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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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Kirk Sorensen: Thorium, an alternative nuclear fuel

TED presents Kirk Sorensen, who shows us the liquid fuel thorium reactor — a way to produce energy that is safer, cleaner and more efficient than current nuclear power. Kirk Sorensen stumbled across thorium while doing research on how to power a lunar community. Thorium is a cleaner, safer, and more abundant nuclear fuel — …

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Bill Gates: Energy Innovation

Fora TV presents Bill Gates, who reflects on the future of nuclear power in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. “Software simulation changes the game,” argues Gates, highlighting the advantage of being able to virtually test new designs before building them. Gates underlines the importance of substituting energy innovation, for these being able …

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