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dronesDefending against Russia’s 100 megaton nuclear tsunami drone torpedos in Cold War 2.0

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Russia has development of 100 megaton and megaton class tsunami generating nuclear drone weapons. The weapon could explode in shallow waters off of a coastline and generate a tsunami hundreds of feet high. Such a tsunami could devastate all of …

canadaCanada reviewing ten small nuclear reactor designs including eVinci solid state microreactor

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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will have pre-licensing vendor design reviews (VDRs) the NuScale 50 MWe SMR and Westinghouse’s eVinci microreactor. The CNSC is now involved with ten pre-licensing VDRs, all for small reactors with capacities in the range …

chinaUK needs 12 years to build 440 MW nuclear reactor while China needs 3 years to make 400MWth reactors

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Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc says it will take 12 years to build its prototype small nuclear reactor in the U.K. Rolls-Royce needs as many as five years for the licensing and design assessment process, while construction will take another seven for …

MarsNASA has small $18.8 million nuclear thermal rocket research project

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Last year, NASA partnered with BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc. for an $18.8 million contract to design a reactor and develop fuel for use in a nuclear-thermal propulsion engine for deep-space travel. “Significant advances in material research and technology development have …

energyIndia approves construction of 12 more nuclear reactors

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India has approved the construction of 12 new nuclear power reactors. 10 will be indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) with a capacity of 700 MW each and two will be Russian Light Water Reactors (LWRs). Two PHWRs each will …

militaryUS ambassador Robert Wood says North Korea is months away from nuclear ICBM that can hit the USA

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North Korea is only months away from obtaining the capability to hit U.S. territory with a nuclear weapon and must be disarmed, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, dismissing Pyonyang’s diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a “charm offensive” that …

chinaNuclear reactors for heating can be mass produced and each would take two years to build

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China General Nuclear (CGN) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) are both looking to develop small nuclear reactors for district heating. They are China’s top two nuclear energy companies. Information is from China General Nuclear, NEI Magazine, People’s Daily and …

fusionUS spending $300 million and rising to $1 billion by 2020 to begin combat laser rollout

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The US has funded several combat laser deployments over the next three years. Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $150 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Surface Navy Laser Weapon System Increment 1, High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with a surveillance …

energyRevolutionary small modular nuclear reactors for space and earth applications starting in 2024

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The three-year Kilopower safe 4 kilowatt nuclear reactor project started in 2015 with a challenging goal of building and testing a full-scale flight-prototypic nuclear reactor by the end of 2017 mid-2018.

asiaIndonesia has rapidly growing energy needs and they are looking to nuclear energy

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Indonesia needs to double its electricity generation capacity over the next ten years, and continue that expansion beyond 2050, to improve access to electricity and meet the demand of its growing economy and population. Indonesia’s National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) …