February 25, 2013

A Nuclear Reactor To Replace Your Water Heater

Jeff McMahon, Forbes

This reactor does not use fission, the process of splitting atoms into smaller elements employed by every commercial power reactor currently operating on earth. . .

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TAGGED: Energy Innovation, Low Energy Nuclear Reactor, Nuclear Reactors, Energy Efficiency, Forbes


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October 14, 2013
Good Job! America Curbs It's Energy Appetite
John Upton, Grist
America’s population and economy are both growing, yet its energy appetite is falling. That’s because of substantial energy-efficiency gains made in recent decades. . . more ››
October 17, 2013
Need Solar Panels? Let These Robots Help You
Diane Cardwell, NYT
In a dusty yard under a blistering August sun, Rover was hard at work, lifting 45-pound solar panels off a stack and installing them, one by one, into a concrete track. A few yards away, Rover’s companion, Spot, moved along a... more ››
October 25, 2013
Let's Make the Entire Chip from Graphene
D. Johnson, IEEE Spectrum
The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) predicts that by 2015, copper-based vias that connect the silicon surface to a chips' wiring and connect one layer of wiring to another simply will not be able to do... more ››