Thursday, March 1, 2012

Our Friend the Atom

While we are not so positive about the hope of atomic energy today, this film shows some good science to help explain how the atom was discovered and works.

As I have posted here in another post (click here) LFTR technology using Thorium instead of Uranium could be one step closer to a better alternative to current more dangerous forms of nuclear power, such as the (LWR) Light Water Reactor. LFTR is much safer than than LWR technology and will use 80%-90% of the energy found in Thorium with very little waste. While LWRs use only .05%- .07% with a lot of waste. (That is not a typo LWR use less than 1% of the energy of Uranium!)