Hollie Maea: Using molten salt as your heat exchange fluid is not the least bit "new"
ShadowKamui: Hollie Maea: Using molten salt as your heat exchange fluid is not the least bit "new"Its also not the least bit safe
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Quantum Apostrophe: MaudlinMutantMollusk: How did this kid achieve a fusion reaction?/I must be confused//I didn't think controlled fusion was possible yet///I'm certain, though, that someone will be along to tell me I'm an idiot shortlyI'm always surprised when someone hasn't heard of this by now, especially on here. Maybe you don't hang out enough in the geek tab?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FusorAt this point, it's almost off-the-shelf parts. Still a lot of work to get working.I guess my mistake was in the belief that a functional fusion reactor would create more energy than it consumes/at least that's what I would consider "functional"
Trayal: I got the impression from listening to his speech that he's referring to his specific design, i.e. the modular built-in-a-factory design that he put together, as new, not the underlying technology.I don't know if an assembly line modular reactor idea really is new or not, but perhaps searching for a little perspective and context, before immediately accusing him of plagiarism, may be in order.Less Judging, more Perceiving, no?
Any Pie Left: Any disruption of water supply is an emergency.
Befuddled: He wants to bury his reactor underground. That would be a bad idea as when the thing leaks it will contaminate the ground.This isn't a good topic for a TED talk as the subject is way too technical. There is too much 'trust me, this will work the way I say it will' going on.
Trayal: I don't know if an assembly line modular reactor idea really is new or not, but perhaps searching for a little perspective and context, before immediately accusing him of plagiarism, may be in order.
mr lawson: Ivo Shandor: Trayal: I don't know if an assembly line modular reactor idea really is new or not,No, not even close to it. This 1985 patent for example.See also: Thorium-fueled underground power plant based on molten salt technology (PDF) - Ralph Moir and Edward Teller, 2004. One of its references is about Brayton-cycle power generation.yup...and yes...it is THE Edward Teller. you know..father of the H-bomb guy:-)/Dr. Moir knows his stuff as well
Vaneshi: My general understanding is that nuclear reactors are designed specifically for whatever installation they're going in to rather than being a modular 'flat pack' design.
acefox1: Meh, that's nothing.I've got this amazing new idea of taking an engine, mounting a propeller on it and attaching it to some kind of structure with wings and stabilizers. I'll be in all the papers next week.
Vaneshi: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food:A truly functional fusion reactor does not exist.*looks up at sky*smellslikebullshiat.jpg
vossiewulf: And by new hotness, we mean used in Soviet and Russian nuclear subs for 40 years.
Valiente: vossiewulf: And by new hotness, we mean used in Soviet and Russian nuclear subs for 40 years.And we're done. "New to America" does not mean "new" or even "remotely not old".
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