A giant laser has cut the lifetime of a speck of radioactive waste from millions of years to just minutes. The feat raises hopes that a solution to nuclear power’s biggest drawback – its waste – might one day be possible.
Gosh if this could be implemented it go towards creating an infinite supply of energy. Why didnt this story get more coverage?
“It is not going to solve the waste problem completely, but it reduces toxicity by a factor of 100. That’s an attractive proposition,” says Ken Ledingham, at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, who led the British and German research team.