November 26, 2007
Mr. Fission

Slashdot linked up news of the development of a "nuclear battery." The device would be about the size of a hot tub, completely self-contained without any moving parts, and be able to power 25,000 homes for 5 years. While I personally have some concerns about safety and security, if the thing doesn't require any human intervention then it would seem to me such concerns would be straightforward to address.

Addressing the many and varied concerns of the moonbat luddite watermelon anti-nuke crowd... well, that's a whole different kettle o' glowing fish, ain't it?

Still, if it works, and if it flies, it will most likely change just about everything about how we power things in the future. It's that big of a deal.

Posted by scott at November 26, 2007 10:29 AM

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Looks kind of half-baked, from the comments that the reporter was able to gather.

Not that I don't like the idea - I certainly do. But I'd wonder not only about it's safety, but it's efficiency as compared to some of the newest gen reactors out there.

Posted by: Ron on November 26, 2007 12:26 PM
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