TerraPower

Media Coverage

  • Advanced Reactor Gets Closer to Reality

    Kevin Bullis provides a solid update on TerraPower’s progress, highlighting the design advancements that make the reactor more practical and efficient. The article follows the 2009 article, “10 Emerging Technologies - TR10: Traveling-Wave Reactor.”


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  • Good News About Small Modular Reactors

    Prominent blogger Dan Yurman examines the effect of the U.S. regulatory climate on small modular reactor designs. He mentions that, due to these barriers, TerraPower and others may be taking their technology abroad.


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  • Futuristic U.S. Power Reactor May be Developed Overseas

    A detailed update on TerraPower and the TWR. A discussion on the technology’s possible development overseas reflects on a mention of TerraPower by Jon Huntsman in January.


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  • GPS: Nathan Myhrvold on Nuclear

    Starting at time code 25:45, Nathan Myhrvold discusses nuclear energy with Fareed Zakaria, mentioning TerraPower’s plans to create a safer, cleaner nuclear plant. He also chats about the United States’ position as an innovator with growing competition.

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  • Gates: ‘Cute’ Tech Won’t Solve Planet’s Energy Woes

    Bill Gates speaks extensively about TerraPower’s potential and his confidence in nuclear energy at the WIRED Business Conference. He emphasizes that nuclear power will be a key element in any future energy plan.


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  • Power Surge

    Focusing on the latest and greatest energy innovations, this NOVA special includes Intellectual Ventures’ Nathan Myhrvold speaking on nuclear power and TerraPower amongst other innovations, from artificial trees to green reboots of familiar technologies like coal.

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  • Nuclear Industry Thrives in the U.S., but for Export

    Due to the regulatory climate and the demand for base load power, the U.S. nuclear industry focuses on manufacturing parts for foreign reactors, rather than exploring new nuclear designs like the TWR. In fact, many of these new designs are being exported to other countries where the need is greater.


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  • The Prospect for Safe Nuclear Power: Building a Better Reactor

    For Businessweek’s cover story, Peter Coy examines six of the current Generation IV nuclear reactor designs, including TerraPower’s TWR as one with potential for increased safety.


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  • Meltdown-or-Not, Future for Nuclear Seen in Diminutive Reactors

    A segment of a Bloomberg Markets cover story, small nuclear reactors are discussed in light of future energy options. The TWR is included as design with potential for offsetting the need for clean base load power.


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  • Troubled Japan Plant’s Technology is Like a Model T Compared to TerraPower’s Next-Gen Nuclear System

    Xcomony reacts to TerraPower’s response to the crisis in Japan on the IV Insights blog, calling it “sensitive to the remarkably precarious situation in Japan” and “making a pretty forceful case that TerraPower’s technology is of no real comparison.”


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  • A Window into the Nuclear Future

    TerraPower and the TWR were profiled by the Wall Street Journal, including comments from Nathan Myhrvold and Bill Gates, and a new graphic detailing how the TP-1 works.


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  • U.S. and Chinese Companies Deepen Ties on the Eve of Obama-Hu Summit

    U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman discusses business and economic ties between the two countries, mentioning the possibility of TerraPower going to China.


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