• Visualizing the world’s water security threat

    Visualizing the world’s water security threat

    Benjamin Hennig explains two cartograms that demonstrate the global water security threat

    Global croplands play a central role in feeding the world’s population. As the population keeps growing (though with declining growth rates that suggest an end of growth towards the end of the century), the importance of croplands for water and food security has become a central focus of research.

    The US Geological Survey estimates that there are 1.87 billion hectares of global croplands, which means that on average one hectare sustains food production for about four people in the world. The three most populous countries, China, India, and the USA, also have the highest net cropland area (albeit the largest country by population, China, only comes third in terms of cropland area). However, the overall distribution is much more uneven and less related to where most people live on the planet.

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  • US Nuclear 2020 Year-End Shareholder Letter

    US Nuclear 2020 Year-End Shareholder Letter

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 19, 2021 / US Nuclear Corp. (OTCQB:UCLE)

    Dear US Nuclear Corp. Shareholders,

    The very challenging year of 2020 has finally come to an end and our hearts and prayers go out to all COVID-19 victims, families, and friends. After such a tumultuous year for everyone, it is only appropriate to give you an update on US Nuclear’s operations and strategic goals moving forward.

    COVID-19 restrictions, precautions, and confusion caused a stall in US Nuclear Corp’s manufacturing process, which in turn, caused significantly lower revenues than our 2018 & 2019 levels. During this period, in order to protect our workers, we reduced the number of working staff, rotated work schedules, and hoarded our cash-on-hand. As with many other companies, US Nuclear has office personnel working partially or entirely at home, but we are manufacturers and much of our work is done in our Los Angeles and Cincinnati plants. We have been solely focused on returning our operations and sales to full normality, whether our employees are working in-office or from home. Towards the end of Q4 2020, bookings and quote requests were increasing, so we are expecting 2021 to be a cash-positive growth year.
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  • New Policy Sets in Motion Nuclear Space Travel and Colonization

    New Policy Sets in Motion Nuclear Space Travel and Colonization

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 11, 2021 / On December 16, 2020, the White House issued Space Policy Directive-6 (SPD-6), which outlines a national strategy for using space nuclear power and propulsion (SNPP) systems in a safe and effective manner. The new policy directive confirms the United States’ commitment to using SNPP systems and establishing nuclear power stations on the moon and beyond, which is good news for US Nuclear (OTCQB: UCLE) and partner MIFTI, who have designed and are testing thermonuclear fusion power generators.

    Scott Pace of the National Space Council, commented “Space nuclear power and propulsion is a fundamental enabling technology for American deep-space missions to Mars and beyond.  The United States intends to remain the leader among spacefaring nations, applying nuclear power technology safely, securely, and sustainably in space.” The key factor for enabling space travel is the new nuclear-powered propulsion systems, as traditional chemical-powered rocket fuels are hopelessly weak. DARPA, NASA, and the US Space Force have recently gotten serious and deployed the nuclear option. Why? Nuclear fuels and nuclear power systems, such as the highly-regarded MIFTI Z-pinch fusion reactor, can deliver 10,000,000 times the work (or energy) per payload pound than the chemical rocket fuels now used by Musk’s Space-X, Bezos’s Blue Origin, Branson’s Virgin Atlantic, as do Lockheed and Boeing.

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  • US Nuclear Eyes Moon Missions

    US Nuclear Eyes Moon Missions

    Fusion the energy of choice for NASA space travel plans.

    By MARK R. MADLER Staff Reporter

    Radiation detection manufacturer US Nuclear Corp. is getting behind the U.S. space program.

    The Canoga Park company, through its partners Magneto Inertial Fusion Technologies Inc. and MIFTEC Laboratories Inc., is promoting the use of a new type of fusion energy that can be used to power spacecraft to Mars and for colonies on that planet as well as the moon.

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  • Radiation in Water – A Real Risk

    Radiation in Water – A Real Risk

    Radiation in Water – A Real Risk

    Radiation in Water – A Real Risk

    The question when introducing US Nuclear Corp’s real-time continuous water monitors to municipal water utilities is, ‘why do we need an instrument like this?  We don’t have radiation in our drinking water or wastewater.’

    Our question is ‘how do you know if you don’t monitor the water’. Typical monitoring is 4 times a year per EPA’s Clean Water Act. A water sample is pulled and sent to a lab for testing. Not a very timely or cost-effective method.

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  • Hydrofracking and Water:

    Hydrofracking and Water:

    HYDROFRACKING & WATER:

    What is the cost in contaminating our water?

    By Penelope Randall, Environmental Specialist, US Nuclear Corp

    Hydrofracking demands for water use is up 770 percent since 2011 according to a 2018 peer reviewed study out of Duke University. The use of millions of gallons of water and sand infused with up to 1,000 different toxic chemicals is used to fracture shale rock and release the trapped gas or oil.

    The wastewater, brine, and sludge are then returned to the surface and in need of disposal. Unfortunately, there is not yet a clear and safe method of disposal or storage. In many places this wastewater is reinjected into deep underground wastewater wells. There is mounting evidence that this method of disposal may be responsible for earthquakes and pollution of groundwater in some locations. The exponential growth of the hydrofracking industry and its practices constitutes a growing problem.

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  • US Space Force and NASA Looking to Privatize Nuclear Spacecraft Production

    US Space Force and NASA Looking to Privatize Nuclear Spacecraft Production

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 7, 2020, / US Nuclear (OTCQB: UCLE) is the prime contractor to build MIFTI’s fusion generators, which could be used in the relatively near future to power the propulsion systems for space travel and provide plentiful, low-cost, clean energy for the earth and other planetary bases once our astronauts get to their destination, be it the moon, Mars, Saturn or beyond. Chemical-powered rockets opened the door to space travel, but are still far too slow and heavy even to travel to distant planets within our solar system, let alone travel to other stars. Accordingly, NASA is now looking for nuclear-powered rockets that can propel a space vessel at speeds close to the speed of light and thermonuclear power plants on the moon and Mars, as these are the next steps towards space exploration and colonization.

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  • US Nuclear Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

    US Nuclear Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

    Los Angeles, CA. December 1, 2020 – US Nuclear Corp. (OTC: UCLE), a leading manufacturer of advanced radiation, chemical, and biological detection and UAV instrumentation, recently announced the financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

    • Sales for the three months ended September 30, 2020, were $484,318 compared to $659,325 for the same period in 2019
    • Decrease in sales due to the impact of COVID-19 on the company and customers
    • Employee work hours reduced by half to help mitigate COVID-19 exposure and transmission, in addition to 14-day quarantine periods for employees who may have been exposed
    • Selling, general, and administrative expense were $1,021,507 compared to $1,729,246 for the same period in 2019, the decrease of $707,739 or 40.9% was due to careful money management and lower stock-based compensation
    • Stock-based compensation was $542,560 for the three months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $1,150,321 during the same period in 2019
    • Net loss of $850,386 due to impact of COVID-19
    • $309,632 in accounts receivable, $484,012 in cash, and $1,132,000 in backlogged orders

    Robert Goldstein, CEO of US Nuclear Corp., commented:

    “Despite many challenges imposed by COVID-19, we managed to have a safe and productive third quarter.  The temporary closure of one of our operating divisions reduced and staggered worker hours, and 14-day self-quarantine periods have fortunately proved successful in ensuring all our workers are safe and COVID-19 free, and while these factors have led to a temporary slowdown in sales and production, the safety of our employees and their families is our highest priority.
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  • US Nuclear and Grapheton Brain Implants to Help Immobilized Patients

    US Nuclear and Grapheton Brain Implants to Help Immobilized Patients

    Los Angeles, CA.  November 2, 2020 – US Nuclear (OTC: UCLE) and Grapheton’s implantable bioelectronic sensors can be used to help treat millions of people worldwide suffering from mobility problems.  Neuroscientists stress there is a large unmet demand to develop implantable sensors and the artificial intelligence required to translate the brain signals into specific commands or actions. As many as 500,000 people worldwide suffer spinal cord injuries every year and approximately 1.7% of the U.S. population or 5.4 million people suffer from some form of paralysis. Furthermore, COVID-19 has caused an increase in the number of strokes, especially among younger individuals.
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  • US Nuclear Secures Its Position at Bioelectronics Startup Grapheton

    US Nuclear Secures Its Position at Bioelectronics Startup Grapheton

    Los Angeles, CA.  October 19, 2020 – In addition to US Nuclear’s (OTC: UCLE) 40% stake in Grapheton, CEO Robert Goldstein has recently taken a seat on Grapheton’s board of directors and will now serve as Chief Strategy Officer. As Chief Strategy Officer for Grapheton, Robert Goldstein will help the business become a leader in the new field of bioelectronics and will cement the partnership between US Nuclear and Grapheton.

    Grapheton’s unique, patented bioelectronic implants lead the world in bio-compatibility and longevity. Bioelectronics is becoming popular among researchers and doctors, and the bioelectronics market is likely to experience tremendous growth in the near future. In recent years, there have been numerous breakthroughs using bioelectronics technology. A notable example, bioelectronic devices have been researched and used in clinical trials to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease by electrically stimulating the vagus nerve to control inflammation and the immune response.

    Bioelectronics has the potential to become a vital branch of medical treatment. Medical care, in general, has made many advances in recent years, but there are a great many diseases, conditions, injuries, and remaining unmet patient needs that still need to be urgently addressed.
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