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ElectricAye
01-29-2012, 01:20 AM
I don't what you guys feel about this, but to me this would be like somebody casually announcing they had successfully demonstrated an anti-gravity device or a cure for going bald. I thought it was fake until I found the original link on the NASA website.


http://technologygateway.nasa.gov/media/CC/lenr/lenr.html

Ron Czapala
01-29-2012, 01:30 PM
Wow! Wonder how long before that technology becomes available to businesses and consumers...

Martin_H
01-29-2012, 02:16 PM
There are so many better designs for nuclear power plants than the current water reactors. Unfortunately fossil fuels are always cheaper than them because they are a mature technology. So the money goes elsewhere, but then we never mature new sources of energy.

This design sounds a bit like the energy amplifier concept I heard about years ago. Basically you start with a certain amount of energy to create a source of neutrons. You use these neutrons to make artificially radioactive materials, but not a critical mass of this material. When this material undergoes fission it releases of bonding energy which is greater than the energy you put in.

Quantum nucleonics are similar, but the energy out is less than you put in. Basically they are a storage medium for nuclear power.