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A new nuclear-electric engine to reach Mars

NASA has approved the first research phase of a project under the Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) programme to develop a new type of engine using dual nuclear thermal (NTP) and electric (NEP) propulsion that will drastically reduce travel time to Mars.

The Safety and Security of Small Modular Reactors (SMR)

Small Modular Reactors, or SMRs, are a future option because of their numerous advantages, bringing significant benefits to society and playing an important role in the decarbonisation of economies. The question that arises is how they can be implemented in an efficient and physically safe manner.

CERN, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), and THERYQ join forces to fight against cancer

A new cancer treatment makes it possible to treat tumours resistant to conventional treatments and lowers the human body's exposure to radiation to just milliseconds.

Onkalo: World's First Geological Final Disposal

Onkalo, near the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in the municipality of Eurajoki on the west coast of Finland, is the first deep geological repository for the final storage of irradiated fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

Breakthrough in nuclear fusion, one step closer to society's benefits

An experiment, conducted on August 8, at the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF) in the United States has achieved a "historic" breakthrough by achieving a greater amount of energy from nuclear fusion than has ever been achieved before. This facility occupying a ten-story building the size of three soccer fields used 192 laser […]

IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme

The application period is now open. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2022. For more information on how to apply, please go to this page.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]