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Another Investigation Exonerates the 'Climategate' Scientists

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo7/07/2010 4:09:08 pm PDT

re: #257 Varek Raith

Will the end of the world be like in the Fallout games???

re: #262 WindUpBird

Well, thankfully we stuck with cars that don’t run on fusion :D

How about fission?

Ford Nucleon

The Ford Nucleon was a nuclear-powered concept car developed by Ford Motor Company in 1958. The design did not include an internal-combustion engine, rather, the vehicle was to be powered by a small nuclear reactor in the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle featured a power capsule suspended between twin booms at the rear. The capsule, which would contain a radioactive core for motive power, was designed to be easily interchangeable, according to the performance needs and the distances to be travelled.

It’s my understanding that Ford also produced a nuclear tank mock-up, looking rather like a late-model Sherman with an extra-long rear deck. The Army saw little use for a combat vehicle that would generate a major catastrophe if its engine compartment were penetrated by enemy fire, so the project didn’t get anywhere.