Getting from Point A to Point B ..Quickly!!!!!!

Getting from Point A to Point B .....Quickly!!!!! If your only focus for 2050 is man-made global warming, maybe you should consider expanding your horizons? Commentary by Jon Morrow Edited by Michael Goldstein I preface this article with my personal belief that although man does have the ability to affect the earth’s climate, I do not believe we are doing so to any significant extent right now. I can, however, entertain a man-made global warming hypothesis conceived in accordance with certain rules, that suggests that I may be wrong. In ...

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The Mythology of the Thorium Car, Thorium Plasma Batteries, and More!

From time to time there appear in the public domain stories and advertisements about revolutionary consumer products and their technical underpinnings.  These communications make outlandish, but very exciting, claims.  Many of these involve promises of huge dollar savings to the consumer.  These opportunistic authors use the interesting technique of attaching their literally incredible claims to credible science.  The incredible is pulled along by the coattails of the credible.  If such stories and theories are not addressed by rational scientific analysis, the ...

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Strengths of the State of Ohio in developing LFTR Technology

Ohio has many testing facilities that could be used in developing a LFTR Reactor:   Ohio is home to two Nuclear power plants. Davis Besse and Perry Nuclear Power Plant. Perry Nuclear power plant was suspended into the construction of its second unit and could serve as a perfect site for a test or research reactor. (see picture of only one cooling tower in operation)   NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio has 6,400 acres to develop new technologies and was already home to a nuclear reactor. This could also serve as a site for a LFTR production ...

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Who Killed the Electric Car? The Public! and Possibly the Navy!

Who Killed the Electric Car? The Public! and Possibly the Navy!  And why LFTR is Wind and Solar's Best Friend or Worst Enemy Commentary by Jon Morrow Let me preface this commentary by saying, Last night I drove a  friend's Tesla model S and it is an extremely cool car. A few months ago I drove a friend's Chevy Volt, again, an extremely cool car. Their fit, finish, and function, are at, or above, that of their fossil fuel counterparts and so it is unfair to say that I hate these cars simply because they are electric. If I could afford one, I most likely would have ...

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A Promising Treatment / Cure for Cancer and HIV: Destroyed?

    Commentary by Jon Morrow Cancer and HIV are some of the most important health problems of our day and they are of growing importance. The treatments available today, even though often effective, cannot permanently cure the majority of cancers. This is typically true for cancers that have spread around the body from the initial tumor site or are blood borne cancers. Radiation therapy uses ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors by damaging the cells’ DNA, thereby stopping these cells from continuing to grow and divide. The ...

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Can We All Just Get Along?

Students celebrate winning Oberlin's annual Dorm Energy Competition Photographer: College Relations   Commentary by Jon Morrow The world is filled with hate and if you cannot be respectful of other peoples views you can help foster more hatred and anger. This is especially true when you talk about our energy future. There are many people that believe in man-made “Global Warming” and “Climate Change” and believe there is only one way to avert these crises and that is with renewable energy technology. No other technology can be discussed as a ...

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Could Thorium Energy Prevent China’s Aluminum Dominance?

Aluminum Although there is a very high worldwide demand for aluminum, as will be seen below, the American aluminum industry is hamstrung in its goal of meeting this demand by a series of outsized costs, including the cost of building a new plant; regulatory costs; and energy costs.  Plant costs and regulatory costs must be addressed by the industry and by their federal, state, and local governments. A steep reduction in energy costs, which constitute a very large portion of the cost of producing aluminum presently, can and will be addressed by the production and ...

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Man-Made Climate Change: On Purpose????

  Commentary by Jon Morrow I have recently been working with a fairly famous science fiction writer, and have been pressing him to include thorium based MSRs (Molten Salt Reactors) in his next movie or television production. Hopefully this would raise the profile of thorium based and help gain interest in the technology. Like many futurist and good scifi writers, he was able to dream up a tantalizing vision of the future, which was not immediately obvious to me. He is very active in the seasteading world. See video below.     When those in ...

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The Zumwalt and the Rail Gun: The Energy Hungry Navy

The Zumwalt-class destroyers are a class of United States Navy Destroyers, designed as multi-mission ships with a focus on land attack.  The class is multi-role and designed for surface warfare, anti-aircraft, and naval fire support. They take the place of battleships in filling the former congressional mandate for naval fire support, though the requirement was reduced to allow them to fill this role. The vessels' appearance has been compared to that of the historic ironclad warships. The class has a low radar profile; an integrated power system, which can ...

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The Closed Loop Brayton Cycle at Sandia National Laboratory

This article is pertinent to how many experts envision a LFTR (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) producing electricity without the use of water. Excerpted from an article by Principle Investigator Steven Wright In most respects, carbon dioxide is an energy problem. The gas is mixed to varying degrees with methane in underground formations and must be stripped before natural gas is injected into pipelines. It’s created by the combustion of carbon fuels and must be vented away from engines. And the build-up of that CO2 in the atmosphere has many implicating it ...

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