Nuclear power may be making a comeback as researchers develop reactors that are smaller than ever before.

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NUCLEAR 101: How Does a Nuclear Reactor Work?
https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/nuclear-101-how-does-nuclear-reactor-work
“The main job of a reactor is to house and control nuclear fission—a process where atoms split and release energy.”

Smaller, safer, cheaper: One company aims to reinvent the nuclear reactor and save a warming planet
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/smaller-safer-cheaper-one-company-aims-reinvent-nuclear-reactor-and-save-warming-planet
“For now, NuScale’s reactors exist mostly as computer models. But in an industrial area north of town here, the company has built a full-size mock-up of the upper portion of a reactor.”

Nuclear Power in the World Today
http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/current-and-future-generation/nuclear-power-in-the-world-today.aspx
“There is a clear need for new generating capacity around the world, both to replace old fossil fuel units, especially coal-fired ones, which emit a lot of carbon dioxide, and to meet increased demand for electricity in many countries.”
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