Scientists Are Automating Plutonium Production So NASA Can Explore Deep Space
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have eliminated a major bottleneck in the production of plutonium-238 for deep space exploration through automation.
Russia Just Sent a Floating Nuclear Power Plant Out to Sea
The ship is being called a “floating Chernobyl” by environmental activists.
Closing the Backdoor
Nuclear Power Plants Have a 'Blind Spot' for Hackers. Here's How to Fix That.
Malware hunters, regulators, and plant employees are hunting further down the supply chain for vulnerabilities as hackers continue to target critical infrastructure.
Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike
The security staff say their replacement workers aren't adequate for the job.
Scientists Worry About a Future Ice Age Crushing Our Nuclear Waste Vaults
The Greenland ice sheet is a useful stand-in for the future.
Unsafe Nuclear Waste Management May Put Eight Million Americans at Risk
Experts say the nuclear industry and Congress have put pressures on regulators to lowball the risk of nuclear accidents.
Canada’s Nuclear Province Isn’t Ready for Its Fukushima, Critics Say
Ontario has launched a public consultation on its nuclear emergency plan.
Radiation-Resistant Mutants at Chernobyl Pave the Way for Life on Mars
Radiotrophic beer is involved.
Motherboard Guide to Cinema
‘Into Eternity’ Is a Warning Message for the Future
The documentary chronicles the excavation of Onkalo, a nuclear waste repository made to last for 100,000 years.
This Vancouver Startup Is Chasing the Dream of Clean, Limitless Energy Forever
Nuclear fusion is always “50 years away.” But now it could finally, almost be here.
Kitty Litter, Ocean Burial, Shooting It at the Sun: The Worst Ways to Stash Nuclear Waste
Humanity has come up with some unbelievably bad storage solutions for radioactive waste over the years.
Why Canada Is Selling Advanced Nuclear Reactors to China
Future reactors might be powered by thorium, a long-held nuclear dream.