[ RadSafe ] Boeing just patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions - Business Insider
Dixon, John E. (CDC/ONDIEH/NCEH)
gyf7 at cdc.gov
Tue Jul 28 14:31:32 CDT 2015
Cool, but the description of the "U-238 coated chamber to generate heat and power the lasers is a bit off. The article mentions that U-238 is fissionable (not with thermal neutrons). I am curious why the coating is even needed???
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Boeing just patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions - Business Insider
Now THIS is cool!
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