Car can run for 100 years with only 8 grams of fuel.

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lylejk
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Car can run for 100 years with only 8 grams of fuel.

You can thank the Nixon administration for stopping Thorium from being the fuel of choice. D@mn I despise neocons.

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/atomic-car-revisited-thorium-could-power-vehicle-100-140052713.html

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Tom Rogers Contributing Member • Posts: 959
Re: Car can run for 100 years with only 8 grams of fuel.

Soon, there will be large rabbits hiding hen eggs in order to frustrate people who are hungry.  Santa Claus will have to wait for a few months.  The tooth fairy is, thankfully, always available.

Henry Schobin Forum Pro • Posts: 12,780
Re: Car can run for 100 years with only 8 grams of fuel.

But could you shut it off?

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Re: Car can run for 100 years with only 8 grams of fuel.

Tom Rogers wrote:

Soon, there will be large rabbits hiding hen eggs in order to frustrate people who are hungry. Santa Claus will have to wait for a few months. The tooth fairy is, thankfully, always available.

But aren't those three neocon, nazi, leftist, liberal, crackpot,  communist, MFr's, crackhead nutters and controlled by the kroch bros?

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What a "radiating" idea.

What a "radiating" idea

Probably a workable idea for naval use, but in private cars? Probably shielding, risks , wastes etc are much too much of a hazard, and how risky would it be in accedents?  But absolutely in ships,(if they get it working)

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Re: Car can run for 100 years with only 8 grams of fuel.

lylejk wrote:

You can thank the Nixon administration for stopping Thorium from being the fuel of choice. D@mn I despise neocons.

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/atomic-car-revisited-thorium-could-power-vehicle-100-140052713.html

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lylejk
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Re: Car can run for 100 years with only 8 grams of fuel.

Thorium reactors use low pressure unlike Uranium reactors that use high pressure.   The Thorium fuel would also be used to it's completion as opposed to Uranium so far less waste.    It's so much safter then Uranium as well (for reactor use I'm not talking about).   If you use it for vehicles, then even more so.    What little radioactivity can be contained.   The benefit would be nearly free energy not to mention 0 carbon footprint for you libs that like hearing such things as that.  It's also much more abundant then Uranium.   A few tonnes of the stuff would allow everyone on this planet to drive without having to worry again about filling up with gas within their lifetime.   You folk already know I believe energy should be free, but I will take cheap over what we have right now.    

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Terrorists?

Sounds great for normal use. However, what would be the result of placing explosives within the care and setting them off? I am thinking of terrorists.

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Electric powered by Nuclear is better
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It would be much, much smarter to utilize electric cars charged with a few centralized large nuclear reactors than to try to make millions of tiny moving nuclear reactors.    Imagine the shielding involved to ensure protection from radiation resulting from an accident or even car maintenance.  How would you dispose of a worn out car when it still has 14 billion years of half-life remaining?

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Re: Terrorists?

Bill Randall wrote:

Sounds great for normal use. However, what would be the result of placing explosives within the care and setting them off? I am thinking of terrorists.

The result of a nuclear powered car being hit by a bus or train would be the same, wouldn't it?

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Re: Terrorists?

Sounds great for normal use. However, what would be the result of placing explosives within the care and setting them off? I am thinking of terrorists.

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Re: Car can run for 100 years with only 8 grams of fuel.

I still say that such a car would be more safe then you paranoid folks believe it would be.  For starters, the ammount of thorium needed for even an affective dirty bomb could be acquired by gathering enough smoke detectors (yes, they use radioactive compounds too).   It's far more expensive to do so gathering cars.    Second, the controls involved are far safer then that required by high pressure nuclear fission systems.    I still say this technology is very viable and I would get a car like this in a New York minute as the old cliche' states.   Freedom to drive for literally forever would be worth it to me.    I would also have such a system for my home; get off the grid completely.  

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An eye-opening video.

Watch it and be enlightened.

http://youtu.be/g6wQP2qaaEk

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Bill Robb Senior Member • Posts: 3,332
Re: Car can run for 100 years with only 8 grams of fuel.

lylejk wrote:

I still say that such a car would be more safe then you paranoid folks believe it would be. For starters, the ammount of thorium needed for even an affective dirty bomb could be acquired by gathering enough smoke detectors (yes, they use radioactive compounds too).

You would need about 2 million smoke detectors. It takes about 60kg of Americium to reach critical mass.

It's far more expensive to do so gathering cars.

I suspect that you would need far fewer cars to make a thorium bomb that smoke detectors.

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