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Featured History: Dr. Rosalyn Yalow

This month’s Featured History exhibit focuses on Dr. Rosalyn Yalow, recipient of half of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Medicine for her work in developing radioimmunoassay for peptide hormones — a feat… 241 more words


Why Is Lockheed Building A Fusion Reactor? A Non-Nerd Explainer

Lockheed Martin just did the scientific equivalent of whipping it out and slapping it onto the table: They’ve promised to deliver a working fusion reactor within ten years… 391 more words


Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to meet, if not eventually decrease, the world’s insatiable demand for power… Read more at… 23 more words


Saying Goodbye, Hopefully Forever, to Radiation Treatments

I’ve officially had my last radiation treatment. Time has passed quickly and it’s kind of hard to believe that it’s over. Sam went with me and I made sure to bring 7 more cds I’d chosen to add to their music collection. 963 more words

Z machine makes progress toward nuclear fusion

Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true – zero greenhouse gas emissions, no long-lived radioactive waste, a nearly unlimited fuel supply.

Perhaps the biggest roadblock to adopting fusion energy is that the economics haven’t penciled out. 696 more words


Best experiments - Discovery of Nucleus - Ernest Rutherford - 1911

Discovery of the nucleus by Ernest Rutherford’s in 1911- Rated 9.

The experiment by Ernest Rutherford and his team which led them to discover ‘Nucleus of the atom’ has been rated at number 9 of the 10 best experiments. 601 more words

Best Experiments In Physics

EXO-200 on Double Beta Decay with Majorons

On Thursday, the EXO-200 experiment released a preprint on a search for exotic double beta decay modes involving no neutrinos but with emission of one or more “Majorons,” which are bosons related to the violation of lepton number required by these decay modes. 196 more words