NASA has successfully conducted initial testing of a compact nuclear power system designed to be used for long-term missions on the surface of Mars, the space agency said Thursday. The system, which uses a reactor core about the size of a paper towel roll, will undergo full-power testing in March.
With the government's commitment to promote nuclear energy, it's important for young people to get involved in learning about the nuclear power industry and moving it forward, said Suzanne Jaworowski, a senior advisor in the Energy Department's Office of Nuclear Energy. She said she hopes that with more education the public will understand the value of clean, reliable nuclear power.
Entergy and NextEra Energy have chosen not to renew their memberships with the Nuclear Energy Institute, the association said. "We are disappointed by the decision but remain committed to our role as the voice for the nuclear industry," NEI spokesman John Keeley said.
The arrival of a new CEO at software company MetricStream involved input from the previous CEO, who was also asked by the new CEO to serve on the board, writes Alan Fleischmann. This cooperative approach to transition allowed for tradition to merge with innovation making it a smoother experience for leadership and staff.
Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski said that Poland is pushing forward with plans to construct its first nuclear power plant, and officials are close to creating a financial model for the project.
Toshiba has agreed to sell its claims against Westinghouse to a group of hedge funds led by the Baupost Group. The deal would cut down on the number of creditors and disagreements between them, potentially helping Westinghouse resolve its bankruptcy faster.
Once we become deliberate about how we react to adversity rather than habitual, we can better manage our emotions and respond to others constructively, writes LaRae Quy. "Awareness and curiosity about our own emotions, as well as those of others, places us in a stronger position to not only recognize the negative ones but to anticipate how they could spin out of control," she writes.
Giving feedback can be made easier if you explain why it's important and how it will help improve performance, writes Dan Rockwell. Many people don't want negative feedback, so remember to temper that with affirmation, he notes.
Even during the harsh winter weather and resulting increased power demand, Exelon Generation's nuclear power plants in Illinois and its Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland operated at almost full capacity, Exelon said. "Our performance this past week helps demonstrate nuclear power's reliability and resiliency nationally," Exelon Chief Nuclear Officer Bryan Hanson said.
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