Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.
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Nuclear power is the most efficient emissions-free energy available. But can it be made safe? Two new reactor designs do just that
The first of their kind used for commercial energy generation
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
Several of Japan's nuclear power plants are experiencing serious damage from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. Here's what you need to know to understand the news, as it happens
A reactor ten times smaller than any online today is cheaper, but still lacks interested customers
Six Generation III+ reactors set for the U.S.
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
What would you use to keep next-generation nuclear reactors cool? If you said highly reactive molten sodium, take a bow
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
Scientists hope to build an experimental fusion reactor
It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it
Lawmakers look to new nuke plants to fuel the coming hydrogen economy.