Step Aside, 3-D Printing: This Is General Electric’s Next Big Idea – DailyFinance

Consider that nuclear fuel waste can be broken down into three products:

  1. uranium for reuse in power generation,
  2. fission products for stabilization and geological storage, and
  3. high-level waste known as transuranics, or elements heavier than uranium.

While UNFs (used nuclear fuels) from a light water reactor (the most common type of nuclear reactor) yield about 95% uranium, 4% fission products, and 1% transuranics; traditional reprocessing leaves 20% of the original volume of waste behind to be stored in a geological repository. It would actually be a suitable solution (for now), but world reprocessing capacity is severely limited.

Only 31% of the nuclear waste produced worldwide has been reprocessed, which has put generators such as Exelon in a bind for storage.

via Step Aside, 3-D Printing: This Is General Electric's Next Big Idea – DailyFinance.

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Air Force chooses Raytheon to develop Global ASNT SATCOM linking nuclear forces, national commanders – Avionics Intelligence

The Global ASNT (Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal) system will use Extremely High Frequency (EHF) and Advanced EHF waveforms to provide protected communications to nuclear bomber, missile, and support aircraft crews in difficult environments.

via Air Force chooses Raytheon to develop Global ASNT SATCOM linking nuclear forces, national commanders – Avionics Intelligence.

India and US to hold first meet since diplomat stand-off | Mail Online

The Indo-US intelligence dialogue is a subset of Strategic Dialogue between the two countries. Inaugurated in 2009, the strategic dialogue discusses the full range of US-India cooperation on bilateral and regional issues, economic engagement, regional security and defence, science and technology, climate change, and global issues such as women’s empowerment, non-proliferation and space cooperation.

via India and US to hold first meet since diplomat stand-off | Mail Online.