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China’s Nuclear Strategy and What It Means for Americans

In a chilling episode of “China in Focus,” Tiffany Meier gives an in-depth briefing on a nuclear threat facing the United States from waters thousands of miles away. The episode explains that today the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) nuclear missiles have a range of over 6,000 miles, meaning that if they wanted to launch these…

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Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power Could Get Lifeline in Senate Infrastructure Bill

(Bloomberg) — Struggling nuclear power reactors could be given a $6 billion lifeline in the bipartisan infrastructure bill being written in the U.S. Senate, according to a draft obtained by Bloomberg News.A program to evaluate nuclear reactors that are in jeopardy of closing and provide them with aid would be created within the Energy Department…

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Scientists discover a massive field of nuclear silos in China, signaling a significant nuclear expansion in the country

China’s DF-41 nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles are seen during a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty ImagesChina may have built up to 110 nuclear silos, reported The New York Times.Researchers believe the…

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Why do nuclear bombs form mushroom clouds?

Home News The Baker Day explosion at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, as recorded by an automatically operated camera on a nearby island. Notice the mushroom cloud forming immediately after the explosion. (Image credit: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)When a bomb goes off, energy is shot out indiscriminately in all directions. So, instead of an expanding…

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Nuclear power’s reliability is dropping as extreme weather increases

Getting hotter — A comprehensive analysis shows that warmer temperatures aren’t the only threat. K. E. D. Coan – Jul 24, 2021 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Cooling water is only one factor that limits the productivity of nuclear power plants.With extreme weather causing power failures in California and Texas, it’s increasingly clear that the…

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Why the U.S. once set off a nuclear bomb in space

ScienceThe results from the 1962 Starfish Prime test serve as a warning of what might happen if Earth’s magnetic field gets blasted again with high doses of radiation.ByBrian GutierrezPublished July 15, 2021• 9 min readIt was pitch black when Greg Spriggs’ father brought his family to the highest point on Midway Atoll on July 8,…

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New York Shuts Nuclear Reactor in April and Mayor Asks for Power Rationing in June

The Indian Point Energy Center (Indian Point) generated reliable electricity for the New York State. Indian Point permanently stopped generating electricity on April 30, 2021, when it retired its last operating nuclear reactor, Unit 3, earlier than originally planned. The Indian Point nuclear power plant began operations in 1962 and produced over 565 terawatthours (TWh)…

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Nuclear waste recycling is a critical Route of energy Production

Tristan Abbey Contributor Tristan Abbey is President of Comarus Analytics LLC. He served as senior policy advisor at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and as director for strategic planning at the National Security Council. No single question bedevils American energy and environmental policy more than nuclear waste. No, not even a…

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Nuclear bomb detectors uncover secret population of blue whales hiding in Indian Ocean

Home News A new population of pygmy blue whales has been discovered using nuclear bomb detectors. (Image credit: Shutterstock) Scientists have discovered an entirely new population of pygmy blue whales in the Indian Ocean, which have managed to evade detection for decades despite their enormous size.Researchers uncovered the secretive cetaceans by analyzing acoustic data collected…

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First Nuclear Detonation Created ‘Impossible’ Quasicrystals

Scientists searching for quasicrystals—so-called ‘impossible’ materials with unusual, non-repeating structures—have identified one in remnants of the world’s first nuclear bomb test. The previously unknown structure, made of iron, silicon, copper and calcium, probably formed from the fusion of vapourized desert sand and copper cables. Similar materials have been synthesized in the laboratory and identified in…