posted on Aug, 30 2014 @ 12:35 PM
a reply to: Xeven
The public is so afraid of nuclear power that it is amazing.
Westinghouse has had modular reactors for awhile now, but they can't sell them to the public. It is kind of like DowClean, best product ever
imagined, totally unpopular enough that it will never be sold to anyone anywhere. You could dip a seized up engine in that stuff and pull out what
look like brand new parts.
We could be driving around with electric cars powered by the heat generated from radioactive isotopes, but we continue to live in the dark ages. Or at
the very least driving around with hydrogen fuel cells produced from the abundant energy produced by nuclear power plants.
The big problem is the purification of Uranium into its most radioactive form leaving behind waste that is so dangerous that it is hard to deal with.
If we weren't always trying to get the biggest bang for our buck and were content with more passive systems, the heat differential caused by
radioactive elements could be used to harvest vast amounts of energy while creating very little radioactive waste, much less than is even produced by
the processing of coal.
Oh well, someday Lockheed Martin's servers are going to be heralded as a new library of Alexandria with millions of projects that could have been but
never were simply because of backward superstitious humanoids.