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Flamanville start-up put back one year

World Nuclear News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 08:38
The EPR under construction at Flamanville in northern France is now expected to begin operating in 2017, EDF has announced. The company attributed the further delay on the delivery of certain components and on regulatory issues.

Sweden, Norway and Ukraine regulators to cooperate

World Nuclear News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 08:31
The regulatory authorities of Sweden, Norway and Ukraine have agreed to cooperate in making improvements to the regulatory guidelines of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine as well as establishing more robust safety systems at nuclear power plants in the country.

Oh No! Science groups’ new head once warned ‘Millions are already dying, or have died, as a result of changes in the climate’ – Wacky Warmist Congressman Rush D. Holt to Lead AAAS, World’s Largest General Scientific Society

Climate Depot - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:00
Retiring U.S. Congressman Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., a Scientist and Teacher, to Lead AAAS, the World’s Largest General Scientific Society—Publisher of the Science Family of Journals - November 18, 2014 Congressman Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., who will retire from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of his eighth term, has agreed to join the world’s largest [...]

Dome installed at unit 2 of Novovoronezh II

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:38
Atomenergoproekt has announced the installation of the reactor containment building dome at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant.

US House passes law on research

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:30
The US House of Representatives has passed legislation to authorize Department of Energy research on whether low-dose ionizing radiation poses a risk.

Australia, India to expedite trade agreement

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:24
The prime ministers of India and Australia have underlined their commitment to implementing agreements that will enable Australian uranium to be exported to India.

Olkiluoto fuel supply contracts renewed

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:54
Areva and Westinghouse are to supply fuel for units 1 and 2, respectively, of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant between 2016 and 2019 under renewed contracts with Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj.

In vivo half-life extension by affibody molecules [Applied Biological Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:52
Proteins endocytosed from serum are degraded in the lysosomes. However, serum albumin (SA) and IgG, through its Fc part, bind to the neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) at low pH in the endosome after endocytosis, and are transported back to the cellular surface, where they are released into the bloodstream, resulting...

Force distribution affects hard-sphere glasses [Physics]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:52
We theoretically and numerically study the elastic properties of hard-sphere glasses and provide a real-space description of their mechanical stability. In contrast to repulsive particles at zero temperature, we argue that the presence of certain pairs of particles interacting with a small force f soften elastic properties. This softening affects...

TETs and oxidized methylcytosines in C. cinerea [Genetics]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:52
TET/JBP enzymes oxidize 5-methylpyrimidines in DNA. In mammals, the oxidized methylcytosines (oxi-mCs) function as epigenetic marks and likely intermediates in DNA demethylation. Here we present a method based on diglucosylation of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) to simultaneously map 5hmC, 5-formylcytosine, and 5-carboxylcytosine at near–base-pair resolution. We have used the method to map...
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