Shades of HAL! CDBS may be developing a mind of its own. We all remember HAL, the creepy monotone computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey that developed an unpleasant independent streak. (Click here for a clip of HAL’s big scene.) Science fiction, right? Maybe not. Show More Summary
Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader...Show More Summary
Next week I will be attending and speaking at the OpenText Enterprise World event in Orlando. The theme is the Power of Information which is about how to discover, control, secure, and unleash it so that you can be remarkable – in your role, in your organization, and in your industry. Show More Summary
Southern Co. has not had a bad time putting up two new reactors at its Plant Vogtle site in Georgia, so maybe they can do a little more of that (behind a pay wall, though you can join for the day for 99 cents – though your email will...Show More Summary
During the promotional period leading up to CNN’s initial airing of Pandora’s Promise, Michael Brune, executive direction of the Sierra Club, and Robert Stone, the director of Pandora’s Promise, engaged in a meaningful discussion about nuclear energy hosted by Kate Bolduan. Show More Summary
CNN has been soliciting a lot of op-ed style pieces to promote its showing of Pandora’s Promise. As Eric points out in the post below, CNN has really done a good job gathering this material, though both pro- and anti-nuclear energy advocates...Show More Summary
The Dutch really know how to build bike paths - bird's-eye view Hovenring Eindhoven.
Editor’s note: Timothy Maloney has written a number of text books about electrical circuits, electricity, and industrial electronics. The below is a copy of a letter that he wrote to Ralph Nader in response to an opinion piece published by CounterPunch under the headline Why Atomic Energy Stinks Worse Than You Thought. Show More Summary
We have written before about Schneider Electric’s Orbit solution for field inspections here and here. Now our friends at Schneider have posted a great video that demonstrates the value of Orbit to customers. I would strongly encourage you to take a minute and check it out here. Enjoy! – Jon C. Arnold
Russ Finley shares share some differing perspectives he found on the subject of the Tesla electric car that caught fire a few weeks ago.
Tom Kauffman The following is a guest post written by NEI's Tom Kauffman. Though Tom works in NEI's media relations shop. He also spent 23 years working at Three Mile Island, seven of those as a licensed reactor operator.This week in...Show More Summary
My September 26 post which offered a link to a video of a recent David LeBlanc narrative in which he offers an excellent account of a probable direction of Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) development. David is a brilliant reactor scientist, who is working to develop commercial MSR technologies. Show More Summary
We’ve written about our project “GeoFlow” before and it’s amazing 3D visualization capabilities for mapping, exploring, and interacting with geographical and temporal data. But as we get closer the formal release, GeoFlow has transformed into part of our Power BI offering and the product name of “Power Map”. Show More Summary
David Le Blanc explains recent developments in Molten Salt nuclear technology.
Almost exactly 50 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy, Jr. visited Hanford, Washington to give a speech about the importance of electrical power and the role that he expected nuclear technology would play in the future. (HT to the The post JFK’s “Best of the Above” speech at Hanford, WA on September 26, 1963 appeared first on Atomic Insights.
During the summer of 2013, Robert Stone, the director of Pandora’s Promise, was invited to show his documentary at the Traverse City Film Festival. Michael Moore, one of the most famous and financially successful documentary film makers in America, is the founder and president of the festival. Show More Summary
Ed Halpin, SVP & CNO of PG&E Ed Halpin, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer at PG&E, was in Japan this week with virtually all of his American colleagues as part of the U.S.-Japan CNO Summit. He shared this diary entry with us after reflecting on what he saw at Fukushima Daiichi earlier this week. Show More Summary
Editor's Note: For the past week, NEI's John Keeley has been accompanying a delegation of American chief nuclear officers on a tour of Japan. This is his last blog entry he'll make before returning home to the U.S. To find all of the content related to this week's trip from NEI Nuclear Notes, click here. Show More Summary
Dr. Albert Allen Bartlett, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Colorado, died September 7, 2013 at the age of 90. It is coincidental that, in the year that he "officially" retired from teaching (1988), I first heard his famous lecture Arithmetic, Population, and Energy (although I don't recall if that was the title at the time). Show More Summary
Major news, nukes! In less than 15 years of existence, NAYGN has registered 10,000 members. That means thousands of young, energized and influential nuclear professionals dedicated to shaping our industry's future. Exciting stuff, I know. Show More Summary