posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 04:21 PM
Originally posted by purplemer
Something special about a fresh mind. This lad is only 18 and he has just invented a new type of reactor. It is capable of eating all sorts including
I do not really like nuclear energy. Fukishma says it all. But these things on paper are a lot safer than the conventional reactors we use and can be
turned off with ease. In the event of an accident you drain the core off..
We are facing an energy crisis and we need to move away from fossil feuls. Windmills, wave, solar and geothermal all help. But you cannot put all you
eggs in one basket
Maybe one day we will see small reactors powering homes and alike.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Fusion reactors are different than typical nuclear reactors. The concept behind a "fusion" reactor is considerably less radiation and waste. At least
that's what I've been lead to believe. A fusion based reactor uses radioactive material and produces non radioactive materials(or materials considered
safe for handling,use, storage, disposal.) If he's truly done such a thing, I'm very interested to see where this goes. The idea of a fusion reactor
has been around for a very long time, I'm surprised it's taken so long for someone to come up with a working design. All attempts up until now seem to
come to dead ends, or aren't true fusion reactors.
EDIT TO ADD!!!
After giving the article a thorough look through this is a design for a small FISSION reactor. It's not a fusion reactor as mentioned early in the
article. This is essentially miniaturized Current nuclear reactors. Much like I assume is found in Nuclear powered marine vessels. Whether they are of
similar design to the marine reactors, I do not know but the idea has been done before. These are still potentially hazardous devices to place
throughout the country. It's taking the Large risks involved with full scale Nuclear facilities, and miniaturizing them to be placed in higher numbers
through out the country, sorry article says " Through out the world." I suppose it's a neat idea towards solving energy needs or more hard to
reach/maintain areas in the world, but they could still pose serious health risks in the event of a malfunction, or mini-meltdown. Large scale
facilities attempt to employ neutron absorbers as well, and they don't always prevent calamity or nuclear spill over.
I'm officially concerned, more than impressed.
edit on 1-3-2013 by Hijinx because: (no reason given)