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(Medium)   In 1972, scientists discovered a 2 billion-year-old nuclear reactor in west Africa. Gulp   (medium.com) divider line 55
    More: Interesting, scientists discovered, nuclear reactors, Nuclear Physics, atomic nuclei, fundamental constants, fine structures, fissile material, nuclear waste  
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2014-04-30 08:41:59 AM  
Did they poke it with a stick?
 
2014-04-30 10:30:18 AM  
Did they also find a hatch and an electromagnetic field?
 
2014-04-30 10:44:26 AM  
Definitely needs a good stick poking.
Maybe later we could get sophisticated and do it w/ something sticky on the end.
 
2014-04-30 03:33:11 PM  
aaaaand this discovery led us to know that Alpha varies... yup, the universal constant changes from time to time
 
2014-05-01 12:59:09 AM  

Cpl.D: Drill into it, run piping down there, heat water.  Run piping through a heat exchanger safely below the surface, use the steam from that to run a series of turbines.  Quick nuclear power without dicking around.


Drill into it, use a fission neutron tool to work out the percentage of fissile material still left down there, pump high concentration acid though it and get said fissile material for reactors.

Or not?
 
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