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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2021
     
    Not just on earth.

    Aneutronic Fusion Spacecraft. pdf

    https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/637127main_Tarditi_Presentation.pdf
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2021
     
    These Nuclear Reactors Can Be Mass Produced In Shipyards - YouTube

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uljEr4En6iY
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2021
     
    The Future of Thorium - YouTube

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2IqcRl849R0
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2021
     
    He's closer to the real situation. These aren't thorium reactors, they're U233 reactors, which are fed by Th232 subjected to neutron breeding. And way back in the 1950s, it was stated by the bombers that U233 is about as good as U235 when it comes to making boom.

    But I've been here before...
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2021
     
    Doesn't really matter about bombs that is just a strawman as we have plenty of bombs already.

    It is claimed that Thorium is more plentiful and produced a lot less waste.

    Anyway the Chinese have got the jump over the USA and will probably make huge profits out of small Thorium reactors.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2021
     
    I doubt it--it's the Th232 to U233 step that's the bugger.

    That India and China have more thorium than uranium is probably the motivation. It's not clear to me that the picture is the same globally.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2021
     
    Various websites say Thorium is at least treble the amount of Uranium, a simple Google search will show that.

    Japan is gain considering so-called super safe reactors.

    Smaller is cheaper.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2021
     
    Australia has the most Thorium.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2021
     
    Distribution is everything. The rare-earth element picture should demonstrate that.
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      CommentAuthorping1400
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2021
     
    Australia also has the most sun.
    But also the most coal.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2021
     
    Anybody know of a use for coal besides burning and making nylons?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2021 edited
     
    Metallurgy, for one, Cyanamide process for making fertilizer... via coal tar, drugs (e.g. Paracetamol), paving, dyes...

    Even phenol was originally produced via coal tar; now it mostly comes from petroleum. Coal tar is wonderful stuff--it literally contains thousands of compounds.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    Thanks, but what happened to the nylons?
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    Ground cavity filler material.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    I traded mine for cigarettes.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    Me too.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    Did you know that nylon can be synthesized from cadaverine? True.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    I looked that up and I'm sorry I did.
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    "I'm back from the rotting flesh factory love. Can you put the kettle on?"
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021 edited
     
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    Donating one's body for nylon synthesis -- a most worthy cause.