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Bill Gates helping China build super-safe nuclear reactor

Bill Gates helping China build super-safe nuclear reactor

Bill Gates is helping China go nuclear safely, with an innovative new reactor design being developed between Terrapower and Chinese engineers that would prioritize long-lasting, clean energy with minimal waste. Gates expects work on the fourth-gen reactor to cost in excess of $1bn over the next five years, the BBC reports, with the company he founded, Terrapower, helping produce a so-called "traveling wave reactor" that would be far safer than previous models despite running continuously for up to 60 years.

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French safety standards for nuclear reactors need updating says study

French safety standards for nuclear reactors need updating says study

After the tragedy that happened this year in Japan with the flooding and tsunami that caused the Fukushima nuclear reactor to leaked radiation, many countries in Europe including France are working to test their nuclear reactors. The tests are to be sure that the plants could withstand a natural disaster without leaking radiation.

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Texas Instruments unveils more efficient boost charger for harvesting energy

Texas Instruments unveils more efficient boost charger for harvesting energy

The idea of little nano-generator chips inside all sorts of products for harvesting small amounts of energy to operate low power circuits is very appealing. This is a particularly important technology for sensors in things like security systems and other uses that only need tiny bits of power to operate. Being able to harvest that power from solar energy or vibration makes the sensors much easier to install. There are a myriad of uses for this sort of tech other than sensors.

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Researchers create printed devices capable of harvesting electromagnetic energy for power

Researchers create printed devices capable of harvesting electromagnetic energy for power

Researchers and scientists are working around the globe to find new and novel ways to generate the power needed to operate sensors and devices for all sorts of needs. Researchers at Georgia Tech including professor Manos Tentzeris, Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering professor, have developed a very interesting new way to harvest electromagnetic energy using a wearable sensor printed using common ink jet technology.

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