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Bill Gates: Makes good case for Nukes

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Gates spent a significant portion of his speech highlighting nuclear technology that would turn spent uranium -- the 99 percent of uranium rods that aren't burned in current nuclear power plants -- into electricity.

That technology could power the world indefinitely; spent uranium supplies in the U.S. alone could power the country for 100 years, he said.

A "traveling wave reactor" would burn uranium waste slowly, meaning a 60-year supply could be added to a reactor at once and then not touched for decades, he said.

 

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveling_wave_reactor 

http://www.technologyreview.com/video/?vid=266

http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/22114/ 

From the folks who brought you laser zapping mosquitos come a new kind of nuclear reactor:

http://www.intellectualventures.com/docs/terrappower/IV_Introducing%20TWR_3_6_09.pdf 

http://intellectualventureslab.com/?page_id=532


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