Experiments in a Norwegian underground plant could lead to the radioactive element thorium being developed as a safer alternative in the production of nuclear power.
Shine bright like a solar panel
The nuclear race is on. China is upping the ante dramatically on thorium nuclear energy. Scientists in Shanghai have been told to accelerate plans (sorry for the pun) to build the first fully-functioning thorium reactor within ten years, instead of 2
Beijing brings forward deadline for world's first thorium-fuelled facility in attempt to break reliance on fossil fuels
In the same month as the Three Mile Island and Fukushima nuclear disasters, China announces it is speeding up its research into so-called molten salt reactors that can run on thorium. If it succeeds, it would create a cheaper, more efficient, and
Thorium, an element named after the Norse god of thunder, may soon contribute to the world’s electricity supply
Thorium-based nuclear power is nuclear reactor-based electrical power generation fueled primarily by the fission of the isotope uranium-233 produced from the fertile element thorium.
Car Runs For 100 Years Without Refueling - The Thorium
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - The Thorium
Candle wax has approximately the same energy density as gasoline. So why aren't we fueling our cars with tubes of solid candle wax? The advantages of liquid nuclear fuel over solid nuclear fuel are discussed.
Candle wax has approximately the same energy density as gasoline.
The deadline to develop a new design of nuclear power plant has been brought forward by 15 years as the central government tries to reduce the nation's reliance on smog-producing coal-fired power stations.
The microscopic structure of high-temperature superconductors has long puzzled scientists seeking to harness their virtually limitless technological potential.
SolarCity is up 7% after hours after reporting strong quarterly revenue and guidance.
Ambri raises money to build a commercial-scale factory for batteries that promise low-cost, multi-hour energy storage for the grid.
There are now 86 Supercharger stations in North America, 14 in Europe, and two in China. Number 100 is another milestone in the rapid expansion of Tesla’s Supercharger network, making it possible for Model S owners to drive long-distance, for free, f
Researchers at Rice University have created an ultra-thin, high-performance flexible battery that is lithium-free, only a hundredth of an inch thick, and also doubles as a supercapacitor.
Wind power in the U.S. is about to take a massive leap forward, now that plans to build the tallest building in the country have just been approved by the small city of San Luis, Arizona. At 2,250 feet, the energy tower will be almost 500 feet taller
Graphene may be talked about as the future wonder material (and for that matter, the present one), but it has one critical deficiency. It lacks a natural bandgap, the physical trait that puts the “semi” in “semiconductor," so it has to be doped to be
The Mississauga-based nuclear vendor has been working with the Chinese operator of the Qinshan plants to fashion reprocessed fuel from the waste products of competing light-water reactors. The Candu could, in effect, become the blue box of the nuclea
The ultimate goal of solar cell technology is to be able to generate electricity at costs lower than sources such as coal, natural gas and nuclear.
I’m a long-time reader of SurvivalBlog, and like so many others I am deeply concerned about the choices our country has made in the last twenty years and the as yet unfelt repercussions.
In 2006, Home Power magazine estimated that more than 180,000 United States homes were supplying their own power.
“It occurred to me…” Academic gowns show universities are medieval institutions being dragged kicking and screaming into the 17th century.
When you think of solar power, likely the image that pops to mind is one of arrays of delicate, glittering roof-mounted panels made of silicon.
As solar costs fall, the price that end markets will pay for solar energy is set by oil and remains unchanged. The solar industry (upstream and downstream) collects all of the value created by improvements in the technology. The behavior from here se
60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.
“We have deceived ourselves into thinking that since we have an infinite resource, we don’t need to worry,” Patzek said. “We are stumbling like blind people into a future which is not as pretty as we think.” The Arps formula is only as good as the
Like Bluetooth speakers, a flood of portable gadget chargers gets released into the world every week. But with the exception of their color schemes and current specs–1-amp chargers for phones, 2-amp chargers for iPads and other tablets–they all do pr