June 2019

Nuclear Reactors 688 - The Market For Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors Is Booming

       Three trends are having a serious impact on the nuclear power sector. First, the growth of renewable power sources combined with their falling costs have reduced investor interest in nuclear power. Second, the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan in March of 2011 shuttered a number of nuclear power plants until expensive safety upgrades could be made.

Nuclear Reactors 687 - U.S. Is Considering Imposing Quotas On Uranium Imports For National Security

        President Trump intends to meet with his Cabinet in the near future. They will be discussing recommendations from the U. S. Commerce Department (CD) that he received in April. The CD suggested that firm quotas be established on uranium imports because of national security. Major U.S.

Summer Re-Reading

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Each month my family tries to do at least one read-aloud together, although we are able to do multiple books during the months my throat's healthy and we have a lot of commuting to do in the car! This month, we are re-reading one of my favorite series that I read many years ago, but my family did not: Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson adventures.

Cool Mug Reveals Space Facts

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My teen has a neat mug that reveals constellations when it gets warm. It's just a bunch of random stars until that occurs. Unfortunately it was put in the dishwasher and now it's falling apart, but it was a neat mug! I just stumbled upon this mug that reveals facts about space and thought it would be a pretty neat gift in the future, too. It has planets instead of constellations, but it's in beautiful colors with fun facts that show up when it gets hot.

Nuclear Weapons 688 - Russians Claim That Terrorists Are Stealing Russian Weapons In Syria



Emblem of the Security Council of the Russian Federation

        This week, an international security forum is being held in the Russian city of Ufa. At the forum, Russian officials claimed that terrorist groups are attempted to steal advanced weapons technology from Russian military facilities in Syria. According to the Russian hosts, at least one member of the U.S. National Security Council attended the meeting. The White House will not confirm that any U.S.

Nuclear Fusion 59 - Princeton Satellite Systems Working On A Nuclear Fusion Engine For Spacecraft

       A great deal of research is going into developing better engines for deep space exploration. Even the best chemical engines are limited. Ion engines are just being deployed. They have minute thrust but can run for long periods of time to build up respectable thrust.