The Z Machine, the largest frequency electromagnetic wave generator in the world kept at New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories, will soon start emitting 500 times more energy than its present capacity. Researchers will be introducing tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, to the fuel to power the machine.
Fuel has played a key role in driving important phenomena such as plate tectonics and volcanic activities, but is the planet running out of this important resource? A team of scientists has developed a way to calculate how much fuel will be left on Earth by the year 2025.
Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery of a rare nanoporous material that could clear up and recycle radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in a safer and cheaper way than current practices, eliminating the risk of a dangerous explosion.