links for 2011-08-12

  • "A U.S. company says it is getting closer to putting prototype electric cars on the road that will be powered by the heavy-metal thorium."

    "Because thorium is so dense, similar to uranium, it stores considerable potential energy: 1 gm of thorium equals the energy of 7,500 gallons (28,391 L) of gasoline Stevens says. So, using just 8 gm of thorium in a car should mean it would never need refueling."