China’s 2 Megawatt Molten-salt Thorium Nuclear Reactor Has Start up Approval

Posted in Hardware, Science on 26th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

Construction of the 2 Megawatt TMSR-LF1 reactor began in September 2018 and was reportedly completed in August 2021. The prototype was scheduled to be completed in 2024, but work was accelerated.

Researchers achieve fusion energy record

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers have exceeded the current record for generating energy from a nuclear fusion reaction. It’s a big step toward solving the world power consumption crisis.

NASA Pursues Nuclear Option For Providing Power On The Moon

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

"The Fission Surface Power project is a very achievable first step toward the United States establishing nuclear power on the Moon," said Idaho National Laboratory Director John Wagner.

US and Canada Nuclear Regulators Complete Technical Review of Molten Salt Reactor

Posted in Hardware, Science on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR is a 4th generation reactor that uses molten salt as both fuel and coolant, with integrated components, that can supply heat directly to industrial facilities or use it to generate electrical power.

Nuclear Waste Diamonds To Power Artificial Neuron Implants For Decades

Posted in Hardware, Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Axorus and Arkenlight have partnered up to build a proof of concept: the first artificial neuron powered by a tritium radiovoltaic micro-power generator.