Science and Technology

04.03.2013

Isotopes in high demand for medical research

Isotopes in high demand for medical research

Interview: Dr. Gordon Edwards, of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) Pressenza: Could you expand on the statement: “produce commercial quantities of medical isotopes without the controversial use of highly-enriched, weapons-grade uranium”? Also, it seems so many parties are interested in this form of ‘medical isotopes’ but… »

21.02.2013

Threat of space objects demands international coordination, UN team says

Threat of space objects demands international coordination, UN team says

In the wake of a meteor impact in Russia that shattered windows over a wide area, injuring hundreds of people and terrifying thousands, a United Nations team today called for international cooperation to face the threat of near space objects. “If the proposed coordination mechanism was in place, then at… »

19.01.2013

Aaron Swartz and the Freedom to Connect

Aaron Swartz and the Freedom to Connect

Aaron Swartz wanted nothing more than to change the world. He was doing just that until he ended his own life, at the age of 26, on Jan. 11. Aaron was a social justice activist, gifted with deep understanding of how computers and the Internet work, and how they could… »

16.01.2013

Abu Dhabi opens World Future Energy Summit

Abu Dhabi opens World Future Energy Summit

More than 3,000 people from 150 countries, including world leaders and government ministers gathered in the UAE capital Tuesday for the sixth World Future Energy Summit (WFES). The summit will discuss, debate and display the latest ideas in renewable and clean energy by business executives, academics, scientists, engineers, developers, global… »

27.12.2012

Doomsday Paranoia Triggers Private Asteroid Hunt

Doomsday Paranoia Triggers Private Asteroid Hunt

By Russia Today* The Mayan doomsday may have passed without incident, but it’s too early to relax. Astronomers have found a large asteroid heading this way. However one private firm thinks it knows how to save us. Scientists from the University of Hawaii said that the 140 meter asteroid’s… »

24.12.2012

Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident

Pressenza is delighted to start reproducing material with permission from Fairewinds Energy Education. The nuclear energy industry, its relationship to the nuclear weapons industry, the lack of transparency from the nuclear industry in general, the danger of cover-ups of mistakes to avoid affecting share-prices and the risks to nuclear proliferation… »

17.12.2012

Pakistan – Prospects for Renewable Energy Transition

Pakistan – Prospects for Renewable Energy Transition

  As the world wakes up to the reality of climate change and expanding energy demand, electricity will increasingly have to come from renewable sources such as wind and solar. To follow the course to a greener energy future, Pakistan is in a good position to exploit these alternatives because… »

29.10.2012

Nuclear Plants from Virginia to Vermont Could Be Impacted from Massive Hurricane Sandy

Nuclear Plants from Virginia to Vermont Could Be Impacted from Massive Hurricane Sandy

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has acknowledged the massive Sandy storm could impact both coastal and inland nuclear power plants. At least 16 reactors are in the storm’s projected path, including North Anna and Surry in Virginia; Calvert Cliffs in Maryland; Oyster Creek, Hope Creek and Salem in New Jersey; Indian… »

23.10.2012

Asian Countries Easing Access To Cheap Drugs

Asian Countries Easing Access To Cheap Drugs

By Martin Khor* Recent government actions by Indonesia and India to issue compulsory licenses are extending the trend in Asia to increase access to cheaper medicines to treat serious ailments, especially HIV/AIDS, cancer and hepatitis B. The supply of generic medicines, either through import or local production, has been the… »

17.10.2012

Nobel Prizes for measuring and manipulation of quantum systems

Nobel Prizes for measuring and manipulation of quantum systems

The recent announcements of the Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry, seen both awards given for work centring on transfers of information. “While the prize-winning physics predictably involved brain bending quantum mechanics, the chemistry prize focused not on test tube reactions, but on cellular biology,”  says Dr Martin Wiliams.  Here… »

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