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David de Caires Watson


From rewilding to district heating, these kickass concepts offer a glimpse of how nuclear power might shape our lives.

Photo by Fábio Lucas on Unsplash

Concept 1: The Deep Future

What will the Deep Future look like?

Nuclear Power

I started atomic_trends to explore what nuclear power will do for humanity in the coming decades. Here’s how it’s gone so far.

“But I don’t see how your board is about nuclear,” people said.

The story of why a digital artist is creating scifi art about nuclear power ⚛

“Scifi Complex” — the piece that originally drew me to Alexey Rubakin’s work. This piece featured alongside other talented designers and scifi artists in an article I wrote exploring nuclear scifi (“Four Cool Concepts For A Nuclear Powered Future”).

One of the visuals for Space Is More’s MaMBA Moon colony concept. Artwork by Wojciech Fikus.

On the day Indian Point 3 is prematurely closed for political reasons, Generation Atomic has a message for the plant’s climate hero workers.

We salute you, workers of Indian Point.

“It had to be atomic” says designer of vessel so beautiful, it will make you weep.

Credit: Iddes Yachts

“The ship will introduce features found on cruise, expedition, research and luxury yachts...but she will be none of them.” — Aaron Olivera | Founder & CEO of Earth 300 Ventures


And why taking fire from the gods has unintended consequences for human morality.

Nuclear Startups

Kärnfull plans to do for nuclear power what Spotify did for music.

A New Zealand pop group need your help to crowdfund pro-nuclear remake of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”.

The public is always asking of nuclear, ‘what if it all goes wrong?’ Data from Chernobyl and Fukushima have now provided the answer.

David de Caires Watson

Chartered Physicist, nature-lover, believer in pedal power. Ecomodernist. Editor for The Kernel mag. Founder of Atomic Trends.

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