Archive for January, 2011

Attempt to build nuclear plant deep under Greenland’s snow

January 22, 2011

The Army’s Underground Nuclear Ice Village | Gizmodo Australia, By Sam Biddle on January 21, 2011 In 1959, the US Army began building an immense complex underneath the frozen surface of Greenland. It would be a centre of research, to the benefit of mankind! It would also be a great place to launch Cold War nukes. … (more…)

The way that Stuxnet computer worm can disable nuclear facilities

January 22, 2011

How Stuxnet works: what the forensic evidence reveals, Telegraph, 21 Jan 2011. British security researcher Tom Parker has found evidence of two different clandestine teams of software developers at work inside the Stuxnet code. Here we detail what he found:…….. (more…)

Radiological hazards from uranium mining: Problems posed by the disposal of tailings

January 12, 2011

Radiological hazards from uranium mining: Problems posed by the disposal of tailings, League of Individuals for the Environment, Inc, Bruno Chareyron, 5 Jan 2011, The disposal of radioactive tailings and their control on the long term, has not received yet satisfying solutions, taking into consideration their activity, radiotoxicityand long half-lives. Some examples from France (where about 50 million tonsof tailings are stored) and Niger are given below. (more…)

Batteries improving energy storage

January 8, 2011

The UltraBattery has potential applications in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and as energy storage for renewable energy systems–such as solar and wind power.

Better Batteries Coming No Jitter |  By Gary Audin, Delphi, Inc. | Jan 6, 2011,  Batteries will be improving mobile device energy storage soon. These battery improvements will significantly increase the use of and operating life of a wide range of mobile devices. (more…)