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    Using magnetic resonance to evaluate food quality

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The applications and benefits of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in medicine are well known, but the technology is also used in other areas such as agribusiness, where its applications include quality analysis of seeds and other products of animal and… [...]

    Leaving Europe’s nuclear regulator will put patients at risk, warns expert

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The UK’s proposed withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) would threaten the supply of essential medical isotopes (essential for some types of cancer treatment and medical imaging) putting patients at risk, argues an expert in Th… [...]

    Understanding the constant dialogue that goes on between our gut and our brain

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Just past midnight on Sept. 26, 1983, Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov, a member of the Soviet Air Defense Forces serving as the command-center duty officer for a nuclear early-warning system, faced a decision with unimaginable consequences. [...]

    The reactor, named Norman, can operate at 60 million degrees Celsius

    Original @ Isegoria Tri Alpha Energy has been working on nuclear fusion technology for nearly two decades and has just hit a milestone: On Monday, the company announced that it started up a new nuclear fusion reactor that can achieve the high temperatures needed to continue to validate its technology plans. The reactor, named Norman — after the […] [...]

    North Korea Could Have Nuclear-Tipped ICBM By Next Year: Report

    Original @ Defensetech The Defense Intelligence Agency now estimates that North Korea could have an ICBM with a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the U.S. mainland by next… [...]

    A bar magnet creates chaos in plasma

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Placing a magnet on your refrigerator might hold up your calendar, but researchers from India’s Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics found that placing one outside a plasma chamber causes a localized, fireball-like structure. This work may help understand… [...]

    Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Lava-like rocks believed to be melted nuclear fuel have been spotted inside Japan’s stricken Fukushima reactor by an underwater robot, the plant’s operator said at the end of a three-day inspection. [...]

    Is anyone home? A way to find out if AI has become self-aware

    Original @ KurzweilAI ยป News By Susan Schneider, PhD, and Edwin Turner, PhD Every moment of your waking life and whenever you dream, you have the distinct inner feeling of being “you.” When you see the warm hues of a sunrise, smell the aroma of morning coffee or mull over a new idea, you are having conscious experience. But could [...] [...]

    Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories An underwater robot has captured images of lava-like lumps inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago. [...]

    New PET-CT scan improves detection in rare cardiac condition

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Using a new imaging technique that can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis much more accurately than traditional tests, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that the disease affects other organs in 40 percent of patients with card… [...]