US Navy eyes silent running for nuclear powered subs

One of the most critical aspects of the US military's fleet of submarines is the ability to operate in almost total silence.

Future spacecraft could be powered by nuclear waste

The British government is reportedly looking for ways to offset the cost of cleaning up nuclear waste by finding commercial uses for what may be the world's largest stockpile of civil plutonium.

US power plants vulnerable to climate change

Climate change will hit nuclear and coal-fired power production in the US and Europe by forcing more temporary shutdowns, say researchers.

Report: Obama accelerated cyber attacks against Iran



The Obama administration reportedly ordered "increasingly sophisticated" cyber attacks against Iranian networks linked to nuclear enrichment facilities. 



Nuclear accidents likely 'every ten to twenty years'

Catastrophic nuclear accidents such as the core meltdowns at Chernobyl and Fukushima are 200 times more likely to happen than previously believed, say scientists.

After nuclear disasters, wildlife thrives

Radiation from nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima may, surprisingly, have done the local wildlife no harm at all.

Could nuclear help birth the hydrogen economy?


New nuclear plants could be adapted to make hydrogen for fuel, an Austrian scientist told the world’s largest scientific society.

Stuxnet worm was a calculated risk



Former CIA director General Michael Hayden believes the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran’s nuclear infrastructure was a "good idea," even though it set a precedent for the use of malicious software as a weapon.

Hackers hit UAE Central Bank website

Israeli hackers downed the website administered by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates on Thursday as the financial institution hosted European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi.

Mitsubishi hack may have compromised nuclear, military data

A recent cyber attack against Mitsubishi - one of Japan's biggest defense contractors - likely compromised military data on warplanes and nuclear power plants.



Renewable energy production passes nuclear

Renewable energy production in the United States has surpassed the production of nuclear power for the first time, a government study reports.

Nuclear material 'safe' as Los Alamos fire rages

Radioactive material at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is safe, despite a wildfire which is keeping the lab closed for a fourth day.

Are renewables edging out coal & nuclear?


With recent news indicating that both solar and wind power generation is on the the rise and looking stronger every year, it might be natural to wonder if renewable energy is dethroning fossil-fuel based electricity production. 



Luxury fallout shelters all the rage after Fukushima

Since the earthquake hit Japan causing colossal damage, a tsunami, and ultimately a nuclear meltdown, a number of Americans are rushing to purchase doomsday bunkers.

As radiation reaches the US, scientists say not to worry

Radiation from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant is already reaching the US, and is more difficult to predict than the weather, say University of Maryland atmospheric scientists.

Japan battles to prevent nuclear meltdown

Japanese officials are fighting to prevent a meltdown at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Russia eyes nuclear-powered spaceships

Russian space contractor RSC Energia has confirmed plans for the design of advanced space modules that will be powered by nuclear-based propulsion systems.

Stuxnet mystery deepens

Security researchers have discovered an obscure biblical reference hidden in the complex code of a powerful, yet enigmatic worm known as Stuxnet.

US missile shield designed to intercept Iranian nukes

The US military is preparing to activate a partial missile shield over southern Europe to protect its allies from Iranian projectiles carrying nuclear payloads.

US rules out nuclear option against BP oil spill

US officials have ruled out the use of a nuclear blast to halt the seemingly uncontrollable BP oil leak off the Gulf of Mexico.