TerraPower—with the backing of Bill Gates—has a radical vision for the reactors of tomorrow.

Blue-Hyper-GlobeThanks to his role funding and guiding a start-up called TerraPower LLC, where he serves as chairman, Bill Gates has become a player in a field of inventors whose goal is to make nuclear reactors smaller, cheaper and safer than today’s nuclear energy sources. The 30-person company recently completed a basic design for a reactor that theoretically could run untouched for decades on spent nuclear fuel. Now the company is seeking a partner to help build the experimental reactor, and a country willing to host it.

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Source: Robert A. Guth | The Wall Street Journal