Nuclear

28 March 2017

How do you harness the incredible power locked inside atoms?

21 December 2015

If physics were music what would it sound like?

09 March 2015

What a natural nuclear reactor can tell us about harnessing nuclear energy more safely...

22 October 2014

Scientists have modeled and predicted a solar storm, which could have implications in protecting us against severe...

02 September 2014

What is nuclear fusion? Many of us might have heard the term kicked around before but do we know what it means. We...

02 September 2014

The Joint European Torus initiative and what it means for the future of energy...

11 March 2014

This week a 13-year-old British schoolboy has become the world’s youngest person to carry out nuclear fusion...

27 March 2012

Jonathon Morrison explains how current nuclear reactors are kept running despite problems such as material deposition...

27 March 2012

Eric Lowen explains how the efficiency of the new PRISM reactors and how these new designs overcome previous reactor...

27 March 2012

We have a challenge to supply our growing demand for electricity whilst reducing our carbon emissions. Is nuclear the...

12 February 2012

Powering space craft is a challenge. Traditional chemical batteries go flat and for deeper space explorations where...

31 May 2011

What is round and measures 1 billionth of a millimetre across? Yes, you guessed it, it’s the electron. Theories have...

01 May 2011

The world is united behind a project called ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. Later this...

10 April 2011

To bring us up to date with events at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and explain how his own work fits in with this...

18 July 2010

On the 16th of July 1945, the project code name Trinity was put into action. Trinity was the first test of an atomic...

18 July 2010

About 12,000 tonnes of radioactive waste is produced around the world every year and at the moment they need to be...

18 July 2010

What limits the power of fusion reactors at the moment is how to make an exhaust system that can cope with the extreme...

18 July 2010

Why is nuclear waste such a problem? To find out more about how nuclear fission works, the waste it creates and the...

27 July 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1968, the death of Otto Hahn, the German chemist who co-discovered nuclear fission...

19 October 2008

The Joint European Torus, or JET, is the biggest fusion experiment in the world right now - but how does it keep fusion...

19 October 2008

So what's the next step towards making fusion power a reality? Steve Cowley explains the plans for the...

19 October 2008

Electricity from fusion could be a great alternative to traditional coal-fired power stations, supplying cheaper,...

19 October 2008

How could lasers be used to achieve fusion? Kate Lancaster joins us to explain all...

21 October 2007

We spoke to Cristina Lazzeroni, of Birmingham University, about her work using particle accelerators to track down...