Tag: Nuclear

This Nuclear Robot Could Tunnel for Alien Life on Europa

This Nuclear Robot Could Tunnel for Alien Life on Europa

Right now, you’re looking at a rendering of a nuclear-powered tunneling robot designed to find life on Europa. Look at that big ol’ alaskan bull worm! At the American Geophysical Union’s conference in December 2018, scientists gathered from around the world to present their concepts for future space missions. There were dragonfly inspired drones for …

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Developing Cost-Effective Solar Manufacturing

Developing Cost-Effective Solar Manufacturing

son chad has helped a number of startups with great opportunities for solar cost reductions that have not been explored before those high-risk opportunities are a great match to Sun shots objectives and sunshine help support that early work we’re able to help innovations become commercial reality in the case of 1366 we’ve been able …

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Innovative Solar Manufacturing Technology

Innovative Solar Manufacturing Technology

Energy’s the lifeblood of our civilization. There are billions of people that we still need to lift out of poverty. And poverty, to a large extent, is lack of energy. And so, bringing down the costs so it’s affordable and clean; that is the big challenge. So we start with refined silicon. When this is …

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Additive Manufacturing is going to play a very significant role in the future of nuclear

Additive Manufacturing is going to play a very significant role in the future of nuclear

I’m a firm believer that additive manufacturing is going to play a very significant role in the future of nuclear. Being able to design, build and certify systems in a short timeline and reduce cost is absolutely necessary to the future and the health of this industry. It’s very obvious to me that these techniques …

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Nuclear powered Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Nuclear powered Planes, Trains and Automobiles

To quote L.P. Heartly’s 1953 book “The G-Between”, “The past is a different country they do things differently there”. That’s definitely something that could be applied to our attitude to the newly discovered atomic power in the late 1940s and 50s. Within just a few years after the first atomic bombs have been dropped on …

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Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP)

Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP)

First generation Nuclear Thermal Propulsion, or “NTP,” could enable both faster transit between the earth and Mars, and a series of advanced space missions. Nuclear Thermal Propulsion is powered by nuclear fission, which has been used on earth for more than seventy years. How it works is conceptually simple – energy from fission is used …

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Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP)

Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP)

First generation Nuclear Thermal Propulsion, or “NTP,” could enable both faster transit between the earth and Mars, and a series of advanced space missions. Nuclear Thermal Propulsion is powered by nuclear fission, which has been used on earth for more than seventy years. How it works is conceptually simple – energy from fission is used …

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Theodore Rockwell’s Interview (2005)

Theodore Rockwell’s Interview (2005)

Ted Rockwell: It’s Theodore Rockwell, R – O – C – K – W – E – L – L. And what do you wantto know?Cindy Kelly: Okay. Tell us about how you happened to go to the Manhattan Project?Rockwell: Well, they were interviewing at school. I came along interviewing for a classifiedproject that he …

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Nuclear Radioisotope Gauges : An idea that changed the automobile industry

Nuclear Radioisotope Gauges : An idea that changed the automobile industry

Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur,professional racing driver and team owner. Years after his introduction toracing, Paul would learn that the engines of his youth were highly inefficient, andas any race fan can verify, they surely didn’t last very long.The blow by around the pistons not only polluted the atmosphere; it …

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