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Video explainer: What is nuclear energy and why we don't have more of it

Our ability to harness nuclear energy has existed for quite a while now and yet nuclear energy is only responsible for providing 10% of the world's energy. There are 439 nuclear reactors spread across 31 countries with 160 more reactors planned for the future and yet nuclear energy has stagnated since the 80's. What… » 3/26/15 1:57pm 3/26/15 1:57pm

Seeing a nuclear reactor start up is cooler than my sci-fi dreams

Ka-freaking-boom. The piercing blue flash reverberates through the water and looks cooler than my imagination. If watching movies has taught me anything, it's that when you see that particular shade of glowing blue, something superhuman is happening. And yes, a nuclear reactor starting up is as powerful as it gets. » 6/26/14 12:36am 6/26/14 12:36am

Backyard Nuclear Reactors Now In Production, Cost $25 Million Each

I have to admit, I'm finally starting to believe that Hyperion Power's plans to install nuclear reactors in the backyards of America's neighborhoods » 11/11/08 6:40pm 11/11/08 6:40pm is actually going to happen. In fact, after learning that they have already begun construction on the first 4,000 units I have no doubt that they will make their 2013…