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What if you could genetically engineer the shrip to enrich the uranium?
My father was the first to propose dispensing of nuclear waste in ground beef, there being no standard limit for nuclear waste in ground beef.It may be time to harvest it all now.
That might not be the stupidest idea I've heard this week. But it's likely to be at least a runner up.
I wonder if the people eating lots of shrimp are exposed to depleted uranium shells?
Not to be Mr. Smartypants, but the material extracted from the shells would be used to build the fiber mats that would then be used to extract the uranium from seawater.
At the bottom of the linked article is another link to a story with the headline:Star is Caught Devouring PlanetI had a little flash of the mama star saying "Shame on you junior, you spit that out right now!"
Anyway, I was told that the BP oil spill was going to to end shrimping and "life as we know it" on the gulf coast. What happened to that?
Keep in mind only the U-235 isotope is fissionable, which comprises less than 1% of the total uranium, and there is more nuclear energy potential in the isotopes of hydrogen (fusion power) in sea water.Deuterium is even MORE plentiful in seawater than is Uranium.Deuterium has an abundance of about 0.015% relative to all Hydrogen. Water is 2/18 or about 11% Hydrogen.Therefore water is about 0.0000167 Deuterium = 1.67e-5 Deuterium or 16,700 parts per billion. Uranium is about 3 parts per billion in seawater, and the fissile U-235 is 0.7% of that.Additionally, you get more energy per unit mass in fusion than in fission. Fission gives you about 1 MeV / amu. Fusion gives you about 3.5 MeV/amu.So the fusion energy content of the Deuterium in seawater represents almost 3 MILLION TIMES as much energy as the fission energy content of the U-235!THAT's why it's worth going after the fusion technology.Dr. Gregory GreenmanPhysicist
Fritz Haber thought he could help pay off Germany's crushing war debt from WW I by extracting gold from seawater. It wasn't enough that he fertilized the Green Revolution, helping to feed untolled billions. The gold extraction went nowhere, as I think uranium from sea water will. Why bother when there's thorium to be had?@EDH: Excellent point about the deuterium.
I think we have our next Bond movie.
Iran at least will never do this. Shrimp-uranium bombs are strictly haram.
I have a better idea, How about we take the nuclear waste from the power and medical industries, and collect it in one place. We could call it, for example, say, "Yucca Mountain". Why I bet we won't run out of it for 10's of thousands of years, and even without a study, I bet the concentration would be better than 3 parts in a billion :)
oh wait, Obama's NRC chairman, Harry Reid's chump used extra-legal means against the wishes of the NRC professional staff and the other board members to dismantle the Yucca mountain plans and existing infrasture, so that no future adminstration could easily restart the effort.
Put another radioactive shrimp on the barby, mate.
Shrimp shells can also be used to make delicious beurre de crustacés, basically butter pounded in a mortar (or more easily, whizzed in a food processor) with the shells and other shrimp debris, then passed through a fine-meshed sieve.A more practical use for the shells, and far better on sandwiches than uranium.
Uranium is better suited to beautifying the serving pieces for your shrimp butter sandwiches.
Real men eat shrimp with the shells on.
There is also a tiny concentration of gold in seawater too, but it's still not economically viable to extract it.
Somebody forgot to mention that after the uranium is extracted the shrimp shells are used to make biodegradable golfballs.
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