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traveling-wave reactor


Gates-backed TerraPower pitches new nuclear tech

TerraPower is talking to a number of countries to build the first plant with the next generation of nuclear power plants that run entirely on the spent fuel from current nuclear plants.

By December 12, 2011


Still plugging new nuclear power tech post-Fukushima

Despite the worst nuclear disaster in decades and other roadblocks, young nuclear power companies NuScale Power and TerraPower still see strong interest in getting alternative reactor designs built.

By November 20, 2011


Bill Gates: Spike in clean energy R&D needed

The software tycoon cum philanthropist talks turkey on clean energy tech, arguing that much bigger public investments in R&D are needed.

By August 25, 2010


Gates-backed nuclear outfit TerraPower funded

TerraPower, which counts Bill Gates as an investor, raises $35 million in venture funding to pursue an alternative nuclear-power technology.

By June 14, 2010


Toshiba eyes nuke alliance with Gates start-up

Company is in talks with TerraPower, which is backed by Microsoft's chairman, to jointly develop advanced nuclear reactors.

By March 23, 2010


Microsoft's Mundie: IT needed to solve global woes

At Harvard, Microsoft Chief Research Officer Craig Mundie argues that computer science is on the brink of breakthroughs that can crack daunting energy and environmental problems.

By November 3, 2009