Neutrons inspect salt-inclusion materials to improve long-term hazardous waste storage -- ScienceDaily

The USC team recently visited the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study salt-inclusion materials (SIMs) that contain internal silicate channels with the capacity to safely immobilize nuclear waste. The researchers hope to obtain valuable insights into the materials' properties using resources at ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source such as the POWGEN instrument, SNS beamline 11A.

 

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018...

Warren Buffett says AI will lead to fewer jobs, warning future could be 'enormously disruptive' | Chip Cutter | Pulse | LinkedIn

OMAHA — Nearly two decades ago, a 10-year-old shareholder stood in front of a microphone here and asked Warren Buffett how the Internet would reshape companies.

It was 2000. Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said fairly little. He saw a threat in the Internet, but said he was unsure how it would ultimately affect his investments, according to a report at the time.

On Saturday, that same shareholder, Thomas Kamei, now a 27-year-old investor based in New York, submitted an updated version of his question at Berkshire's annual meeting. This time, Kamei focused on artificial intelligence, a technology that threatens to upend the economy just as the Internet did years before. What did Buffett make of it?

Buffett said that AI could be "enormously disruptive," yet beneficial in making the economy more efficient.

 

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/warren-buff...

Flash - 37 injured in blast at chemical recycling plant in Spain - France 24

MADRID (AFP) -  Several explosions ripped through a recycling site for hazardous chemical waste near Madrid on Thursday, injuring 37 people, three of them seriously, and forcing the evacuation of nearby schools, officials said.

The blast in Arganda del Rey sent up a huge column of black smoke, but emergency services said several air quality measuring stations in the area showed normal readings, easing concerns about toxic pollution.

Thirty-seven people were injured in the blasts and fire at the plant, the Arganda del Rey city hall said in a statement.

 

Source: http://www.france24.com/en/20170504-37-inj...