Dream Power–Awakening Your Inner Nuclear Bomb

When I was a kid, boy could I dream. I was going to play professional football, be a cop, and a rock star. Well, at least when I wasn’t busy with my boxing career, or wowing the world with my latest scientific breakthrough. But then . . . As an adult, the world tries to dampen my dreams. Dreaming is …

The True Cost of Nuclear Decommissioning

Nuclear decommissioning is an expensive business. It is estimated that the decommissioning of existing sites in the UK will cost in the region of 70 billion GBP, but this is not taking the timescale of such operations into account. As the process happens in stages, the true cost is hard to determine. An example is the cost of dismantling the …

Nuclear Industry Set For New Boost

Government ministers have given the go-ahead to a series of new nuclear power plants that are designed to replace those that currently provide 20% of the nation’s electricity. Westinghouse, one of the three vendors involved in setting up the new power-plants, has estimated that the UK’s economy could receive a boost worth around £30 million. In addition, there are likely …

How Does Nuclear Waste Affect the Court Reporting Industry?

Some court reporters predict the future of their careers through business indicators. They might study how tort reform will change the profession or how new online technologies fuel growth or decline in employment. Few watch the nation’s nuclear waste processing, yet a major change might be coming out of that arena. The Yucca Mountain Hearings The project to build the …

Reflecting on the Potential of Nuclear Power

There are over 400 nuclear power reactors that are up and running on the planet, and believe it or not, the number is growing. The whole process of converting uranium into nuclear power is complex, but it all starts off with a mining operation to extract uranium ore. Believe it or not, uranium is not hard to find, it is …

Egyptian Antiques, Science – How a Canal Wave Became Nuclear

The canal in Scotland that allows ships to cross from east to west, Edinburgh to Glasgow, was begun just as America completed the Independence it had fought for. And it was an inspiration for the Erie Canal, which opened up America and made inevitable that New York City would become the great city and port of America. At that time, …

A Nuclear Stress Test Provides More Insight

Seeing exactly how well the body functions during periods of work and exercise can provide valuable insight for medical professionals seeking to diagnose and treat serious conditions. It can also be very valuable to determine how much, if any, exercise is recommended for a particular person based on their body’s ability to handle the stress. To really see what is …

Southeastern Ontario’s Solar Output Matches Entire US Nuclear Output

In Kingston, Ontario, Canada, lies the well known, research-intensive, Queen’s University, which began in 1841. On April 14, 2010, a detailed report was released to the public which disclosed the findings of two unique studies conducted by the Queen’s University Applied Sustainability Research Group. This Research Group claims that if you took the combined power of all of the nuclear …

The Benefits of Using Renewable Energy Over Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power

Work is a force applied over a distance. Let us further define energy as a shifting back and forth, but never truly changing one thing: it’s constancy. The first law of thermodynamics: energy is conserved. Thermodynamics is the study of the movement of heat. This law instructs us that although the kind of energy in a given system can change, …

The Process Of Nuclear Waste Management

Almost every industry in the world produces waste that has to be handled in some way; industries within the nuclear sector are not an exception. Because nuclear waste is so potentially harmful the waste management for this industry is a huge concern for all the producers of radioactive waste. The main goals of nuclear waste management are to keep human …