Thursday, April 10, 2008

And thus it begins....

Well, I suppose many who care already know, but we saw yesterday an important milestone in the rebirth of our nuclear industry.

Georgia Power (a subsidiary of Southern Company) entered into an agreement with a consortium comprised of Westinghouse and others to build two AP-1000 plants. Details can be found on their page here.

I am excited to see how this unfolds. Moreover, I anticipate this will be the first in a string of several such orders--a very good thing for us soon-to-be employable engineers in the field.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Continuous partial-attention

This isn't nuclear, but fascinating none the less:

It talks about how people are "living in their laptops", which, unfortunately, I do.