Monthly Archives: September 2011

UPDATED – comment on Sun Sentinel article “Design planned for new Florida nukes OKed as criticism intensifies” by Julie Patel

UPDATE:  Julie Patel has corrected the article.  On a Saturday morning, yet!  Thanks very much to her for that. [I entered the comment below electronically on the Sun Sentinel’s website in the space provided for comments, but it has not … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor, Tribune Review re: AP1000 Design

  To: The Editor, Pittsburgh Tribune Review Regarding your story on Friday, September 30th, 2011 (“Westinghouse: Proposed nuclear reactor’s building safe”) in which you refer to a news release from environmental groups:  The news release from the environmental group provides links … Continue reading

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Thorium Reactors – a practical step forward after decades of being thrwarted?

Thorium Reactors – a practical step forward after decades of being thrwarted?.

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Thorium Reactors – a practical step forward after decades of being thrwarted?

I listened to Kirk Sorenson’s TED talk on thorium-fueled molten salt reactors and was pretty intrigued, even impressed. I prefer ingenious use of solar such as integrating electricity-generating solar cells into buildings, clothing, backpacks, furniture, and so on       … Continue reading

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Photographic exhibit on Wittgenstein’s Life

….. There is an interesting post on the OLP and Literary Studies Blog on WordPress about an exhibit in Cambridge (UK) featuring photographs related to Wittgenstein’s life.   The post features an embedded video.  The video is a discussion between … Continue reading

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On building and interpreting physical models: the NRC now has to face what went wrong in modeling the AP1000 nuclear reactor design (UPDATED on September 24th, 2011)

On building and interpreting physical models: the NRC now has to face what went wrong in modeling the AP1000 nuclear reactor design (UPDATED on September 24th, 2011). I’ve updated this post, replacing the last paragraph with the following: UPDATE September … Continue reading

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Online query-able database about world’s nuclear power plants – Wolfram|Alpha

I ran across this and am posting it as it might be useful. It allows queries of info obtained from an IAEA database. Explore the World’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure with Wolfram|Alpha.

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