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Forum: Science & Technology 2021-03-16, 19:09
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Note that fusion is the complete opposite of...

Note that fusion is the complete opposite of fission. There is no uranium or thorium used in fusion.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-02-15, 14:23
Replies: 45
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Posted By retina
Correct. In terms of space efficiency, the...

Correct. In terms of space efficiency, the incoming grid electrons are a clear winner.Now you are talking. :tu:

I just need to drill a few oil wells, install some pumpjacks, build a refinery, and...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-02-13, 15:46
Replies: 45
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Posted By retina
Not answering those specific questions, but...

Not answering those specific questions, but consider this situation:

I don't want the generation+storage to use more space than the thing(s) it is powering. Storage uses a lot of land area. I...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-02-13, 08:08
Replies: 45
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Posted By retina
Not scraps, ingots. And forget about the light...

Not scraps, ingots. And forget about the light weight barrels, just make one huge ingot, 50kL ~= 1130t.

But even then, that still only gives ~2260kW, or so. There needs to be some other, better,...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-02-12, 04:07
Replies: 45
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Posted By retina
For the same volume and changing water to Osmium...

For the same volume and changing water to Osmium (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmium) there is >22 times more potential energy.

Osmium is cheap, and easy to obtain and work with, right?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-02-12, 03:57
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Posted By retina
The units are in kg. So that is 50k(kg) of water....

The units are in kg. So that is 50k(kg) of water.

1 J = 1 kg⋅m^2⋅s^−2
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-02-12, 03:45
Replies: 45
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Posted By retina
Approx potential energy (mgh) ~= 50k * 9.8 * 15...

Approx potential energy (mgh) ~= 50k * 9.8 * 15 ~= 7.35MJ ~= 2042Wh
Spread over say 20 hours (night time + clouds/winter/whatever) ~= 102W (assuming 100% conversion to the output target)

Nope....
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-02-11, 09:06
Replies: 45
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Posted By retina
If it is just a single residential dwelling with...

If it is just a single residential dwelling with only short periods of peak usage, maybe. Otherwise far too expensive to be practical on a larger scale at 24/7.Heat generation is not an issue. The...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-02-09, 03:57
Replies: 45
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Posted By retina
I like the idea of small reactors, distributed...

I like the idea of small reactors, distributed around. Large businesses could maintain their own. House owner collectives could maintain their own. etc.

The centralised model only benefits the big...
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