Pack your bags, it's time to nuke ourselves to the moon! And while we're at it, we might as well bring along a few extra nukes, in the form of miniaturized nuclear reactors that can fit inside a suitcase and power a moon base or two.
If you live on the east coast in the U.S., you may have felt a little shaking today. An earthquake originating in Virgina and clocking in at a magnitude of 5.8 also happened to occur less than a dozen miles from the state's North Anna nuke plant.
When we dig uranium out of the ground, 99% of it is U-238, which we don't care about. 1% of it is U-235, which we use for all kinds of things, including conventional reactor fuel. Bill Gates and some of his pals figure that it would be a much better idea if we could just burn the U-238 instead.