An international team of scientists suggests that we must ramp up energy production using nuclear power if we are to succeed in warding off the worst effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change. (Or we can simply take the risks of natural gas supplies driving electricity prices sky high when the price cycle turns […]






Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI) announced that it has entered into an initial collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) less than a month after announcing entering into a Letter of Intent with the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). The Letter of Intent is for the provision of research and development services on commercial terms to TEI […]






The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works has built and tested a new lab sized “compact fusion reactor” (CFR). The Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years of fusion research and investment to develop an approach that offers a significant reduction in size compared to government sponsored efforts such as the ITER multinational effort based […]






University of Manchester scientists think tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal. Bacteria with waste-eating properties have been discovered in relatively pristine soils before. The Manchester study is the first time that microbes have been found that can survive in the very harsh conditions expected in radioactive […]






A team of researchers at MIT is developing an alternative nuclear fuel rod cladding that could provide similar protection for nuclear fuel, while reducing the risk of hydrogen production by roughly a thousandfold. For many people the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster marked another reason nuclear fuel should be discarded as a power source.  The […]






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