nuclear energy

‘Smashing’ Radioactive Particles Can Help Clear Nuclear Waste

Scientists in Japan may have found a way to manage nuclear waste more easily, by converting two major radioactive isotopes found in nuclear waste into more easily managed isotopes.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Quenching Asia-Pacific’s Insatiable Thirst For Energy

We turn the spotlight on the Asia-Pacific region, which will consume more than half of the world's energy by 2035.

Whither Goes Asian Energy: Nuclear Or Renewables?

Although Asian countries are eager to diversify their energy sources, going nuclear may not be cost-effective due to financing and expertise issues.

Eisuke Tada Appointed Deputy-Director General Of ITER

Japanese scientist Dr. Eisuke Tada has been appointed to lead an international collaboration searching for feasible nuclear fusion energy options.

Pakistan’s Non-Nuclear Energy Options

Pakistan should follow the world in preferring solar and wind over nuclear power, writes Pervez Hoodbhoy.

Critical Nuclear Issues In South Asia

Consensus is unlikely in the nuclear debate but openness can evolve better policies and implementation, says Nalaka Gunawardene.

Consider Nuclear, For Biodiversity’s Sake

Nuclear energy should be considered to prevent biodiversity loss from converting land to renewable energy uses, researchers say.

Harvesting Uranium From The Sea

Using a computational screening approach, scientists have developed a protein that could be used to purify uranium from the sea.

7 Must-Read Stories In December 2013

Here are seven must-read stories from the December 2013 issue of Asian Scientist Magazine.

Southeast Asia Going Nuclear

Southeast Asian countries are pushing forward in the use of nuclear power technology, says Barry Desker, Dean of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.