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As Cooling Efforts Continue, Japanese Officials Consider Burying Fukushima Plant
Japanese officials conceded today they might have to entomb the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in a sarcophagus of sand...
Boiling Fuel Pools at Japanese Nuclear Plant May Pose Bigger Threat Than Meltdown
Japan’s nuclear disaster continues to unfold this morning, and as workers at the Fukushima Daiichi continue to pump seawater into...
Development of Tiny Thorium Reactors Could Wean the World Off Oil In Just Five Years
An abundant metal with vast energy potential could quickly wean the world off oil, if only Western political leaders would...
Old Soviet Warheads Fuel America’s Nuclear Power Industry
Could the Cold War be heating and lighting your home? If you are one of many Americans whose life is...
Cheaper, Smaller Nuclear Reactors Seek Customers in Developing World
A reactor ten times smaller than any online today is cheaper, but still lacks interested customers
Your Guide to the Year in Science: 2008
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Not Quite Rushing Into a Nuclear Future
Several companies are planning to build new nuclear reactors in the United States, and they’d like to speed up the...
A Floating Chernobyl?
The first reactor-on-a-barge will bring power to Russiaâ€™s electricity-starved Arctic
Windmills in the Sky
A bold plan to tap the jet stream and boost our nation's energy supply
If by Sea
9/11 fanned fears of more terror attacks by air. But our 95,000 miles of coast may be much more permeable. Here's the new defense strategy.