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Brilliant! Cause volcano's never erupt or anything. Yes your brilliant idea can ensure that the next time the volcano erupts (in 500 years, or 1000 years or whenever) instead of dumping fertile ash over thousands of square kilometers we will have a nuclear wasteland. Instead of renewing the land and ensuring future generations have rich farmland after an eruption we can give them all higher cancer rates. Yes with brilliant idea's like yours we're sure to see a shift in public opinion about the viability of nuclear power. Brilliant.



Lava flows and circulates underground bro, but i dont claim to be a scientist.. if you honestly didnt pick up on the fact that i was being facetious, you probably need to get off the internets
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Nice concept but the actual practicalities seem to be limited imho. First, we need to ensure that should they come apart no one will die, especially since the blades themselves will be going at higher speeds than normal ones which in turn will allow it to reach a higher velocity, secondly we also need to account for what we're going to do when they need to be turned off for whatever reason.

Tbqfh, the future is a hybrid of energy sources, especially if we're going all natural. But then what do we do for energy outside of our atmosphere? (Which we obviously will be doing within our lifetimes. There WILL be a rocket that isn't intended to return)
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This is definitely an improvement, but what about that hot summer day when everyone wants to run air conditioning units and there's no wind? I'm still not, and never will be sold on wind energy. Obviously, nuclear fusion is what we all want, but other alternatives such as wind and solar would work well when combined, but the real hold back of alternative energies is battery technology. We could produce vast amounts of solar energy (an wind for that matter), but the hard part is storing excess for night and cloudy days.
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That's funny, the other day I was thinking of something like this. A funneling cone into a wind turbine.
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Still doesn't fix the problem that wind turbines don't provide energy 100% of the time.

If thorium reactors catch on we won't need any other source of energy.
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