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September 24, 2018 | Source: Power Technology, power-technology.com, 23 July 2018, Molly Lempriere
Space Race: a Look at NASA’s New Kilopower Fission Reactor
NASA and the US Department of Energy have developed a new nuclear fission reactor design for space applications, the Kilopower. NASA successfully conducted testing and...
July 31, 2018 | Source: Popular Science, popsci.com, 22 June 2018, Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
China's New Underwater Drones
Qianlong III, a Chinese autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), has dived deep into the South China Sea, undertaking a nearly 100-mile, 42-hour voyage. It looks like a clownfish from...
May 21, 2018 | Source: NuScale Power Newsroom, newsroom.nuscalepower.com, 30 April 2018
NuScale Power’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Becomes First Ever to Complete NRC’s Phase 1 Review
Moving the U.S. closer to energy independence - a milestone in bringing America’s first Small Modular Reactor (SMR) to market. NuScale Power, LLC is developing a new modular light...
May 11, 2018 | Source: IFL Science, iflscience.com, Manfred Lenzen, Professor of Sustainability Research, School of Physics at University of Sydney
Is Nuclear Power Zero-Emission? No, but It Isn’t High-Emission Either
“Even though we have not broken ground on a new nuclear plant in nearly 30 years, nuclear energy remains our largest source of fuel that produces no carbon emissions." ... “We’ll...
May 22, 2017 | Source: TED Talks, ted.com, September 2016, Michael Shellenberger
How Fear of Nuclear Power is Hurting Our Ability to Generate Clean Energy
Michael Shellenberger, global thinker on energy, technology and the environment, presents a Ted Talk about the fear of nuclear impeding the world's ability to produce clean energy...
May 18, 2017 | Source: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, pdfpiw.uspto.gov, 28 February 2017, Keller et al.
Formation of Boron Carbide-Boron Nitride Carbon Compositions
The present disclosure is generally related to synthesis of boron carbide and boron nitride. Boron carbide is a highly refractory material that is of great interest for both its...
Survivability and Vulnerability
February 13, 2017 | Source: Business Insider, Dave Mosher
Revived Cold War Tech for Long Duration Flights Could Solve Earth's Energy Crisis
Humanity is in a serious pinch for energy. The world population may balloon to 9 billion people by 2040, up from 7.36 billion in 2016, and researchers believe this will translate...
July 9, 2015 | Source: Arizona State University
ASU Research Points Way to Designing Crack-resistant Metals
Sometimes looking at something at the smallest scale can lead to solutions to big problems. A recent study into the interactions of metal alloys at the nanometer and atomic scales...
June 13, 2015 | Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details
Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to meet,...