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Posted: Oct 1, 2023 - 11:48am

 miamizsun wrote:


could be
gates has made it clear he believes nuclear is a huge part of reducing co2
he has a few bets/investments with nuclear power/energy research
i was going to mention something about tax write-offs, but decided not to



I haven't followed Gates' investment in nuclear power research lately, but I'd be very interested to see ANY near-term design offer realistic construction cost projections. The Vogtle plant in GA went massively over budget and was years late. 
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Posted: Oct 1, 2023 - 9:59am

U2 embraces nuclear energy.  This is major.


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Posted: Sep 30, 2023 - 10:06am

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I used to be in Data Centers and we looked at this ~7 years ago. At the time it really made a lot more sense to locate in a high sunshine area with cheap land and do big solar arrays with some wind as well if the geography worked. Nuclear has a lot of potential, but only if your scale is larger than a massive array can handle or scale to. I recall the break point was around 200-250 megawatts.  

you are also making a tradeoff on if it more cost effective to move power over a distance or data over a distance. Data is generally easier (light or microwave), but takes time (measured in milliseconds). Normally that's not a big deal, but financial guys will spend millions (multiple / hundreds) for a few milliseconds. So this makes me think that a lot of what is going on is financial. Or this is just PR / Buzzword bingo.


could be
gates has made it clear he believes nuclear is a huge part of reducing co2
he has a few bets/investments with nuclear power/energy research
i was going to mention something about tax write-offs, but decided not to

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Posted: Sep 30, 2023 - 9:41am

 miamizsun wrote:

I used to be in Data Centers and we looked at this ~7 years ago. At the time it really made a lot more sense to locate in a high sunshine area with cheap land and do big solar arrays with some wind as well if the geography worked. Nuclear has a lot of potential, but only if your scale is larger than a massive array can handle or scale to. I recall the break point was around 200-250 megawatts.  

you are also making a tradeoff on if it more cost effective to move power over a distance or data over a distance. Data is generally easier (light or microwave), but takes time (measured in milliseconds). Normally that's not a big deal, but financial guys will spend millions (multiple / hundreds) for a few milliseconds. So this makes me think that a lot of what is going on is financial. Or this is just PR / Buzzword bingo.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2023 - 7:45am

 miamizsun wrote:
I imagine the pool of experts is low seeing that this technology was pretty much all but dead till recently. It would be nice to see this succeed and more folks copy the application. 

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Posted: Sep 29, 2023 - 6:31am

? wish them luck
really hope they pull this off



Microsoft is hiring a nuclear energy expert to help power its AI and cloud data centers





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Posted: May 26, 2023 - 8:31am

dow is doubling down on this tech?



DOW on Route to Making Chemicals Using Small Modular Reactors




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Posted: May 18, 2023 - 8:04am

 ptooey wrote:



Odds are pretty good that hiccup or her parents know them, anyway. Her dad was a veterinarian there for 15 years or so.


Does anyone not know everyone else in that town?  
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Posted: May 18, 2023 - 7:58am

 islander wrote:


Weird, Mrs. I has an aunt and other relatives there. We might be related!



Odds are pretty good that hiccup or her parents know them, anyway. Her dad was a veterinarian there for 15 years or so.
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Posted: May 18, 2023 - 7:54am

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hiccup's hometown - some of the FB comments on local news articles have to be seen to be believed.


Weird, Mrs. I has an aunt and other relatives there. We might be related!
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Posted: May 18, 2023 - 7:46am

 islander wrote:

good article and good project

https://www.gatesnotes.com/Wyoming-TerraPower




hiccup's hometown - some of the FB comments on local news articles have to be seen to be believed.
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Posted: May 18, 2023 - 6:47am

good article and good project

https://www.gatesnotes.com/Wyoming-TerraPower
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Posted: Mar 12, 2023 - 1:47pm

 ColdMiser wrote:
Do you listen to Volts by Dave Roberts? 


i do now
putting it in my funnel

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Posted: Mar 10, 2023 - 6:45am

 miamizsun wrote:

use my driving time to catch on podcasts/streams/videos like this one
really good take on nuclear from a "realistic" perspective
enjoy if you can







Do you listen to Volts by Dave Roberts? 
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Posted: Mar 10, 2023 - 5:28am

use my driving time to catch on podcasts/streams/videos like this one
really good take on nuclear from a "realistic" perspective
enjoy if you can





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Posted: Feb 2, 2023 - 6:40am

 miamizsun wrote:

a plan or option to repurpose coal fired power plants?
came through my yt feed and seems plausible





Fascinating information. These modular reactors look to be a planet saving energy solution. The only issue that wasn't covered is nuclear waste. Where do they put it? Can science and technology find a way to recycle it?

More reading to be done at the NRC, and tons more here.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2023 - 7:22am

a plan or option to repurpose coal fired power plants?
came through my yt feed and seems plausible


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Posted: Jan 24, 2023 - 6:44am

really informative interview with dennis whyte
i'd listen to all of it if possible
however someone has broken it down quite nicely into byte sized clips


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Posted: Dec 12, 2022 - 8:24am

Fusion energy breakthrough by US scientists boosts clean power hopes
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Posted: Aug 24, 2022 - 2:35pm

 miamizsun wrote:


i think they have had a change of direction on this recently

what is the german word for buffoonery? 


Clownerie

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