Since the resignation of the last Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman, Gregory Jaczko there has been a general lift in the industry’s spirits. So far the current chairwoman, Allison McFarlane hasn’t made any moves to quell American enthusiasm. This situation, now well over a year in, has raised a lot of hopes and stirred a lot […]

Dr. Randall Mills of Blacklight Power plans a demonstration a power production device that is expected to produce 10 MW of power in a one cubic foot sized module. The Blacklight Power announcement hasn’t garnered a huge following, but there is good cause to watch and encourage the enterprise’s continued efforts. Dr. Mills is without […]

Researchers from seven EU countries have concluded that we can feel safe both in electric-powered cars and in those powered by hydrogen, petrol and diesel. None of them exposes passengers to higher electromagnetic fields than those recommended in international standards. In fact, field intensity is well below the recommended value. The study is currently the […]

The University of the Basque Country GISEL research group of the Department of Electrical Engineering is at work to improve the technology needed to convert alternating current (AC) lines to direct current (DC) lines. Today most electricity transmission lines are carrying AC. In some cases DC lines are also being used. Grid operators and researchers […]

A team at University College London (UCL) has theoretical evidence to identify features in biological systems that can only be predicted by quantum physics, and for which no classical analogues exist. The issue is light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical […]

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