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In case you missed the #news ... 

Watch this video of our Director General speaking to the press about his #Iran  trip and the progress made during his visit to discuss the Iran #nuclear  programme.
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It was #onthisday  in 1687 that Sir Isaac Newton first published his magnum opus: the  Principia, one of the most important works in the #history  of science. 

In the Principia, or the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Newton set out in mathematical terms the principles of force, time, and motion, and revolutionized methods of scientific investigation. At the time, many of his ideas were not readily accepted, and only years later would the scientific community begin to fully embrace Newton's work.

Over the centuries, Newton's ideas in the Principia have guided our development of modern physical science. His three laws of motion and explanations of #physics  continue to account for many of the observations scientists make in the world today. The influence of this work is seen in scientific fields and applications ranging from how we understand protein folding in biology to how we manage heat flow and shielding in #nulcear  reactors. 

Photograph of Newton's own first edition copy of the Principia. (Credit: Andrew Dunn/CC BY-SA 2.0/https://goo.gl/xZjLfh) 
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"On July 2 I went to Tehran and met with President Rouhani and Admiral Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, in order to accelerate the resolution of all the outstanding issues. Progress was made on the way forward, but more work is needed. With cooperation from #Iran‬  I think we can issue a report by the end of the year on the assessment of the clarification of the issues related to the possible military dimensions." -- #IAEA‬  Director General Yukiya Amano

Read more about Director General Amano's Remarks to Media in Vienna on the #IranTalkshttps://goo.gl/lqbywT
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At 14, he (safely) built a working #nuclear  fusion reactor*, and not long after, he developed a counter-terrorism device able to detect nuclear materials in cargo containers.

Now 21, Taylor Wilson, the 'nuclear boy genius', is embracing the peaceful uses of nuclear technology and has ambitious plans to improve cancer treatment and bring electricity to all corners of the globe.

Read more in this +The Guardian piece about Wilson, his life, and what his vision for the future holds.

At 14, he (safely) built a working #nuclear fusion reactor*, and not long after, he developed a counter-terrorism device able to detect nuclear materials in cargo containers.

Now 21, Taylor Wilson, the 'nuclear boy genius', is embracing the peaceful uses of nuclear technology and has ambitious plans to improve cancer treatment and bring electricity to all corners of the globe.

Read more in this The Guardian​ piece about Wilson, his life, and what his vision for the future holds.

*Utilizing the principle of Inertial Electrostatic Confinement.
He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...
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He's right about molten salt nuclear reactors. hundreds of times, safer, cleaner and cheaper, than today's light water reactors.
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It was 207 years ago #onthisday  that the discovery of boron was announced!

In 1808, Sir Humphry Davy, a chemist and inventor, announced that he had successfully isolated the chemical element boron by combining boric acid with potassium. This announcement came within days of Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, a chemist and physicist, reaching the same achievement independently. Though there may be some question about its exact date of discovery, Davy officially announced boron's isolation on 30 June 1808 before the Royal Society.

Boron and its many forms have a variety of uses, from the production of glass and ceramics to use in semiconducters and magnets. You have probably come across some forms of boron, or 'borax', in detergent and cleaning agents you have around the house, while other forms are applied in #medicine  for their antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties.  The many applications of boron even include its use in shielding and controlling fission inside #nuclear  reactors.

Photo: Borax crystal -- one of boron's many forms
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Like for many of you, international #peace‬  and security are very important to us.

So to help you stay informed, we have relaunched an improved #IAEA  safeguards webpage that provides updates and information on how world peace is being furthered through the delivery of effective #nuclear‬  verification.

Check out our redesigned #safeguards‬  page & tell us what you think in the comments below… https://www.iaea.org/safeguards 
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Healthy stomachs are full of bacteria that influence how we process food and can even affect our moods. But when an unwelcome bacterium like Helicobacter pylori invades, it can throw off the stomach's balance and can hamper how the body absorbs essential nutrients like iron and zinc.

Listen to our latest podcast to hear how scientists are using isotopic techniques to investigate this bacterium that may be undermining food fortification efforts worldwide.
The Agency is working with scientists to understand the relationship between the Helicobacter pylori bacterium found in the human stomach and nutritional status. In previous studies, results indicated
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#IAEA  Director General Amano travelled to Tehran yesterday to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials to advance work towards the resolution of all outstanding issues regarding Iran’s #nuclear  programme.

Read more about the visit and their discussions in this statement from Director General Amano. #IranTalks
I travelled to Tehran on Thursday for meetings with President Hassan Rouhani and the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani. It follows meetings in Vienna with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Iranian officials. The purpose of the visit was to advance work towards the ...
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#Nuclear  safety is a work in progress and not a status that is reached once and forever. And the best way to improve nuclear safety is through assistance to each other, sharing operating experiences, and working together to build a learning industry.

Read this article to find out how these elements came together in the conclusions of last week's International Conference on Operational Safety, and what the global community has in store for further strengthening nuclear safety.
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A #nuclear ‬-derived molecular diagnostic technology is helping in the fight against a deadly bird disease that under certain circumstances can also spread to humans, threatening global public #health‬  and food security.

Read more about the West African avian flu and how the Joint +Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/ #IAEA ‬ Division are helping to minimize its global impact.
Staff of the Cote d'Ivoire national veterinary laboratory operating a real time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction machine to detect the H5N1 virus during an IAEA training. (Photo: C. Emmanuel/Head of the of virology unit of the Cote d'Ivoire national veterinary laboratory) ...
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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today to discuss the ongoing negotiations between Iran and E3+3 countries. The meeting in Vienna was part of the IAEA's continued engagement with E3+3 and #Iran to help make a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action technically sound.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today to discuss the ongoing negotiations between Iran and E3+3 countries. The meeting in Vienna was part of the IAEA's continued engagement with E3+3 and Iran to help make a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action technically ...
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Happy birthday, Maria Goeppert Mayer! She earned a share of the 1963 +Nobel Prize in Physics for work on the atomic nucleus, making her the second female to win the award (can you guess who the first was?)!

Born in 1906, Goeppert Mayer began studying mathematics at the University of Göttingen in 1924 where she shortly thereafter became interested in #physics  and chose to pursue a Ph.D. Her doctoral thesis focused on the theory of possible two-photon absorption by atoms, and was described by physicist, Eugene Wigner, as “a masterpiece of clarity and concreteness”. Her theory was finally verified after the invention of the laser in 1961. To honour her fundamental contribution to this area, this phenomenon was named the Goeppert-Mayer unit.

In the 1940s, Goeppert Mayer developed the mathematical model for the structure of #nuclear  shells, with input from Wigner. In addition to explaining why certain numbers of nucleons in an atomic nucleus result in particularly stable configurations, she postulated that the nucleus is a series of closed shells and pairs of neutrons and protons tend to couple together. This model was also independently conceived by three scientists, Otto Haxel, J. Hans D. Jensen, and Hans Suess, who later collaborated with Goeppert Mayer on the topic. For this discovery concerning nuclear shell structure, Goeppert Mayer, Jensen, and Wigner shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics.

This nuclear shell model has since evolved, but it laid an important foundation for how we currently understand the behaviour and structure of the atomic nucleus.
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