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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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I'd like to start a discussion/debate of nuclear power for the purpose of informing people about it. I am...
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There are several threads related to the disaster: Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants - technical aspects of the...
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I am seeking some light hearted assistance with a conversion from MeV to Rad or Gy. Im a little new to these units...
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daveb
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Hi! I have a major project coming up this next Thursday and am doing it on nuclear fusion used as power source. I've...
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aquitaine
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I guess this is more a geophysics question, but I was wondering about what the geophysical and atmospheric...
Jun24-08 10:17 AM
vociferous
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First Post, Great Site. Appreciate your ideas! We always hear that plutonium is the most toxic material on earth. ...
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oldsloguy
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what elements are used to prevent losing neutrons and what are the ways of preventing losing of neutrons in nuclear...
Jun20-08 07:31 AM
Astronuc
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pros and cons of using uranium 235 or plutonium 239 in an atomic bomb?
Jun18-08 01:38 PM
vanesch
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i was just wondereing if anyone knew the costs involved in making little boy (hiroshima bomb) or fat man (nagasaki...
Jun14-08 05:03 AM
Overmind
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Hi all. Why does Uranium-238 absorb fast moving neutrons very well but not slow moving ones? My intuition tells me...
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malawi_glenn
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"The Cavradyne engines were based on the assumption of years of research and development, during the 1980s and '90s,...
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If someone unknowlingly touch a radioactive substance or source, would their skin or hands then be radioactive? And...
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Hi there, I want to know about power coefficinet in PWRs and its relation to fuel and coolant temperature...
Jun11-08 03:13 PM
gmax137
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Using a Van De Graaff (VDG) machine, we can easily generate million-volt high voltage. The high potential difference...
Jun7-08 07:43 PM
Astronuc
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Is there any book that details the nuclear mathematics equations? i am facing a problems in reading "Nuclear reactor...
Jun4-08 07:54 AM
Astronuc
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Why is artificial transmutation not started? Why is the Integral Fast Reactor not considered? I mean, its good isn't...
Jun3-08 06:30 AM
Astronuc
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is it possible to produce a centafuges machines? how many RPM does the cetrafuge have to rotate for the separation to...
May26-08 04:42 PM
Ed Aboud
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why we need heavy water to produce plutonium?
May21-08 08:28 AM
Astronuc
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Assuming a Light Water Reactor, what would be the decay energy of the fission products taken out of a reactor (the...
May15-08 09:18 PM
gmax137
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What's the safest way to dispose of and store nuclear waste? Is there any chance of rocketing it into the sun or is...
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What is the physical process common to both the emissions of atomic x rays and nuclear gamma rays? is it...
May12-08 10:13 AM
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Dear All How many U235 Centrafuges we need to produce nuclear weapon? and for how long they will work in cascade to...
May9-08 11:39 AM
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Nuclear-Plant Analyses Ordered http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120847674445424819-email.html Article also...
May5-08 12:02 PM
gmax137
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what is the difference between emergency diesel generators and station blackout disel generator? Is Station blackout...
May4-08 10:57 PM
engineroom
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how do i convert voltage readings, say from a PIN photodiode, to radiation dose rate equivalent (aka. sievert)? any...
Apr24-08 07:17 AM
php
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I have again a question: In the new 3rd generation reactors, I thought that one could run entirely on MOXed fuel. On...
Apr23-08 07:51 AM
Astronuc
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I understand that uranium is typically fabricated into uranium dioxide pellets when used in nuclear fuel rods;...
Apr21-08 10:17 PM
Astronuc
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I would like to check something. If I understand well, in the TMI accident, the reactor vessel was never damaged (in...
Apr21-08 05:50 AM
Astronuc
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I have a few problems regarding this issue.Anyone knows for web resources?
Apr21-08 02:04 AM
Milentije
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This is in the beginning of a long set of problems, and I am lost. I don't get anything like this answer. Any...
Apr20-08 01:14 PM
Astronuc
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Does anybody know why thorium is better than uranium as far as heat transfer is concerned?
Apr18-08 04:44 PM
Astronuc
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I heard and read several times that a pebble bed reactor is "safer" than a PWR or a BWR. However, I fail to figure...
Apr16-08 03:35 PM
Astronuc
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They say if we needed to destroy and asteroid headed for Earth the fastest easiest way is witha nuclear bomb. If we...
Apr16-08 11:06 AM
James Essig
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that it would burn everying in a 90 mile radius, or something like that, is this correct? Would this be the same as if...
Apr14-08 01:34 AM
kamerling
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If I take general chemistry 1 and 2 is that enough? I want to take more higher chemistry but in order to do that my...
Apr13-08 09:43 AM
stevecaudill
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This is actually about nanoparticles for better batteries: http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/20524/?a=f But...
Apr9-08 07:28 AM
Astronuc
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How would using a kilo Tesla magnetic field (quite strong I know) affect magnetic confinement fusion. can this...
Apr8-08 09:53 AM
Relena
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Yeah we’re running out of gasoline and diesel and, yeah, we’re converting more and more of our food into fuel, but the...
Mar31-08 11:59 PM
Paulanddiw
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in the equation *C^12+C^12-->Mg^24+y(+13.93 MeV)* for what quantity is the energy assigned? and how would i plug in a...
Mar29-08 06:37 PM
Astronuc
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If I have to send a beta particle in space and if the space is completely empty (from matter and energy just...
Mar28-08 09:26 AM
hagopbul
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I know that confinement and stability are a big issues when it comes to harnessing fusion power in a controlled...
Mar27-08 07:21 PM
Astronuc
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Pons and Fleischman used a palladium cathode in their cold fusion experiment of 1989 (cathode immersed in heavy...
Mar27-08 04:26 PM
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