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Nuclear Fission and Stirling Engines

Kirk Taylor

Could your next trip in space be powered by nuclear fission and a stirling engine? --how about one of these for your collection:

I read about that over on World Nuclear News. They make it sound like it's foolproof and nearly indestructible. Yeah, uh huh.
I had always hoped that I would, by now, have a modular fusion reactor in my basement for central heat. Looks like that won't happen in my lifetime.