posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 05:42 PM
Man there is alot of broad sweeping judgments in this thread...
Originally posted by DrHoracid
Originally posted by E_T
If you mean nuclear fission shielding is necessary, neutron radiation doesn't care much about electric/magnetic fields.
And superconductors exactly won't work in room temperature.
PS. Original power production rate of RTGs in Voyagers was ~470 000 mW.
Sorry E_T but a thin Boron shield take care of the neutrons and superconductors are close to room temp these days.
But you said it would require no
shielding. Boron shielding is still shielding, and it can fail. BTW We can destroy our biosphere right now,
all it would take would be to detonate all the nukes on earth at strategic points(ie fault lines, volcanoes, close to the coast underwater to creat
tsunamis of biblical proportions) As for damaging the environment with our current addiction to Black Gold, we gotta get off it soon. Heck even Bush
realizes this allthough he wants it done in a way so his buddies in the Oil industry will profit either way.
superconductors are close to room temp these days.
According to who...you?
Please provide links and do not state facts you may or may not be able to back up. From all I have read about Room Temp
Superconductors is that they are either Impossible, or far beyond us at this point. Carbon Nanotubes have been proposed as a potential
in which Room-Temp Superconduction may
be possible, allthough it is theoretical and I have not heard of any peer-reviewed study that has showed
it is possible. I have read some interesting theories but thats all they are theories.
[edit on 16-12-2004 by sardion2000]