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Anyone who is interested in nuclear power or thinks nuclear power is a dying issue should watch this video.

TEDxNewEngland | 11/01/11 | The Future of Nuclear Power: Getting Rid of Nuclear Waste - YouTube

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Thanks Charles. It was definitely worth the watch. Without the juice required to spin em up, my routers don't seem to do much....

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Thanks Charles, I enjoyed hearing that, with the hope also, that the multitude of problems that was so described there in that piece can be solved.
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The part that really caught my interest is that they believe that they can take the existing stockpiled waste from nuclear power plants and supply the entire planet's power needs for the next 72 years. That is impressive if they can make it work. I hope they can make it happen.

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Wow, our younger generation is not the slugs that I sometimes wonder if they be. What a great use of all the nuclear waste! Thanks for sharing the information. Now if we could just convince the world (i.e.: the US) that it’s safe.

I hope that many many people worldwide will see this video and may we can start thinking toward the long term future of the world again.
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Wow, our younger generation is not the slugs that I sometimes wonder if they be. What a great use of all the nuclear waste! Thanks for sharing the information. Now if we could just convince the world (i.e.: the US) that itís safe.

I hope that many many people worldwide will see this video and may we can start thinking toward the long term future of the world again.
A train put in motion is a hard thing to stop. Probably the single hardest thing to get people to accept is change. I was only a little impressed until these two young'uns started talking. They are quite impressive. I hope they get the support they deserve to prove their theories. If the theories work, our power needs for the next few hundred years at least are satisfied.

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The Kids were impressive - there Prof is another matter. His opening remarks are pure propaganda and outright disinfo. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese are suffering and will suffer future serious negative health effects and death because of the Fukushima disaster. For the truth google Arnie Gundersen.
Now, let`s see if the nuclear industry will even listen to those kids.
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Thanks Charles. Your post and that talk has hit upon 2 or 3 subjects I am as passionate about as woodworking! Here are those concepts I speak of:

Keep on learning! As a 66 year old grandpa I feel I (and we...you and I) can be aware of, involved with, and supportive of the younger generations in an important way. Think of the combined experience represented by the members of this forum and how it can benefit young folks...we don't need to be nuclear engineers, just wise and supportive!

Keep an open mind...It hit me the other day that my negatively biased thoughts about social media were really quite myopic. After reading about how the freedom fighters in the Libyan civil war could not have succeeded with out "intelligence" and technical information delivered in real time via Facebook and Twitter, I realized maybe I was overlooking the game changing possibilities of this new communication phenomena.

And finally when taking action with the above two ideas I realize how positive and energizing it is to be involved with new technology and young motivated folks. Yes, I still read the news and follow politics but the stuff that keeps me involved and interested every day are all these new ideas and the people working on them.

It's almost as good as a full day in the workshop with a new project...but not quite!

And by the way, I am a big supporter of the "new" nuclear power technologies!
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Thanks for your comments Mark. I didn't know that about Facebook and Twitter. I mostly see them as a waste of time, I hadn't thought about a positive side to them. I like to try and keep up with new technology too and there are some amazing things going on now.
I got that video from a site called GlobalSpec. It has stories like that on quite a few different fields and you can pick which categories you are interested in and they will send you free newsletters with stories like this one. There are some advertisements mixed in but some of the products being sold are interesting to see too.

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Charles...

Just spent a bit of time on Global Spec...really a tremendous site. I've also been visiting Ted, where the "nuclear talk" originated and while it is totally different than Global Spec it is quite informative...it's a site named TED: Ideas worth spreading. Your one post has been a wellspring of new stuff...so thank you!

I'm quite new to the forum and enjoy the woodworking aspects immensely, but have also found the various lobby threads very interesting. It's enjoyable to see a community like the forum take a bit of time to share ideas about subjects different from the forum subject.
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