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energyNuscale small modular reactor will have 20 Percent More Power and better cost performance

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NuScale Power small modular reactor (SMR) will be able generate 20 percent more power than originally planned. Advanced testing and modeling tools helped NuScale identify optimization and increased power generation. Increasing the power generating capacity of a 12-module NuScale SMR …

energyHorne Technologies has superconducting IEC fusion device and hope for net power by 2020

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Horne Technologies is developing an inertial electrostatic nuclear fusion system. They claim to have the world’s first superconducting, high-beta plasma research device in operation. They have 10 years research and development of fusion technologies. They have the first use of …

energyGermany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout which violated property rights

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The German cabinet has agreed to grant compensation of up to EUR1 billion (USD1.17 billion) to the utilities forced to shut down their nuclear power plants by the Energiewende, or energy transition, that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced …

canadaGeneral Fusion Demo Nuclear fusion plant around 2023 and after that commercial fusion – C2 Montreal

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This is information from an interview with Christofer Mowry, CEO of General Fusion. The highlights are that General Fusion is rapidly pushing ahead to achieve commercialization and the next step is to make a 70% scale pilot plant that will …

blockchainObelisk explains the state of ASICs and crypto mining

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The startup Obelisk wants to create more secure, more future-proof networks for cryptocurrencies like Decred and Siacoin. Obelisk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nebulous, Inc. Nebulous, Inc. is the creator of Sia and employs the Sia Core team. Obelisk started …

computersNew silicon photonics will cut data center power by up to 50% and increase supercomputer speed

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New optical modulators (the device that encodes digital information onto a light signal) use 100 times less energy than commercial modulators and the research modulators are only 5% of the size of the commercial devices. The new on chip photonic …

energyAnti-nuclear policies increased global carbon by 18% and added 9.5 million air pollution deaths

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France uses about 80% nuclear energy for its electricity supply. The US has used about 16-24%. The US was on track to go to 80% nuclear energy but allowed this to be derailed with over-regulation. The spike in interest rates …

blockchainIoT Chain provides security, efficiency and lower cost for the internet of things

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IoT Chain is developing blockchain to secure the internet of things against bots. It will also be more energy efficient and provides lower costs.

energySolid state caloric material could make fridges 30% more energy efficient by 2025

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Scientists at the research consortium CaloriCool® are closer than ever to the materials needed for a new type of refrigeration technology that is markedly more energy efficient than current gas compression systems. Currently, residential and commercial cooling consumes about one …

energyJapan restarts eighth nuclear reactor

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The Eighth Japanese nuclear reactor is resuming power generation. Unit 4 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture began supplying electricity to the grid again on 11 May, Kansai Electric Power Company has announced. The reactor is …