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yellow cake

1. A spongy cake that is yellow in color, due to the use of egg yolks. It is often frosted and served at birthday parties. Do we have any yellow cake mix? I think I want a yellow cake for my birthday—I'm not in the mood for chocolate right now.
2. Uranium oxide powder that is produced by the milling of uranium ore. Often spelled as one word. Yellowcake can be used in the making of nuclear weapons, so its trade is heavily scrutinized.
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The details of how Iran received yellowcake from NUFCOR were uncovered for the first time by Professor Gabrielle Hecht of the University of Michigan, while she did archival research at the company's old headquarters near Johannesburg.
An estimated 6,400 barrels of yellowcake uranium were discovered near the southern city of Sabha towards the end of the uprising of 2011.
Hyundai Motor Company (KSE: 005380), a South Korea-based automaker, in collaboration with aftermarket supplier, EGR Group, has launched its Hyundai Veloster Turbo 'Yellowcake' at the 2013 SEMA Show.
The new account of the yellowcake deal does not delve into the nuclear programs of other nations.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad issued on Tuesday the order to launch Shahid Rezaeinejad yellowcake production plant and Saghand uranium mines in Ardakan as well as the country's first industrial electron accelerator in the city of Taft.
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Each was filled with about $50,000 worth of yellowcake, a powdery substance created from raw uranium.
According to the daily, the International Energy Agency confirmed finding a stockpile of "Yellowcake" (uranium concentrate powder) near the city of Sabha, 660 km south of Tripoli.
The Hobson facility forms the basis of the regional operating strategy in the South Texas Uranium Belt and processes uranium-loaded resins from satellite projects into a final product, commonly known as yellowcake or U3O8.
One IAEA source said two sides had also worked out a program for the trip to the Homs acid purification plant, where uranium concentrates, or yellowcake, were a byproduct.
The enriched uranium, or yellowcake, it produced could potentially be used either for fuel or as a component of nuclear bombs.
According to the AP, nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said the uranium ore concentrate, known as yellowcake, was produced at the Gachin uranium mine in southern Iran and delivered to the uranium conversion facility in the central city of Isfahan for reprocessing.
The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran announced it had used domestically produced uranium yellowcake (refined ore) at its conversion plant in Isfahan.
TEHRAN: Iran said on Sunday it has produced a first batch of uranium yellowcake, the raw material for enrichment, insisting the new step "strengthens" its position in upcoming nuclear talks with world powers.