EMRC issues licence activating Jordan nuclear reactor at JUST

2017-11-14
AMMAN — The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on Monday issued a licence to activate the Jordan nuclear reactor for research and training at the Jordan University of Science and Technology with a capacity of 5 mega watts, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.   EMRC Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Farouq Hiari stressed in a press release on Monday that the com...

Radioactive cloud that covered Europe might be from Russia. Don’t worry about it though

2017-11-13
Somewhere in Russia in the last week of September, the French government believes, something happened.   It’s hard to say much more than that, except whatever the event was, it sent a cloud of radioactive isotopes — Ruthenium-106, named after Russia — wafting over Europe for thousands of miles.   Also: don’t worry about it. The Institute for Radiological Prote...

Jordan: Nuclear Safety Center to be Launched

2017-10-29
Amman, Oct 28, Measures are underway to set up a radiation protection and nuclear safety centre to control the use of nuclear and radioactive materials and combat their smuggling, Energy and Mineral Regulatory Commission (EMRC) Chief Commissioner, Farouq Hiyari, announced Saturday.   In a press statement, he stressed the importance of the centre, whose by-law was endorsed by the Council of ...

The robot that could help clean up Fukushima

2017-10-24
An aquatic robot called Avexis is being tested in Japan ahead of being deployed into the damaged core of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Reuters’ Matthew Stock reports.   The Avexis robot takes its first plunge into a nuclear waste silo at the Sellafield plant in northern England. Small and nimble enough to squeeze into places human can’t… it’s helping su...

Cooperation with IAEA contributes to Kuwait's development plan - KISR

2017-09-25
VIENNA, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- Cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will contribute to Kuwait's ambitious development plan, said a top official at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Saturday. In a statement to KUNA after the conclusion of the IAEA's 61st General Conference, held between September 18 and 22, KISR's Director General Dr. Samira Al...

UAE: FANR Board of Management Discusses International Cooperation in Nuclear Regulation

2017-09-12
The Board of Management of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) convened at its premises to review current progress of the country’s lead nuclear regulator in terms of nuclear safety, security and safeguards. The meeting, presided over by His Excellency Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, Chairman of FANR, reviewed an update about status of operating license application...

World's biggest X-ray laser opens vast research vistas

2017-09-05
A sleek, subterranean X-ray laser to be unveiled Friday in Germany, by far the most powerful in the world, has scientists in a dozen fields jostling to train its mighty beam on their projects.   European XFEL will reveal—and capture in images—secrets at the sub-atomic level, promising breakthroughs in medicine, biology, energy, information technology and chemistry. It will m...

Russian scientists teach robot monitoring radiation in Arctic

2017-08-14
MOSCOW, August 8. Scientists and engineers of the Russian Academy of Scientists' Shirshov Institute of Oceanography completed successful tests on the Ladoga Lake of a new on-water robot, which may work at the depth of 300 meters and which will be used, among other tasks, to monitor the radiation situation in the Kara Sea, head of the Institute's laboratory Boris Rozman said on Tuesday. ...

Saudi Arabia and France Review Cooperation in Atomic Energy

2017-08-07
A Saudi delegation, led by the President of Riyadh-based King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz City for Atomic and Renewable Energy Dr. Hashim bin Abdullah Yamani, reviewed the Saudi National Atomic Energy Project with the Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Christian Masset. The step intended to brief the French side on the developments of the national project and discuss ways o...

Turkey: A Substance Obtained is Applied as Insulation Material Against Radiation

2017-08-01
Most of the reserve is a material obtained by the purification of the boron mine in Turkey, which is applied as insulation material against radiation caused by the purification of the mineral boron, 9 water molecules structure with sodyumpentaborat agent, 7 water able to reduce molecules of the present invention the Turkish Patent and Balikesir registrant brand Institutions established R &...
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