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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:12 AM
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It's "fission energy" all the way.
Just a thought. The term "nuclear power" is far too inaccurate and flattering for this technology. The term nuclear has far too broad a meaning to be useful as an accurate descriptor of energy derived from the process of fissioning atoms. We don't want to promote confusion of atomic fission derived energy with fusion derived energy, after all.

Might I suggest these terms be added to our lexicon to enhance the accuracy in our communications.

nuclear fission energy
atomic fission energy
nuclear fission industry
atomic fission industry
fission derived energy
or just "fission energy".

Just a thought...

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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:39 AM
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1. That seemed to touch a nerve...
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:33 AM
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2. We're just fishin' for something that won't take down the entire planet. n/t
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:43 AM
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3. Can't we just relegate them ALL to the history books?
Our mutant children will be able to read about the good ol' days when people only had one head and organs inside their bodies.
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Terry in Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:54 AM
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4. I like "atomic" myself
Has such a retro ring to it.

Sooo twentieth-century!

B-)
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:30 AM
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5. electricity from the usually controlled fissioning of radioactive materials nt
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