Elon Musk JUST SECRETLY Build an INSANE Nuclear Reactor in 7 Days!
Elon Musk finally revealed nuclear power! We’ve all heard of nuclear power and how it can be used to generate electricity, fuel, and energy, and we know that the problem is that it’s extremely dangerous and heavy.
Elon Musk, on the other hand, is working on a portable nuclear power plant. This micro reactor is a cost-effective, lightweight power producer, unlike anything that we have seen before. Former SpaceX engineers have developed the world’s first portable, zero-emissions power source, a portable nuclear reactor that can be easily erected in cities and provide power to remote locations. Interested in learning more about this and Elon Musk’s works on nuclear reactors and how this breakthrough could bring us closer to conquering Mars?
Nuclear energy is also a hot topic at SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space company and there are still ongoing plans to colonize Mars, which will necessitate a transportable source of energy. And contrary to popular belief, Elon Musk believes modern nuclear power plants are safe. According to him, he truly believes that nuclear power can be made to be very, very safe and it’s going to be about fission and not fusion like we might have expected.
Nuclear fission is the process used in conventional nuclear reactors and it’s a process by which neutron slams into a larger atom, splitting it into two smaller atoms and releasing energy in a fission reaction. And the reaction of
fusion is the inverse of fission, in which smaller atoms collide and fuse to form a larger atom, releasing energy. The sun generates energy through a process called fusion.
Some argue that fusion is a safer technique to generate nuclear energy than fission since fission produces radioactive waste that can last a long time, and fusion does not produce long-lived radioactive waste, among other reasons.
However, with current technology, the problem with fusion is that it consumes all of the energy it generates in order to maintain its reaction, leaving no net energy to power other devices. Several companies are attempting to commercialize fusion energy, but none have proven successful so far.
Elon Musk, on the other hand, has long advocated for the use of nuclear power. However, Elon Musk did not go into detail on how nuclear power facilities may be made extremely safe. However, Radiant, a firm founded by former SpaceX engineers, is working on the world’s first portable, zero- emissions power source that can provide power to isolated locations while also allowing for easy installation of new units in crowded areas. Radiant’s under development technology will give nuclear reactors a whole new level of portability. In the form of relatively lightweight, cost-effective microreactors, nuclear power is becoming more portable