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OK, so it’s not solar or nothing

I was assuming that nuclear power plants would continue to be incredibly expensive to build and politically untenable. But I just got clued into thorium reactors.

The ones Obama just approved to be built are the standard water-cooled, fast-breeder Uranium-238 reactors that we all know and love, not the above hotness. But with Nobel Laureate Steven Chu as the head of the Department of Energy, I can’t write off an idea this good out of hand.

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  1. Bryan says

    Interesting that Fermi and Wigner, two of the deepest theoreticians about the foundations of QM, were competing on these experimental projects. I had no idea Wigner worked on this stuff.

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