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6 hours ago, Maser said:

"The train just came down on the blade"?  And to think I thought my grammar was bad. :D

Also, wind turbines are not new tech. 

Beeyun-dollar carbon fiber GreenNewEffinDeal turbine blades are new tech. ;)

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A breeder reactor is a nuclear reactor that generates more fissile material than it consumes.[1] Breeder reactors achieve this because their neutron economy is high enough to create more fissile fuel than they use, by irradiation of a fertile material, such as uranium-238 or thorium-232, that is loaded into the reactor along with fissile fuel. Breeders were at first found attractive because they made more complete use of uranium fuel than light water reactors, but interest declined after the 1960s as more uranium reserves were found,[2] and new methods of uranium enrichment reduced fuel costs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breeder_reactor

 

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The principal Gen IV aspect of the design relates to the development of a sustainable closed fuel cycle for the reactor. The molten-salt reactor, a less developed technology, is considered as potentially having the greatest inherent safety of the six models

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Currently the majority of reactors in operation around the world are considered second generation reactor systems, as the vast majority of the first generation systems were retired some time ago, and there are only a few Generation III reactors in operation as of 2021.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_IV_reactor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_IV_reactor#/media/File:GenIVRoadmap-en.svg

Ancient Tech

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