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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said at the first meeting of the National Energy Commission on April 18 that China will launch a number of major projects...

April 22nd, 2014 • 9:23 AM

China is on track to surpass its 2020 targets for nuclear power with construction on new plants, which was halted following Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, expected to resume in the coming months, according to the International Business Times.

March 15th, 2014 • 12:40 PM

Mike Dunne, Program Manager for Laser Fusion at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, has a very clear and helpful posting on the American Nuclear Society website today, explaining the results obtained by scientists last Fall at the Lab, which made press headlines recently, when their article was printed in Nature magazine.

February 26th, 2014 • 2:07 PM

Iranian Atomic Energy Organization director Ali Salehi said, Saturday, that Iran has drafted plans to build up to 20 nuclear power plants. In September 2013, Iran formally began operations of the Russian-built 1000 MW nuclear power plant at Bushehr. Russia has emerged as a leading contender to build additional nuclear power plants.

February 23rd, 2014 • 3:21 PM

Exciting results from laser fusion experiments that were carried out last Summer and Fall at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have attracted worldwide attention over the past two days, as the results were reported in an article in this week's issue of Nature magazine.

February 14th, 2014 • 10:58 AM

The Russian newspaper, Kommersant reported on April 11 that it had learned of a letter sent to scientists working the Department of Energy's national laboratories, that visits of Russian citizens have been suspended, along with joint meetings.

April 14th, 2014 • 5:22 PM

The draft of Japan's new Basic Energy Plan, made public on Tuesday, effectively reverses a decision made by the previous JDP government in 2012 to close all of Japan's atomic power plants over time.

February 26th, 2014 • 2:24 PM

In a long article published in this week's edition of The New Yorker magazine, titled "A Star In A Bottle", author Raffi Khatchadourian invokes Prometheus in describing the potentially boundless power available to man in the vast ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) exp

February 25th, 2014 • 11:16 AM

The chairman of India's Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. R.K. Sinha, has announced design completion of its long-sought Thorium-fueled nuclear reactor, known as the Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR). The AHWR is slated to form the third stage in India's three-stage fuel-cycle plan.

February 17th, 2014 • 11:13 AM