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Blockchain, Drones Are Strategies for Survival at Japan’s Tepco via BloomburgQuint

    (Bloomberg) — Shattered by the enormity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and bleeding customers to nimbler rivals, Tokyo’s lumbering, 66-year-old electric-power behemoth has a new strategy for long-term survival: reinventing itself as a cutting-edge innovator. Tepco, known formally … Continue reading

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Nuclear-Free Local Authorities say Scottish nuclear facilities are vulnerable to terrorist attack via The Herald Scotland

UK authorities are underestimating the risks of devastating terrorist attacks on nuclear plants and shipments of radioactive material, according to an expert report seen by the Sunday Herald. A new analysis for the 40-strong group of Nuclear-Free Local Authorities (NFLA) … Continue reading

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Paris Terror Spurs Plan for Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants via Bloomberg

Lawmakers in France want to create military zones around its 58 atomic reactors to boost security after this month’s Paris terror attacks and almost two dozen mystery drone flights over nuclear plants that have baffled authorities. “There’s a legal void … Continue reading

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Mystery Drones in France Expose Vulnerability of Nuclear Sites via Bloomberg

A series of mysterious drone flights over French nuclear reactors recently is exposing a security threat that has authorities scrambling. There have been more than a dozen sightings so far, including one this week, of small unmanned aircraft. They haven’t … Continue reading

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Take A Drone-Guided Tour Of The Abandoned Fukushima Exclusion Zone via Gizmodo

The Japanese multicopter firm HEXaMedia recently released an eery compilation of footage from the empty city. And while not all of the shots are from a drone in flight, the expansive panoramas from above are nothing short of arresting. From … Continue reading

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UK-built drone to map Fukushima nuclear fallout via WIRED.Co.UK

A drone designed to scan disaster sites and nuclear plants for signs of radiation has been jointly awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award. James MacFarlane and his winning team at the University of Bristol will use … Continue reading

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Which drone future will Americans choose? via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Hugh Gusterson The US government now faces the same dilemma over drones as it did over nuclear weapons in the late 1940s. It’s at a fork in the road. Intoxicated with short-term advantage. Blind to long-term dangers. After Hiroshima, … Continue reading

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US Draws Up Plans for Nuclear Drones via Reader Supported News

merican scientists have drawn up plans for a new generation of nuclear-powered drones capable of flying over remote regions of the world for months on end without refuelling. The blueprints for the new drones, which have been developed by Sandia … Continue reading

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