A model calculates Mars solar radiation

In the next few years, many space missions have set themselves the goal of reaching Mars. One of them, MetNet, plans to install observation stations on the Martian surface and measure solar radiation. An international team of scientists, with the participation of the Complutense University of Madrid, has designed a model to calculate this type […]

Master's Degree Catalogue

If you think that your future is associated with the energy sector and the technologies associated with the nuclear field, take a look at these master's degree catalogues.

Floating nuclear power plants exist that could power 95% of the planet

Molten salt reactors were developed in the 1950s as an alternative to water reactors, and Seaborg Technologies, a Danish company, has updated this technology. To do this, at near atmospheric pressure, it uses a fluoride salt that is in a solid state until it reaches 500°C and then melts, allowing it to flow into the […]

Norman Foster Ramsey, Timekeeper of the Atom

In the autobiography that he wrote on the occasion of obtaining the Nobel Prize, he acknowledged that his initial interest in science was stimulated by reading an article on the quantum theory of the atom, but that at that time he did not imagine that physics could reach be a profession; a profession that he […]

The CERN app to see the Big Bang in Augmented Reality

CERN has developed an application in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture where we can see a representation of the birth of our universe in augmented reality. An essential and spectacular application that you should try if you have a mobile compatible with ARCore. The CERN application to know the origin of the universe Human […]

Scientists develop new 'climate-resistant' crops with the help of nuclear technology

New rice and green bean plants are being introduced so farmers can grow more of these staples despite rising temperatures due to climate change. These new “climate resilient” crop varieties were developed as part of a five-year project to help countries improve food security and adapt to changing climatic conditions. The project dealt specifically with […]

Peering into 36-million-degree plasma with SLAC’s X-ray laser

In a first, researchers measure extremely small and fast changes that occur in plasma when it’s zapped with a laser. Their technique will have applications in astrophysics, medicine and fusion energy. By Ali Sundermier When you hit a piece of metal with a strong enough laser pulse you get a plasma – a hot, ionized […]

Indian cyclotron begins radioisotope operations

India's largest medical cyclotron - Cyclone-30 - is now operational, the country's Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) announced yesterday. The cyclotron, at the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre in Kolkata, will produce medical radioisotopes and will also have dedicated beamlines for material science and nuclear physics research. A cyclotron accelerates particles in a spiral path, which […]

Meet Oklo, the Earth’s Two-billion-year-old only Known Natural Nuclear Reactor

Physicist Francis Perrin sat at a nuclearfuel-processing plant down in the south of France, thinking to himself: “This cannot be possible.” It was 1972. On the one hand, there was a dark piece of radioactive natural uranium ore, extracted from a mine in Africa. On the other, accepted scientific data about the constant ratio of […]

The application of atomic energy in the agriculture of poor countries grows

Isotopes to improve soil fertility, X-rays to produce mutations in crops or molecular markers are some of the nuclear techniques that are increasingly being applied to improve agriculture in developing countries. This was explained today at an event in Rome by Lee Heng, head of the soil and water management program of the joint division […]