MIT team designs offshore nuclear reactor concept

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) propose that an off-shore nuclear power plant could potentially be a safer and more efficient way of nuclear power generation than current land-based facilities, they said on Wednesday. Essentially, the concept combines the use of current platforms that are used in the oil drilling industry's off-shore operations and nuclear reactors. Read More »

MIT grad student's work sheds light on nuclear reactor water dynamics

Benjamin Magolan, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been devising and testing algorithms to help visualize the flow of coolant water inside the core of a nuclear reactor, MIT said on Wednesday. Magolan is in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering's (NSE) master's program, with a focus on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Read More »