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Clean Car of the Past: The Ford Nucleon


Holy Crap! You think the Ford Explorer is an environmental disaster, check out this concept from the '50s. That's right, it's a nuclear powered car. The nuclear core is in the back, with the fancy metal plate covering it.

The Ford Nucleon's passenger cabin was designed to be pushed far forward, to protect the drivers from the nuclear material in the event of a fender bender. Of course, in a real high-speed crash, the placement of the passenger cabin wouldn't matter much...unless you could get it several city blocks away.

It's good to keep an eye on www.fluestertuete.de visions from the past so we can keep our own visions for the www.rickgenest.com future in check. Yes, nuclear power enabled us to do some amazing things, but problems in safety kept it from realizing the potential that the world envisioned for it in the late '50s.

There are real, insurmountable problems that halt the progress of some technologies...or at least, they halt the progress of technologies toward the trunk of indian levitra tablets your car.

Via Improbable Research

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Nuke powered cars
written by Robert, October 09, 2007
Seems to me, I recall NASA sending deep space probes with 'nuclear batteries' into space. The actual 'unit' being about the size of a can of soup. And, that from designs from the 50's and 60's.

Seems, with today's high density metals and www.roli-guggers.de ceramics, someone could take a 'soup sized can' and make a decent power system -- and still fall within the 'standard' weight limitations without tons of shielding to sustain 120-200 mile an hour impacts.
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Nuclear Insider tells stories / beware o
written by James Aach, October 10, 2007
In the first glorious days of nuclear energy there was also a nuclear plane (theoretically it could fly for months) and a nuclear train, as well as talk of using bombs in the dam-building process. A point to be made here is http://www.bsd-berlin.de/dosage-viagra not so much that these were not good ideas (duh!) but that there is a difference between futuristic promises and practical, liveable results. I suspect much the healthcare of canada pharmacy same applies today.

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Critical mass
written by Joel, October 10, 2007
There's a world of http://www.marthawashingtoninn.com/generic-levitra-usa difference between radiothermal and nuclear: the first one uses spontaneous decay, the second one runs on a chain-reaction.

If you can get the critical mass of the fuel down to the point that it fits in a passenger car, you have bomb-making material. Plain and simple. That's probably the real reason we'll never see nuclear reactors in cars.

It would be interesting to see a series hybrid with a (decay-powered) electric generator to buy cialis online charge the batteries. Shielding might be workable in that case, and it could use an isotope that's easy to get anyway, like Thorium. A reaction that produces high-energy neutrons would basically mean irradiating any tailgaters and/or people stuck in traffic beside you, but if you don't need a chain-reaction, you're free to choose isotopes with easier-to-shield radiation.
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Holy Crap Indeed
written by weee recycling, October 10, 2007
and that's a reaction to the other comments that infer that it might be a good idea!
Think of the timing that Ford were at... it would have conspired to give us the Nuclear Powered Pinto - Now that would have changed America!
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written by Joe, November 13, 2007
good,thank you
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Fal Bak
written by Fal Bak, March 15, 2010
It would be interesting to see a series hybrid with a (decay-powered) electric generator to charge the batteries. Shielding might be workable in that case, and it could use an isotope that's easy to get anyway, like Thorium. A reaction that produces high-energy neutrons would basically mean irradiating any tailgaters and/or people stuck in traffic beside you, but if you don't need a chain-reaction, you're free to choose isotopes with easier-to-shield radiation.
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Nuclear is green
written by No Name, November 14, 2010
Zero carbon emission car! You greentards should be getting on board with this sort of thing! I mean, there has never been a non bomb nuclear devise explosion. It may melt your skin off or at least give you cancer but at least you won't be putting the horrible co2 pollutant into the http://spionline.com.au/online-pharmacies atmosphere! and hey, a few less humans couldn't hurt anything! So, greentards, get on board with nuclear powered cars! Do it for the planet!
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still ?
written by hediye, December 06, 2010
i wonder that is that still a clean car ?

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