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In Nuclear Power, Size Matters

andersen You obviously didn't watch the video... (230 comments)

They are NOT at suggesting using solid thorium and making fuel rods. That would indeed be truly stupid.

The LFTR uses thorium dissolved in molten floride salt. It is proven tech, since the US government
built one back in the late 60s and ran it for 5 years -- with 1.5 years at full power...

Watch the video http://thoriumremix.com/2011/
then and only then can you properly comment on thorium....

more than 3 years ago

Utah State Prof Says Hybrids Don't Kill More Pedestrians

andersen Hybrids Don't Kill Pedestrians... (187 comments)

Taking my cue from the NRA:
Hybrids Don't Kill Pedestrians... People Kill Pedestrians...

more than 4 years ago

What Objects To Focus On For School Astronomy?

andersen The Moon. Jupiter. Saturn. Venus. (377 comments)

The Moon. Jupiter and its moons. Saturn. Venus. The Orion Nebula. The Andromeda Galaxy.

And get out there and look at the dramatic and easy stuff. Jupiter and its moons is really cool to watch. And you just can't go wrong with the moon. All of the things I listed above should be easy to find with a small telescope. Looking for much more is going to be frustrating and boring for a group of students. Looking at stars is going to be very boring (stars look like points of light, even with the best telescopes). Go grab a copy of http://www.stellarium.org/ to help you find things and you should be good to go.

more than 4 years ago

China Moving To Restrict Neodymium Supply

andersen Neodymium Extracted from Titanium Dioxide waste (477 comments)

Fortunately, researchers from Leeds' Faculty of Engineering have discovered how to recover significant quantities of rare-earth oxides, present in titanium dioxide minerals....

about 5 years ago

Reprogrammed Skin Cells Turned Into Baby Mice

andersen Every cell is sacred! (284 comments)

Every cell is sacred! When a cell is wasted, God gets quite irate.

more than 5 years ago


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