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The Electric Utility Singularity

February 11, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

A singularity is a term that is used in mathematics, physics, and advanced artificial intelligence. The definitions vary based on perspective, but in simple terms, it signifies the point where old rules break down. This is exactly where electric utilities are now.[read more]

Could Hybrid Nuclear Plants Help Stem Global Warming?

November 11, 2013 by Joshua Hill

MIT’s Charles Forsberg has come up with an idea that might work to combine nuclear energy generation with renewable energies in an effort to halt the need for fossil fuels. The idea proposes combining a nuclear power plant with another renewable energy system.[read more]

Nuclear Matinee: Can We Make a Star on Earth?

November 3, 2013 by Joseph Koblich

Nuclear Fusion Energy

The Sun is powered by the strongest source of energy in the universe – nuclear fusion – and teams of scientists and engineers around the world are working toward harnessing fusion to power the long-term future of civilization. In effect, they are working to “create a star” on earth.[read more]