I have a different take on the big bang , a tiny flea-sized piece of spiritual energy divided itself and bang , the Universe was born ...currently expanding but one day it will contract ... spiritual energy is THE ingredient that makes up everything ...
Thorium is an excellent opportunity, and it promises much. It isnt ready to go like Uranium is, there is still lots of work to do before it can be placed in service like Uranium is now. There are no commercial Thorium power reactors in service that I know of, it may be a valuable step along the way to fusion, IMO. I see no objection to developing it and giving it a chance to fulfill these promises. It is less reactive than Uranium, and will require different reactor designs, but that shouldnt stop us, and there is considerable research to draw on for engineering working solutions for commercial power reactors.
Something to keep in mind, what we are calling nuclear waste is as valuable as gold, it is a source of energy itself this waste. Any fission reactor will produce spent fuel, effectively reprocessing is a key part of the fuel cycle, this would need to be developed for Thorium too.
Swiftsword, These miniature solutions sound like a good thing, I hope we see some of them going into production in this decade. The idea of blending U 233 back into the stockpile of low enriched fuel is about weapons reduction, it has its merits, and its drawbacks. It effectively wastes a lot of work, already done- but it places a lot of bomb material out of reach and reduces the ready stockpile of bomb fuel - which is a noble idea - whether it is practical or advisable to do this is another question. On the cooling question: designing a system which uses the most of the available thermal energy and doesnt dump excess heat into the environment is a key step, water or gas, or liquid metal, cooling is necessary in nuclear power, using the thermal energy now wasted is an engineering opportunity.
I dont know why people dont believe in Aliens. Maybe they are the sort that still dont get that there are other planets, solar systems, and galaxies out there. Or even cant point to where they are on a map.
If you could constantly accelerate at the rate of 1g you would theoretically be travelling at the speed of light in about 1 year. Could you then just keep accelerating at that rate without ever cracking the speed of light?
what kind of eel can I put in a 90 gallon tank. Im would also like to have a dwarf lionfish or any lionfish, and any clownfish. Is that way over stock? Or could I do a lot of water changes. If there is more room then could you suggest any other fish. Thanks for reading this.