Seven states saw their largest annual ener...

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  • North Korea’s Kim says ‘ready to mobilize’ nuclear weapons
    DefenceTalkNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country was “ready to mobilize” its nuclear deterrent in any future military clash with the United States and South Korea, state media said Thursday. Washington and Seoul have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang is preparing to carry out its seventh nuclear test — a move that the United […]https://www.def...
  • Iran has ‘technical ability’ to build nuclear bomb: official
    DefenceTalkIran has the technical capacity to build a nuclear weapon but has not taken a decision to do so, an official told the Al Jazeera broadcaster on Sunday. Iran “has the technical ability to build a nuclear bomb” said Kamal Kharrazi, who heads an advisory board linked to Iran’s leadership. But Tehran has “not made […]https://www.defencetalk...
  • Russian gas threat revives German nuclear power debate
    DefenceTalkGermany should extend the lifetime of its nuclear plants to avoid an “extreme scenario” in which a Russian gas stop could wipe 12 percent off the economy, a government advisor said Thursday. Prolonging the operational lifetime of Germany’s remaining reactors could “create some breathing space”, Veronika Grimm, a member of the government&...
  • World headed for new era of nuclear rearmament: SIPRI
    DefenceTalkThe number of nuclear weapons in the world is set to rise in the coming decade after 35 years of decline as global tensions flare amid Russia’s war in Ukraine, researchers said Monday. The nine nuclear powers — Britain, China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, the United States and Russia — had 12,705 nuclear […]https://www.defenc...
  • North Korea testing ‘nuclear detonation device’: Seoul
    DefenceTalkNorth Korea has trialled a “nuclear detonation device”, a senior South Korean presidential official said Wednesday, adding that a nuclear test could be imminent. US and South Korean officials have warned for weeks that Pyongyang may conduct a seventh nuclear test, and on Wednesday it test-fired three missiles, including possibly its largest intercontinent...
  • North Korea ‘ready for nuclear test’ with Biden due in Seoul
    DefenceTalkNorth Korea is poised to conduct a nuclear test, Seoul and Washington said Thursday, with the United States warning it could come as President Joe Biden visits South Korea this week. Touted as proof of the US “pivot” to Asia, Biden’s first trip as president to the region looks set to be overshadowed by an […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-...
  • At military parade, Kim vows to boost North Korea’s nuclear arsenal
    DefenceTalkNorth Korea will rapidly accelerate development of its nuclear arsenal, leader Kim Jong Un said while overseeing a vast military parade showcasing his most powerful intercontinental ballistic missiles, state media reported Tuesday. Despite biting sanctions, North Korea has doubled down on Kim’s military modernisation drive, test-firing a slew of banned weapons ...
  • North Korea tests new weapons system to improve ‘tactical nukes’
    DefenceTalkKim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a new guided weapons system to improve North Korea’s “tactical nukes”, state media said Sunday, capping days of celebrations surrounding the birthday of the country’s founding leader. The launch was the latest in an unprecedented blitz of sanctions-busting weapons-tests this year, which included firing...
  • CIA warns desperate Putin poses nuclear threat
    DefenceTalkRussia’s setbacks in its invasion of Ukraine could lead President Vladimir Putin to resort to using a tactical or low-yield nuclear weapon, CIA director William Burns said Thursday. “Given the potential desperation of President Putin and the Russian leadership, given the setbacks that they’ve faced so far, militarily, none of us can take lightly the...
  • Russia ‘would deploy nuclear arms’ near Finland, Sweden if join NATO
    DefenceTalkFormer Russian president Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that Russia would deploy nuclear weapons close to the Baltic States and Scandinavia if Finland or Sweden decide to join NATO. Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia’s security council and president from 2008 to 2012, wrote on Telegram that if the countries joined, this would more than double Russia’s [...

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  • Brady Technologies Announces the Sale of its Commodities Business to STG
    Brady is divesting its commodities operations to STG The divestment will allow both organisations to accelerate growth and focus on innovation in their respective solutions STG’s carveout of Brady Commodities is a strategic platform acquisition executed via the STG Allegro Fund Brady Technologies will remain under the ownership of Hanover Investors and be focused on its s...
  • RKVST shows the future of nuclear waste tracking with Zero Trust Fabric
    Digital Catapult publishes Sellafield Distributed Ledger Technology Field Lab report Cambridge, UK – July 12, 2022 – Zero trust fabric provider RKVST has shown how it can help safely and securely digitise processes for nuclear waste data tracking, creating a secure, irrefutable way to maintain the integrity of data while ensuring visibility for multiple stakeholders...
  • Speedcast Adds 13 Gbps of New Capacity to Its Unified Global Platform at Record-Setting Pace to Meet Customer Growth Surge
    Strategic network expansion supporting European and Alaskan cruise sectors and global energy market demand Speedcast made substantial investments in network management technologies, with future-ready, software-defined services that helped make the capacity acceleration possible Major increase to the company’s total network capacity from 2020 pre-pandemic levels was comple...
  • Rajant and Acubis Technologies announce successful FE1 Peregrine and Hawk deployments for Stanwell's Meandu Mine
    100 BreadCrumbs deployed for CCTV, Access Control, Fleet Management and Autonomous Haulage Malvern, PA – May 17, 2022: Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and Acubis Technologies, a Kinetic Mesh Premier Partner (KMPP) in Australia, have delivered the first FE1 series BreadCrumbs® - Rajant Peregrine and Hawk - to a government-owned u...
  • Allnet.Italia and TECNEL support seamless maritime communications for SAIPEM with Spectralink solutions
    Allnet.Italia and TECNEL develop ATEX compliant maritime-proof communications for leading Energy and Utility company SAIPEM Casalecchio di Reno (BO), 3rd May 2022 - Allnet.Italia, a high value-add independent distributor and TECNEL, a leading company in the integration of wireless solutions and advanced systems for mobile alarm reporting, developed an ad hoc solution for reliab...
  • New research: digital self-service now more popular than calling customer service
    60% of UK household water and energy customers prefer not to call customer service if they can use online tools to solve their problems, according to Macro 4 research Crawley, UK, March 22, 2022 – Most consumers are ready to swap customer service calls for digital self-service in the wake of their experience during the pandemic, according to new survey findings released b...
  • Wyld launches sensor-to-satellite technology for global IoT connectivity
    Partnership with Eutelsat provides access to LEO satellite network 22 March 2022: Wyld Networks has announced the availability of its new range of low-power, sensor-to-satellite LoRaWAN® terminals and modules for IoT applications across areas where there is little or no alternative connectivity. The Wyld Connect hybrid devices can transfer data directly to terrestrial netwo...
  • Speedcast and OneWeb Sign Partnership to Bring LEO Capabilities to the World’s Largest Network
    Technical testing and assessments validate LEO as a connectivity pathway, joining GEO, MEO and 4G/5G for high-demand applicationsHouston, Texas - March 21, 2022 - Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, announced today that it will become a OneWeb Distribution Partner, integrating OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity into Speedcast&r...
  • 450connect selects HUBER+SUHNER as the supplier for LTE450 MHz antennas and components for Germany’s 450 MHz network platform
    Cologne, Germany, 21 March 2022 - 450connect has partnered with HUBER+SUHNER for the supply of antennas and components to build the 450 MHz platform across Germany. 450connect builds and operates the secure 450 MHz platform for the digitisation of Germany’s critical infrastructure – a critical step in achieving the country’s energy policy goals. The use of HUB...
  • International energy efficiency business announces strong UK expansion and growth plans for 2022
    Best.Energy, the business energy monitoring and management company, announces an exciting growth stage in 2022, as it looks to expand its energy efficiency operations in the UK. With most businesses wasting between 10-40% of their energy spend and the energy price cap set to rise by 54% in April 2022, energy efficiency and management has never been more important. A boardroom i...
  • Rajant and solution partners showcase reliable and secure smartfield connectivity at EGYPS
    Drones, Augmented Reality, and Personnel & Asset Tracking Features of Show Demos Morehead, KY – February 10, 2022: Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and its technology partners will be attending EGYPS (Egypt Petroleum Show) in Cairo at the Egypt International Exhibition Center. The event runs February 14th to 16th, with Rajant joi...
  • 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...
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