nuclear nuclear  /ˈnu kli ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
  2. (adj) of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
  3. (adj) of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell
  4. (adj) constituting or like a nucleus

Usage(s):

  1. A pair of nuclear leaks have led to water-use restrictions and a nagging sense of unease among the nuke-enthusiastic French.
  2. The search for a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear standoff has raised question over how to manage the region's other key nuclear program -- Israel's.
  3. History's worst nuclear accident creates a new election issue.

News

  1. Nuclear Power Is So 20th Century

    Nuclear power seems cheap, but if you count the embedded costs of dealing with the fuel, does it make sense as an option for a clean future? When I was born, in the 1950s, nuclear power was said to be “too cheap to meter.” Although few and far between, disasters at Fukushima and Chernobyl have laid waste to that claim and, for that matter, entire cities. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, herself ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Environmental, Anti-Nuclear Groups Urge Sandoval To Turn Away Uranium Waste

    WASHINGTON - Anti-nuclear and environmental activists are urging Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to turn away shipments of potent uranium waste planned for burial in a government-managed desert landfill. "For Nevada to accept this waste and allow it to be disposed
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  3. Nuclear Power, Part 2: Nukenomics

    There's no denying that safety and effectiveness are both critical concerns when it comes to nuclear power, and that's just as true for investors in the technology as it is for those who rely on the energy it generates. Still to be determined is whether small modular reactor designs are feasible as a free-market business proposition without current levels of government-backed investment.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TechNewsWorld.com

Quotes

  1. "Today was a nuclear bomb," said Goydos. "I don't know where it came from. If I knew that, I wouldn't be able to touch it."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Paul Goydos Source: AFP

  2. "With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet," Obama said.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: 코리아타임즈

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