nuclear power

Nuclear facility hacks remain fairly superficial for now, say DHS and FBI

While U.S. nuclear and energy facilities are increasingly aware of the cyberthreats to their systems, we can expect to see more hacks testing the limits of critical infrastructure systems, both in the

Meet Nuclear Power’s Comeback Kids

Leslie Dewan and Jacob Dewitt are part of a new generation of nuclear scientists pushing for use of safer technologies. Both young founders took to the TechCrunch Disrupt stage today to chat about the

YC-Backed UPower Is Building Nuclear Batteries

Despite the promise of bountiful, cheap, and clean energy, nuclear energy didn't completely overtake fossil fuels like everyone expected in the middle of the twentieth century. Among other things, fea

Working With Nasa, Russia To Propose Nuclear Spacecraft

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/voyagedanslalune.jpg" />Get ready for a nuclear-powered spacecraft—maybe! The Russian Federal Space Agency says that it will hold t

How The Mainstream Media Is Failing Us With Its Nuclear Hysteria

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/atomic.jpg" /></a>The news from Japan is both awful and appalling. Awful: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_T%C5%8Dhoku_earthquake_an

Will Germany Become The World's First Post-Nuclear Nation?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/germanynp.jpg" />It certainly looks that way. The country has been having a national discussion ever since the Japan nuclear crisis, and

Following Earthquake, Japanese Officials Fear Partial Nuclear Meltdown Underway

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/iaea-flag.png" class="shot2"></img> A massive earthquake that struck off Japan's northeastern coast on Friday— taking 1,200 lives, with thou

Mr. Fusion-like power for cars just a decade away?

[photopress:2070049523_385bca185b_o.jpg,full,center] In the 1960s most of America assumed that by 2008 we’d be driving nuclear-powered cars around. Even in Back to the Future the Delorian was po

MIT Improves Nuclear Power

A group of researches at MIT have developed a new nuclear power technique that can increase energy output while reducing operating temperature. Rather than using the cylindrical uranium rods commonly