Nuclear power
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactors to release nuclear energy, and thereby generate electricity. The term includes nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion. Presently, the nuclear fi...
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Cutting edge reactors to completely reshape the way people think about nuclear | Sustainable Energy
An Oregon business has developed technology that could help to alter the way we think about nuclear power. NuScale Power's small modular reactors, or SMRs, measure 65 feet tall and 9 feet in diameter....
Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?
Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like...
Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Long-Lived Diamond Batteries
The diamonds are made from radioactive graphite and can generate a small electric current for thousands of years.
Unique engineering feat concluded as Chernobyl arch has reached resting place
Thirty years after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the radioactive remains of the power plant’s destroyed reactor 4 have been safely enclosed following on...
BBC Future - The secretive, billionaire-backed plans to harness fusion
The founders of Amazon and Microsoft are putting their fortunes into little-known fusion energy companies - and it has strange parallels with fiction.
The (500 Trillion Watt) Laser To End All Lasers! - How Science Changed Our World
Prof. Robert Winston visits the National Ignition Facility in California to meet the scientists who are advancing techniques to harness nuclear fusion, in order to produce electricity in incredible q...
Scientists To Inject Fuel In Experimental Fusion Device
GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe fo...
Germany just switched on a revolutionary nuclear fusion machine
You probably didn't notice, but a few hours ago, the world took a huge step towards the goal of achieving clean, limitless energy through nuclear fusion.  Physicists in Germany announced that they’ve ...
Risky Fusion Power Study Pays Off By Bringing Plasma Close To Reactor Walls
The first major fusion collaboration between Chinese and US research teams has released a surprising finding on the future of magnetic confinement fusion: by lowering the distance between the plasma a...
Germany is turning on its monster stellarator
For more than 60 years, scientists have dreamed of a clean, inexhaustible energy source in the form of nuclear fusion. And they're still dreaming. But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institu...
A Small, Modular, Efficient Fusion Plant To Bring Power Source Closer To Reality
It’s an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away — and always will be. But now, finally, the joke may no longer be...
Mystery company blazes a trail in fusion energy
Fusion reactor relies on a "field-reversed configuration": a smoke ring of plasma that holds itself together with its own magnetic field. Of the handful of startup companies trying to achieve fusion e...
Nuclear Fusion Produces And Spends Equal Energy For The First Time
Researchers at a US lab have passed a crucial milestone on the way to their ultimate goal of achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion. NIF, based at Livermore in California, uses 192 beams from the wo...
Russia's Surprisingly Sane Plan to Build a Floating Nuclear Power Plant
Nuclear-powered submarines, aircraft carriers, and even icebreakers have been in operation for over 50 years now with a remarkable success rate. So Russia is planning to further commercialize that tec...
Nuclear fission
In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fission is either a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei). The fi...
Nuclear fusion
In nuclear physics, nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide at a very high speed and join to form a new type of atomic nucleus. During this process, matter is ...
Fusion power
Fusion power is the energy generated by nuclear fusion processes. In the context of energy production, it signifies the production of net usable power from a fusion source, similar to the usage of the...
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Nuclear power plant
A nuclear power plant is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor. As is typical in all conventional thermal power stations the heat is used to generate steam which drives...
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Nuclear safety
Nuclear safety and security covers the actions taken to prevent nuclear and radiation accidents or to limit their consequences. This covers nuclear power plants as well as all other nuclear facilities...
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Nuclear reprocessing
Nuclear reprocessing technology was developed to chemically separate and recover fissionable plutonium from irradiated nuclear fuel. Reprocessing serves multiple purposes, whose relative importance ha...
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Depleted uranium
Depleted uranium (DU; also referred to in the past as Q-metal, depletalloy or D-38) is uranium with a lower content of the fissile isotope U-235 than natural uranium. (Natural uranium is about 0.72% U...
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Nuclear power by country
Nuclear power stations operate in 31 countries. China has 28 new reactors under construction, and there are also a considerable number of new reactors being built in South Korea, India, and Russia. At...
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Nuclear fuel cycle
The nuclear fuel cycle, also called nuclear fuel chain, is the progression of nuclear fuel through a series of differing stages. It consists of steps in the front end, which are the preparation of the...
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Uranium market
The uranium market, like all commodity markets, has a history of volatility, moving not only with the standard forces of supply and demand, but also to whims of geopolitics. It has also evolved partic...
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Energy development
Energy development is a field of endeavor focused on making available sufficient primary energy sources and secondary energy forms to meet the needs of society. These endeavors encompass those which p...
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Breeder reactor
A breeder reactor is a nuclear reactor capable of generating more fissile material than it consumes. These devices are able to achieve this because their neutron economy is high enough to breed more f...
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Radioactive waste
Radioactive wastes are wastes that contain radioactive material. Radioactive wastes are usually by-products of nuclear power generation and other applications of nuclear fission or nuclear technology,...
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High-level radioactive waste management
High-level radioactive waste management concerns management and disposal of highly radioactive materials created during production of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Radioactive waste contains a mi...
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