Bill Gates confirms his latest pet project is helping China set up a new and safer type of...

|By:, SA News Editor

Bill Gates confirms his latest pet project is helping China set up a new and safer type of nuclear reactor. A Gates-funded tech firm - TerraPower - is developing a Generation IV reactor that can run decades on depleted uranium and produce much smaller amounts of nuclear waste than traditional reactors. China's growing interest in nuclear stands in contrast to Germany's potentially-costly abandonment of the power source and a now decades-long stagnant program in the U.S.