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IAEA Talk is a podcast that features scientists and experts discussing issues related to nuclear science and its peaceful applications. Based in Vienna, the IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the World's Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development. Subscribe via RSS →

Isotopes for Diagnosis
17 November 2015

Isotopes for Diagnosis

Childhood stunting is a major issue around the world. There are still unanswered questions about why children are not growing according to their age. Nutrition interventions alone can only help to reduce stunting up to one third. The agency is working with experts and organisations to help identify other reasons than inadequate nutrition for it.
Radioactive Dumping Feature - podcast
9 November 2015

Disposal of Radioactive Material in the Ocean

The ocean has been used for disposing of waste for centuries. With a new set of rules and guidelines produced by the IAEA, the disposal of radioactive material will become even more stringent.

20 October 2015

Clean Energy Through Nuclear Technology

The IAEA released the Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2015 report to highlight the important role nuclear power could play in reducing the greenhouse gas emission. The report looks into the greenhouse gas emission of various designs of nuclear power plants, comparison of carbon dioxide emission between various energy sources and other topics. Steve Thachet spoke to David Shropshire, Head of the IAEA’s Planning and Economic Studies Section.
20 October 2015

Emergency Preparedness and Response under the Spotlight

The International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response will provide a forum to exchange information and experiences for officials in the field of nuclear safety and nuclear security, emergency responders and other stakeholders. Steve Thachet spoke to Elena Buglova, the Head of the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre on the importance of the conference.

6 October 2015

Nuclear Energy in Africa

Countries around the world are preparing or considering nuclear power programmes. Most of them are in developing countries. Around a third of them are in Africa. Governments across the continent are seeking ways to enhance their energy production. Nuclear power is one available option.
22 September 2015

Bridging the Gender Gap

During the General Conference, the IAEA hosted a side-event to look at the trends of youth retention in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; known as the STEM fields. Steve Thachet spoke to the Deputy Director General of the IAEA and Head of the Department of Management, Janice Dunn-Lee on how to encourage young female students to take up science and the importance of having more women in the nuclear industry.

18 September 2015

Spotting the Potentials

Alice Cunha da Silva from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro has won the first place in the World Nuclear University’s (WNU) Nuclear Olympiad. The award ceremony was hosted by the IAEA during the Agency’s annual General Conference. Alice’s research focused on the further use and development of medical radioisotopes. She spoke to the IAEA’s Steve Thachet about her studies and ways to encourage young people, especially women, to embark on a career in science.
16 July 2015

Preventing Outbreaks

Animals and birds can carry highly contagious diseases around the world and cause disease and death in livestock and humans. The IAEA and FAO, with the support of the UN family is working on ways to improve diagnostic capacity of countries with the help of nuclear techniques. These techniques are being used in the efforts to prevent outbreaks like Avian Flu in West Africa and Peste Des Petits (PPR) in Middle East, Asia and Africa.

6 July 2015

Improving Yields with AquaCrop Model

In 2009, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations produced the Aquacrop model software. Developed by a team consisting of international experts, FAO and the IAEA, the Aquacrop model is used to calculate the yields of herbaceous crops, and is particularly suitable where water is scarce.
1 July 2015

Finding the Link

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 that this bacterium might influence the absorption of some essential micronutrients. If the scientists are able to find the mechanisms to connect the two together it would help policy makers to better improve the nutritional status of the population.

Last update: 18 November 2015