Tag: Nuclear-energy

How to build a hydrogen-boron fusion reactor

Australian plasma physicist Heinrich Hora believes a fusion reactor can be built for $100 million by Jonathan Tennenbaum May 6, 2020 In this article, Jonathan Tennenbaum constructs – conceptually – a hydrogen-boron fusion reactor similar to one proposed by Australian plasma physicist Heinrich Hora… Continue Reading “How to build a hydrogen-boron fusion reactor”

Nuclear power’s ray of hope: hydrogen-boron fusion

An 85-year-old experiment could open the door to nuclear fusion without billion-degree laser beams by Jonathan Tennenbaum April 21, 2020 In 1933 the British physicists Ernest Rutherford and Mark Oliphant reported on a series of experiments in which they bombarded a thin film of… Continue Reading “Nuclear power’s ray of hope: hydrogen-boron fusion”

Nuclear energy report shows progress is two steps forward, one step back

By Robin Bromby – May 20, 2020 Uranium mining hopefuls are fond of tables showing how many reactors are operating around the world and — even more exciting — how many are in construction, being planned or being thought about. The picture from the… Continue Reading “Nuclear energy report shows progress is two steps forward, one step back”

Hydrogen-boron fusion could be a dream come true

The exciting promise of ‘extreme light’ is rewriting the rules of nuclear fusion. Part 1 in a series on Hydrogen-boron fusion by Jonathan Tennenbaum April 19, 2020 The various fields of science and technology are so closely connected that a breakthrough in one area… Continue Reading “Hydrogen-boron fusion could be a dream come true”

Tomorrow’s nuclear reactors: small but beautiful

Pebble-bed reactors and small modular reactors round out the list of favorites by Jonathan Tennenbaum February 6, 2020 This is the sixth and final installment in a series. To read from the beginning find part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here a, part 4… Continue Reading “Tomorrow’s nuclear reactors: small but beautiful”

Molten salt and traveling wave nuclear reactors

Two advanced nuclear power reactor designs that can solve a multitude of problems by Jonathan Tennenbaum February 4, 2020 This is part 5 of a series.To read from the beginning find part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here and part 4 here. The Molten… Continue Reading “Molten salt and traveling wave nuclear reactors”

We need to switch to new nuclear reactor types

Advanced designs in various development stages promise to remedy the drawbacks of conventional nuclear energy by Jonathan Tennenbaum February 2, 2020 This is part 4 of a series. To read from the beginning find part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here.… Continue Reading “We need to switch to new nuclear reactor types”

Nuclear energy to the rescue: France got it right

Environmentalists’ anti-nuclear crusade bears responsibility for our dependence on coal and gas power plants by Jonathan Tennenbaum January 30, 2020 This is part 3 in a series. Click here to read part 1 and here to read part 2. Nuclear energy – which today… Continue Reading “Nuclear energy to the rescue: France got it right”

Don’t like CO2? Advanced nuclear power is the answer

Renewable wind, solar, hydro and bio-fuels cannot fill the gap by Jonathan Tennenbaum January 26, 2020 So you don’t like CO2? What you need to know, then, is that there’s no alternative to advanced nuclear power. Concern about the climate effects of man-caused CO2… Continue Reading “Don’t like CO2? Advanced nuclear power is the answer”