New Nuclear Engine Will Allow Deep Space Exploration

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Researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory have tested a small prototype of a nuclear-reactor engine design, which could power deep space exploration probes.

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Radioactive Isotopes Hint At North Korean Nuclear Tests

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While it’s far from conclusive, an analysis of radioisotope data indicates that North Korea may have conducted two nuclear weapons tests in 2010. The claim has drawn some skepticism from nuclear weapons experts, but if this is confirmed, it would double the number of tests the country has conducted and infer that North Korea is trying to develop warheads for its nuclear arsenal.

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Radioactive Ghost Suit Installation: No, the Aliens Have Not Arrived

No, these aren’t aliens or anything like that, but this art installation by Luzinterruptus is pretty spooky. The anonymous artist group put together this haunting installation for the Hamburg Dockville Festival. It’s supposed to remind us of the dangers of nuclear power.

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Why the Fukushima Reactors Will Never Be Like Chernobyl

Here is an in-depth article from a nuclear scientist on why the Fukushima reactors will never fail like the ones at Chernobyl.