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Will aircraft ever fly on nuclear power?
#1
There are threads for many things but we don't have a threat for "Technology" so this has to go in to "Chit Chat"

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160713...d-airliner
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Maggie the Cat from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." by Tennessee Williams
#2
Wow. Err. Perhaps not that great an idea.

I understand the need for alternatives to huge amount of fuel aircraft currently consume, but nuclear energy seems perhaps the wrong approach.
Maybe development of superior battery technology would be a better priority.

I'm looking forward to when fusion power is worked out though. That will be quite a break through, and can't be adopted fast enough really. Also, thorium reactors could be a nice stop gap.
Silly Sarcastic So-and-so
#3
Hi Genersis. I didn't add any comment to my post since I believe that the question was rhetorical, but no, I don't think that 'planes. will ever fly by nuclear power, at least not in its present form. Cold fusion seems a long, long way away.
"You can be young without money but you can't be old without money"
Maggie the Cat from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." by Tennessee Williams
#4
Obviously not. This is an excruciatingly dumb idea.


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