Nuclear

Future Science

Did Finland Solve Nuclear Power’s Biggest Problem?

Finland is building the largest and most powerful nuclear reactor in Europe  and may have worked out what to do with spent nuclear fuel once and for all. The B1M reports.

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Science

Inside The World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor

In an otherwise unremarkable-looking cluster of industrial buildings somewhere in the southeast of France, a team of engineers is attempting to tackle one of science’s most intractable problems – how to summon the power of a star. If they pull it off, they’ll solve mankind’s greatest existential problems in one stroke.

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Future Space

This New Nuclear Battery Could Power Deep Space Missions for Decades

Seeker explains how a new kind of nuclear battery could power missions into deep space. In April of 2020, NASA researchers announced they had come up with a new approach to fusion that has the potential to power missions into deep space, and maybe even future laptops here on Earth. This is really exciting news […]

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Hardware Interesting

Meet the Second-Most Powerful Supercomputer on the Planet.

Verge Science takes a closer look at Sierra, the new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal.

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Science

Boy Scout Tried To Build a Nuclear Reactor in His Backyard

While pundits decry the lack of interest in STEM fields, there are a few kids out there who really like to push the envelope. Take, for example, the story of David Hahn. The story reads like a sci-fi coming of age comedy, but it’s true. The saddest part of the story, however, is how David […]

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