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Nuclear reactors the size of wastebaskets could power our Martian settlements - Popular Science

News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:22

Popular Science

Nuclear reactors the size of wastebaskets could power our Martian settlements
Popular Science
NASA's New Horizons mission has a maximum power of 240 watts, and the power source on the Curiosity rover only provides 120 watts of electricity. Both of these are so-called nuclear batteries, converting heat from naturally decaying plutonium directly ...
Op-Ed: US successfully tests small nuclear power plant for Mars missionDigital Journal
NASA Is Testing a Mini Nuclear Reactor to Keep The Lights on When We Get to MarsScienceAlert
NASA Runs Successful First Tests of Compact Nuclear Reactor for Mars BaseGizmodo
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US tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars - Reuters

News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:20

Reuters

US tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars
Reuters
“Mars is a very difficult environment for power systems, with less sunlight than Earth or the moon, very cold nighttime temperatures, very interesting dust storms that can last weeks and months that engulf the entire planet,” said Steve Jurczyk ...
NASA Is Testing A Mini Nuclear Reactor To Power Astronauts On MarsHuffPost UK

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5 Fast Facts About Nuclear Energy - Energy.gov (blog)

News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:45

Energy.gov (blog)

5 Fast Facts About Nuclear Energy
Energy.gov (blog)
Nuclear energy has been quietly powering America with clean, carbon-free electricity for the last 60 years. It may not be the first thing you think of when you heat or cool your home, but maybe that's the point. It's been so reliable that we sometimes ...

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Arguments over nuclear power make my eyes glaze over - New Times SLO

News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:16

New Times SLO

Arguments over nuclear power make my eyes glaze over
New Times SLO
The debate over nuclear power just goes around in circles, and it makes me tired. I have my personal biases just like the next guy, but when I read the defenses put forth by its proponents, my eyes start to glaze over. For me, there is one issue that ...

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Is Japan ready to trust Tepco with nuclear power again? - Asia Times

News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:22

Asia Times

Is Japan ready to trust Tepco with nuclear power again?
Asia Times
At a quiet end-of-year meeting, Japan's nuclear power regulators recently gave the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) official permission to restart two of its nuclear reactors on the Sea of Japan coast – reactors which have been idle for the better part ...

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Saudis to award nuclear power pacts in December - Kallanish Energy

News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:09

Saudis to award nuclear power pacts in December
Kallanish Energy
Saudi Arabia expects to award contracts for construction of its first nuclear reactors in December, and will be selecting from a bidder pool representing the U.S., China, France, South Korea, and Russia, a Saudi official working with the project told ...

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Uganda pushes for nuclear energy - New Vision

News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:01

New Vision

Uganda pushes for nuclear energy
New Vision
The minister of State for Energy Simon D'ujanga said the current country programme framework between Uganda and IAEA includes; feasibility studies for nuclear power projects, uranium exploration and evaluation, cancer management, food and agriculture ...

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Nuclear power plants are more vulnerable to 9/11-style attacks than officials think - The Sun

News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:08

The Sun

Nuclear power plants are more vulnerable to 9/11-style attacks than officials think
The Sun
NUCLEAR power plants are more vulnerable to a 9/11-style attack than officials think, a study says. Scientists say testing of reinforced concrete walls focused on smaller planes, rather than passenger jets. Attacking aircraft may be capable of doing ...

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EDF could build second nuclear plant 'for a fifth less than Hinkley Point' - The Guardian

News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:31

The Guardian

EDF could build second nuclear plant 'for a fifth less than Hinkley Point'
The Guardian
EDF Energy has claimed it could build a second new nuclear power station in Britain that would be a fifth cheaper than the £20bn Hinkley Point C project under construction in Somerset. The French state-owned company said a new plant at Sizewell on the ...
EDF confident UK Hinkley C nuclear plant can deliver first power in 2025Reuters UK
UK may shoulder cost of new nuclear plantsGCR
EDF boss calls on Government to overhaul nuclear project financingTelegraph.co.uk
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Watch Live: NASA to Reveal Energy Breakthrough That Can Take Humans to Mars and Power a Home for 10 Years - Newsweek

News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:10

Newsweek

Watch Live: NASA to Reveal Energy Breakthrough That Can Take Humans to Mars and Power a Home for 10 Years
Newsweek
Keeping the lights on will be even trickier on Mars than it is on Earth, which is why NASA has been working on developing new nuclear power sources for space. That initiative is called Kilopower, and on Thursday, the agency is holding a press ...

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Unmatched safety of Belarusian nuclear power plant reiterated - Belarus News (BelTA)

News - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:46

Belarus News (BelTA)

Unmatched safety of Belarusian nuclear power plant reiterated
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 17 January (BelTA) – Belarus is building the safest nuclear power plant there is, BelTA learned from Belarusian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Vashchenko during a press conference on 17 January. The emergencies minister underlined that the fire ...

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Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts - Science Daily

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:17

Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts
Science Daily
Nuclear power plants must continuously improve their safety standards. A modern nuclear power plant, for example, must withstand fires caused by aircraft crashing into it. In his dissertation, Topi Sikanen developed methods of modelling unusual and ...

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UK and Japan look at public finance for Wylfa nuclear plant - Financial Times

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:18

Financial Times

UK and Japan look at public finance for Wylfa nuclear plant
Financial Times
The British and Japanese governments have agreed to explore options for joint-financing of a nuclear power station in Wales, a softening of the UK's previous refusal to commit public funds to construction of new reactors. Letters have been exchanged ...

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Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts - EurekAlert (press release)

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:37

Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts
EurekAlert (press release)
In his dissertation, Topi Sikanen, a Master of Science (Technology) and Research Scientist at VTT, examined the transport, evaporation and combustion of liquids in large-scale fire incidents. He developed practical models which will help to predict the ...

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Buying into Nuclear Power; Selling American Cars in Japan; Advocating for Nitroglycerin - Scientific American

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:06

Scientific American

Buying into Nuclear Power; Selling American Cars in Japan; Advocating for Nitroglycerin
Scientific American
Nuclear power, like the boy next door, seems to have grown up overnight. That it has indeed come of age is incontrovertible. For two years running it has accounted for nearly half of all the new power-generating capacity ordered by U.S. utilities ...

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Going Long Term: US Nuclear Power Plants Could Extend Operating Life to 80 Years - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:27

International Atomic Energy Agency

Going Long Term: US Nuclear Power Plants Could Extend Operating Life to 80 Years
International Atomic Energy Agency
The last couple of decades have witnessed increased interest in the extension of the operating life of nuclear power plants. Extending the life of a plant is more economical than building a new one, and where it makes business sense, many plant ...

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Mitsui strong on LNG, coal as nuclear restarts lag - The Australian Financial Review

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:04

The Australian Financial Review

Mitsui strong on LNG, coal as nuclear restarts lag
The Australian Financial Review
One of the biggest foreign investors in Australia believes Japan will find it hard to source 20 per cent of its energy needs from nuclear power by 2030, creating an opportunity for Australian gas and coal exporters. Mitsui's Australian chairman Yukio ...

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Nuclear Power Provides A Whole Lot More Than Just Energy - Forbes

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:00

Forbes

Nuclear Power Provides A Whole Lot More Than Just Energy
Forbes
I don't know how often we have to show these benefits for every nuclear plant before people realize that the cost per kWh in a warped subsidized electricity market isn't the only measure of economic strength. Nor is carbon the only positive ...

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North Korea THREAT: 'A nuclear Kim Jong-un regime CANNOT happen,' expert warns - Express.co.uk

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:42

Express.co.uk

North Korea THREAT: 'A nuclear Kim Jong-un regime CANNOT happen,' expert warns
Express.co.uk
Related articles. USA and South Korea to discuss 'nuclear options' to deal with North · South Korea athletes blast Moon government for 'ABUSING POWER' · North Korea mocks Trump warning as 'SPASM OF A LUNATIC' · North Korea Donald Trump Kim Jong-un ...
The Solution to Trump's Nuclear ObsessionPacific Standard
Pushing nuclear buttonsMennonite World Review

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Thousands of jobs threatened as coal and nuclear power plants die - The Australian

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:34

The Australian

Thousands of jobs threatened as coal and nuclear power plants die
The Australian
In 2016, the most recent year federal data is available, gas provided about 33.8 per cent of US power, wind was 5.6 per cent and solar was 1.3 per cent. Five years ago, those three sources combined generated 27.7 per cent of the total. Meanwhile, coal ...
Dumb & Dumber: Looking Beyond The Department Of Energy's Flawed “Baseload” StudyCleanTechnica
Wind, Solar, Gas, Storage Eye 'Resilience' Market ShareRTO Insider
For reliable energy, New York should turn to wind and sunCrain's New York Business
RenewEconomy
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