1956-01-01

Nuclear Power and the Machinery Builder 560053

IN LIGHT of the world's continually increasing demand for electric power and the attendant decrease in economically recoverable fossil fuels, the need for nuclear powerplants becomes all the more pressing.
The author briefly covers in a general way several developments in design of different reactor types. Some problems inherent in generating power from fissionable isotopes are mentioned, together with the solutions which will enable the realization of electric current generation from the “burning” of nuclear fuels.
Some startling theoretical schemes are mentioned which bid fair to making the generation and transmission of electric current in the future so different from our present methods as to mark the coming of age of yesterday's and today's science fiction.

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