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(NPR)   The future of nuclear power is in a series of miniature reactors that are just so cute you'll want to cuddle with them   ( divider line
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2013-02-04 02:28:48 PM  
3 votes:
Family atomics?
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2013-02-04 03:54:33 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-04 03:37:17 PM  
2 votes:

MrSteve007: The future of nuclear power should be limited to a footnote in the history books.

"Look kids, here's an industry that told the public that it would be clean, so cheap that meters wouldn't be necessary & completely safe."

Kids: "What a bunch of idiots."

Teachers: Well, that's today's lesson. Now head back into the fuel starved wasteland to try and scavenge some gasoline.
2013-02-04 02:05:57 PM  
2 votes:

Tax Boy: [ image 500x317]

Mr Fusion?

Honestly, that's about all Miller High Life is good for.
2013-02-04 01:30:32 PM  
2 votes:

Voiceofreason01: Seems like a big safety and security risk.

What could the possible fallout be?
2013-02-04 01:20:49 PM  
2 votes:
Meh, I'm putting my chips on Fusion reactors that create plasma.


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Who else gets seriously annoyed when these things blow up and irradiate you?  Is that what we want for our kids?
2013-02-04 01:09:21 PM  
2 votes:

Voiceofreason01: GAT_00: Thanks Asimov, I still don't need a nuclear knife.

OOOooo, but what about a nuclear powered laser gun?

It's our constitutional right to have nuclear-powered laser guns.
2013-02-04 06:15:44 PM  
1 vote:
The Constitution guarantees your right to an atomic bomb unless you're Iranian.
2013-02-04 04:56:43 PM  
1 vote:

Ned Stark: Fark is quit a bit smarter than the general public (horrifying as that may seem.)

Then this thread is the outlier?
2013-02-04 04:08:26 PM  
1 vote:
The big draw of a PBR was the low fuel density preventing runaway fission.

That and the reasonable price.
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/tastes as good coming up as it did going down
2013-02-04 03:46:54 PM  
1 vote:

Richard C Stanford: /fission will be nice, probably won't live to see it :(

Yes you will because FISSION is what we have now. FUSION is the holy grail of energy.

Oh you so smrt.

/I always get more replies to mistakes than I do to trolling or even valid arguments.
2013-02-04 03:46:31 PM  
1 vote:

I wonder if by "export them overseas" they meant something rather than the obvious.

I guess we'll find out in a few years if we "export them overseas" to Iran, Pakistan, etc.
2013-02-04 03:37:46 PM  
1 vote:

liam76: Dinjiin: Nobody wants to see high-voltage transmission lines go up yet they don't want to pay to have them installed underground,

What is the benefit of puttingt hem underground?

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2013-02-04 02:57:18 PM  
1 vote:
Does it make moonshine too?

/because it looks like a still
2013-02-04 02:19:05 PM  
1 vote:

Stranded On The Planet Dumbass: Where does the spent fuel go?

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Jesus Hot sauce./ Root Boy Slim.
2013-02-04 01:57:02 PM  
1 vote:

Mouser: <i>"It's a developing country that doesn't have a substantial electrical grid that is precisely the kind of country I would not want to see have any kind of nuclear power plant," he says.</i>

Because burning the local forests for fuel or relying on the warlord's oil fields is so much better for people in developing countries.

I suppose the one saving grace about Western environmentalists hating humanity is that they want the impoverished foreigners to die off first.

Yes, that's right, we hate humanity.
Specifically, you.
2013-02-04 01:53:52 PM  
1 vote:
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Mr Fusion?
2013-02-04 01:52:55 PM  
1 vote:
I hear that in the future you can buy plutonium at every corner drug store.

2013-02-04 01:51:04 PM  
1 vote:
Anyone's that has been around a two year-old knows that the biggest meltdowns can come in very small packages.
2013-02-04 01:38:41 PM  
1 vote:

liam76: Dinjiin: Nobody wants to see high-voltage transmission lines go up yet they don't want to pay to have them installed underground,

What is the benefit of puttingt hem underground?

Not having to listen to nutcases who claim to be sensitive to magnetic fields, and claim that they cause cancer, rickets, and gingivitis.
2013-02-04 01:37:42 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds pretty rad.
2013-02-04 01:36:24 PM  
1 vote:

doczoidberg: As someone who lives within the fallout zones of two nuke plants, I'm not concerned.

Actually, having a nuclear power plant eight miles from my home is kind of exciting, if anything.

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2013-02-04 01:31:45 PM  
1 vote:
If these become popular, how will we be able to continue ruining our air and contaminating our water with mercury?
2013-02-04 01:30:30 PM  
1 vote:

vudukungfu: Yep. Build them like house trailers.
Brilliant. I bet they are easy to keep safe and secure, too.
Nothing like having an ADT sticker on the glass window to keep someone away that wants your fuel grade stuff.
I'm sure nothing could possibly go wrong.

We need about 30 years more research, or stop arresting every boyscout who tries this in his own back yard.

Nuke morans are the other end of the spectrum from the crunchy, hippie, Peta wack jobs.

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Deep thoughts...
2013-02-04 01:22:10 PM  
1 vote:
They're building one of these next to my house, they've answered all of the community's concerns with "dont' worry, it's safe" now I feel much better about it.
2013-02-04 12:20:21 PM  
1 vote:
Will if fit on the back of my DeLorean??
2013-02-04 12:15:22 PM  
1 vote:

Voiceofreason01: costermonger: Voiceofreason01: But in practical terms where do you deploy these?

Replacing existing end of life (conventional) power stations.

Yeah but where? Unstable African countries? There are remote areas of the US and Canada where it might work but the article specifically mentioned sending these units abroad. I really like the idea of these mini-reactors but you'd have to site them really carefully(keeping in mind that they're potential security and environmental hazards for decades, even after they're offline).

I want one of these for my doomsday prepper bunker!
2013-02-04 11:09:10 AM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: Thanks Asimov, I still don't need a nuclear knife.

OOOooo, but what about a nuclear powered laser gun?
2013-02-04 11:06:36 AM  
1 vote:
Thanks Asimov, I still don't need a nuclear knife.
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