Nuclear-powered Mars rover Curiosity lands safely

The nuclear-powered roving robotic laboratory Curiosity touched down early on August 6, and is beaming back images while undergoing system checks. The Curiosity landing has generated worldwide interest, including interest in Continue Reading →

Why I chose a nuclear career: video interviews

Today is designated Careers in the Nuclear Fields Day for National Nuclear Science Week! To kick off Nuclear Careers Day, several Chicago ANS Local Section members participated in video interviews Continue Reading →

Henri Becquerel and the Discovery of Radioactivity

By Paul Bowersox December 15, 1852, was the birthday of French physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel, who discovered a completely unknown property of matter in March 1896. Becquerel Some might say Becquerel’s Continue Reading →

Sir James Chadwick’s Discovery of Neutrons

By Paul Bowersox Sir James Chadwick, born 120 years ago on October 20, 1891, made one of the most significant discoveries of our age by proving the existence of neutrons.  The Continue Reading →