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CERN's interactive centre, "Science Gateway", a further step in bringing science closer to society

With the aim of bringing science closer to society, CERN has inaugurated the Science Gateway, a set of tubular facilities, inspired by the great accelerator, comprising five exhibition areas, laboratories, and an auditorium, adapted for all ages from 5 years upwards, and which will be able to cater for the 500,000 visitors a year.

NASA announces development of a nuclear-powered rocket that could halve the time needed to reach Mars

Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) will be able to reduce the time to reach the Red Planet, thus also reducing the complexity of the mission and the risk to the crew. It will also be twice as efficient as conventional chemical rockets, which means it requires much less propellant.

Foro Nuclear participates in the "Technical Meeting on Educational Networks", held at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna

On 20 July, FORO NUCLEAR presented the different educational resources available at Rincón Educativo and its collaboration with different educational programmes, such as with the LANENT Network in the Nucleando Project, the IAEA with its "Train of Trainers" programme or its participation in the NEA (OECD) "Nuclear Education, Skills and Technology" working group.

China on track to build a first thorium-based molten-salt nuclear reactor

China on track to build a first thorium-based molten-salt nuclear reactor

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.