17 oct. 2014

Weekender: The Case For "Safe" Nuclear Energy - Is it Really Possible?




Research into alternative energy resources could be on the verge of a major breakthrough that could change the world forever.

The military contracts company, Lockheed Martin, has been working on a safer version of nuclear energy known as "compact fusion." The research is being conducted by Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs (ADP), nicknamed Skunk Works by the company due to its focus on advanced or secret projects.



If the technology proves to be a viable success, then there is the potential to create portable compact fusion energy sources small enough to provide limitless power for aeroplanes, spacecraft and naval vessels. Project leader Dr Thomas McGuire said if the project vision is realised, the “true atomic age can start."



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