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03-12-2013, 11:59 AM
Car of the future?
I am really surprised the we haven't found a better way to drive in the last few decades. It's way overdue.

Thorium Fueled car


Quote:There are now over one billion cars traveling roads around the world directly and indirectly costing trillions of dollars in material resources, time and noxious emissions. Imagine all these cars running cleanly for 100 years on just 8 grams of fuel each.

Laser Power Systems (LPS) from Connecticut, USA, is developing a new method of automotive propulsion with one of the most dense materials known in nature: thorium. Because thorium is so dense it has the potential to produce tremendous amounts of heat. The company has been experimenting with small bits of thorium, creating a laser that heats water, produces steam and powers a mini turbine.

Current models of the engine weigh 500 pounds, easily fitting into the engine area of a conventionally-designed vehicle. According to CEO Charles Stevens, just one gram of the substance yields more energy than 7,396 gallons (28,000 L) of gasoline and 8 grams would power the typical car for a century.


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03-12-2013, 02:39 PM
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I don't know how accurate this video is (though I trust Thunderf00t on this particular issue since it's his area), but the imagery that comes out of it makes the idea of such a car rather terrifying.




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05-12-2013, 01:32 PM
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Oh well, another nice dream shot down. Tongue

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