Switzerland votes against phasing out nuclear energy faster

Switzerland votes against phasing out nuclear energy faster

Swiss voted in a referendum on Sunday to reject a speedy exit from the nation’s five nuclear power plants, as concerns over losing energy independence outweighed safety worries raised by the measure’s proponents. Nearly 55 percent of voters turned down the initiative, with 45 percent favouring it in a vote that was part of the […]

Britain gives green light to French-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear station

Britain gives green light to French-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear station

The British government said on Thursday that it had given the green light to a controversial new nuclear project at Hinkley Point after Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a review. The go-ahead for French firm EDF to build the power plant in southwest England, with the help of Chinese funding on Thursday, ended weeks of […]

North Korea ‘ready to carry out new nuclear test’

North Korea ‘ready to carry out new nuclear test’

North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time, South Korea’s defence ministry said Monday, just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth and most powerful test. “An additional test could be conducted in a tunnel that branches off from the second tunnel or in the third tunnel, where preparations […]

N. Korea nuclear test suspected after earthquake

N. Korea nuclear test suspected after earthquake

North Korea is believed to have conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea’s military said Friday after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude “artificial earthquake” near its main nuclear site. A confirmed test by the isolated North would send tensions soaring over its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions, which have already earned […]

Obama, Modi welcome work on nuclear reactors in India

Obama, Modi welcome work on nuclear reactors in India

  WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed the start of preparatory work on six nuclear reactors in India, a key step in closing the first deal stemming from a US-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago. The two leaders said in a joint statement that […]

US nuclear force ‘uses floppy disks

US nuclear force ‘uses floppy disks

America’s nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday. The report by the Government Accountability Office points to a number of worryingly outdated “legacy systems” still in use across the US government that are in desperate need of upgrading. A […]

Millions of Jellyfish Cause Nuclear Reactors Shutdown Around The World

Millions of Jellyfish Cause Nuclear Reactors Shutdown Around The World

A sudden explosion in jellyfish population in different parts of the world has caused nuclear reactors to be shutdown in Japan, Scotland and Israel. Nuclear power plants draw water from nearby seas or rivers to cool down their reactors, but if the filters which keep out marine animals and seaweed are clogged, the station shuts […]

Emergency Bra Doubles as a Gas Mask

Emergency Bra Doubles as a Gas Mask

Dr. Elena Bodnar, whose inspiration comes in part from having witnessed as a young physician the devastating effects of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in 1986, has created an Emergency Bra which is also a gas mask. Once removed, it separates into two masks which, when placed over the nose and mouth, filter out particles. […]