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NuScale Power aims to build the nation’s first advanced small modular reactor. U.S. Department of Energy

The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants

The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants NuScale Power aims to build the nation’s first advanced small modular reactor. U.S. Department of Energy Scott L. Montgomery, University of Washington Until now, generating nuclear power has required massive facilities surrounded by acres of buildings, electrical infrastructure,…

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For the first time, human beings harnessed the power of atomic fission. Keith Ruffles, CC BY

Atomic age began 75 years ago with the first controlled nuclear chain reaction

Atomic age began 75 years ago with the first controlled nuclear chain reaction For the first time, human beings harnessed the power of atomic fission. Keith Ruffles, CC BY Artemis Spyrou, Michigan State University and Wolfgang Mittig, Michigan State University Over Christmas vacation in 1938, physicists Lise Meitner and Otto…

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