I'm also pleased to announce that Atomic Power Review will, in all likelihood, roll over 600,000 page views with publication of the 185th Carnival. Not so pleased, however, that I've forgotten to show you a photo and ask you.... "What is this?"
This is clearly a photo that covers two pages - and it's in a very old publication that I'm not willing to disassemble. No credit is given for "big metal things" as an answer... and yes, of course, these are nuclear components. Or.. and here's a hint.. you could also quite easily and correctly say that these are pre-final fabrication components of a larger component. The answer after the Carnival entries!
Science and Technology - Robert Bruce Hayes
Time Travel Reality and Fiction: Just What Can and Can't Be Done
The author takes a look at time travel as conceived in fantasy and cinema ... describing this week's entry as "fun and novel." I agree! And quite fascinating as well.
Atomic Insights - Rod Adams
Why was DOE's Low Dose Radiation Research Program defunded in 2011?
discovery of nuclear fission almost 75 years ago. The nuclear pioneers
of the age were motivated by a scientific desire to gain a better
understanding of the fundamental structure of the atom -- and developing
a revolutionary new source of energy.
Next Big Future - Brian Wang
Hongyanhe Unit 2 Connected to Grid; 18th Chinese Reactor To Do So
This unit is a CPR-1000 pressurized water reactor, on which construction was started in 2008. The first unit at the site has been operating on a commercial basis since June, and now Unit 2 is set to follow in a matter of months.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Announces Six More Nuclear Plants.
According to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan would produce 40,000 MW of power from nuclear plants until 2050 and the government's priority was to start work on power projects to overcome the energy shortage.
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