In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
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These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
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Six Generation III+ reactors set for the U.S.
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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
A reactor ten times smaller than any online today is cheaper, but still lacks interested customers
Scientists hope to build an experimental fusion reactor
* 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?
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Lawmakers look to new nuke plants to fuel the coming hydrogen economy.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
As helicopters drop tons of water on the fuel rods, a U.S. Global Hawk drone monitors the situation from above
Are nuclear disasters the new normal?
Safer, smaller nuclear reactors have amassed a powerful cult following