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(TED)   Old and Busted: Pressurized steam turbine nuclear reactors. New Hotness (pun intended): Molten salt nuclear reactors. Fark: Designed by a 19 year old   (ted.com) divider line 11
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2013-06-18 11:06:41 PM
2 votes:
I don't understand why it has to be Morton salt.
2013-06-18 10:50:55 PM
2 votes:
Ted talks have really gone down hill since they started up
2013-06-18 10:41:33 PM
2 votes:
Yeah, tech has been around for decades, but it's all been suppressed by the pressurized steam turbine cartel.
2013-06-19 09:14:12 AM
1 votes:
Is this the thread where pompous old farts who know nothing about nuclear power and can't comprehend the subject matter of the TED talk come in and tell us how way in their heyday, the great 1940s when Hitler was president, the Russians already developed nuclear powered submarines using this very same technology this kid is proposing as being novel and that it'll never work because IHOP won't allow it?
2013-06-19 07:30:10 AM
1 votes:
I'm doing a TED talk on my idea for an internal combustion engine using gasoline!
2013-06-19 12:53:32 AM
1 votes:
The real point of the TED talk isn't that there is a novel new design for a nuclear reactor, it's that there is a teenager interested enough to be able to speak authoritatively about such a subject. The kid doesn't get that he's not there to inform anyone, he's there to be a dancing monkey. No doubt this kid will end up making at least a few valuable contributions during his career but he's going at some point look back at this video and be embarrassed by how much, despite the technical information presented, he comes off as arrogant and self serving. Or basically, like a typical kid his age. I know it sounds like I'm ragging on the guy but he's really not at fault. He's acting the way people his age normally act, but with a different point of interest that the usual obsession with a fantasy football team. Those who pushed him in front of the camera and told him he's changing the world should be kicked in the nuts. The kid will be fine as long as he doesn't believe the hype coming out of his handlers.
2013-06-18 11:40:48 PM
1 votes:
timujin: 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 shortly

you're an idiot, and don't call me shortly

So when,  then?
2013-06-18 10:57:13 PM
1 votes:
Ummm, he hasn't designed squat. He has just regurgitated existing proposals.

Also his plans to use plutonium as a fuel in a commercial plant runs afoul of a few international treaties.
2013-06-18 10:52:20 PM
1 votes:
A 19 year old has never come up with anything except a new way to pop zits.
2013-06-18 10:43:11 PM
1 votes:
Ted: Ideas worth ignoring.
2013-06-18 10:19:55 PM
1 votes:

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 shortly


you're an idiot, and don't call me shortly

/that's it, need more beer
 
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