View Full Version : Mr. Fusion builds nuclear reactor in his garage

10-01-2011, 12:36 AM
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Inside a garage, there's a hidden door that opens up to a "magical land of science and technology," says the homeowner.

At first glance, it appears to be shelves of paint cans and household supplies. But if you grab the wall in the right spot and pull, it opens up to laboratory shimmering in a cobalt blue light.

While some men boast of power tools and classic cars in their garage, Carl Greninger likes to show off his nuclear reactor. Yes, you read that right. Behind the hidden door is a working Farnsworth-Hirsch fusion reactor.

Video at link too (http://www.komonews.com/news/local/130889208.html)

This is what happens when you have bored engineers....... :D

But very cool too.

10-01-2011, 12:45 AM
That might be a way to get off the grid.:idea:

10-01-2011, 12:50 AM
That might be a way to get off the grid.:idea:

Sorry but there isn't enough energy from this reactor to light a bulb....

10-01-2011, 01:22 AM
Here's a way to establish your own grid, if you are a small city. A no-maintenance bury-and-forget nuclear reactor. It's delivered to the site on a flatbed truck, buried and fired up and puts out enough heat to fire up a fair size steam turbine...........


The reactors could be planned to run 5, 7 or 10 years with the fuel on board, depending on the final design. Then the reactor, as a whole unit is removed/replaced and returned to the manufacturer to be opened and refueled. No personnel are needed to operate this type of reactor. Just take off the heat and enjoy. Well, thatís too simple.

10-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Damn those teenagers...always playing with reactors.:mad::vader: