Nuclear power delivers about 19 percent of energy in the United States, and while it has many pluses, its waste and potential meltdown issues still make some people nervous. Julian explains how molten salt reactors might be the best nuclear option.
Two MIT engineers have designed a better reactor, one that deals with the industry's biggest problems: waste and safety.
Tech does double duty this week, as we look at floating gardens that clean rivers, houses that produce oxygen and drones that create a Wi-Fi network.
Built like oil rigs, offshore reactors would be safe from earthquakes, too. Continue reading →
You may have seen that image purportedly showing the alarming spread of Fukushima radiation across the Pacific. But dig deeper and you'll find that's not the case at all. And that's not the only piece of false information about this nuclear disaster.
According to some scientists, we must begin using more nuclear power to keep global warming from accelerating. But that creates a huge nuclear waste problem. A University of Sheffield team thinks it might have found a unique way of handling it.
Lead-based fabric helps these undies project the body's most sensitive parts from gamma rays. Continue reading →
Nuclear fusion is AMAZING. It's set to revolutionize the way we power almost everything on the planet. And scientists are closer than ever to achieving a sustained fusion reaction. Trace tells us just how close these pioneering scientists really are.
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