nuclear energy

Loy Yang nuclear power station

Recent debates about the future of nuclear power in Australia make much of the potential of the next generation of reactors.

nuclear weapon explosion

Developing nuclear weapons requires technological and industrial capabilities that Australia simply does not have at the moment. The political will may be lacking, too.


A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, says a UNSW physicist.