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Constellation starts production at nation’s first one-megawatt demonstration scale nuclear-powered clean hydrogen facility

Constellation starts production at nation’s first one-megawatt demonstration scale nuclear-powered clean hydrogen facility

3rd ENEN European Nuclear Competition for Secondary School Students

ENEN2plus, a project for the development of European nuclear competence through continuous actions of advanced and structured education and training, announces the 3rd European Nuclear Competition for secondary school students. Students and their teachers will have until April 17, 2023 to send a three-minute video presenting different nuclear applications. The finalist teams will be invited […]

The registration period for the IAEA Lise Meitner Program is now open

The Lise Meitner Programme, which aims to promote the professional development of women in the nuclear sector, includes professional visits to various nuclear facilities (facilities under construction, operation or decommissioning), research centers, scientific institutions, laboratories, the industrial sector and start-up companies. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to broaden their one-on-one professional relationships with a […]

ITER has a 5,500-ton component that is going unnoticed. And without it there will be no nuclear fusion

When we talk about ITER, the experimental nuclear fusion reactor that an international consortium led by the European Union is building in Cadarache (France), the leading role is usually claimed by two components of this highly complex machine: the vacuum chamber and the superconducting magnets. These two links deserve the attention they are receiving because […]

The DRACO project, nuclear propulsion in space

Thermal nuclear propulsion is similar to chemical propulsion in that it achieves a boost by the force of reaction by ejecting very hot gas from a nozzle. However, instead of using chemical combustion, it uses nuclear fission (although in the future it could use nuclear fusion). The advantage of the nuclear route over the chemical […]

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 […]