July 16, 2008

This could power my hometown... and its neighbors

Mini Nukes. The dimensions in the article put it at about the size of a large house. How cool is that?

At the same time Nebel and company are preparing to build the 1.5m diameter Bussard IEC fusion reactor, which would have about the same footprint, but is obviously more awesome, what with not needing uranium (I think it can actually run on Borax and water).

Either way, I'm cautiously optimistic about our electricity supply in the mid-term.

h/t Instapundit, NextBigFuture

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