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1 hr ago | The Daily Republic

Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

5 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Stock With 'Miner' Advantages

Time to discuss a great long-term opportunity that is sure to produce results. We're going to dive right into the Uranium sector today and I'll show you exactly why we can expect to see an increase in stock price.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

9 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Why the Safest Form of Power Is Also the Most Feared

What do you think is the safest form of power generation? What do you think is the deadliest? According to a a 2010 study by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and National Academy of Science, coal is the deadliest by far, killing 170,000 people per trillion kilowatt hours, or a tragic 1.964 million people per year, 500,000 of which are in China. To put that in perspective, the WHO estimates that air pollution, the primary reason for coal's high mortality rate, kills 7 million people annually.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hydroelectric Power

14 hrs ago | Express India

Nuclear Liability: Centre asks GIC to work on insurance plan for reactors

Centre has asked General Insurance Company to work on a model that could be applied to insure nuclear reactors. To sort out the liability issue plaguing Indian nuclear reactors, the Centre has asked General Insurance Company to work on a model that could be applied to insure such facilities in the country.

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18 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Solar power an issue for commission candidates

Solar power an issue for commission candidates Requirements that utilities get an increasing amount of power from renewables seems to stir the hearts of voters most. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1s1pBtb The two Democrats who hope to regulate utilities in Arizona admit they face an uphill battle winning election in a Republican state, but they insist they are on the right side of the issue that resonates most with voters: renewable power.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, Arizona

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Boston.com

Energy: What Americans really want

The energy crisis America faces today is unlike energy crises we faced in the past. There is no supply crunch; energy prices are not skyrocketing.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy

NEWS.com.au

China plans to be world leader in nuclear power by 2020

National Energy Administration director Wu Xinxiong said the plan should meet the central government's demand that China make the leap from follower to leader. China aims to become a world leader in nuclear power by 2020 under an ambitious scheme to be finalised by April.

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NBC2 News

Forecast: Scattered storms this afternoon

Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. Though the region should be rather quiet through the early half of the day, after lunchtime the risk for scattered rain increases.

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Related Topix: Weather, Naples, FL, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado

The Daily Caller

Nuclear Plant: We Could Have Shot Daily Caller Reporters If They Got Closer To Reactor

Officials at a nuclear power plant outside Washington D.C. say journalists from The Daily Caller could have been shot and killed had they gotten closer to the reactors during a recent investigative trip to the site. To demonstrate that the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant is secure, site vice president George Gellrich told a local paper in Maryland that "lethal force could have been used" if "the reporters had approached a fence or tried to enter the protected area."

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Related Topix: Journalism, US News, Conservative Political News

East Anglian Daily Times

Sizewell: Accident evacuation zone 'ridiculously small', say campaigners

Campaigners are delivering 4,000 leaflets warning residents of what they claim is the potential grave danger of Sizewell B following changes announced to its emergency zone. Together Against Sizewell C is angry over the proposed reduction of the area where potassium iodate tablets will be issued - only to those living one kilometre from the nuclear power station - and says the evacuation zone is "ridiculously small".

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England

Benzinga

3 Nuclear Energy Projects That Could Begin Soon

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a generic environmental impact statement a few weeks ago. The statement is in response a 2012 U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, and it clears the way for storing spent nuclear energy for one hundred years or more.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, PPL Corp, Energy, Erie, MI, DTE Energy

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Japan Times

Daily Asahi Shimbun retracts faulty Fukushima story, sacks top editor

The Asahi Shimbun on Friday carried front page articles and an apology concerning an erroneous article that alleged workers fled the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant during the meltdown crisis in March 2011, retracting the scoop story that drew strong criticism from the public, lawmakers and government officials.

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Related Topix: Energy, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Opinion

Roll Call

Following Nuclear Option, NRC Regulators Get Fast-tracked

Given changes to confirmation rules made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , two nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are poised to be confirmed next week. The Senate is expected to vote as soon as Monday on Jeffrey M. Baran and Stephen Burns to serve five-year terms, CQ Roll Call's Lauren Gardner reports .

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, David Vitter, US News

WCTV Tallahassee

South Florida Nuclear Plant Approved for Additional Water

State officials have approved an emergency request for more water to control temperatures in cooling canals at a nuclear power plant near Miami, while critics want for more scrutiny of the system. The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday approved the request for 14 million gallons of water a day to cool the canals at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point power plant.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL, Weather

Russia Taday

Late Fukushima manager flagged 'density danger' risks plaguing Japan's big nuclear plants

Recently disclosed documents show the late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant warned of safety risks in restarting nuclear power stations in the seismic-prone country, which is considering rebooting full-scale nuclear energy production. Transcripts of interviews with Masao Yoshida, who headed the emergency response team at Fukushima nuclear plant after the disaster, reveal that Japan's big nuclear facilities with six or seven reactors had inherent safety risks and were difficult to operate.

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Federal Computer Week

Performance tracking, big data feedback and a nuclear landmark

Acquisitions and IT figured prominently in the refresh of the Performance.gov site with news of administration accomplishments in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The update offered Shaun Donovan, the newly installed Office of Management and Budget director, the chance to tout the "data-driven, implementation-focused approach" that underlies the agency and cross-agency priority goals.

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Related Topix: CIO News

Gizmag

Newly-discovered waste-eating bacteria could help in nuclear waste disposal

A bacteria found in England that can survive in harsh alkaline conditions could be used to stabilize nuclear waste disposal sites "Extremophile" bacteria have been found thriving in soil samples from a highly alkaline industrial site in Peak District of England. Although the site is not radioactive, the conditions are similar to the alkaline conditions expected to be found in cement-based radioactive waste sites.

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Related Topix: Shutterstock, Gadgets

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Seeker Blog

Prospects for U.S. Nuclear Power After Fukushima

The chairman of one of the largest U.S. nuclear companies recently said that his company would not break ground on a new nuclear plant in the United States until the price of natural gas was more than double today's level and carbon emissions cost $25 of ton. This seems to pretty well summarize the current prospects for U.S. nuclear power.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley

WIS-TV Columbia

USC gets $4M grant to study nuclear energy

The University of South Carolina is getting some federal funding to research ways to more effectively store used fuel leftover from the nuclear power making process. A release from the school on Thursday said its nuclear engineering program had received a $4 million federal research grant.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina, Department of Energy

Utility Products

TVA hopes to load fuel at Watts Bar 2 nuclear power plant in March 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority is targeting March 2015 to start loading fuel at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear plant in Tennessee, the federal utility noted recently in documents made public by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission . "Startup testing and system turnovers support a March 2015 fuel load date," TVA said in documents presented to NRC staff July 22. The documents from the briefing were posted on an NRC web site Sept.

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