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Nuclear Power

Directory of Nuclear technologies and resources.

While traditional nuclear technology is not considered "renewable", both because its fuel is ultimately limited and because its by-products are dangerous and super-long-lasting pollutants (radiation), there are some new nuclear technologies being developed that would be much less so.

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Overviews

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: &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp "The idea of obtaining motive energy from atoms or change of elements is unscientific and illusionary and cannot be condemned too emphatically." -- PowerPedia:Nikola Tesla ("Our future motive power" Everyday Science and Mechanics Dec. 1931)

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Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Nuclear > Nuclear power to the stars - To send spacecraft to other stars in the space of a human lifetime, new methods of propulsion are going to be needed to provide the necessary ‘oomph’ to break free of our Solar System. Currently the best bet is nuclear fusion power, but there’s a problem – it hasn’t even been shown to be a commercially viable source of energy on Earth yet. [Doesn't mention cf.] (AstronomyNow October 1, 2011)
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Is Nuclear Power Safe? - The Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power plant in Japan discharged approximately 350 gallons of radioactive water into the sea Wednesday after an earthquake shook the Japanese town, 160 miles northwest of Tokyo. 355-page report reviews global nuclear power outlook and opportunities. (Directory:Energy Business Reports July 18, 2007)

Nuclear Fission vs Fusion - Differences between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion are explained.

Featured

Top 100:

Cold Fusion (index page) - Also known as Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), or Chemically Assisted Nuclear Reactions (CANR), has had hundreds of replications. The difficulty has been in producing worth-while yield reliably.

Top 100:

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Colliding Plasma Toroid Clean-Energy Breakthrough - Plasma Toroid technology by EPS remains stable without magnetic confinement, by using low-level background gas pressure. Could provide non-polluting electricity and heat for homes, as well as motive power for vehicles and aircraft, at a fraction of the cost of conventional energy generation. (PESN March 8, 2006)

Nuclear power - Nuclear power plants and related industries, businesses - Directory - B2B websites - energy related companies and organizations, and articles. Nuclear business information.

Technologies

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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion > Directory:Andrea A. Rossi Cold Fusion Generator > Welcome Worry-Free Nuclear Power: Rossi's Energy Catalyzer - Traditional nuclear energy uses dangerous radioactive materials as fuel and produces hazardous waste. The solution is Cold Fusion. No Rads - No Waste - No Problems! (PESN and BeforeItsNews March 17, 2011)
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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Noble Gas Engines > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Noble Gas Engine Ready for Production Investment - PlasmERG Inc., which has demonstrated a noble gas plasma expansion motor that can provide clean, cheap, and reliable power is gearing up for commercial production, pending patent approval and adequate financing. (PESN and BeforeItsNews April 2, 2011)

Includes a nuclear process, apparently.

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TR10: Traveling-Wave Reactor - The traveling-wave reactor is noteworthy for having come from something that barely exists in the nuclear industry: a privately funded research company at Intellectual Ventures. (Technology Review March/April 2009)

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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy >EPA Eases Emissions Regulations for New Power Plants - The Environmental Protection Agency ruled (19-page PDF) that new power plants are not required to install technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, rejecting an argument from environmental groups. (Truthout Dec. 19, 2008)

Rapperswil Group Resonance Power technology - The basis of the technology is the conversion of nuclear energy directly into electrical energy by resonance coupling and not by fission. (ZPEnergy Jan. 17, 2006)

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Directory:Hortong Electron Orbit Energy Generator - HORTONG (E=mc2) is a new process of transformation of energy with allegedly no need to use radioactive material to obtain the loosening of energy of the orbit of the electron. (PESWiki Mar. 28, 2006)

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Latest: Directory:Nuclear >Directory:Hyperion's Small-Scale Nuclear Reactors - Hyperion modules are built and stocked with enough fuel to last five years and generate 27 megawatts. They are small enough to be transported by truck, train, or ship, and set up quickly. Just 1.5 meters across, the solid-state, sealed module is buried underground. (PESWiki Nov. 11, 2008)
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Directory:Toshiba's Micro Nuclear Reactor - Toshiba has developed a new class of nuclear reactor 100 times smaller than a standard reactor. These micro sized nuclear reactors could be used to power large houses, apartment blocks or some city blocks.

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Directory:AMDG Scientific Corp - The late Mr. DeGeus discovered novel energy generating technologies, all of which feature ‘over-unity’ energy production, relating to fractional hydrogen, low-energy nuclear transmutations, electrodynamics, torsion fields and electro-gravitics.

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Directory:Electron Power Systems Ltd - Toroid plasma technology that remains stable without magnetic confinement, by using background gas pressure for confinement instead, could provide clean, non-polluting energy technology at one-tenth the cost of present energy generation.

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Directory:Focus Fusion - Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is currently researching and developing the Plasma Focus Device for hydrogen-boron nuclear fusion. Focus Fusion is projected to be a safe, clean, easy, reliable energy solution that could provide electricity at a few tenths of a cent per kilowatt-hour.

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Directory:Blacklight Power - New field of novel hydrogen chemistry inventor of a new method: the BlackLight Process, which generates light, power, plasma, and a vast class of new compositions of matter.

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Directory:Hot Balls Chemical Nuclear Reaction - "While working as an engineer at the Idaho National Engineering Lab (INEL) for a private contractor, we invented Hot Balls that would heat to 450 degrees." Previous work regarding petroleum cracking with catalysts are listed as well as supply sources for steel balls and the catalysts.

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Directory:Hortong Electron Orbit Energy Generator - HORTONG (E=mc2) is a new process of transformation of energy with allegedly no need to use radioactive material to obtain the loosening of energy of the orbit of the electron.

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Directory:Resonant Nuclear Reactor - Not "free" energy since it uses U-238 as the power source. It radiates, but simple lead shielding stops it just fine.

Ball Lightning

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Beta Voltaics

See Directory:Beta Voltaics - separate page

Cold Fusion

See Directory:Cold Fusion - separate page

Fission

Nuclear Fission vs Fusion - Differences between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion are explained.

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Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Nuclear > Texas A&M Physicist Pursues Green Nuclear Power Technology - According to Peter McIntyre, two of America's most pressing energy challenges - what to do with radiotoxic spent nuclear fuel and dwindling energy resources - can be solved by a technology that is capable of both destroying the dangerous waste and, at the same time, potentially providing safe nuclear power for thousands of years into the future. (News:Pure Energy Blog March 5, 2013)
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Directory:Nuclear > Good energy comes in small packages: Taylor Wilson at TED2013 - Just graduating from high school, Wilson has invented Small Modular Fission Reactors. These reactors are small, meaning that they can be built in factories and shipped wherever they need to go. They are installed three meters underground — making them far safer from a counterterrorism standpoint than something above ground. (News:Pure Energy Blog March 2, 2013)
Fusion

See Directory:Fusion - separate page

Noble Gas Engines

See Directory:Noble Gas Engines - separate page

Plasma

See Directory:Plasma - separate page

Remediation

See Directory:Nuclear Remediation - separate page

Resonant Nuclear Reactor

See Directory:Resonant Nuclear Reactor - separate page

Research & Development

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Directory:Nuclear > Solve for X: Charles Chase on Practical, Conventional Fusion - Solution: A 100MW compact fusion reactor that runs on plentiful and cheap deuterium and tritium (isotopes of hydrogen). Breakthrough technology: Charles Chase and his team at Lockheed have developed a high beta configuration, which allows a compact reactor design and speedier development timeline (5 years instead of 30). (News:Pure Energy Blog March 2, 2013)
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Directory:Nuclear / Directory:Zero Point Energy > Directory:Wingate Lambertson > Remembering energy inventor Dr. Lambertson - The late Wingate Lambertson, Ph.D., a nuclear scientist of Florida, was able to light a row of lamps in his garage using what he says is electricity taken from the energy of space, via his "cermet" material arranged in an "E-dam" through a process he called World Into Neutrinos (WIN). A dream he was given said the technology would emerge to the world in 2018. (Changing Power July 13, 2010)
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Darpa’s Handheld Nuclear Fusion Reactor - The Chip-Scale High Energy Atomic Beams project had a budget of just $3 million, and rather shorter timescales. The plans for fiscal year 2009 include: “Develop 0.5 MeV [mega electron-volt] proton beams and collide onto microscale B-11 target with a fusion Q (energy ratio) > 20, possibly leading to self-sustained fusion. Darpa's objective is to to produce “handheld power sources.” (Wired July 6, 2009)

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A Preassembled Nuclear Reactor - A US company, Babcock and Wilcox, that has that has made nuclear reactors for the United States Navy ships for about 50 years, has designed a nuclear reactor that can be manufactured in a factory and shipped by rail rather than built at a power plant, thus cutting construction times for nuclear power plants almost in half and make them cheaper to build. Expected by 2018. (MIT Technology Review June 16, 2009)

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Reactors for the Middle East - Novel designs for nuclear reactors, being drawn up by researchers at MIT and a new research institute in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), could decrease the risk that nuclear fuel could be diverted for use in nuclear weapons. (Technology Review Oct. 22, 2008)

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Green Atoms - Bob Dratch proposes using Thorium as a clean, non-polluting, non-nuclear-weapons-creation source and replacement for Uranium in power reactors.Powerpoint Presentation

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Nanomaterial turns radiation directly into electricity - It will be at least a decade before final designs of the radiation-to-electricity concept are built, but carbon nanotubes packed with gold and surrounded by lithium hydride are hit with radioactive particles that slam into the gold, pushing out a shower of high-energy electrons, allowing current to flow. (New Scientist March 27, 2008)

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Mirror particles form new matter: Di-positron - A US team has created thousands of the molecules by merging electrons with their antimatter equivalent: positrons. There is a huge interest in the technology from the military as well as energy researchers who believe the lasers could be used to kick-start nuclear fusion in a reactor. (BBC News Sept. 12, 2007)

Purdue engineers create safer, more efficient nuclear fuel, model its performance - Purdue nuclear engineers have developed an advanced nuclear fuel that could save millions of dollars annually by lasting longer and burning more efficiently. (EurekAlert Sept. 28, 2005)

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Nuclear > Floating Nuclear Power Station - World's first, to be built by Russians, said to cost only $200,000 [slave labor? typo? (missing a few zeros?)]. The plant, slated for construction in 2006, will be equipped with two power units using KLT-40S reactors producing power at around 5 or 6 cents/kW-h. Will also be able to supply heat and desalinate seawater. (Slashdot Sept. 10, 2005)

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Iran using biotechnology to extract purer uranium - Says bacteria makes the production of yellowcake 100 to 200 times cheaper. Yellowcake is a part of the early stages of the nuclear fuel cycle -- a process that Iran insists it only wants to master so it can generate electricity. (PhysOrg Aug. 29, 2005)

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Method and Device for Obtaining Controlled Nuclear Fusion by Means of Artificial Plasma Produced by Gravity Control (pdf) - Paper by Fran De Aquino, of Marnhao State University Physics Department. (FranDeAquino.org 2005)

Government and Politics

Directory:Nuclear > Swedish man caught trying to split atoms at home - A Swedish man was arrested after trying to split atoms as a hobby in his kitchen. 31-year-old Richard Handl told the AP that he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment. He had told a blog he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove. (AP August 3, 2011)

Consolidated Schedule For Docketed Combined License And Design Certification Applications - Nuclear Plant Status.

Directory:Suppression >The 1 and only solution to America's energy problem - There are no resource limitations, technological limitations or geopolitical reasons for the current energy shortages and high prices. These shortages and prices are solely the result of taxation, regulation and litigation that have stifled American energy-producing industries. (WorldNetDaily Aug. 27, 2008)

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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Fusion > Directory:Focus Fusion > Fission Tragedy Could be Averted - The communications industry pumps 25% of their revenue back into research. The result? Slim iPhones and androids and many amazing communications wonders. Meanwhile, we starve energy research for funds with just 0.3% of the energy budget going to R&D, and wring our hands over oil spills and meltdowns. (PESN and BeforeItsNews March 15, 2011)

Pro-Nuclear Press

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) The policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process.

Nukes are Green - (NY Times Apr 9, 2005)

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Nuclear Energy: A Bitter Pill to Alleviate Global Warming? - Some prominent environmentalists--as well as Senators McCain and Lieberman, who back legislation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions--are supporting further development of nuclear power to serve as an emission-free bridge to an economy based entirely on renewable energy. (Environmental Magazine.com May 25)

Drawbacks

See also Directory:Nuclear Meltdown

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Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Nuclear > Millions of Jellyfish Invade Nuclear Reactors in Japan, Israel (photos) - A nuclear reactor in Japan was forced to shut down due to infiltration of enormous swarms of jellyfish near the power plant. A similar incident was also reported recently in Israel when millions of jellyfish clogged down the sea-water cooling system of a power plant located there. (International Business Times July 9, 2011)

Directory:Nuclear > Germany is shutting down its nuclear program. Do you agree with the decision? - Germany said it would close all of its 17 nuclear reactors by 2022, a sharp policy reversal that will make it the first major economy to quit atomic power in the wake of the nuclear crisis in Japan. What do you think? Are safe, sustainable alternative forms of energy ready to fuel the needs of the industrialized world? (Wall Street Journal June 2, 2011)

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Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion > Directory:Andrea A. Rossi Cold Fusion Generator > No fear of radiation from cold fusion - Today’s nuclear fission reactors are more than a poor choice for a primary energy source because of the growing risk of contamination by radioactive materials. Humans are not ready to take the responsibility for disaster that could last for geological time.... Why go down this path when there exists an alternative ultra-clean nuclear power? Low-energy nuclear reactions LENR.... (Directory:Cold Fusion Now April 3, 2011)
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Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion > Dangers of nuclear fission plants exposed stand in contrast to cold fusion - How do you prepare any large-scale power facility for that kind of geological event? The short answer is, you don’t. These events have been statistically rare enough that design costs outweigh the remote probability of an extreme event. "We conclude that fission nuclear power plants are not safe or cost-effective, especially when the ultra-clean alternative of cold fusion exists." (Directory:Cold Fusion Now March 16, 2011)

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:"As I have pointed out ... the mining of uranium is far worse a problem than the use in a reactor. I am not voting because I don't believe this kind of approach should be on our site at all. In Northern Ontario Canada where I used to live the mine tailings which represent a ground up mountain are left in piles where the rain washes the non-uranium but highly radioactive materials like radium down into the ground water. Extreme pollution exists along the snake river near Blind River Ontario. There are radiation signs along the river every 20 feet. This area is seriously polluted and will remain so for hundreds of thousands if not millions of years.

:Nuclear power trades extreme local pollution for clean power elsewhere.

:It is not a viable solution at all." -- Congress:Member:Ian Soutar

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Latest: Directory:Recycling / Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Recycled radioactive metal contaminates some consumer products - Thousands of everyday products and materials a across the U.S. and around the world have turned out to contain radioactive metals. Things like common kitchen cheese graters, reclining chairs, women's handbags and tableware, at least in some cases, have been manufactured with contaminated metals. (PESWiki June 9, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Large Hadron Collider - The particle accelerator set to begin experimentation this summer is now the subject of a lawsuit that alleges that "compression of the two atoms colliding together at nearly light speed will cause an irreversible implosion, forming a miniature version of a giant black hole." (PESWiki April 3, 2008)

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The Rush To Patent the Atomic Bomb - It seems the pile of patents were filed to give the U.S. government an essential monopoly on the burgeoning nuclear industry and protect it against others who might patent similar technologies later. (NPR Mar. 28, 2008)

An Achilles’ Heel for Nuclear Energy? {article near end of page} - Just as the world is considering moving back to nuclear energy in a big way, the industry may be facing a fuel shortage. "Thorium, which is more abundant than uranium, can be bred into fissile U233 and should take care of things till the sun goes out." (The New American March 30)

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Atomic Power Creates More CO2 Emissions than Natural Gas Plants? - Atomic power stations do not emit CO2 themselves, but the processes involved in creating atomic energy do: including mining, milling, uranium enrichment, atomic fuel production, power station construction and operation, storage and reprocessing of spent fuel, long-term management of radioactive waste and closing down old power stations. (Alt-Energy-Blog July 5, 2005)

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Huge radioactive leak closes Thorp nuclear plant - About 20 tonnes of uranium and plutonium fuel dissolved in concentrated nitric acid, enough to half fill an Olympic-size swimming pool, has leaked through a fractured pipe into a huge stainless steel chamber, forcing the closure of Sellafield's Thorp £2.1bn reprocessing plant. (Guardian.uk May 9, 2005) (Thanks Aerielle Louise)

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Japan Shuts Research Nuclear Reactor after Glitch - A Japanese research nuclear reactor was shut down on Friday due to a malfunction, but there was no radiation leak to the outside environment and no workers were affected. (Reuters June 14, 2005)

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Illegal Aliens Arrested at Nuclear Power Plant - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents arrested three illegal aliens at the Omaha Nuclear Plant. (ICE.gov Sept. 15, 2005)

Locations

Africa Nuclear Reactor Map

Asia Nuclear Reactor Map

China Nuclear Reactor Map

East Asia Nuclear Reactor Map

West Asia Nuclear Reactor Map

Europe Nuclear Reactor Map

India Nuclear Reactor Map

Iran Nuclear Reactor Map

North America Nuclear Reactor Map

Pakistan Nuclear Reactor Map

Russia Nuclear Reactor Map

South America Nuclear Reactor Map

US Nuclear Reactor Map

World Nuclear Reactor Map

Videos

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Nuclear Benefits? v Pure Energy - How green is atomic power? The 1950's "Atoms For Peace" program, plugged by President Eisenhower, asserted that nuclear energy could be used for anything from growing crops to powering your kitchen. Uh...look where that got us! (PES Network Video at YouTube Sept. 17, 2007)

Cleanup

Directory:Nuclear Remediation

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Pearls Before Slime Cleaning Uranium Waste with Bacteria - U.S. researchers have discovered that some common bacteria (Shewanella) can convert deadly heavy metal into less threatening nano-spheres and that these bacteria can convert soluble radioactive uranium into a non-toxic solid form called uraninite. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratories August 7) (See Slashdot discussion)

In the News

See News:Nuclear - moved to separate page

Nuclar News Services

Topix: Science/Technology Nuclear

One Nuclear Place (1NP)

NUCNET

Nuclear Energy Institute

U.S. Dept. of Energy Nuclear Energy News Alerts

Humor

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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Humor > Directory:Humor > Directory:Cold Fusion > Directory:Andrea A. Rossi Cold Fusion Generator (E-Cat) > Electrochemists Sight Morons - Electrochemists from three major research institutions – NASA, MIT, and SRI – have announced the discovery of a remarkable new subatomic particle, dubbed by scientists the "Beta Decay Moron," or "BDM" for short. It has relevance in many of the "overunity" phenomenon being reported by free energy researchers. (PESN April 1, 2012)
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Directory:Humor > Directory:Humor > Directory:Nuclear > Tiger Direct Announces World's First Home Mini-Nuclear Generator - "If you've been reading the online alternative press on the web, you've heard that this device actually exists. Designed by Rektor Siegle, the KUBE nuclear reactor can generate 1000KHGz of power, endlessly!" (TigerDirect April 1, 2012)

Tree

Directory:Fusion

Directory:Electron Power Systems Ltd - Torroid Plasma Fusion

Directory:Focus Fusion

Directory:Cold Fusion

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Directory:DOE ColdFusion

Directory:Beta Voltaics

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Directory:Resonant Nuclear Reactor

Directory:Hortong Electron Orbit Energy Generator

Directory:Nuclear Remediation

Directory:Plasma

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