Occasionally we hear stories about the latest breakthrough in controlled fusion research, and for good reason. If controlled fusion could be made to work, and work consistently and safely, then there would be an energy revolution, and accordingly, a financial and economic one. The reason is fairly clear: financial systems mirror physics systems. If one is working with an essentially closed physical system of limited resources to produce limited energy, the financial system will be a closed system, with "haves" and "have nots". Introduce workable controlled nuclear fusion, and the energy system becomes for practical intents and purposes an open one, such would be the dramatic improvement of efficiency of energy production. The world's dependence on "fossil" fuels - and I enclose the familiar term in quotation marks because I've personally never accepted the story that "fossil" fuels are indeed from the remains of decomposed fossils - would be slashed overnight; nations such as Russia, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, the USA depending on fossil fuels for a large part of their GDP, would see their economies dramatically curtailed.

If it can be made to work...

In that regard, S.D. shared the following article that caught my eye and, as might be expected, once again revved up my high octane speculation motor, propelling to the quivering end of the twig of speculation:

US scientists introduce new fusion reactor concept

What caught my eye here was the new concept to reduce the size of the standard fusion reactor design which relies on tokamak magnetic field plasma containment:

The CAT concept is described in an article published on 19 March in the journal Nuclear Fusion, and was developed from first-of-a-kind reactor simulations. The physics-based approach combines theory developed at the General Atomics (GA)-operated DIII-D facility with computing by Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists using the Cori supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, and is based on development and testing of the underlying physics concepts on DIII-D.

"The key to our approach is to raise the pressure inside the tokamak," the project's lead, Richard Buttery, said. "This makes more fusion occur, allowing us to reduce the current, which in turn makes the plasma easier to sustain and more stable. Our simulations show that by carefully shaping the plasma and moving the current toward its edge, we can suppress turbulent heat losses and support higher pressures at lower currents, to reach a state where the plasma sustains itself. This enables a device that can simply be turned on, generating electricity continuously in a steady state." (Boldface emphasis added)

Now this seems to be such an obvious "tweak" to the standard designs for magnetic field containment that I have to wonder (here comes the high octane speculation part) why it has not been tried or proposed long before now, and my guess is, that it has. We're just being informed about it now. What's more important here is the implied quest for making a large installation much smaller, and perhaps even portable. Recall a few years ago Lockheed-Martin released a commercial about a new type of fusion reactor that was so small and portable it could fit into the cargo container of a semi-truck, or even in the bed of a standard pick-up truck.

(See my previous blogs on this subject here:

and here

When I saw the commercial I was immediately suspicious, for Lockheed's device - at least in its artistic-advertising version - looked suspiciously like the diagrams in the patents of Philo Farnsworth, a connection I noted in the second blog linked above. The problem, as I saw it then and still see it now, is that Farnsworth's devices were constructed and tested in the early to mid-1960s. According to Farnsworth, they worked. He even gave a press conference about his results, and then they were never heard from again.  There was another problem with Farnsworth's devices...

... they were small, about the size of a standard softball.

My point here is not about whether or not Farnsworth's devices actually worked, nor if Lockheed's actually works (I personally tend to  believe that they probably did and do). Rather, my point is the quest for compactness and even portability, and this latest concept of a plasma under high pressure requiring less current seems to my mind quite promising, and probably has already been quietly - that is to say, secretly - developed and tested.

The utility of "compact fusion reactors" of the hot plasma sort would seem rather obvious: large installations or perhaps even entire small towns could be run with them... think underground installations, or Moon bases, or comparatively large space stations...

But here comes my constant problem, one which always makes me far more hesitant about controlled (hot) fusion than all the fanfare promoting it. I certainly don't mean to rain on the fusion parade, but nonetheless the issue gets far too little coverage in popular stories about it, and the issue seems doubly applicable here: what happens if their is a sudden and catastrophic failure of the magnetic, and now in this case, the pressure containment of the plasma? If there is a sudden failure of the containment of the pressure vessel, then it would seem to follow that the smaller power required for the magnetic containment will fail as well. This could have...well... explosive consequences.

Hopefully, "they" are thinking about these things, and incorporating their solutions in their designs. But it would seem to be a thorny and indeed prickly engineering problem: how does one shield a hot pressurized plasma fusion reactor under magnetic containment from electro-magnetic pulse, for example?

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Apeiron on April 11, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    I’ll try to explain the traditional point of view of physics as far as i understand it.

    I totally agree that an open Energy ecomy means basically open Economy and limited economy a closed system. But I do not understand why “Mr Globaloney” would not disclose an unlimited energy source, for it makes it possible to offer infinitely many machines and pleasures to the population to satisfy and blind them all the way, meanwhile still keeping infinitely resources more for himself. And the switch from an economy with de-facto open-energy (energy production could just follow the demand until 1970s) to a constraint situation like it seems now on the other side bears the evergrowing risk of conflict of interest and instability.

    So my first best conservative guess is that nuclear fusion and the new “raise the pressure” approach is one of many evident ideas that cost just billions of $ and years or decades of development, with the possibility of not yielding expected results or no results at all. From what I have heard, even the development of regular nuclear fusion power plants are not feasible for private owned companies with all the security risks and the very long term development process, and this even though to my knowledge they do not have to pay any insurance for accidents nor handle the costs of nuclear waist. (No insurance would sign that kind of contract it seems). The country with highest part of nuclear electricity the world is France, with its traditionally strongly state-controlled economy. And research on nuclear energy is indeed highly financed by the government.

    Wellkown french engineer Jancovici expressed the opinion that production-ready nuclear fusion should not be expected before 21st century, so in his view, the energy resource issues can not be “slashed overnight”. Of course, you can disregard his opinion since he also considers the Global Warming to be induced by CO2 and that the “fossil” fuels are fossil indeed. And since 75 % of our world energy production is fossil fuels, he consequently believes in the unvoidability of a massive energetical and hence economical decline to approach soon (just like the Club of Rom modelled) or being already happening in many western countries, which would become a civilisational collapse as described by Joseph Tainter, with any Elite taking the risk of being whipped away by any kind of unrest.

    Which brings me back to the “energy” vs Mr Globaloney question: if “Free energy” there is, why don’t disclose it and make everybody happy?

    • Apeiron on April 11, 2021 at 5:58 pm

      Ups, mistake, I meant 22nd century for the “production-ready fusion reactors”.

      A few years ago I did not know a lot about deep state etc, and it’s MSM screaming about the danger of “global warming” while doing nothing about it that brought me to listen ever more to alternative sources. So whatever is true, I see desperate elites with brainless temptations to keep control …

  2. Michael UK on April 10, 2021 at 6:03 am

    Thanks Richard for your comment lead!
    Yes Camp Century – Project Iceworm.
    Now I recall an early episode of the X Files where Mulder and Scully go to investigate an Artic Research Station and find that the ice cores drilled by the scientists from deep underground contain a lethal virus!
    With regards to McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the scientists there – I keep thinking of The Thing (1982). One of my top 10 films.

    • anakephalaiosis on April 10, 2021 at 7:16 am

      Glücksburg Mountbatten will be put on ice, for later release.

      Old cows are under the moon, when spouses are six feet under.

      In the age of pub jokes, every mockingbird is king.

      Rule Britannia!

    • Richard on April 10, 2021 at 10:16 pm

      You know, there still hasn’t been much said about those ice core samples, taken first in 1992 and again in 2015, from that Tibetan glacier, with 28 unknown microbes not seen before by scientists. There were 33 found altogether, 5 were known but were not specified and 28 not seen before.

      There may not be much drama in ice core sampling except windy cold and between Delhi and Beijing, but one wonders about any gain-of-function manipulation by P4 Biosafety laboratories in the neighborhood, say, in Wuhan, just to see what happens.

      One has suspicions but like most incidents of suspicion they are not evidence until fact demonstrated.

      Some of those “X-Files” seem to have had actual file documentation to seem authenticated as they led the seasoned viewer along.

  3. BYODKjiM on April 10, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Way back during the Clinton administration I read an article in the American Spectator magazine about a new, and MUCH SAFER, design for nuclear power plants. As best as I can recall, rather than rods, the system used softball-sized “pellets” of nuclear material that were continuously fed into the reactor. It basically operated like a pellet stove: the reaction would continue as long as the pellets were fed. In the case of a problem, stopping the inflow of pellets would shut down the reaction. As a bonus, the pellets seemed to somehow burn cleaner resulting in lower expended atomic waste than conventional nuclear reactors. If there was a disaster such as a breach, only one pellet’s worth of atomic material would be involved: MUCH SAFER.

    Reading the article, I remarked to my wife that finally here was a nuclear reactor that I would consider living nearby. The tsunami nuclear disaster in Japan happened a while later, and the subsequent news reports stated that Japan was going to rebuild the facility using a much safer design. I naively assumed it would be the “pellet” concept. Imagine my surprise when the “new” design turned out to be nothing but a few tweaks to the conventional nuclear reactor design.

    I’ve always wondered why a design sounding so promising never was heard about again.

  4. zendogbreath on April 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Ran across this on tonight.

    I think we were talking last week about a new upgraded laser weapons system. That would sure be a more plausible explanation for this video than natural lightening.

  5. zendogbreath on April 9, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Brings to mind an old youtube (probably TED talk) of Bill Gates claiming to be the solution deity with a number of ideas to cope with looming alarmist dogma. The video where he outlined thorium nuclear reactors to replace current uranium and plutonium based systems. He also raved about an underground candlestick design – a deep drill down vertical to a reactor at the bottom that as the thorium is burned (used up) the system seals itself up. Gotta hand it to these NWO chaps when they get their pastel sweaters and cartoon graphics on big screens up.

    • zendogbreath on April 9, 2021 at 9:34 pm

      Also brings to mind Rossi’s E-CAT. Last round of hype on that, I thought he had large commercial interests setting up their factories to run on his generators with US State Dept approval.

  6. marcos toledo on April 9, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    The problem with nuclear fission and fusion is they were developed as weapons and I think the power plants are still weapons. And they are hiding in plain sight disguised as power plants producing electricity when their real purpose is to kill us when the time comes. The perfect weapon for the plan murder-suicide when our masters feel and know they are losing their grip on power. There are no fossil fuels petroleum and coal are biotic and the latter is continually being created and those in power know it.

  7. Richard on April 9, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    It would seem that similar problems arise with fusion reactors as there are with fission reactors. One of the biggest ones is that insistence of metering powerline output for profit. Why not build the Warp 9 Enterprise and Be all that humankind can Be? No profit in it.

    There’s certainly a lot of talk about fusion. Currently in DEFCON 4, one can’t help but wonder about what the two greater communists are up to. Those P-3 Orion and P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft have been busy in the ‘Hot Zone.’ The Orion at the lower Florida Keys and Poseidon just west of AUTEC or Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center – that secretive establishment on Andros Island, Bahamas. The other things that that region is known for are less public as well as preset to derail talk of it.

    One would include underwater facilities and below level terrain for fusion power generation. Makes one wonder about swapping out fission power generation to fusion in facilities and maritime vessels of a certain kind. There might even be the potential for power generation needed for portal initiation.

    Those Farnsworth devices seem to be coincidental to that AUTEC facility coming into being among other things. The sixties and seventies, in Florida, were an interesting period. They were not just about Cayce’s Bimini Wall, spoken of in 1938 (found in 1968) and a missing crystal device (Tuaoi Stone of the Ancients and subsequent crystal users). Talk of portals surfaced a little later. That’s not to say they’re not being used currently.

    One of the things about crystals not often mentioned much are the users of them, their background, their collective knowledgebase – memory(ies), and further availability of frequency and energy distribution, especially, should one consider that phrase [Knowledge is power] from a different point of utility. In the form of structured thoughtform(s) as the Ancients likely knew well, for instance.

    Thinking outside the current prison box might be better instead of building more fallible toxic junk. There’s already plenty of damage control to pursue and correct. Yet Solar fusion energy does power a great deal terrestrially as well as through out the Sol system.

  8. anakephalaiosis on April 9, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Introducing FRESHWATER – via Pontius Pilate’s aqueduct – into the underground rainwater cisterns, in Jerusalem, was about breaking a monopoly, and overthrow the control of scarcity.

    Five centuries earlier, the ten tribes, that were taken captive by the Assyrians, had overthrown their yoke, and sacked the empire, and were instrumental in breaking Babylon, and liberating the captives held there.

    Those liberated, had the option of going camping up north, or return to Jerusalem, and become custodians of the museum city, and rebuild a pilgrimage resort, for the ten tribes to journey, at times of passover.

    Officially, the Romans had an invested interest, in a flourishing local economy, by pouring FRESHWATER into the region, whereas the hidden finance wanted scarcity, as mind control.

    The high money priest, Caiaphas, was a strawman, for the predator capitalism, that expanded the Roman empire, by spoils and slaves, planning to invade Britain.

    Obviously, the Roman engineers would have sided with the pilgrims, from up north, against the banksters in the temple. It follows, that the crucifixion was a plot against the banksters, during the “water war”.

    The crucifixion was seen done, and the joke was on Caiaphas. The rightful heir to the throne was thereafter spirited away to Britain, practically moving the symbol of kingship, to establish a new kingdom elsewhere.

    The ten tribes took the inland route up north, by the river, and settled in Scandinavia, because the Romans had already occupied Britain. The Romans leveled the museum city, to the ground, because it had lost its original purpose.

    The ten tribes were already followers of Christ, when they followed him, as the rightful heir, towards Britain. Therefore the Saxons in Europe – the battle-ax of Yahweh – are an act of Christ, from the very beginning.

    Scythian YOGA is the original “fusion reactor”, that overthrew the Assyrian empire. Some Scythians went east, and the original “fusion reactor” can be reconstructed, by combining Odin’s athletic discipline and Ashtanga Yoga.

    Today, Pope Satan is the backwater Caiaphas, attempting to stop FRESHWATER, from pouring into Europe, because the “fusion reactor” is Heathen YOGA.

    • zendogbreath on April 9, 2021 at 10:03 pm

      I think that’s my new favorite comment from you Anakephalaiosis. It’s the comprehensive narrative I crave. Interesting that this lad, James Nestor came across my horizon recently. I have been studying his mentors for years. He wrote a book on breathing and is on a book tour now. As I binge listen through his interviews, I heard Nestor outline his belief that Yoga was originally and is today breathing. Movements were added later and today have become distraction for most folk.

      For those with jobs that allow listening time for podcasts and such:

      Why Changing The Way You Breathe Will Transform Your Body and Mind with James Nestor

      Breathing Tips for Better Sleep, Exercise Performance & Reduced Stress w/ James Nestor

      Learn Why The Way You’re Breathing Is Destroying Your Quality of Life | James Nestor

      This BREATHING TECHNIQUE Will Transform Your BODY & MIND! | James Nestor & Lewis Howes

    • zendogbreath on April 9, 2021 at 10:05 pm

      Ah, the mod is back

      I think that’s my new favorite comment from you Anakephalaiosis. It’s the comprehensive narrative I crave. Interesting that this lad, James Nestor came across my horizon recently. I have been studying his mentors for years. He wrote a book on breathing and is on a book tour now. As I binge listened through his interviews, I heard Nestor outline his belief that Yoga was originally and is today breathing. Movements were added later and today have become distraction for most folk.

      For those with jobs that allow listening time for podcasts and such:

      Why Changing The Way You Breathe Will Transform Your Body and Mind with James Nestor

      Breathing Tips for Better Sleep, Exercise Performance & Reduced Stress w/ James Nestor

      • zendogbreath on April 9, 2021 at 10:06 pm

        I guess the mod’s old rules of 2 links per comment is still the limit.

        Learn Why The Way You’re Breathing Is Destroying Your Quality of Life | James Nestor

        This BREATHING TECHNIQUE Will Transform Your BODY & MIND! | James Nestor & Lewis Howes

        • anakephalaiosis on April 10, 2021 at 9:31 am

          Respiration has DUAL function. It governs utterance and stamina. Latter is the “breath killer” in yoga. Prana=breath, yama=death.

          Man is a “plant-fish”, in his first nine months of existence, where after he draws breath, and continues to do so, until last breath.

          Stamina, as the “breath killer”, is of course less breath, when doing heavy work, and cellular logistics run smoothly.

          The stretching of muscles squeezes out the toxic waste juice, and cleanses the system.

      • Sunny & Max on April 11, 2021 at 10:26 am

        Hello Zendogbreath good morning and happy Sunday,

        James Nestor is truly fantastic, i am surprised and delighted that he is realized especially by another member of this forum, as i am a green thumb newbie here. I first found him several years ago accidentally with his book “DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Oceans Tell Us About Ourselves”, as i am a freediving enthusiast from a young child. I highly recommend his book as it is a plethora of obscure scientific information which is incredibly useful to each of us on a variety of levels and could be applicable in our everyday lives. I then waited patiently until this past summer when his “BREATH” was finally released and finished the first reading the same day. Because that first reading I promptly ordered Anders Olsson “Conscious Breathing” book and course, who is praised in the book and who does the afterward breathing exercises in the audiobook. Anders Olsson is the gentlemen who took part in Dr. Jayakar Nayak’s mouth breathing experiment with James Nestor in Chapter One: THE WORSE BREATHERS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. Anders Olsson is also the reason behind my having indefinitely postponed my deviated septum surgery. He is also the reason behind since that day first day of reading James Nestor’s “BREATH” why i tape my mouth at night while i sleep, immediately stopping my sleep apnea and reducing my severe migraines by 40% almost a year later. Exercising that single step of taping my mouth nighty has increased the breathing capacity by approximately 13% from 0% (exhalation) and 5% from 1% (inhalation) as my right nostril was completely shut during an inhalation and at the same time with great difficulty of a barely negligible wheeze 1% on exhalation with full force. Olsson alone has been a lifesaver as my fear of empty nose syndrome from deviated septum surgery by a ENT who is experienced in such matters of the danger in removing nasal turbinates.
        I would also recommend listening to James Nestor on Audiobook as he is pleasing to the ear and in my opinion also both a gifted narrator and storyteller. Also if you have not read his other novel “Half-Safe”, i would recommend that as well.
        Breath work has helped me tremendously these last two years with several aspects of my health, both mental and physical, although i still consider myself a neophyte and need to exercise further discipline so as to expect to reap further rewards in the future.
        I wish you well, that God bless and protect you and your loved ones always.

  9. Roger on April 9, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    With heavy hydrogen or heavy water loaded metal sponges in a microwave permeable ceramic shell able to contain the high pressures created when the metal sponge becomes molten and gases expand would likely cause fusion to occur in your household microwave. Since it’s a slow process and not a fast process the explosion or implosion probably wouldn’t be too severe if the ceramic containment failed. I suspect many of the elements scientists believe are created in giant stars are actually created by natural fusion in deep in the high pressure and hot zones of the Earth instead; especially when piezo electricity occurs or perhaps even when a solar storm hits the Earth causing instant spikes of enormous electro-magnetic induction.

    • Roger on April 9, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      Speaking of microwave induction plasma; one way to store solar energy might be to use solar power to run a microwave generator to super heat and molten salts. Heat conducting rods leading from the reservoir could be used to create steam. The steam could then run steam turbines. Also the molten salt reservoir could act as energy storage for the solar which when converted to microwaves would super heat the salt in the reservoir. Others have proposed using giant solar magnifying lenses focused on salt reservoirs to heat the salt but converting solar farm electricity to microwave heating might work better.

    • zendogbreath on April 9, 2021 at 9:42 pm

      Rossi’s E-CAT was producing elements that were not originally in the system if I remember correctly.

      • Roger on April 9, 2021 at 11:34 pm

        The guy in the 70’s who claimed to run a car on water started playing around with heavy water and claimed he could turn one element into another. I believe if my memory is correct he had an anuerism and died soon after and heavy water became harder to get your hands on as they shut down many of the plants producing it. Now years later many universities use heavy hydrogen and the microwave is a known way of getting fusion to occur. It creates super heated plasma and high voltages in metal sponges. Add pressure and free neutrinos and voila! Heavy water in a metal sponge being microwaved would create electric sparks which would split water into heavy hydrogen and oxygen. The sparks would also ignite the heavy hydrogen and cause it to implode with great force. Add high temps, electric current and plasma to the implosion and you just might start a reaction creating helium and the next element down from whatever metal sponge you are using. Maybe not all the metal sponge but perhaps some of it.

    • Terminal Tom on April 10, 2021 at 5:14 am

      OK but will it work in my toaster oven? It’s a really cool one made in germany

      • Roger on April 10, 2021 at 11:47 am

        No but microwave energy is already used to create fusion reactions in universities. It also occurs in lightening strikes. Metal sponges produce many mini lightening strikes when heated up in a microwave but not an oven.

      • Roger on April 10, 2021 at 11:57 am

        This idea promotes fusion propulsion but it will give you a crash course on microwave generated fusion.

  10. Robert Barricklow on April 9, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    This “fusion” future has been going on for sometime.
    It probably is a done deal; just looking to set the stage for monopoly control.
    Like in the early 1900’s w/Tesla’s Zero-Point Energy[open] – almost ruining the J. P. Morgan petroleum based-economy[closed]; unfortunately, Tesla mad a deal w/the devil himself, J. P.
    Now, it’s fusion[closed]?
    Why not zero-point[open]?
    CONTROL – absolutely closed
    [both senses: the people[individually(abusing technology) and as a group(profit and/or abusing the tech).
    To the post…

    It would seem the explosive question is answered by absolute control.
    It would seem the explosive variable “they” are worried about; is that uncontrollable human factor.
    Because, of theft[stealing energy]?
    Economic espionage[economic/political warfare]?

    Permanent covid1984 lockdown?
    Till every BODY & every MIND
    is hive-AI-CONTROLLED?

    In that case. lets go back to sticks & stones.
    I’ll take a questionable paradise; to a certain hell on Earth.

  11. Eddie Worthington on April 9, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Abiotic oil is the only scientific theory on the origins of oil. “The Deep Hot Biosphere” by Thomas Gold is an excellent reference on the theory, including the history of “fossil fuel” phraseology.

    I am glad to see progress in fusion, but given all that Dr. Ferrell has uncovered regarding the aether, as discussed in his Giza Death Star books and the Grid of the Gods, I feel like scientific progress is still missing the mark to try and improve on a Tokamok fusion device instead of investigating the aether as a boundless supply of energy. Perhaps we just don’t hear about experiments of the aether even though it may be happening?

    • zendogbreath on April 9, 2021 at 9:38 pm

      Memory has it that Russians never bought into Rockefailure’s fossil fuel paradigm. Did they not have a large oil field they let sit fallow 40 years and in that time it completely refilled?

      • Eddie Worthington on April 10, 2021 at 10:57 am

        You are correct ZDB. Mendeleyev, originator of the periodic table of the elements, did not support the fossil fuel paradigm and because of his pedigree in the scientific community many other Russian scientists were empowered to disagree with the fossil fuel theory as well. I have read that post-WW2 it was actually Josef Stalin who challenged Russia’s scientists to figure out exactly where oil came from.

        I highly recommend everyone read “The Deep Hot Biosphere” because it is a well-written presentation of a solid scientific theory. Thomas Gold was an astrophysicist who first began formulating the theory after noticing that Saturn’s moon Titan has an atmosphere of methane/ethane, then pondering what the implications of that could be for the earth. To your other point, it is well established that oil reservoirs refill as time passes, and Gold’s book covers the phenomenon in depth as well as the association of helium and petroleum. He points out that crude oil has never been synthesized in a lab using temperature and pressure as posited by fossil fuel theory. Gold tested his theory by drilling for oil in Sweden’s Siljan Ring region (solid granite fractured by meteor impact) and found not only crude oil at depth but ice!

        I’d say Gold’s hypothesis is tied with Dr. Farrell’s Giza Death Star in terms of its ramifications for a paradigm-busting Big (Yuuge) idea.

  12. KSW on April 9, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Nuclear energy has been deemed “green” by both parties — big thumbs up all around! New types of reactors, more stable they claim (so maybe this is part of what they’re talking about), have been designed and there are plenty of new reactors in the works (something like 50+) and the investors are beginning to move towards the uranium market, which has been flatlined for a long time. This is going to continue to be news over the next few years …

    • Robert Barricklow on April 9, 2021 at 12:32 pm

      Reminds me of good old third party Ralph:

      Either get politically active
      get radioactive.

      • KSW on April 9, 2021 at 5:23 pm

        Not interested in radioactive, but I added uranium to my portfolio. If everything is going to burn down I at least want positive numbers when I go. lol

  13. Michael UK on April 9, 2021 at 9:15 am

    There was a nuclear power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica in the 1960s. It blew up!
    You can spend the best part of a day on Google Earth flying around the town of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. It is really exciting. Make sure you use Google Earth Pro as you need to click on the clock button on the menu at the top and select 4/2021.
    Some way to the south of McMurdo town is an airport (Pegasus Field Airport) with an ice runway and various buildings and plant. Quite a way to the east of the town is Williams Field Airport – again with ice runways and various buildings and plant and aircraft parked up. If you move away from Williams Field, there is quite a lot to see in the patchwork images but it takes some patience.
    I guess Antarctica is the perfect place to undertake innovative and boundary pushing science!

    • Richard on April 9, 2021 at 5:08 pm

      Camp Century, in Greenland, is still problematic as well as a file full of what-not-to-contaminate.

      • Michael UK on April 10, 2021 at 6:02 am

        Yes Camp Century – Project Iceworm.
        Now I recall an early episode of the X Files where Mulder and Scully go to investigate an Artic Research Station and find that the ice cores drilled by the scientists from deep underground contain a lethal virus!
        With regards to McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the scientists there – I keep thinking of The Thing (1982). One of my top 10 films.

  14. PiPoe on April 9, 2021 at 5:48 am

    Your stated concern is mine as well.
    There is a perpetual energy solution – I do not think anything that is not inherently stable (and does not already exist in a harmonious state) fits the bill.

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