[ RadSafe ] Boeing just patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions - Business Insider
Brennan, Mike (DOH)
Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Tue Jul 21 15:09:04 CDT 2015
I see some non-trivial technical and political issues. Just to pick one, neutrons plus U-238 equal, in varying amounts, fission fragments and plutonium. I can see people being unenthusiastic about an engine that spews fission fragment as it goes. The fact that the engine would become progressively more radioactive the more hours of use is on it would be an issue, too.
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Now THIS is cool!
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