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Future Power: Particle Beams and Solid Ion Conductors

Without Abundant, Reliable, Affordable High Quality Power, Humans Have No Future Today’s article looks at some technologies that can make power systems more reliable, affordable, and more prolific creators of high quality power. To create an abundant and expansive human … Continue reading

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Small Nuclear Reactors to Power Homesteads and Survival Compounds

Personal Power for the Coming Anarchy Western societies are aging, losing expertise and internal cohesion, and allowing the foundations of their civilisation to crumble. To survive, modern societies need to make their vital infrastructure as robust as they can. Instead, … Continue reading

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Disruptive New Paradigms in Space Launch and Nuclear Power

A New Paradigm for Nuclear Technology Development What’s different this time is that there is a profound shift taking place from government-led, and funded, nuclear R&D to private sector-led efforts by people with strong entrepreneurial goals… These developers want to … Continue reading

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How Stupid is Too Stupid?

Too Stupid for What? Consider that Russia wants to bring nuclear power plants to sub Saharan Africa. Given the crucial roles of maintenance and intelligent monitoring to nuclear plant safety, would building nuclear power plants in Africa be a good … Continue reading

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April Energy Packets

Update: North American Shale Becoming Cheaper and Easier to Produce Advances in shale oil & gas production are keeping North American shale in the game long after Saudi Arabia and Russia thought they could out-produce the upstarts into the dirt. … Continue reading

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Licorice-Stick Nuclear Fuel: Keeping Nuclear Power Alive Until the Next Generation of Reactors Arrives on the Scene

Evolutionary Nuclear Fuel May Extend Safe Lifetimes of Existing Nuclear Reactors by Decades The fuel rods made by Lightbridge differ from today’s in several ways. Rather than a ceramic oxide of uranium, they’re made of a uranium-zirconium alloy that transports … Continue reading

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This Mini Nuclear Fusion Reactor Aims for an EROEI of 50!

Creating Abundant, Affordable, Reliable, Clean, On-Demand Energy Nuclear fusion promises an affordable, clean, abundant, and reliable energy future beyond the time horizon. While three other fusion devices roughly the same size as the ARC have been built over the past … Continue reading

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Advanced Nuclear Reactors: The Future of Large-Scale Energy

Nuclear Power Evolving: Safer, Cleaner, More Reliable, More Affordable An Exciting Time to be a Nuclear Power Engineer “As a professor, now is a very exciting time to be in nuclear engineering. The students in the program haven’t been around … Continue reading

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Is Nuclear Power Really the Safest Form of Energy?

Historically, nuclear energy has proven the safest form of power generation in the nation-states that have implemented it. In countries such as France, Germany, the US, the UK, etc., nuclear energy has shown itself to be very safe. Contrary to … Continue reading

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Breakthroughs that Could Make Nuclear Fusion Sustainable

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Dr. Dennis Whyte, the Director of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center showed that a series of scientific and engineering breakthroughs could enable fusion to become a feasible a power source faster and cheaper … Continue reading

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Cold Fusion (LENR) Refuses to Die: Will This Be Peak Oil At Last?

According to Brian Wang’s Nextbigfuture, a 1 MW LENR e-cat is producing heat in commercial quantities on a full-time production basis. Respected energy blogger Brian Westenhaus also published an article recently on LENR. A special issue of Current Science Association … Continue reading

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Peak Oil: Isn’t It Time to Start Promoting Safe, Clean, Abundant Nuclear Power?

Even in the age of an apparent oversupply of oil & gas, the world is full of “peak oil doomers.” Such doomers believe that human societies are on the verge of a global energy collapse, with a subsequent collapse of … Continue reading

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Next Generation Nuclear Fission: Slow Growth for Fast Reactors

… according to GE’s Eric Lowen, [GE’s PRISM reactor] should… be able to extract 99 times as much energy from a given unit of uranium than any reactor currently in use. This is due to the system’s use of liquid … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion: Still a Force to be Reckoned With

As you can see from the chart, if humans can master the forces in the atomic nucleus, they and their heirs will have as much energy as they will need into the foreseeable future. Research into the production of affordable … Continue reading

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Ingenious Nuclear Energy for an Abundant and Expansive Human Future

Molten salt reactors, however, are fundamentally different from conventional nuclear reactors. MSRs use a liquid fuel, whereas conventional reactors use a solid fuel – and MSRs operate at atmospheric pressure, whereas conventional reactors are highly pressurized. “The ability to operate … Continue reading

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Energy Outlook 2014: New Nuclear on the Radar

Image Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/graphiti/526316/going-nuclear-the-global-power-picture/ The global energy outlook is shifting on two fronts: More shale oil & gas production is on tap, and some modest developments on the nuclear front are coming. • Japan will most likely re-start many of their … Continue reading

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