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2 hrs ago | BBC News

Hints of elusive early stars found

Scientists writing in the journal Science have discovered the traces of an early massive stellar object in the exceptional chemical composition of a star in our galaxy.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin

6 hrs ago | The Times of Trenton

Nuclear fusion reactor at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Technicians Mike Anderson, left, and Buddy Kearns work on the powerful central magnet that will form the heart of the National Spherical Torus Experiment at PPPL.

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9 hrs ago | The Hill

Groups warn of 'taint' official leaves on nuclear regulator decisions

Nearly three dozen environmental groups are pressing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to postpone key votes until after outgoing commissioner William Magwood steps down, warning his involvement would "taint" the agency.

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13 hrs ago | The Cumberland News

Cumbrian nuclear flights claim is 'scaremongering'

A claim that redevelopment of Carlisle Airport could lead to it transporting nuclear waste by air is "scaremongering", says Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Cumbria County, England

14 hrs ago | R & D

Nuclear reactor reliability: Fast test proves viable

A speedy way to mimic the aging of materials inside nuclear reactors has matched all aspects of the damage sustained by a real reactor component for the first time.

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18 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

No Radiation: Using Ions To Test The Shelf-Life Of Nuclear Reactors

The structural components of advanced reactors such as the sodium fast reactor and the traveling wave nuclear reactor must be able to withstand the extreme levels of radioactivity from the fission reaction itself, at temperatures well above 400 Celsius.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Mother Jones

The US Sent Thousands of Sailors To Help With Fukushima Relief. Did Radiation Make Them Sick?

A $1 billion lawsuit accuses the Japanese nuclear energy company Tepco of failing to prevent the accident and lying about radiation levels.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan, Asian Tsunami Disaster

Utility Products

Texas regulators approve expansion of nuclear waste site

Company spokesman Chuck McDonald on Wednesday said the state's environmental commissioners approved the amendment to the license held by Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists.

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Related Topix: Andrews County, TX

Post-gazette.com

Westinghouse announces potential for two nuclear plants in Utah

The Blue Castle Project in Utah has signed an agreement with the Cranberry-based nuclear firm to develop a plan to bring two new reactors online at the Green River site in Utah within the next decade.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters

The Miami Herald

Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mike Crapo

News12.com

Full-scale nuclear emergency drill held at Indian Point in Pomona

Under the exercise, emergency personnel responded to a simulated, radioactive release at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant that resulted in a 5-mile radius of the facility being evacuated.

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Related Topix: Pomona, NY

GigaOM

Biotech, nuclear fusion, and bitcoin: Highlights of Y Combinator's summer 2014 class

Sure, there the usual assortment of "X for Y" startups, but science and bitcoin companies abounded at startup accelerator Y Combinator's Summer 2014 demo day.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin

New York Daily News

Navy ousts 34 sailors for cheating at nuclear power training site

The Navy tells The Associated Press that at least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site in South Carolina.

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KGNS-TV Laredo

Texas' nuclear waste dump poised to get wiggle room

Texas' only radioactive waste dump is poised to get permission to dramatically expand its capacity, take in new types of waste and reduce its financial liability should its owner suddenly close up shop.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, Andrews County, TX, Environment, Science

Slovak Spectator

JAVYS: Accident in Jaslovske Bohunice nuclear plant not explosion

DURING manipulation with chemicals, there was an accident on August 18 in the former engine hall of the nuclear power plant in Jaslovske Bohunice .

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Related Topix: Explosion

Fox News

Hack Jobs Nuclear safety agency hit three times in three years

The organization overseeing the safety of U.S. nuclear reactors has fallen victim to overseas hackers three times in the past three years.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 19, 2014

CIO

Workers at U.S. Nuclear Regulator Fooled by Phishers

Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees were tricked into disclosing passwords and downloading malware in three phishing attacks that occurred over a three-year period.

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Re/code

Biotech, Nuclear Energy Startups Crash Y Combinator Demo Day

When Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham passed the keys of his uber successful seed accelerator program on to Sam Altman in February, he did so with an eye on the future.

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Related Topix: Y Combinator, Startups

Post-gazette.com

PowerSource Voice: Nuclear energy plays a part in reaching carbon emissions reductions

When the Environmental Protection Agency recently issued the Clean Power Plan, which is a new set of rules to reduce carbon emissions from America's power plants, the agency made sure to credit U.S. nuclear plants with playing a key role in contributing to our clean energy future.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Reuters

U.S. government's nuclear watchdog victim of cyber attacks -report

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was "successfully hacked" three times in recent years in attacks involving tainted emails, according to an internal investigation on cyber attacks at the agency, Nextgov.com reported on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security

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