May 19, 2004

Putting the science in science fiction

The title of the post is how Arthur C. Clarke has been described. Anyway, not long ago, den Beste posted an article about space ships and weapons that could potentially be used; a related post can be found here. Bastard Sword decides to tackle the issue of power systems. Of particular interest to me what this link wherein the concept of accelerator driven reactors is discussed. I remember covering this idea briefly while studying advanced reactor design in graduate school, although we spent more time covering liquid sodium cooled reactors. Pretty neat stuff, especially if you're a nerd such as myself.

Posted by Physics Geek at May 19, 2004 01:47 PM StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!