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Next-Gen Nuclear Power

Next-Gen Nuclear Power

At some point in 2021, if all goes according to plan, earthmoving equipment will arrive at a scruffy, windswept spot in eastern Idaho and begin excavating a large hole. The patch of sagebrush in question lies not far from the optimistically named Atomic City, Idaho. The town isn’t much to look at today. Fewer than…
How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters – Issue 84: Outbreak – Nautilus

How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters – Issue 84:...

I’m no stranger to forced isolation. For the better part of my 20s, I served as a nuclear submarine officer running secret missions for the United States Navy. I deployed across the vast Pacific Ocean with a hundred other sailors on the USS Connecticut, a Seawolf-class ship engineered in the bygone Cold War era to…
How to Refuel a Nuclear Power Plant During a Pandemic

How to Refuel a Nuclear Power Plant During a Pandemic

Each spring, nearly 1,000 highly specialized technicians from around the US descend on the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Phoenix, Arizona, to refuel one of the plant’s three nuclear reactors. As America’s largest power plant—nuclear or otherwise—Palo Verde provides around-the-clock power to 4 million people in the Southwest. Even under normal circumstances, refueling one…
How Close Is Iran to a Nuclear Weapon? Here’s What We Know

How Close Is Iran to a Nuclear Weapon? Here’s What We Know

On Sunday, the Iranian government announced it would no longer abide by most of the restrictions on uranium enrichment and production set in place by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a landmark 2015 treaty aimed at containing global nuclear proliferation. Iran’s announcement was widely seen as a reaction to the recent US assassination of…

Nuclear fusion startup raises $100M to design and build a demo power plant

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The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

For the last 20 years, the future of nuclear power has stood in a high bay laboratory tucked away on the Oregon State University campus in the western part of the state. Operated by NuScale Power, an Oregon-based energy startup, this prototype reactor represents a new chapter in the conflict-ridden, politically bedeviled saga of nuclear…
Indian nuclear power company confirms North Korean malware attack

Indian nuclear power company confirms North Korean malware attack

Fission attack — After initial denial, company says report of “malware in system" is correct. Sean Gallagher - Oct 30, 2019 2:25 pm UTC Enlarge / Malware attributed to North Korea's Lazarus group is confirmed to have infected a system on the administrative network Nuclear Power Corp.'s Kudankulam plant in India. Bloomberg via Getty ImagesThe…
America’s nuclear forces finally drop ancient 8-inch floppy disk system

America’s nuclear forces finally drop ancient 8-inch floppy disk system

The US Defense Department has finally ended the use of 8-inch floppy disks for coordinating the country’s nuclear forces. C4ISRNET reports that as of this June, the USA’s Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS) has transitioned to a “highly secure solid state digital storage solution.” SACCS is one of the US nuclear force’s ways…
Nuclear energy is a vital part of solving the climate crisis – The Gl…

Nuclear energy is a vital part of solving the climate crisis – The Gl…

I never thought I would become a passionate champion for nuclear energy. But after 20 years of advocating for renewable energy, I’ve overcome the misconceptions I had in the past and I am convinced by the evidence we can’t fight climate change without nuclear. When I was the chief executive of the Canadian Solar Industries…
Misery of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan would be global

Misery of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan would be global

Darker Timelines — 50-125 million immediate deaths, and then the weather changes. Scott K. Johnson - Oct 4, 2019 10:15 am UTC Enlarge / Simulated temperature changes 2 years after a hypothetical nuclear war between India and Pakistan.There are few things humans have committed to as whole-heartedly as the art of killing. The culmination of…

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