Posts Tagged: nuclear energy


Capitol Hill Roundup for the Week of December 3, 2018

This week on Capitol Hill, the Senate appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on efforts leading to advanced nuclear reactor technology while the Senate rules committee will …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Capitol Hill Roundup

This week is a very busy one on Capitol Hill where hearings on various subjects related to technology and innovation are concerned. The House of Representatives will …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Capitol Hill Roundup

This week in Capitol Hill hearings, automated systems for providing railroad safety control, innovative Medicare initiatives and the Army Futures Command are discussed in the House of …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2

Superhero Tech: Iron Man’s suit features futuristic nuclear fusion tech

Perhaps the most important component to any Iron Man suit is the arc reactor core, which provides the energy required to power the suit’s repulsors and …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

America’s aging electrical grid could benefit from smart grid tech

With an average price of 12 cents per kilowatt hour (Kwh) as of January 2016, the American electrical grid system still does a good job of getting electrical energy …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Next generation nuclear reactors being approved for new construction projects in U.S.

The current state-of-the-art in nuclear power plant reactor design and construction is known as Generation III+. These reactors are essentially safer versions of the Generation III reactors …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 5

From Three Mile Island to Fukushima Daiichi, a look back at what we’ve learned

In all, the world’s nuclear power plants have accrued a total of 16,000 cumulative reactor-years of commercial operation and yet there have only been 12 total nuclear power …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

Four years after Fukushima, Japan returns to nuclear power generation

Near the middle of August, a nuclear power plant operated by Kyushu Electric Power in the Japanese city of Sendai restarted its reactors to produce electricity once …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 5