5 results for tag: Thorium


New Thorium Feasibility Study

  Paper ID Number 10990 Presented at the 121st ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Authors Miss Yoonjo Jo Jo Lee, University of Missouri Mr. Matthew Paul Simones, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, University of Missouri John C. Kennedy, University of Missouri Hakan Us Mr. Philip F Makarewicz, University of Missouri Dr. Janese Annetta Neher, Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute-University of Missouri Columbia Dr. Mark A Prelas, University of Missouri, Columbia Authors Brief Bio Miss Yoonjo Jo Jo Lee, University of Missouri Jo Jo Lee received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical ...

The Pickens Plan 2.0?

An open letter to Mr. T. Boone Pickens to consider ultra-safe, affordable, and abundant, Thorium derived energy in his "Pickens Plan".......

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 most common way of exposing cancer patients to radiation is through external ...

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 solution, because if you do, then you are a pawn for the big money behind that respec...

Liquid Fuel Nuclear Reactors

The American Physical Society forum on Physics and Society has just published its quarterly newsletter, containing two articles about nuclear power, including one by Robert Hargraves and Ralph Moir, Liquid Fuel Nuclear Reactors. Today’s familiar pressurized water nuclear reactors use solid fuel -- pellets of uranium dioxide in zirconium fuel rods bundled into fuel assemblies. These assemblies are placed within the reactor vessel under water at 160 atmospheres pressure and a temperature of 330°C. This hot water transfers heat from the fissioning fuel to a steam turbine that spins a generator to make electricity. Alvin Weinberg invented the ...