[ RadSafe ] Brain Salad Surgery, Nuclear Propulsion
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Sun Dec 30 21:03:20 CST 2012
Hey you all. I'm sure a full brain transplant is quite far off in the
future. But perhaps someday soon,
transplants involving 1/4 to 1/2 of a brain could occur.??? This would be
done to repair brain problems
of various sorts.
Yes, I'm sure finding a donor brain and a brain match would be quite
an undertaking. On the Program
60 Minutes (USA) there had been a story about growing whole body organs
from a sample of tissue.
I'm sure growing a whole brain from a brain tissue sample in some
laboratory glassware would be
quite a challenge.
Yet I could imagine drilling into a willing brain tissue donor's brain,
grabbing a bit of brain tissue
and growing a brain in some lab glassware. Of course, the brain must be a
good blood type etc.
match. From the film Young Frankenstein, you might recall what happens
when you start such
work with a non-optimal brain.
Good Luck to any neurosurgeon attempting such work.
On an unrelated topic, with respect to Fukushima and aircraft carriers,
expect attorneys to act like
attorneys. I doubt a Japanese or World Courts will look favorably on any
Now for some nuclear propulsion, of aircraft, jets, submarines, flying
saucers, other spacecraft etc.
Clearly a Fusion propulsion system would be nice, if that ever happens.
A fission-based propulsion system might be nice also. The fission
propulsion system could use
highly-enriched Uranium or Plutonium (reaching 100% enrichment levels???),
rather than the usual
3 to 5% reactor enrichment levels. Such a reactor could be a thermal
neutron reactor, or perhaps
might be designed to work with both thermal and fast neutrons.
Enriched Uranium and/or Plutonium is probably readily gotten from the
Pantex Storage Facility. I'm sure
it would be quite a trick to turn the enriched Uranium and/or Plutonium
into fuel rods.
Sounds like the US Government used to work on such things.
probably could generate Energies that are at least a factor of 1000 more
energetic then ordinary
chemical propulsion. Enrichment of the Uranium and/or Plutonium would
increase the energy
efficiency beyond this factor of 1000...
Yes, of course, power impulse considerations might limit the ability of
a fission/fusion spacecraft
to directly launch from the Earth's surface. We'll see.
Advanced power/energy propulsion systems are probably part of the big
secret behind modern
aircraft, jets, rockets, spaceships being developed by modern nations.
Could kids affected by Thalidomide be fixed by a partial brain
transplant??? Would gene therapy
be helpful in treating such patients????
Be Good.. Regards, Joe Preisig
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