Atom

  • Scientists capture the sound of an atom, open a new door into the quantum world 4 days ago

    London: For the first time, scientists have used sound to 'talk' to an artificial atom, demonstrating a curious phenomenon in quantum physics that sees sound waves take on the role of light. The interaction between atoms and light is well known and has been studied extensively in the field of quantum...
  • PM Modi meets Putin, favours broadening of strategic partnership July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December. The two leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of...
  • Atomic export group to discuss ties with nuclear-armed India June 24, 2014

    Vienna: An influential world body that controls nuclear exports will address the sensitive issue of closer ties with India - which is outside the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - at an annual meeting this week, a draft agenda obtained by Reuters showed. The United States, Britain and others have argued that nuclear-armed...
  • Atomic research team may visit Jharkhand to study causes of physical deformities: K Kasturirangan May 5, 2014

    An atomic research team may visit Jharkhand to study causes of people being afflicted with physical deformities and their prevention in some mineral resources areas of the state. "Sending an atomic energy team would be considered to study the problem (of physical deformity) and its prevention," Planning Commission member K Kasturirangan...
  • Indian physicist resolved Black Hole paradox much before Hawking February 6, 2014

    Bangalore: A new paper released late January in which famed British physicist Stephen Hawking contradicts his own theory and says that Black Holes - in the real sense - do not actually exist has startled the world science community. But Abhas Mitra, a theoretical physicist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre...
  • US hopes Pakistan is aware of its nuclear responsibilities January 30, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities regarding its nuclear weapons. "The United States is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities with respect to nuclear security and has secured its nuclear arsenal accordingly," the State Department said...
  • Iran prepares for start of landmark nuclear deal January 20, 2014

    Tehran: Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country's "most important commitments," state radio reported. The comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman of Iran's atomic department, show how the government...
  • Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb: Who is Anil Kapoor's heroine in the film? October 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Abhishek Sharma hasn't yet decided on the lead actress for his upcoming film 'Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb', which stars Anil Kapoor. There were reports suggesting that Tabu had been finalised for the project, but Sharma denied this. "Tabu has not been finalised as yet. I have not decided on...
  • Bombay HC notice to Centre on Tarapur Nuclear project rehabilitation issue October 19, 2013

    Hearing a bunch of petitions seeking rehabilitation of those displaced by Tarapur Atomic Power Project, the Bombay High Court on Saturday directed that the Relief and Rehabilitation department of the Union Government be made a respondent. BJP leader and former MP Ram Naik, who has intervened in the matter, argued before...
  • India, US sign first commercial agreement under nuclear deal September 28, 2013

    The landmark India-US civil nuclear stalled over India's 2010 nuclear liability law is finally moving forward with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and the Westinghouse Electric Company signing a preliminary commercial contract. The agreement on the first commercial deal was announced by President Barack Obama himself after his...
  • Construction of 7th Rajasthan nuclear-plant begins September 25, 2013

    Concreting work for turbine building for the seventh unit at Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) belonging to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), India's atomic power plant operator, started Wednesday. NPCIL is building two 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) at RAPS at an outlay of around Rs.12,300 crore. The...
  • Lack of mechanism to prevent use of atomic weapons by India-Pak worries US September 16, 2013

    The absence of any mechanism to prevent the use of atomic weapons by India and Pakistan worries the United States, even as their nuclear arsenals make war unthinkable, a top Pentagon official has said. "Pakistan and India, obviously, have a history of very tense relationships. Both countries possess nuclear weapons, which...
  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years August 21, 2013

    Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be upgraded...
  • Iran has 18,000 uranium centrifuges, says outgoing nuclear chief August 18, 2013

    Iran has installed 18,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges, the country's outgoing nuclear chief was quoted as saying by Iranian media on Saturday. The US and its Western allies are pressing Iran to curb its uranium enrichment programme, which they suspect is aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability, but Iran refuses and insists...
  • Kudankulam plant crosses atomic energy board hurdle July 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The much-delayed Kudankulam nuclear power plant on Thursday crossed a major hurdle with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) granting clearance for the "first approach to criticality" for its 1000MW first unit. "AERB has granted clearance for the first approach to criticality (FAC) of unit 1 of Kudankulam nuclear...
  • India, UK to take forward agreement on nuke cooperation June 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Eyeing deeper cooperation, India and the UK have agreed to take forward consideration of an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation. The two countries had decided in February 2013 during UK Premier David Cameron's visit to start negotiations on a civil nuclear pact to facilitate the entry of British...
  • India may have to wait to join sensitive nuclear export body June 21, 2013

    Vienna: Some states still appear to be sceptical about letting nuclear-armed India into an influential body regulating sensitive atomic trade, diplomats said on Thursday, suggesting Indian membership may not be imminent. The United States, Britain, France are among countries pushing for allowing India - a growing market for such commerce -...
  • Financial sanctions delay North Korea's atom bomb work: UN May 15, 2013

    United Nations: A combination of increasingly tough financial sanctions, an arms embargo and other international restrictions on trade with North Korea have not stopped Pyongyang's illicit nuclear arms program but appear to have significantly delayed it, according to a confidential report by a UN panel of experts seen by Reuters...
  • Intel revamps Atom chips in bid to find mobile footing May 7, 2013

    California: Intel Corp on Monday unveiled the most extensive overhaul of its Atom mobile processors, with improved performance that the PC chipmaker expects will help it challenge Qualcomm in smartphones and tablets. The new microarchitecture, code-named Silvermont, will be a key building block in upcoming Intel chips for mobile gadgets, microservers...
  • A Boy and His Atom: The tiniest stop-motion movie ever May 1, 2013

    New York: Scientists have taken the idea of a film short down to new levels. Molecular levels. IBM says it has made the tiniest stop-motion movie ever - a one-minute video of individual carbon monoxide molecules repeatedly rearranged to show a boy dancing, throwing a ball and bouncing on a trampoline. Each...
  • Kudankulam to begin power production in April April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Power production by the first unit of the Kudankulam atomic plant will start in April 2013, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy said on Wednesday. He said that the second unit would start production by October 2013. Narayanasamy told reporters in New Delhi that Indian and...
  • Kudankulam I will be operational in April: Manmohan Singh March 27, 2013

    Durban: Kudankulam's controversial atomic reactor I will be operational by April, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured the Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Durban on Wednesday. He has given an assurance that the controversial unit I of the Kudankulam atomic power reactor in...
  • 'IAEA review of Indian nuclear regulator after recast' March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to instill confidence in burgeoning atomic power sector, India is planning to ask the IAEA to conduct a peer review of its nuclear regulatory system after it is recast. The Atomic Energy Commission is preparing to invite the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service...
  • Universe ages 80 million years, Big Bang gets clearer March 22, 2013

    Paris: New results from looking at the split-second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is 80 million years older than previously thought and provide ancient evidence supporting core concepts about the cosmos - how it began, what it's made of and where it's going. The findings released on Thursday bolster...
  • IAEA, Iran end nuclear talks in Tehran, outcome awaited February 14, 2013

    Dubai: The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran ended a day of talks in Tehran on February 13, Iranian media reported, and Press TV state television said results were expected to be announced soon. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had hoped to bridge persistent differences with Iran preventing the Vienna-based UN...
  • 'Kudankulam could be commissioned in few days' February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The first 1,000 MW unit of the much-delayed Kudankulam nuclear power project (KNPP) could be commissioned in the next few days and every step is being taken to ensure safety, a senior official said. "We are reaching there. It is a matter of days now," Ravi Bhushan Grover, Principal...
  • Haryana set to get its first atomic power plant February 4, 2013

    Chandigarh: Haryana's first atomic power plant will be set up in an area of 1,503 acres in Fatehabad district. The work for erecting a barbed wire fencing around the project site at Gorakhpur started on Monday, an official spokesman said. A concrete wall, costing Rs 18 crore, will be constructed around...
  • Dearth of skilled researchers in crucial fields: President January 19, 2013

    Shibpur (Howrah): Observing that there is a dearth of skilled researchers in crucial areas like space, energy, medicine and defence in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee on January 19 said technology should be developed for the benefit of the people. "Quite often, I have observed that there is a deficiency...
  • Pak developing smaller nuclear warheads: report January 15, 2013

    Washington: Expanding its nuclear arsenal at a rapid pace, Pakistan is now aiming to develop smaller and lighter atomic warheads more suitable for use on missiles, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist has said. Pakistan is expected to surpass Britain's nuclear stockpiles in a decade, the journal said, referring to...
  • Kudankulam unit-1 to be commissioned in 2 weeks: AEC January 3, 2013

    Kolkata: The much-delayed Kudankulam project is set to be commissioned within the next two weeks as nuclear scientists have entered the final lap of a series of tests on its safety and efficacy. "Within this month 100 per cent. It will take about two weeks," Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman of...