Furthermore, it is exceeding easy to protect very small, light weight materials, even from high speed car crashes. Take black boxes in airplanes. There are entire recording devices in there that are much larger, and weigh much more than the thorium we'd be dealing with, yet they withstand crashes take place at several hundred miles per hour. Freaking plane crashes for God's sake.
Place the 0.5g of thorium in a 3 inch thick titanium sphere, and it'll be more well protected than a black box on an airplane--and cheaper too.
I'm not worried about it being dangerous. However, I'm skeptical about the technology because you'd think we'd have heard about this being integrated into power plant technology a while ago. The fact that we haven't heard about the tech functioning on a smaller scale makes me dubious.
Edited by Porthios - 8/13/11 at 11:22am