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 »

Notre Dame-Sandia team aims to improve reactor construction methods

A project from two professors at the University of Notre Dame, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, has received a grant from the Department of Energy, the university said on Friday. Yahya Kurama, associate chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, and Ashley Thrall, the Myron and Rosemary Noble Assistant Professor of structural engineering, are working to develop concrete technology to facilitate quicker and safer construction of nuclear re Read More »

Athabasca selling Yellowjacket Gold Project to African Queen Mines

Canadian uranium exploration company Athabasca Nuclear Corp. said on Thursday that it will sell its Yellowjacket Gold Project to African Queen Mines, Ltd. The proposed transaction includes the payment of approximately $121,773 in cash and two million common-share warrants -- split between those exercisable at 5 cents and 10 cents per share over a period of three years -- to Athabasca. Read More »