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This small nuclear reactor simply won security approval

A nuclear power startup called NuScale has received safety approval for its tiny nuclear reactor. The reactor features a compact form factor and modular design. If something goes wrong in the reactor, the system douses itself in its own cooling pool to prevent disaster. When you hear the term “nuclear power” you might immediately think…

Apple just went nuclear in its war with Epic over ‘Fortnite’

Apple today terminated Epic Games’ developer account. The drastic move comes two weeks after Apple warned Epic it had 14 days to submit a version of Fortnite that complies with Apple’s App Store guidelines. Epic Games earlier this month actively flaunted Apple’s App Store rules when it started to allow Fortnite users to pay for…

Rouhani says Iran will continue nuclear cooperation with IAEA: TV

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File PhotoDUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will continue its cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told IAEA chief Rafael Grossi on Wednesday, as Tehran…

China Fast Nuclear Reactor Progressing Towards Industrial Operation

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) successfully completed a 100 percent power manual emergency shutdown test of the China Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR) on July 31. CEFR is a 65 MW thermal, 20 MW electric, sodium-cooled, pool-type reactor with a 30-year design lifetime and a target burnup of 100 MWd/kg. China started building a 600 megawatt…

UPI News Quiz: burning ship, nuclear anniversary, ‘Brave New World’

U.S. News // 16 hours ago U.S sets new daily infections record; Georgia governor sues Atlanta July 16 (UPI) -- The United States set a new single-day record for coronavirus cases, registering more than 70,000 new infections on Thursday as Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit seeking to block Atlanta's mask order.

I Travelled To A Nuclear Crater To See Where The Atomic Age First Began

I am standing at the gateway to Armageddon, and I’m locked out. “This key doesn’t fit,” my guide says, jiggling a standard-issue padlock, as if that might help. “They must have changed the lock.” We look at each other with “Well, now what?” expressions. We have just spent a half hour in a pickup truck,…

Nuclear ‘power balls’ may make crises a distant memory

This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The basic idea behind all nuclear power plants is the same: Convert the heat created by nuclear fission into electricity. There are several ways to do this, but in each case it involves a delicate balancing act between…

US says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don’t believe it

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In response to a directive from Congress, the Department of Energy released a report this week assessing the risks of a 50-year-old cracking and crumbling concrete nuclear waste repository in the Marshall Islands, but the findings did little to ease the concerns of Marshallese leaders in the Central Pacific. The DOE…

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Australia shares set to open lower; New Zealand edges greater

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray(Reuters) - Australia shares on Monday ended at their lowest since the end of June, dragged lower by the so-called “Big Four” banks and major miners,…

Ginsburg death displaces violence in cities as dominant social media storyline

Ruth Bader Ginsburg-related social media interactions dwarfed all other topics this week — a departure from a run of weeks where, other than the coronavirus, violence in cities was the dominant storyline. The big picture: In just two days, there were 41 million interactions (likes, comments or shares) on stories about the late Supreme Court…

Drifting performance on river in Czech Republic provides convenience from Covid-19 tension

Spectators gathered for a floating concert on the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. Numbers of coronavirus cases have spiked recently in the country, so the concert was a moment of peace in the capital Prague. The Epoque Orchestra performed alongside British violinist Daniel Hope.Sept. 20, 2020

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The Soundtrack for Fargo Season 4 Is a Perfect Match

Season 4 of FX's smash anthology series Fargo, based loosely on Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 classic film of the same name, is primarily centered on a 1950 battle between crime syndicates. Given that setting, the season is full of era-appropriate music, featuring some classic jazz from Duke Ellington and others. We'll track every song…

Here’s What We Know About Season 2 of Utopia

If, a year ago, a television series suggested that somehow the SARS virus was introduced to China by a rogue American scientist—and that covert biological warfare raged between the superpowers—we all might have shrugged it off as good fictional fun. Amazon’s Utopia, based on the British Channel 4 series of the same name, turns epidemiological…

Here’s What Might Have actually Occurred if Darth Vader In Fact Got the Death Star Plans

The book has officially closed on the most recent Star Wars trilogy and the long-running Skywalker Saga, with fan opinion pretty divided on how it all ended. But certain corners of the fandom are still focused on Rogue One, the 2016 prequel to the very first Star Wars movie, and one of the only films…