FANR Board of Management Reviews 2018 Radiation Protection Committee Report

2019-07-01
The Board of Management of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), reviewed its performance report during the quarter one of the year where it discussed the various planned activities to be undertaken across the year supporting its mission in regulating the nuclear sector in the UAE.   The Board learned about latest updates of the FANR ongoing review of the Operatin...

Radiation in Medicine Helps Kuwait’s Cancer Control Programme

2019-05-21
Kuwait City – The use of radiation in medicine using state-of-the-art diagnostic methods for radiography, angiography and computed tomography to diagnose and follow treatments in cardiology and cancer control is among the pillars of Kuwait’s health programme, which is supported by the IAEA.   “For Kuwait, access to quality and affordable health care is one of the priority ...

Conserve Every Drop: Isotope Hydrology Techniques Improve Kuwait's Water Management

2019-02-17
Kuwait — Arid countries like Kuwait are increasingly focussing on techniques using stable isotopes to assess their ground water resources and meet the challenge of managing the fresh water resources.   “There are no permanent rivers or lakes in Kuwait and groundwater is our only natural water resource. We have an average rainfall of just 115 mm per year and fresh water streams d...

NuScale and JAEC Agree to Explore SMR Deployment in Jordan

2019-01-24
PORTLAND, Ore - (BUSINESS WIRE). Jan 15, 2019, NuScale Power announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), to evaluate NuScale’s small module reactor (SMR) nuclear power plant for use in Jordan. The agreement continues to showcase the immense international interest in NuScale’s innovative nuclear technol...

The First Human Images by the World's First Total-body Scanner

2018-11-21
EXPLORER can produce a diagnostic scan of all the body's organ and tissues simultaneously in as little as 20-30 seconds.   The University of California, David (UC Davis) has released the first-ever human images from its medical imaging scanner EXPLORER, the world's first scanner capable of capturing a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once. And the result is not just images but...

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...
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