May 18, 2007

Nuclear power keeps getting better

Maybe not hot news in the sense of being fresh, but certainly hot in the sense of being about the core of a fission reactor.

1. A simple change to the shape of the fuel pellets gives a 50% fuel efficiency improvement[1]
2. A simple additive to the coolant water gives a 50% increase in energy carrying capacity[2]

Nuclear is already the most reliable source of cheap clean energy there is and when these improvements start to work their way into production reactors it will get even better. The environmentalists can take their windmills and shove them up their arses, if you want to go green and not destroy industrial civilisation, because that would kill millions, then nuclear is the only game in town.


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