An Experimental Fuel Rod Coating Could Prevent the Next Fukushima

The 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, triggered by an earthquake and tsunami, has created an ongoing environmental and public health crisis. Nuclear experts say that the greatest radiation-releasing damage to the plant may have been caused by the explosion of built-up hydrogen as the plant… » 7/27/13 3:30pm 7/27/13 3:30pm

North Korea's Nuclear Reactor: Everything You Need to Know

After its third nuclear test in February drew a harsh rebuke from the international community and further tightened economic sanctions against the Hermit Kingdom, North Korea has once again doubled down on its nuclear rhetoric. The country announced today that it will soon restart the Yongbyon reactor, Pyongyang's… » 4/02/13 12:58pm 4/02/13 12:58pm

Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Enriched Uranium Hidden …

Kodak may be going under, but apparently they could have started their own nuclear war if they wanted, just six years ago. Down in a basement in Rochester, NY, they had a nuclear reactor loaded with 3.5 pounds of enriched uranium—the same kind they use in atomic warheads. » 5/13/12 11:33pm 5/13/12 11:33pm

A First-Hand Account of One of The First Forays Into Useful Nuclear…

The Atlantic has just digitized the first-person account of Commander E.E. Kintner's experience at the Submarine Thermal Reactor, a story they first published back in January 1959. It's about one of the first nuclear reactors coming to life only a handful of years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and it details how… » 3/22/11 5:25pm 3/22/11 5:25pm

Hardcore Reactor Custom PC Slides All Its Components Into Oil

Behold, every custom PC fanboy's wet dream: The Reactor. It's a sleek, black aluminum case with tons of hard drives (both swappable and integrated), an ultra-powerful processing chip, and three top-of-the-line video cards all begging to be overclocked thanks to the company's special oil submersed cooling system. That's … » 10/21/08 12:30am 10/21/08 12:30am