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Vox: The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

New nuclear energy technology has come a long way – but can we get over our fears? This is the fifth episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives …

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TED: Srikumar Banerjee | Thorium to light up the world

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Twenty percent of the world’s population have no access to electricity. As people’s aspirations for a better quality of life increases, the demand for energy will also rise. Finding efficient resources that can sustain humanity’s needs is a challenge, especially …

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The New York Times: The Animals of Chernobyl

Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of Chernobyl, Ukraine.  

MIT: Floating nuclear plants could withstand earthquakes and tsunamis

Published on Apr 15, 2014 When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused most of the damage and contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects — specifically, the lack of cooling for the reactor cores and spent fuel, due to a shutdown of …

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Nobel Week Dialogue: What is the future for nuclear power?

What is the future for nuclear power? Panellists: Steven Chu, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Elisabeth Rachlew and Carlo Rubbia Moderator: Chris Llewellyn Smith. The 2013 Nobel Week Dialogue was dedicated to Exploring the Future of Energy. This event brought together a unique collection of thinkers from a range of disciplines — Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers …

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Jim Smith: Is the future nuclear?

Hosted by the institute of physics, this lecture with professor Jim Smith on the future of nuclear energy. Smith is an environmental physicist from Portsmouth University and he is an expert in the Chernobyl accident’s causes and consequences. The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. They are a charitable organisation with a worldwide …

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Frontline: Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

PBS Frontline presents an unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex. The episode can be viewed below in four parts. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. Watch Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown …

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