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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 01:39 PM
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U.S. Researcher: Cars Powered by Thorium

U.S. Researcher Preparing Prototype Cars Powered by Heavy-Metal Thorium

By Keith Nuthall
WardsAuto.com, Aug 11, 2011 9:21 AM


The key to the system developed by inventor Charles Stevens, CEO and chairman of Connecticut-based Laser Power Systems, is that when silvery metal thorium is heated by an external source, becomes it is so dense its molecules give off considerable heat.

Small blocks of thorium generate heat surges that are configured as a thorium-based laser, Stevens tells Wards. These create steam from water within mini-turbines, generating electricity to drive a car.

A 250 KW unit weighing about 500 lbs. (227 kg) would be small and light enough to drop under the hood of a car, he says.

...

Because thorium is so dense, similar to uranium, it stores considerable potential energy: 1 gm of thorium equals the energy of 7,500 gallons (28,391 L) of gasoline Stevens says. So, using just 8 gm of thorium in a car should mean it would never need refueling.
Thorium has highest melting point of all oxides at 3,182 F.

http://wardsauto.com/ar/thorium_power_car_110811/


Did I fail to mention that the car will run for a million miles without need of refueling...
What about radioactivity? LPS says Thoriums low levels could be blocked with aluminum foil. Yes, tinfoil. Terrorism? Because the Thorium is not superheated, it does not produce fissile material. Where does Thorium come from? Lets just say the US has the worlds largest known reserves. General safety? The U.S. Geological Surveys former senior advisor on rare earths calls the concept both plausible and sensible. So why arent we driving around thorium-laser-turbine EVs already? According to LPS CEO Charles Stevens.

The issue is having a customized application that is purpose-made, he says, admitting that developing a portable and usable turbine and generator is proving to be a tougher task than the laser-thorium unit.

How do you take the laser and put these things together efficiently? he asks rhetorically. But once that is achieved, This car will run for a million miles. The car will wear out before the engine. There is no oil, no emissions nothing.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/are-you-ready-for-the-thorium-laser-steam-turbine-electric-powertrain/
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 01:47 PM
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1. That's pretty awesome, but I'd like to see if they can make it practical.
We hear over and over about breakthoughs, like new drugs and treatments, or new energy tech, which never makes it out of the lab. This sounds interesting, but I'll wait and see. Among other questions that need to be answered is, what happens to the thorium? Since there's no such thing as free energy, I assume it gets used up. Does it exit the vehicle? I would hope not, since it is mildly poisonous. Granted, we're pumping hundreds of tons a year of the stuff right into the air from coal plants...
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 01:53 PM
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2. What happens in a car crash? How much radioactivity is released when the tin foil falls off? nt
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 07:57 AM
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12. The active part of the engine is encased in 3 inches of stainless steel
No crash danger.
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Terry in Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 08:03 PM
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15. "No crash danger"
Mm-hmm. And the Titanic was unsinkable.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 01:40 AM
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18. Thorium is fairly harmless.
How much so? Well... right now we're releasing hundreds of tons a year of the stuff directly into the air, from coal-fired power plants. So to equal that, you would have to catastrophically crash about 1 million cars a year.
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 01:56 PM
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3. ROFLMAO - how freaking gullible can anyone be?
From the comments at the first link:

Bytor
August 14th, 2011 at 11:07 am

Yes, it is pretty damn sad how long that scam has been running successfully.

But this one is completely ridiculous. Charles Stevens, was previously running medical scams. He doesnt even cover his tracks. Check his linked in page:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/laserturbinepower
His Previous venture is listed as CEO of Helyxzion (cure all disease):

http://help-cure-disease-now.blogspot.com/

HELYXZION
NEEDS YOUR HELP!
USEING HELYXZION TECHNOLOGY WE CAN CURE ALL DISEASE
REGENERATE LOST LIMBS
REBUILD DAMAGED ORGANS
CREATE NANOTECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL SAVE LIVES
YOU CAN HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN AND MAKE YOURSELF MONEY AT THE SAME TIME JUST FOLLOW ONE OF THESE LINKS:
MAKE MONEY AND HELP CURE DISEASE:


So curing all disease wasnt enough for our intrepid CEO, he is now going to solve our energy problems as well. Quite the polymath we have here

It is scary that people buy this guys snake oil. Wards Auto should hang their heads in disgrace for being duped so easily by this nonsense. He is just repackaging some buzzwords and throwing in some facts out of context (mixed in with outright nonsense).

He really isnt even a very good scammer, only natural dupes should fall for this, but sadly we have too many of those.
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Bytor
August 14th, 2011 at 11:26 am

Some more digging I found Press releases of partnerships with Stevens previous company Helyxzion. I wondered who would partner with an obvious scam. The thing is all those partners appear to have evaporated as well into dead link land. Though I did find a trail on this one (lots of press releases still available):

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/03/prweb360691.htm
Helyxzion and Telomolecular Announce Strategic Partnership
According to Chief Executive Officer, Matthew A. Sarad, Helyxzions technologies are able .

Followed by SEC litigation against Sarad for stock fraud:
http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2008/lr20745.htm
SEC Charges California Biotechnology Company for Fraudulent Stock Scheme

The SEC alleges that Telomolecular and its founder and former CEO, Matthew A. Sarad of Folsom, Calif., induced hundreds of investors nationwide to purchase $6.5 million worth of shares of Telomolecular stock. According to the SECs complaint, Telomolecular and Sarad falsely claimed the company was backed by a deep management and scientific team, generating significant industry interest in its technologies, and prepared to obtain financing from substantial institutions. Instead, the complaint alleges that the company lacked the management professionals and extensive scientific staff it claimed, the supposed interest in its technologies did not exist, and the potential source of financing it touted was a sole proprietorship with no assets.

It is a sad state of Journalism today that Wards will publish too good to be true tech stories that should immediately send your scam meter into the red, without any background checks and that should have revealed a web of scams/fraud. This bored auto fan only wasted about 20 minutes with Google to dig this up. Any journalist who valued their integrity should have done at least this much. I am sure there is much more
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 05:57 PM
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7. USEING HELYXZION TECHNOLOGY WE CAN CURE ALL DISEASE
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 06:00 PM
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8. This nonsense had 8 net recs
Pro-nukes can be very gullible.

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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 05:28 PM
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14. Pegged my bullshit meter at "250kw"
Because shit, we'd just run entire neighborhoods off it, if it worked. That's like a 350 bhp engine.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 10:28 AM
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21. That's a conservative estimate.
If his device was only 10% efficient a 5-gram source of thorium would generate 250kW for 1,000 hours.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 02:16 PM
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4. What is done with the waste
when the thorium decays?
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 02:20 PM
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5. In these days of a Terraist under every bed, ...
...they are *NEVER* going to let any of us have
access to significant quantities of nuclear material.

Tesha
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 02:29 PM
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6. Electric cars are already like, so 2010. K&R. nt
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:10 AM
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24. This is an electric car
For comparison, the Chevy Volt uses a 110 kW electric motor, as does the Nissan Leaf. Their battery packs weigh around 800 pounds.

The Thorium car produces 250 kW from a 500 lb power pack and therefore could use two 110kW electric motors. That is F-350 with the dualies, towing a 50 ft travel trailer up a mountain territory. Or an F-450 or F-550 bus or delivery vehicle.

And 8 grams of Thorium will let it run for 1 million miles! I hope this isn't more of that Elon Musk pie in the sky "I'm gonna build an electric racecar with no help or experience from Detroit." What a fool that guy was... Wait a minute...
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:28 AM
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"The thorium car" doesn't exist. It is a scam.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 12:45 PM
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27. And nobody has answered my question: "Dr. Charles Stevens" - "Doctor" of what, exactly?
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 02:19 PM
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31. What was Einstein "doctor" of??? That fool certainly couldn't have any good ideas.
:dunce: good job following your Sith Master, apprentice. Perhaps you'll get a cookie. :dunce:
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 08:32 AM
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33. Einstein had a PhD in physics.
"Doctor" can refer to a PhD, MD, DDS, DO, DC, etc.
So again, exactly what is "Dr. Charles Stevens" a "Doctor" of?

http://www.galacticgovernment.net/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=72

Dr. Charles Stevens
CEO

Address:
Headquarters: 1 Galactic City Center, Galactic City, Sea of Tranquility, Moon of Earth

Earth Satellite Office: Sturbridge, MA. 01566, USA

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 508-688-2995



http://www.helyxzion.com/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1%3Aname&catid=12%3Acontacts&Itemid=53

Dr. Charles Stevens
President CEO

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 508-347-9235



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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 03:40 PM
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37. He was a patent clerk while working on his theories, when he published one of his papers
He had a teaching degree from the Zurich Polytechnic, but was unable to get a job teaching... didn't receive a PHD until 1905.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 04:48 AM
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49. Einstein earned his doctorate at age 26, did "Dr. Charles Stevens" earn a doctorate in anything?
Or does he just call himself "Dr." to fool people?

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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 11:27 AM
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52. Moving the goalposts won't help you "un-lose" a battle you've lost... n/t
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 08:30 AM
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58. The goalpost hasn't changed, "Dr. Charles Stevens" - "Doctor" of what, exactly?
which I asked last time this nonsense was posted:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=439&topic_id=1729829&mesg_id=1730066

bananas (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-12-11 10:45 PM
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10. "Dr. Charles Stevens" - "Doctor" of what, exactly?

I've just spent a few minutes googling this and found nothing but fluff.

Still nothing but fluff.

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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 09:24 AM
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60. Without a PHD you're nothing but fluff or a fraud. Why don't you ask Elon Musk?
You know: founder of PayPal, co-founder of Tesla Motors, now founder of SpaceX. Yeah, that guy may have billions of dollars but he's "all fluff."

Your argument is baseless, infantile, and without merit.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:55 PM
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63. No, but calling oneself a "Dr." without actually being a doctor is.
AFAIK, Elon Musk has never tried to misrepresent his credentials.
Now tell us exactly what "Dr. Charles Stevens" is a doctor of.

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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 09:06 PM
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64. You are the one with the issue. I just showed you a non-PHD holder who built cars
... whom you called "fluff" if he doesn't have a PHD. How the heck that makes an ant hill's worth of difference is anyone's guess. If I gave a crap about who does or doesn't have a PHD I could probably find several examples of people who built or achieved amazing things without having a PHD... but since I don't give a crap about your silly little issue I'm not wasting my time.

But you won't let go because you think that makes some sort of "point" for you or ??? I am not the one who raised the issue of having a PHD. I don't care if he has one or not.

Do your own google search if you're interested.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 02:38 AM
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65. This really went over your head.
He called himself "Dr.", I asked "doctor of what?"
Without an answer to that question, it raises the issue of whether he misrepresented himself.
For some reason you're comparing this guy to Musk and Einstein even though you don't know anything about him.
Elon Musk didn't misrepresent himself.
Einstein didn't misrepresent himself.
Did Charles Stevens misrepresent himself?

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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 06:43 AM
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66. Same answer as before: you care about it, go research it.
I gave you a prime example in Elon Musk who created 3 companies that have changed or will change the world: PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX (just my opinion about that last one). No PHD, no interest in having or getting a PHD.

Do your google search if you want to. Or do you want to expand the "investigation" to include "Dr. Phil?"

You whine about "misrepresentation" and yet I have it on good authority that you are NOT, sir, a banana.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-11 03:59 PM
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69. When someone claims to be a Dr, and they aren't, there's an obvious problem.
You're making a straw man argument.
He claimed to be a doctor, did he lie or not?
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-11 09:20 PM
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70. What is your proof that he is not a PHD? Or did you mean a medical doctor?
Your posts promoting this accusation are lacking in facts or evidence.

PS, I cannot prove a negative. You are the one making the charge, it is up to you to prove it. That someone has to point this out to you speaks volumes.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-12 08:47 AM
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72. That point sure sailed over your head.
That, and you've been asked to demonstrate a positive, not a negative.

Logic: You're doing it wrong.
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 02:15 PM
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30. 1901: the trans-atlantic airplane does not exist. It is a scam.
1952: rockets powerful enough to put a satellite into orbit do not exist. It is a scam.

1939: programmable computers do not exist. It is a scam.

1974: the Internet does not exist. It is a scam.

Need I go on???
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:28 AM
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26. "The thorium car" doesn't exist. It is a scam.
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 02:20 PM
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32. 1901: the trans-atlantic airplane does not exist. It is a scam.
1901: the trans-atlantic airplane does not exist. It is a scam.

1952: rockets powerful enough to put a satellite into orbit do not exist. It is a scam.

1939: programmable computers do not exist. It is a scam.

1974: the Internet does not exist. It is a scam.

Need I go on???
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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 06:19 PM
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43. What do you think that post proves?
That because a handful of things in the past that were classified as scams turned out to be real, there is no such thing as a scam?
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-11 09:55 AM
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46. Actually, I think you should take some time to think about what my post proves
Think. Then type. Investigate the topic first. Just some helpful advice so you don't look foolish.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 09:47 PM
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9. Proving once again DU needs a pseudoscience/scam dungeon ...
:evilfrown:
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 06:58 AM
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10. People used to post astrology in the DU E/E forum ten years ago...eom
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 01:55 AM
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20. Pseudoscience?
Can you point out anything that's theoretically impossible about this idea?
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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 12:08 PM
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34. Can you explain how it works?
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 01:02 PM
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35. Can you explain what's not plausible and sensible about the idea?
Jim Hedrick, a specialist on industrial minerals and until last year the U.S. Geological Surveys senior advisor on rare earths tells Wards the idea is both plausible and sensible.

Since your qualifications blow his away, I'd be very interested to hear what you have to say. What were your qualifications again?

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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 02:40 PM
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36. That's not much of an explanation.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 06:06 PM
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41. I didn't think so.
Nice diversion. What are your qualifications again?

Thanks.
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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 06:50 PM
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44. So, no one here can explain how it works?
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 04:56 AM
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50. What are "Dr. Charles Stevens" qualifications? Does he actually have a doctorate in anything?
None of his supporters want to answer that question.
I wonder why?
Maybe he doesn't have a doctorate in anything.
But then how honest is it for him to call himself "Dr."?


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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 06:54 AM
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57. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Clip #3 Goldie explains it all.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 08:49 AM
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59. She's great, I love her!
Thanks for the video clips!
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 07:54 AM
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11. 1 gram of thorium equals the energy of 7,500 gallons (28,391 L) of gasoline.
If Mr. Stevens fails to produce this vehicle then someone will. Eventually.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 09:52 PM
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16. Thermodynamics don't work like that, to extract the energy in 1 gram of thorium...
...requires a very sophisticated setup that cannot fit in a car, ever. Perhaps a truck could do it, a train is certainly plausible, but not a car, by any stretch.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 01:52 AM
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19. A cube of Polonium-210 an inch on each side could power a minivan
for six months using an RTG. Smaller sources powered Voyager and Pioneer expeditions for years.

Thorium won't work in an RTG, but theories of limits for compactness have a really shitty track record.


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Terry in Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 04:19 PM
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13. Car, hell. Where's my damn jetpack!?
Doesn't this guy know it's going to be the future pretty soon?

Oh yeah, he's a little late delivering the robot housemaid, too...

B-)

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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 09:59 PM
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17. What is the external source? " thorium is heated by an external source"
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 08:56 AM
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22. The article said it was a laser
They get pretty hot. Lasers that is.
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:00 AM
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23. It's a scam.
Edited on Sun Sep-18-11 09:00 AM by kristopher
And an obvious one at that.
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 02:04 PM
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29. Who knows if it is a scam or not. More study is needed at the very least.
My mind is not closed nor immediately sealed off with a coal and natural gas-filled wall when the topic turns to any kind of nuclear power.

Too bad that a closed mind can never see the world as it truly is. I feel sorry for the folks who wear the fossil fuels blinders their whole lives.
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The Croquist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 05:00 PM
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38. This will piss you off kristopher
I agree. It is a scam.
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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:13 AM
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25. What do the lasers run on? Double A batteries?
It reads like a perpetual motion scam. :)
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 01:59 PM
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28. How does an internal combustion engine start up, what does it run on?
It's just a hunk of steel and plastic... how can an on-going cycle of a series of explosions, precisely timed, to keep this pollution spewing, toxic liquid fuel vehicle work???

:dunce: The internal combustion engine reads like a perpetual motion scam :dunce:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 06:08 PM
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42. Give up. If it involves radiation, he's hiding under the bed. nt
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-11 09:51 AM
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45. You mean like the radiation that spews out of coal plants, coats the drill pipes for oil, nat gas
If this poster is truly afraid of radiation they should be chaining themselves to the gates of coal plants, form a human blockade in front of fossil drilling operations or refineries, or fight to force the coal ash pits that are now open to the air, wind and rain to take better precautions with the radioactive material and the 20+ other toxic chemicals.
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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-11 12:09 PM
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47. I want this post to live forever! Nuclear quackery at its best.
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-11 06:24 PM
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48. Your lack of knowledge does not "quackery" make... n/t
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 05:59 AM
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51. Good idea - let's keep it kicked! nt
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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 06:25 AM
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53. I wonder when we will get an explanation?
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:04 AM
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54. I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-11 09:42 AM
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67. I like their web page, but I think they could use some of your help.
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NickB79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 05:46 PM
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39. While it may be theoretically possible, it won't be invented by this guy
Charles Stevens is a certified quack, simply based on the background kristopher posted earlier in the thread.
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NickB79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 05:48 PM
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40. If it is possible, why use it for cars? Start big and use it for power plants
Build a fission-less thorium reactor and power cities with it.

That is, if it's even possible.
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SpoonFed Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 12:17 PM
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55. Wait wait wait...

If it is even possible, start by powering the new fangled Japanese floating cities!

(The stuff I miss by being logged in with an ignore list, is incredible!)
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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 10:27 PM
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56. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Clip #6 Goldie explains it all.
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 09:37 AM
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61. Your jokes are great. Keep them coming. Here's one for you
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SpoonFed Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 02:29 PM
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62. You don't need a youtube link...
you just need to end the subject line with n/t
and a blank body.
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Fledermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 03:05 PM
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68. I was hoping for an explanation!?!?!?
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SpoonFed Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 07:47 AM
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71. Can you get a PHD in Fluff? n/t
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-18-12 04:20 PM
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73. I've been wondering where you were hanging out
Edited on Sun Mar-18-12 04:22 PM by madokie
I'd love to see thorium used if its as they say it is, safe

ETA: And then I look at the date. :facepalm:
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