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NASA Runs Successful First Tests of Compact Nuclear Reactor for Mars Base

NASA Runs Successful First Tests of Compact Nuclear Reactor for Mars Base

If humans have any hope of sticking around on Mars for longer than a few days, they’ll need some form of power to sustain themselves. A successful test in Nevada has demonstrated that that power could
NASA Is Developing a Compact Nuclear Reactor for Future Mars Habitats

NASA Is Developing a Compact Nuclear Reactor for Future Mars Habitats

It's called KRUSTY (Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology), and it's being ramped up to full power in a few weeks. The post NASA Is Developing a Compact Nuclear Reactor for Future Mars Habitats
National Grid criticises Ofgem over Hinkley Point C proposals

National Grid criticises Ofgem over Hinkley Point C proposals

Company says regulator’s plans are ‘disappointing’ and its claim of £100m savings is too highNational Grid has hit out at Ofgem’s proposals over an £800m project to connect the Hinkley Point C power
Trump signed a landmark bill that could create the next big technologies to fight climate change

Trump signed a landmark bill that could create the next big technologies to fight climate change

Donald Trump is no champion of the environment. But this morning, in signing a bill to continue funding the US government, he also ended up…
Report: Trump Administration in Talks to Help Expand Saudi Nuclear Program

Report: Trump Administration in Talks to Help Expand Saudi Nuclear Program

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will travel to London to discuss nuclear energy with officials from Saudi Arabia on Friday as the Trump administration pursues a deal to build reactors in the kingdom,
Don’t Give Saudi Arabia An Easy Path to Nukes

Don’t Give Saudi Arabia An Easy Path to Nukes

To prevent proliferation, any U.S.-Saudi nuclear deal needs to be tough.

NJ Politics Digest: Nuke Plant Owners Add Pressure in Fight for $300 Million Subsidy

In an SEC filing, the Salem nuclear power plant said it will no longer fund capital projects until the subsidy plan is approved.
Belgium hands out millions of iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

Belgium hands out millions of iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

Authorities say there is ‘no specific risk’ as they implement plan to protect public in case if emergency involving country’s ageing nuclear plantsBelgium has started to make iodine pills available
MIT Receives Millions to Build Fusion Power Plant Within 15 Years

MIT Receives Millions to Build Fusion Power Plant Within 15 Years

Nuclear fusion is like a way-more-efficient version of solar power—except instead of harnessing energy from the rays of a distant sun, scientists create miniature suns in power plants here on Earth.
Kim Jong Un's train trip to China included denuclearization talks and an art show

Kim Jong Un's train trip to China included denuclearization talks and an art show

It was his first known trip abroad since taking power in 2011

NJ Politics Digest: From Utilities to Sales Tax, Prepare to Pay More

A bill to have ratepayers provide a $300 million annual subsidy to nuclear power plants is slated for legislative action on Thursday.
EDF warns of delays at Flamanville nuclear power station in France

EDF warns of delays at Flamanville nuclear power station in France

Experts fear UK’s planned Hinkley plant will face similar budget and deadline problems EDF Energy has warned that a flagship nuclear power station it is building in France could run further behind

New Jersey Lawmakers Finally Pass Nuclear Subsidy Bill

PSEG has threatened to shut down its Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants if it doesn’t get the ratepayer subsidies
Report: Trump May Seek Wartime Authority to Boost Coal and Nuclear Plants

Report: Trump May Seek Wartime Authority to Boost Coal and Nuclear Plants

Donald Trump’s administration is considering invoking sweeping wartime powers to pump up coal and nuclear power plants that are losing out against competitors in the natural gas industry. Read more...
Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal

Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal

Winners of the world’s leading environmental award faced down Vladimir Putin and the country’s recently deposed leader, Jacob Zuma, to overturn a multibillion-dollar nuclear dealUnprecedented win for
Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Has Hit the Sea

Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Has Hit the Sea

Russia launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant on Saturday. The 70-megawatt vessel, christened the Akademik Lomonosov, was towed away from St. Petersburg by two boats. It is currently
NASA’s Mini Fission Reactor Could Help Humans Survive on Mars, and It Just Cleared Early Tests

NASA’s Mini Fission Reactor Could Help Humans Survive on Mars, and It Just Cleared Early Tests

NASA announced today that it has completed tests of its Kilopower portable nuclear fission reactor, a device designed to one day power bases on Mars or the moon. The tests met or exceeded expectations
NASA’s Mini Fission Reactor Could Help Humans Survive on Mars, and It Just Cleared Early Tests

NASA’s Mini Fission Reactor Could Help Humans Survive on Mars, and It Just Cleared Early Tests

NASA announced today that it has completed tests of its Kilopower portable nuclear fission reactor, a device designed to one day power bases on Mars or the moon. The tests met or exceeded expectations
NASA Successfully Tests Nuclear Reactor to Power Future Missions

NASA Successfully Tests Nuclear Reactor to Power Future Missions

This could be the first prototype of reactors that power future human settlements on the moon or Mars. The post NASA Successfully Tests Nuclear Reactor to Power Future Missions appeared first on

Aliens on ‘Super-Earths’ Might be Trapped on Those Worlds Forever

If E.T. is really trying to phone us, we may never know.