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Exciting new for nuclear space research!
NASA to test prototype Kilopower reactor

Exciting new for nuclear space research!

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will this month start testing uranium-fuelled Stirling engines for use in possible future missions to Mars. The technology has been developed as part of the Kilopower project.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to the antiproton!

#Onthisday in 1955, Owen Chamberlain and Emilio Segrè, two leading scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, used a newly-built particle accelerator known as the Bevatron to create atomic sub-particles called antiprotons. They are also called negative protons because they are just as large as a proton, but have a negative electric charge.

For several hours, the scientists bombarded copper with protons accelerated to 6.2 billion electron volts of energy to create a total of 60 antiprotons. These are stable particles that are considered antimatter because when they and protons collide, both are annihilated in a burst of energy. The occurrence of antimatter in nature is rare and still a subject of ongoing research.

The discovery of the antiproton earned Chamberlain and Segrè equal shares of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Uranium is a radioactive chemical element that is often used as the basis for fuel in nuclear reactors. One ton of natural uranium can produce more than 40 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is equivalent to burning 16,000 tons of coal or 80,000 barrels of oil. Do you know who discovered uranium and when it happened?

It was 227 years ago #onthisday that a leading German chemist, Martin Klaproth, announced a newly discovered element before the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences. He came upon this element, which turned out to be uranium, after extracting a yellow compound from dissolved and neutralized pitchblende, a mostly black uranium-rich ore. Klaproth heated the extracted yellow compound with charcoal and obtained a black powder, which he thought was pure uranium but was actually uranium dioxide. Although he did not isolate the pure form of the element, he is credited as the first scientist to discover the element of uranium.

One of the most important uses of uranium is in the production of atomic energy in nuclear reactors. In the past, uranium was also used in filaments for lamps, toning for photography, and as stains and dyes in leather and wood, among other things.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Nuclear research reactors provide tons of opportunities for new innovations and experiments, but what happens when they are no longer needed? The answer isn’t so straightforward.


Hope the finals are done and dusted 😬😎
Just a friendly remainder about the picnic today to be held at 5:30 pm!
Hope to see you all soon there :)

P.S: Do dress warm and drive safe!


Hello all,
Recent events in the community have lead me to send out this email. These types of situations are unfair to our Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian friends as students, and community members.

It is at times like these that our character as individuals, and as a university is illustrated through our actions, and our words. I would like to ask everyone to join in signing the ISU United in Support page, and show our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters that they are welcome at ISU. Simply follow the link, , and enter your name.

Let's display our character as a University as one that is united as a single entity against hatred and bigotry.

Well, thats good news!

Well, thats good news!

Congratulations to Wisconsin on removing your 33 year long moratorium on nuclear power plants. The future just got brighter for you!'re next...

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Happy Birthday, Wilhelm Röntgen! The father of X-Rays and diagnostic radiology was born exactly 171 years ago #OnThisDay.

Wilhelm Röntgen coined the name X-ray when he used these rays to create an image of his wife’s hand on a photographic plate revealing her bones. In 1901, this achievement made him the first person to ever win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

While many of us are probably most familiar with Röntgen’s X-rays when seeing doctors treat broken bones, and in some languages, X-rays are even called röntgen, but X-rays actually have a wide variety of uses. When used in art and cultural artefact restoration, restorers can assess damage and uncover details hidden in artefacts, unlocking a wealth of information about the past. They are also used to check the quality of everyday items like car tires, cables and wires, and even airplanes through a method called non-destructive testing (NDT), which draws on a combination of X-rays and gamma rays. Scientists are also looking at how they can use X-rays to further studies on nuclear fusion.

Today we can thank Röntgen and the scientists who built on his discovery for the many innovative ways we now use X-rays to improve lives and help people around the world.



Such a huge capacity of #NuclearPower reactors has proved beneficial in generating #Energy.

Happy 73 :) and ofcourse going strong!

Happy 73 :) and ofcourse going strong!

Happy Birthday to the world's first (man-made) nuclear reactor.

Heya..Here is the new t-shirt design for ANS 2015-2016..And be a proud owner of this amazing tee!Grab one before they ar...

Here is the new t-shirt design for ANS 2015-2016..
And be a proud owner of this amazing tee!
Grab one before they are gone 😬
$10 only!


⚛ ISU nuclear-iats!! ☢
Be sure to check-in on
November 17th 2015 at middle fork room in the SUB at 4.30 pm
for free food 🍕 and drinks 🍹 a movie 📽!
Last event for this semester from the ANS club.. And a lot to come in the next semester..
Hoping to see you all :)

American Nuclear Society

American Nuclear Society

Let's make sure that nuclear energy is part of the #COP21 solution. Make your voices heard using #ADP2 this week.

Agence internationale de l'énergie atomique - AIEA

Agence internationale de l'énergie atomique - AIEA

Joyeux anniversaire à James Chadwick !

Chadwick, né en 1891, est sorti de l’Université de Manchester en physique en 1911. Il a ensuite travaillé sur divers projets liés à la radioactivité sous la direction d’Ernest Rutherford et obtenu sa maîtrise en 1913. En 1932, lors d’une expérience pendant laquelle il bombardait du béryllium avec des particules alpha, Chadwick a fait une découverte qui lui a valu le prix Nobel de physique de 1935 (Nobel Prize) : il a prouvé l'existence des #neutrons. La découverte de cette particule subatomique a mené en fin de compte à la maitrise de la fission nucléaire, phénomène sur lequel repose le processus de production d’électricité dans les centrales nucléaires.

Le neutron peut être utilisé dans une multitude d’applications. L’#AIEA fait, entre autres, la promotion de l’utilisation des neutrons dans la surveillance de la qualité de l’air. L’analyse par activation neutronique, la fluorescence X et l’analyse par faisceaux d’ions peuvent fournir de grands ensembles de données uniques au sujet de la composition élémentaire des particules en suspension dans l’air. Ces informations sont indispensables pour déterminer les sources possibles de pollution atmosphérique. Consultez l’article ci-après pour en savoir plus sur le sujet :


Hey y'all
The submission for the tshirt competition has been extended until Tomorrow...Friday 18th 2015
Get your creative palette working and gives an amazing submission :)
Watch out for this space for our winner!


Heya!!! all the nerdy creators out there!
Am sure you have received the email regarding the ANS t-shirt design competition
So gear up people!!
Get that creative brains to do the job for being the winner for a $10 Amazon Gift card and of course your logo being printed off the t-shirts for the year 2015-2016
Last date is September 4th 2015.
Hope to see a lot of entires..
We will be announcing the winner soon
Watch out for this space!

Come visit the ANS table at the Involvement Fair in the ISU ballroom!!

Come visit the ANS table at the Involvement Fair in the ISU ballroom!!

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory

Climate change, or climate disruption, is probably the greatest challenge we face. But do we fully understand the consequences? Register today for this free event.


Thanks to everyone who came to the Nuclear Science Expo! It was quite a success and it will only get bigger next year. Thanks to everyone who helped out including student members from ISU-ANS and our sponsors Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho American Nuclear Society, American Nuclear Society, and the Idaho State University! Your donations were appreciated and we hope to continue our partnerships well into the future!

American Nuclear Society - ISU's cover photo

American Nuclear Society - ISU's cover photo

American Nuclear Society - ISU's cover photo

American Nuclear Society - ISU's cover photo


This next Wednesday (10/15/2014) a tour will be given of the ISU Research Reactor (AGN-201) or the Idaho Accelerator Center and you are invited! The first 60 people to sign up at the college Market Coffee House get to choose between a tour of the Idaho Accelerator Center and a tour of the AGN-201. Afterwards, we will be meeting at the College Market Coffee house to host a Q&A about all thing nuclear. Hope to see you there!


involvement fair at the quad from 11.30 to 1 pm. hope to see you there!

American Nuclear Society - ISU's cover photo

American Nuclear Society - ISU's cover photo

American Nuclear Society - ISU's cover photo

American Nuclear Society - ISU's cover photo


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