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From Lab to Field: Indonesian Scientists Develop New Crops for Farmers Using Nuclear Science

Farmers in Indonesia have over the last few years grown enough rice for more than 20 million people using plants developed through the country’s plant mutation breeding programme. Read more →

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Marking World Book Day with the IAEA's Three Most Popular Publications in 2018

The IAEA makes available nearly 4000 scientific and technical publications for free online, on the wide spectrum of topics the IAEA works on in the peaceful use of nuclear science and technology. Read more →


Enhancing Safeguards Verification Work with Innovative Technology

An unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is the winner of the IAEA Robotics Challenge. This small floating robot can help IAEA inspectors verify the presence of nuclear material stored underwater. Read more →

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Connecting Experts and Institutions to Increase the Effectiveness of Nuclear Forensics

Connecting scientists, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, nuclear regulators and policy makers strengthens the capabilities to trace stolen or lost radioactive material and support legal proceedings, participants concluded at an IAEA Technical Meeting on Nuclear Forensics: Beyond the Science this month. Read more →

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Viet Nam Enhances Food Quality Using Irradiation

Each morning hundreds of boxes filled with frozen seafood, dried fruits and vegetables, oriental medicines and health foods undergo a process similar to security screening at airports, but with higher intensity beams of photons or electrons – in a food irradiation programme installed with IAEA support in the last two decades. Read more →

Director General Yukiya Amano

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