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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.
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.
Company is in talks with TerraPower, which is backed by Microsoft's chairman, to jointly develop advanced nuclear reactors.
TerraPower, which counts Bill Gates as an investor, raises $35 million in venture funding to pursue an alternative nuclear-power technology.
The software tycoon cum philanthropist talks turkey on clean energy tech, arguing that much bigger public investments in R&D are needed.
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.