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Old 12-14-2015, 10:55 AM   #1771 (permalink)
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I don't know the C of D, but it might be reasonable - could be terrible - up for debate.

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In the future we might have nuclear “generators” that don’t create nuclear waste. These so called nuclear-powered laser-turbine electricity generators will only produce harmless thorium as waste material, and are something very different from traditional nuclear reactors.
Lots of things about this project are up for debate.

Start a new thread elsewhere if you would like to do so.

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Old 12-14-2015, 01:19 PM   #1772 (permalink)
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Those wheels are terrible for Cd.
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Old 12-14-2015, 01:54 PM   #1773 (permalink)
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So are the exposed rear wheels.
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And that unnecessary headlight "grille." And the horrid side-exposed underbody cutout (WTF looks like a recipe for rear end lift at speed).
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:40 PM   #1775 (permalink)
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...nuclear-powered laser-turbine electricity generators...
Everything's better with lasers.

The design isn't far off from the Australian Solar racers. Probably better suited to solar than nuclear. I could see strips of solar cells on the front grille bar.


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Nuclear-powered concept cars from the Atomic Age

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Old 12-14-2015, 06:16 PM   #1776 (permalink)
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If the Cadillac reps had been mobbed at the car show by adoring fans of the concept,GM would probably try to integrate some of the styling features into a production car.
The car probably violates every safety regulation on the books.
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¿Un coche nuclear? Desarrollan un motor de torio que no haría falta repostar - Ecomotor.es


The Thorium Powered Car - EPautos


The Man Cave car Detailing in Denver



Nuclear-Powered Cadillac in Development - Wow Amazing



World Thorium Fuel Vehicle by Loren Kulesus at Coroflot.com


Go to the source of that last image. Looks like bicycle tires in a row.
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With relatively high-friction hubless bearings, x24 of course.
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the car driven by Don Wales and Charles Burnett set a number of new records, including a new Guinness World Land Speed Record for a steam powered car at Edwards Air Force Base in California, with an average speed of 139.843mph for a measured mile, and 148.308 mph over two consecutive runs over a measured kilometer.
Faster than a Stanley Steamer, but not by much.

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