Category Archives: Nuclear

Experiments Start on a Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor | MIT Technology Review

Transatomic Power a startup that’s developing a novel type of nuclear reactor, has begun a series of experiments that will either verify its design or send it back to the drawing board. The experiments were made possible by $2.5 million … Continue reading

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17 Emerging Technologies That Will Change The World | Business Insider

Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging energy technologies. Below are technologies related to energy … Continue reading

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NuScale Gets $225M DOE Grant To Develop Small Modular Reactors | Smart Planet

If asked to name a nuclear power company, the average person might identify an electric utility, or might cite one of the world’s large reactor vendors, like Toshiba’s Westinghouse group, France’s Areva, or General Electric Hitachi. Ever hear of NuScale … Continue reading

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CONCEPT: X-RAY and Ion Beam Conversion Aneutronic Fusion| Smart Planet

A small New Jersey firm claims to have trumped other nuclear fusion companies including giant Lockheed Martin at a recent bake-off run by Google. Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) of Middlesex, N.J., said in a press release that its novel fusion technology greatly … Continue reading

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CONCEPT: Could an Iron Man ARC Reactor Really Work? | Huffington Post

The Stark Arc Reactor is most likely a Multi-Isotope Radio-Decay Cell. Since this is a fictitious device, and it has no “official” scientific explanation in the Iron Man canon that I’m aware of, I’m going to make something up. I’m … Continue reading

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Rossi’s E-Cat Has Energy Density 10 Times Higher Than Conventional Sources |PhysOrg

(Phys.org) —In the ongoing saga of Andrea Rossi’s energy catalyzer (E-Cat) that promises clean, cheap power for the world, the latest events continue to bring as many questions as answers. Several scientists have performed supposedly independent tests of two E-Cat … Continue reading

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CONCEPT: Aneutronic Fusion | Smart Planet

A small California nuclear fusion company, well known for being secretive, has landed backing from the Russian government. Rusnano Group, a state-owned venture firm, invested an undisclosed amount in Tri-Alpha Energy, Forbes reported earlier this year. Nuclear fusion is the … Continue reading

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