// Andy Erickson
Los Alamos engineers are working on a tiny, steel-encased core regulated by physics, not pumps.
By Kyle Mizokami, Foxtrot Alpha: “The Department of Defense wants a portable nuclear reactor the size of a main battle tank that's capable of being lifted to overseas hot spots. The reactor would provide megawatts of power for U.S. forces, providing juice for everything from Xboxes to directed energy weapons."
By Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics: “You can see the logic behind the idea. The U.S. army envisions a kind of portable nuclear reactor that could move with units and provide all the power needs for a remote military bases, eliminating the need to transport lots of fuel and maintain long supply lines to keep a base fueled up."