TerraPower

Media Coverage

  • Nathan Myhrvold Wants You to Embrace Nuclear Power

    Via video, Nathan Myhrvold spoke about the future of nuclear energy as part of an event at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. The event was a discussion about our future energy sources – which alternative energy sources will viably compete with fossil fuels.


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  • Has Bill Gates Come Up With a Safe, Clean Way to Harness Nuclear Power?

    For The Independent newspaper in the U.K., Mark Piesing talks about TerraPower’s technology, the status of the traveling wave project and its viability.


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  • Building a More Efficient Nuclear Fission Reactor

    Sander Olson from the blog NextBigFuture interviews Robert Petroski, a member of the technical team. They discuss TerraPower, the TWR technology, and its potential role in the future of energy.


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  • Don’t Count Out Nuclear Just Yet

    John Gilleland is quoted in Richard Martin’s frank, but encouraging, examination of the effect of Fukushima on the nuclear industry for Fortune Magazine.


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  • 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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