The Public Opinion of Nuclear Power

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word ‘nuclear’? Probably an image like the one above. Ok. What comes to mind when I say ‘nuclear energy’? Probably still the image above, or perhaps the Chernobyl Disaster. That’s what I think of at least. In fact, I can’t think of aContinue reading “The Public Opinion of Nuclear Power”

Thorium Reactors – What’s All The Fuss?

Nuclear fusion is many decades away, and current nuclear technology carries severe drawbacks such as waste, meltdowns, proliferation, and cost. Is there anything that can be done to address these issues now? A common solution thrown around is ‘thorium’. From my research I have come across a long list of alternate nuclear reactor designs, eachContinue reading “Thorium Reactors – What’s All The Fuss?”

Nuclear Energy in Numbers

In this blog entry I will explore the current state of nuclear energy, compare it to alternative technologies, and justify why I believe we should be building more nuclear plants. I started by rewatching Michael Shellenberger’s TEDx Talks, which are a bombardment of statistics supporting nuclear power. These talks were hugely revelatory for me whenContinue reading “Nuclear Energy in Numbers”

Nuclear Fusion and Generative Design

You can’t talk about the future of nuclear energy without talking about nuclear fusion. Actually, you can’t talk about the future of energy without talking about nuclear fusion. In this blog I will dive into this subject, looking at how a fusion reactor works, the pros and cons, the misconceptions, and how modern design approachesContinue reading “Nuclear Fusion and Generative Design”

Operational Lifespan: 100,000 Years

In this series of blogs, I will be exploring Nuclear Energy as a topic of design and technology. I will look at existing technical, environmental, and societal issues – with consideration to how such issues could change in the future. I will research existing and upcoming technologies with the aim of identifying design opportunities andContinue reading “Operational Lifespan: 100,000 Years”