Sep 16 2016 Found in nuclear fuel and nuclear weapons plutonium is an incredibly complex element that has far ranging energy security and environmental effects To understand plutonium scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and ... - Read More
Sep 13 2016 Earth requires fuel to drive plate tectonics volcanoes and its magnetic field Like a hybrid car Earth taps two sources of energy to run its engine primordial energy from assembling the planet ... - Read More
In November 2015 Brazil experienced an unparalleled environmental disaster When two dams broke at an iron ore mine a poisonous cocktail of heavy metals was sent pouring into the Rio Doce reaching the Atlantic some ... - Read More
there is undeniable potential for a NACIL future that honors its past ORNL is managed by UT Battelle for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter ... - Read More
Kazan Federal University partnered up with Justus Liebig University Giessen Russian Academy of Sciences and Georg August University Gottingen to reveal both structural and functional changes of the microbial community resistant to and able to ... - Read More
Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health Research in Fukushima Japan may lend an answer On March ... - Read More
Like vast international trading companies biological systems pick up freight items in the form of small molecules transport them from place to place and release them at their proper destination These ubiquitous processes are critical ... - Read More
The human dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610 with an unusual drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide and the irreversible exchange of species between the New and Old Worlds ... - Read More
Proteins from salt loving halophilic microbes could be the key to cleaning up leaked radioactive strontium and caesium ions from the Fukushima Dai ichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan The publication of the X ... - Read More
A team of astronomers from National Astronomical Observatory of Japan NAOJ Osaka Kyoiku University Nagoya University and Kyoto Sangyo University observed Nova Delphini 2013 which occurred on August 14 2013. Using the 8.2 meter Subaru ... - Read More
An inexpensive and highly durable new material it is hoped that Catenaccio PA will prove effective for treating contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi plant The Research Institute for Sustainable and Environmental Technology of Waseda ... - Read More
Uranium isotopes leave a distinct 'fingerprint' in the sources of volcanic rocks making it possible to gauge their age and origin Geologists have gained a new understanding of how Earth's crust is recycled back into ... - Read More
Human activity predominantly the global economic system is now the prime driver of change in the Earth System the sum of our planet's interacting physical chemical biological and human processes according to a set of ... - Read More
Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity That is the view of an international team of 18 researchers who provide ... - Read More
Released 24 Dec 2014 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Department of Energy Office of Science more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Dec 25 2014 Daniel Kaplan and Peter ... - Read More
Composite subatomic structures created by powerful collisions of protons have fallen apart in unexpected ways within a detector in the Large Hadron Collider called LHCb The 'b' in the detector's name stands for beauty a ... - Read More
In the earth and environmental sciences radioactive isotopes atom variants that decay over time play a major role in age determination A radioactive isotope of the inert gas argon 39Ar for example is used to ... - Read More
Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true zero greenhouse gas emissions no long lived radioactive waste a nearly unlimited fuel supply Perhaps the biggest roadblock to adopting fusion energy is that the economics ... - Read More
From cell phones to cars and flashlights batteries play an important role in everyday life Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency Now for the first time using ... - Read More
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