Kuwait fulfilled obligations to IAEA Convention on Nuclear Safety

2018-09-22
VIENNA, Sept 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has fulfilled its obligations to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Convention on Nuclear Safety, said Kuwait-IAEA liaison officer Dr. Nader Al-Awadhi on Saturday.   Speaking to KUNA on the sideline of his participation in the 62nd IAEA General Conference, Dr. Al-Awadhi said that Kuwait's national report on nuclear safety was in complian...

The UAE’s Nuclear Path: Q&A

2018-08-03
In the run-up to the IAEA’s International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, read about the nuclear power programme of the conference’s host country, the United Arab Emirates, which is expected to bring its first nuclear power reactor into operation in 2018.   The UAE started building the first unit of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant in 2012 and current...

IAEA Mission Sees Significant Progress in Jordan’s Regulatory Safety Framework, Challenges Ahead

2018-07-26
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Jordan significantly strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years. Looking ahead, it noted that the regulator will continue to face human resources challenges as the country prepares for a nuclear power programme.      The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) tea...

New security scanner ready for airports

2018-07-17
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the country's largest missile maker, developed what engineers say is the most advanced security screening instrument in the nation - the so-called 3D millimeter wave scanner.   The scanner, designed and built by the Beijing Huahang Radio Measurement Institute under CASIC's Third Academy, is the "smartest and most capable" of all s...

MEPhI Researches Reveal Advantages of Powerful Lasers

2018-07-04
Leading research centers all over the world are now building super-powerful laser units. Several even more ambitious laser projects are also being researched. What is the purpose of these huge lasers? If implemented, what innovations in physics will these large experimental lasers unlock?   In the mid-1950s, Soviet scientists Nikolai Basov and Alexander Prokhorov and their US colleague Char...

UN agency ready to play 'essential role' in verifying DPRK nuclear programme

2018-06-05
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) remains ready to play “an essential role” in verifying the status of North Korea’s nuclear programme as international talks aimed at denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula continue, the agency’s chief said on Monday.   Yukiya Amano, Director General of the UN agency, was addressing its Board of Governors meeting in Vienna. ...

Environmental Pollution Causes Cancer in Wild Animals

2018-05-23
As humans, we know some of the factors that can cause cancer to develop in our bodies. Smoking, poor diets, pollution, chemicals used as additives in food and personal hygiene products, and even too much sun are some of the things that contribute to an increased risk of cancer.   But, are human activities also causing cancer in wild animals? Are we oncogenic — a species that causes ca...

China develops AI security inspection equipment

2018-04-30
China has developed AI-powered security inspection equipment that can speed up body checks and alleviate long queues at security in places such as airports.   The equipment developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) can identify 89 types of contraband in 0.7 second, with an accuracy of over 95 percent.   Individuals simply walk through the equipment and rai...

UAE: FANR inaugurates its Dosimetry Laboratory at Khalifa University

2018-04-01
The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) launched today its Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory (SSDL) at the university premises, where HE Homaid Al Shimmari, Board Member of the university inaugurated the laboratory on behalf of His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.   FANR, being the UAE's lead nuclear ...

How Proton Therapy Attacks Cancer

2018-03-10
Tucked in a corner of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital campus is the country’s 28th proton therapy center, which is set to begin treating patients this month. It is a small but state-of-the-art system designed to attack tumors more quickly than its predecessors in proton therapy, a precise type of radiation treatment that spares healthy tissue.   Twenty-four more centers are...
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