The Cars Reboot’d

Well knock me over with a new wave feather, The Cars are releasing a new album. Scheduled for release on May 10. Two official videos are out there ready for us 40-somethings to reminisce with (posted below). They didn’t modernize their sound – same ol’ 80s synth-pop that they helped make popular. Not complaining, very good songs. No Ben Orr – still dead.

I do wish Ric Ocasek would lend his voice to modern techno projects. He has the prefect voice for that.

The Future of Nukes

Most tree huggers are against nuclear energy. I consider myself a tree humper, but I am in favor of nukes. The problems in Japan are a bit disheartening. Not just because of the leaking radiation causing some minor (so far) health risks, but because of the bad PR it is giving the future of nuclear energy. The next generation of nuclear reactors will be safer, produce far less waste that is easier to handle, plants with smaller footprints, and these plants will be much cheaper to construct and maintiain. What is currently happening in Japan is blinding people to what can save us from fossil fuels and the associated environmental problems. Bill Gates explains this better in a TED talk he gave a year ago.

He talks of TerraPower, which is looking into traveling wave nuclear reactors. The other technology that is competing with this tech, and what I am more familiar with, is Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR). A commercial for LFTR is below.

I really don’t  care which if these technologies leads us into the future, just so long as one of them does. Lots of politics and associated corruption to fight through, but we need to face that fight if we want to move forward.

The Future of Nukes

Most tree huggers are against nuclear energy. I consider myself a tree humper, but I am in favor of nukes. The problems in Japan are a bit disheartening. Not just because of the leaking radiation causing some minor (so far) health risks, but because of the bad PR it is giving the future of nuclear energy. The next generation of nuclear reactors will be safer, produce far less waste that is easier to handle, plants with smaller footprints, and these plants will be much cheaper to construct and maintiain. What is currently happening in Japan is blinding people to what can save us from fossil fuels and the associated environmental problems. Bill Gates explains this better in a TED talk he gave a year ago.

He talks of TerraPower, which is looking into traveling wave nuclear reactors. The other technology that is competing with this tech, and what I am more familiar with, is Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR). A commercial for LFTR is below.

I really don't  care which if these technologies leads us into the future, just so long as one of them does. Lots of politics and associated corruption to fight through, but we need to face that fight if we want to move forward.

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