I wasn't expecting a afternoon promo video from Lockheed that starts with a dubstep intro either but that's what their Skunkworks project just dropped on us. Lockheed expects to be able to build a prototype compact reactor in five years. If everything goes well, the design could "be developed and deployed in as little as ten years." If they pull this off then they say we could have truly clean energy, one that we can export without fears of it being turned into a military weapon, and that it could be as small as a jet engine (and literally be put on a jet to power it), as well as scale up to much larger sizes, plug into the existing grid and "The 100-MW unit would provide sufficient power for up to 80,000 homes in a power-hungry U.S. city."
About Paul Spoerry
I’m a groovy cat who’s into technology, Eastern Thought, and house music. I’m a proud and dedicated father to the coolest little guy on the planet (seriously, I'm NOT biased). I’m fascinated by ninjas, the Internet, and anybody who can balance objects on their nose for long periods of time.
I have a utility belt full of programming languages and a database of all my knowledge on databases... I practice code fu. Oh, I've also done actual Kung Fu, and have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.