Tag Archives: nuclear power

Lockheed Compact Fusion Reactor

Can this be real?

 

The Skunk Works mind-set and “the pace that people work at here is ridiculously fast,” he says. “We would like to get to a prototype in five generations. If we can meet our plan of doing a design-build-test generation every year, that will put us at about five years, and we’ve already shown we can do that in the lab.”

The early reactors will be designed to generate around 100 MW and fit into transportable units measuring 23 X 43 ft. “That’s the size we are thinking of now. You could put it on a semi-trailer, similar to a small gas turbine, put it on a pad, hook it up and can be running in a few weeks,”

Thomas McGuire, AviationWeek interview (see link below)

Wow …

Links

http://m.aviationweek.com/technology/skunk-works-reveals-compact-fusion-reactor-details

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/lockheed-martins-new-fusion-reactor-design-can-change-h-1646578094

http://www.businessinsider.com/scientists-bash-lockheed-on-nuclear-fusion-2014-10

Pandora’s Promise

Former anti-nuclear environmentalists reevaluate their position on nuclear power in light of the Fukushima disaster.

They present the past, present, and future of nuclear power including Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima. Their conclusions will surprise you.


 

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Energy Density

Log Scale

http://xkcd.com/1162/

The energy density of fissionable uranium in megajoules/kilogram is 1.7 million times that of gasoline. This one of the reasons for why we cannot choose to ignore nuclear power in our energy mix.

The number of deaths, injured, or sickened from the combined nuclear incidents of Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima is less than the annual deaths, injured, or sickened in the coal, oil, solar, or wind industries. The global push to decommission nuclear power plants in wake of Fukushima is driven by baseless fear and media hype.

Suggested blogs and podcasts

http://atomicinsights.com

http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com

http://pandoraspromise.com

Thorium Remix 2011

I found this video at http://atomicinsights.com/

Forget everything you thought you knew about nuclear power and watch this video,

http://atomicinsights.com/lftr-in-five-minutes-is-thorium-better-than-a-silver-bullet-energy-solution/

Kinda makes you think, eh?

Kirk Sorensen http://energyfromthorium.com