Steer clear of the green glow; how is nuclear fuel made?

Uranium. It glows green and is highly radioactive. If you dug some up you should be terribly concerned, right? Not exactly. Unfortunately, the Simpsons has mislead us about both its nature (it isn’t a glowing green element) and danger (I’m telling the truth I promise, just stay with me). So then what is uranium andContinue reading “Steer clear of the green glow; how is nuclear fuel made?”

Why renewables suck – Part 1

The Problems with Renewables It is a widely accepted fact that human caused climate change is occurring. Humanity’s endless thirst for energy is causing a rapid increase in the parts-per-million of CO2 in the atmosphere, contributing to global warming, biodiversity loss, rising sea levels and myriad other pretty undesirable things to be happening on theContinue reading “Why renewables suck – Part 1”

Nuclear Fusion – A Crash Course

Limitless carbon-free energy, the largest temperature gradients in the universe, international scientific collaboration. Doesn’t sound too bad, huh? If the words ‘nuclear fusion’ sound confusing (or worse, frightening) to you or you have a desire for the human race to exist beyond 100 years into the future, then you’re in the right place. It doesn’tContinue reading “Nuclear Fusion – A Crash Course”

Who’s afraid of Big, Bad Nuclear Power?

Historically, nuclear power has had bad press. The Chernobyl disaster, Three Mile Island accident and Fukushima-Daichi accident are infamous and tragic. Thousands of lives were affected and they illustrate the danger that nuclear power poses. No rational, ethical human could support their use. We have to stop using these monstrosities before they cause further devastation,Continue reading “Who’s afraid of Big, Bad Nuclear Power?”

What is “Our Nuclear Future”?

“Our Nuclear Future” is a blog about my thoughts for the future and (largely) nuclear power. It hope that it will act as a canvas for us to collectively imagine and discuss the ideal civilisation of the future and what it will contain, both technological and sociological. One I hope, with technology that is todayContinue reading “What is “Our Nuclear Future”?”