New hope for nuclear?

They may be on our dirty words list, but recent articles on “fission”: and “cold fusion”: might signal a new age for nuclear power. Most interesting to me is the idea of a “pebble bed reactor”: or “cold fusion bottle”: providing megawatts of power to Mars missions and other weight-conscious applications without having to compromise on environmental security.

Having been burned by the original hype about both “Our Bold Atomic Future”: and cold fusion, I’ll admit I’m skeptical. It’s now the responsibility of nuclear proponents to show that these technologies are safer and more effective than “existing”: “alternative”: “energy”: “sources”: Good luck to them.