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Old 09-01-2011, 09:54 AM
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Solar Power is so Last Week

New frontiers in DIY.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2011/08/04/swedish-man-arrested-for-building-a-nuclear-reactor-in-his-kitchen/

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Swedish police have detained a 31-year-old man in Ängelholm in western Sweden who was discovered after he sought advice from authorities on the legality of building a nuclear reactor in a domestic kitchen.

The man began his experiment some six months ago and has reportedly been open about his plans to construct a nuclear reactor in his apartment in the small Swedish coastal town, maintaining a blog of his nuclear adventure.

The man, who explained that his interest in nuclear physics was awakened as a teenager, ordered some radioactive material from overseas and acquired more by taking apart a domestic fire alarm.


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Old 09-01-2011, 10:04 AM
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Sad thing is he's not the first.

I worry about those types.....Glad they don't live near me.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:21 AM
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D'OH!

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So too, it seems, are the US companies involved in it.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44344711/?ocid=ansmsnbc11

A U.S. solar-panel manufacturer, promoted by President Barack Obama as a beneficiary of his administration's economic policies and given a half-billion-dollar federal loan, is laying off 1,100 workers and filing for bankruptcy. Competition from China became too strong.

Solyndra LLC of Fremont, California, had become the poster child for government investment in green technology. The president visited the company in May 2010 and noted that Solyndra expected to hire 1,000 workers to manufacture solar panels. Other state and federal officials such as former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Energy Secretary Steven Chu also visited the company's facilities.

Hard times have hit the American solar industry, however. Solyndra is the third solar company to seek bankruptcy protection this month. Officials said Wednesday that the global economy as well as unfavorable conditions in the solar industry combined to force the company to suspend its manufacturing operations.

The price for solar panels has collapsed, dropping by about 42 percent this year, largely because of heavy competition from Chinese companies........


HUH? I thought we were going to ride the wave of green technology to full employment??

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