nuclear power

The US Is Spending $6 Billion To Keep Its Aging Nuclear Reactors Running

Posted in Business, Hardware on 2nd May, 2022
by Alex Muller

"Nuclear power plants contribute more than half of our carbon-free electricity, and President Biden is committed to keeping these plants active to reach our clean energy goals"

France, Korea, Belgium, UK, China Will Expand Nuclear Energy

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 1st May, 2022
by Alex Muller

The UK has setup a new program called Great British Nuclear, which has the goal of building up to seven new nuclear reactors by 2050. They will identify sites, cut through red tape to speed up the planning process, and bring together private firms to run each site.

The World’s First Deep Geological Nuclear Vault Will Store Radioactive Waste in Finland for 100,000 Years

Posted in Business, Science on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors will be encased in layers of various materials before being lowered into tunnels 430 meters underground.

The Plan For A French Nuclear Renaissance

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

France will construct six new nuclear power reactors, consider building a further eight and push ahead with the development of small modular reactors, President Emmanuel Macron has said.

High-Temperature Superconductor Cable Will Speed Up Development of Nuclear Fusion

Posted in Hardware, Science on 17th Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

A variant of VIPER will be used in an ARPA-E funded program to make a fast-ramping, high-field central solenoid magnet capable of initiating and sustaining plasma current in a tokamak device on its own. This magnet will lower the cost and complexity of commercial fusion power plants.