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    US Needs 400 New Nuclear ICBMs to Deter ‘Crazy World’: General

    Original @ Defensetech NATIONAL Harbor, Md. — “We are in a crazy world” of proliferating nuclear threats that will persist for generations to come and require the U.S…. [...]

    Air Force to Poll Researchers ‘On the Cutting Edge of Science’ in Review

    Original @ Defensetech NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced a 12-month review that aims to prioritize how the service conducts research for the future…. [...]

    Possible evidence for small, short-lived drops of early universe quark-gluon plasma

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Particles emerging from even the lowest energy collisions of small deuterons with large heavy nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility for nuclear physics research at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory—exhibit behavior scientists associate with the formation of a soup of quarks and gluons, the fundamental building blocks of nearly all visible matter. These results from RHIC’s PHENIX experiment suggest that these small-scale collisions might be producing tiny, short-lived specks of matter that mimics what the early universe was like nearly 14 billion years ago, just after the Big Bang. [...]

    Discovery could reduce nuclear waste with improved method to chemically engineer molecules

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories A discovery by Indiana University researchers could advance the long-term storage of nuclear waste, an increasingly burdensome and costly task for the public and private agencies that protect people from these harmful chemicals. [...]

    Solar Power Is Getting Cheaper—But How Do We Overcome Its Limits?

    Original @ Singularity Hub The price of silicon-based solar cells has been falling off a cliff for years now. In 1977, each watt of capacity for a silicon solar panel would cost you around $76. By 1987, that had dropped to $10. In 2017, according to EnergyTrend, it was $0.22. This has been reflected in falling prices for the […] [...]

    Japan commission supports nuclear power despite Fukushima

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Japan’s nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission called Thursday for nuclear power to remain a key component of the country’s energy supply despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society. [...]

    Bulgaria with nuclear missiles

    Original @ Isegoria I had no idea that Steve Sailer was friends with Jerry Pournelle: I didn’t meet Jerry until 1999, but I’d known his son Alex in high school. The Pournelle family asked me to go with them to Kansas City in August 1976 to the science-fiction convention at which Heinlein, the central American sci-fi writer of […] [...]

    Theranostics: Paintball targeting of cancer cells combined with precision therapy

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The Journal of Nuclear Medicine’s September 2017 supplement shines a spotlight on theranostics and its increasingly important role in the delivery of precision medicine. Theranostics refers to the combination of a predictive biomarker, identified through diagnostic imaging using radiolabeled ligands (which lock onto the specific cancer cell receptor/biomarker), with precise therapy targeted on the now-marked cancer cells. The cancer cells are destroyed, while healthy cells are unharmed—minimizing side effects and improving quality of life for patients. [...]

    Russia’s use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risks

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Russia currently holds the world’s largest stockpile of highly enriched uranium, a nuclear weapon-usable material, posing significant nuclear security risks, according to a recent report issued by the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), a … [...]

    Toshiba agreement on sale to Bain-led consortium protested

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Toshiba’s long meandering sale of its computer memory business took another turn Wednesday, as the Japanese nuclear and electronics company’s announcement of a deal with a consortium was immediately met with opposition from U.S. joint venture partner W… [...]