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energyNanosecond-pulses Create PolyNitrogen for Future Clean Energy Source

Scientists have long theorized that the energy stored in the atomic bonds of nitrogen could one day be a source of clean energy. But coaxing the nitrogen atoms into linking up has been a daunting task. Researchers at Drexel University’s …

energyChina Makes Innovation Alliance to Accelerate Extracting Uranium from Seawater

China has formed an innovation alliance to foster the research and application of extracting uranium from seawater, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). The alliance involves around 20 research institutions and universities. Uranium has been extracted in small quantities …

californiaCalifornia Emissions and Energy History

California has been able to decrease emissions by about 12% from 2000 to 2017. Most of this reduction was from shifting from coal use to natural gas. There was a drop of about 8% in the overall electricity from coal …

energyAssembling Large Frames in Space For Massive Mars Colonization Ship

Gateway Foundation is working on creating orbital assembly line and block construction systems. They would want to create a 244 meter long and 71 meter wide Mars Colonial Transport. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and …

energyFukushima Had Less Radiation Outside the Plant than Kerela Background Radiation Levels

Nextbigfuture has written a lot about energy safety with dozens of articles about the deaths per terawatt hour. This statistic shows the actual danger of energy against the amount of energy produced by the energy source. The fossil fuels and …

energyGermany Solar and Wind is Triple the Cost of France’s Nuclear and Will Last Half as Long

France’s nuclear energy spending was 60% of what Germany spent on renewables. France gets about 400 Terawatt hour per year from nuclear but Germany gets 226 Terawatt-hours each year. 45 Terawatt-hours of Germany’s renewable power comes from burning biomass which …

energyThorcon Thorium Energy Converter Designs and Argonne National Lab Materials Analysis

ThorCon is a molten salt fission reactor. Unlike all current nuclear reactors, the fuel is in liquid form. It can be moved around with a pump and passively drained. This 500 MW fission power plant is encapsulated in a hull, …

businessModern Tech To Tap $13 Billion In Ancient Roman Gold

The second-biggest gold mine in Europe could be about to make investors rich. It’s a story that began over 2,000 years ago when the Romans dug up $16.8 billion in gold in Romania… Using only hammers and buckets. But now, …

energyInfrared Solar Cells Will Boost Solar Power by Up to 25% and Eventually Double

A research team led by Hans Ågren, professor in theoretical chemistry at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, has developed a film that can be applied on top of ordinary solar cells, which would enable them to use infrared light in …

computersSoftware Update Will Boost Tesla Model S Peak Power by 50 Horse Power

Top Gear claimed to have drag race times comparing a Porsche Taycan Turbo S versus a Tesla Model S. However, the times for the Model S appear to be from 2017 data. Elon Musk says that the DragTimes analysis is …