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Some MIT researchers have found a way to use nuclear waste as a power source.
America alone produces about 2,000 metric tons of nuclear waste annually and our best solution for disposing of it: bury it deep in the Earth. However, a pair of MIT scientists believe they’ve found not only a better way of eliminating nuclear waste but recycling the deadly detritus into enough clean electricity to power the entire world until 2083. Win, meet win.
Powering the entire world for the next 70 years our building stockpile of nuclear waste sounds like an awesome idea. I just hope someone actually gets this moving. The article even describes the new technology as cheap.
The company claims that each reactor will be capable of generating 500 megawatts of power at a price of $1.5 billion apiece. That may sound like a lot but realize Westinghouse’s new AP1000 light-water reactor only produces double that output and costs a cool $7 billion. What’s more, these reactors are expected to be small enough to be constructed at a factory and shipped whole to the installation site where they can start chewing through the $7.1 trillion worth of untapped electricity sitting in our nuclear stockpiles.
And, of course, someone had to slip in a SimCity joke in the comments.
Nuclear power even works in the new SimCity (and nothing works in that game) so I’m all for this solution, as long as the plants aren’t run by EA. (blueshoe40)
It’s that last quote…
So I dreamed about Sim City last night. Or something. At least, when my alarm went off, I had it in my head that I was sending Fix-it Felix out on missions to repair the various zones, and that I was worried I wouldn’t have enough time to do it. I couldn’t figure out how to hit snooze, either.
I knew that I had to, so I could go back to sleep, but I think I was worried about leaving the city un-zoned. Which … I don’t even know. Especially since I was thinking about this while I was clearly awake and looking at the red numbers on my clock.
I guess I must have still been partially asleep.
Strange but not too strange in terms of gaming dreams.
Being a gamer means suffering anxiety attacks when you’re about to face what you know is a brutal boss.
Games are usually for fun, enjoy-ability or escape, there’s nothing worse than being reminded in-game that you cannot afford something, or that you haven’t worked hard enough at the game to enjoy the best stuff.
Unfortunately, it’s not the customer they are trying to please, it’s the shareholders.
bboyZA in response to Dead Space 3 micro-transaction news.