19 Apr 2011 23:21 Filed in: Media
Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah-Jane Smith in Doctor Who has died, aged 63, from cancer.
I think the Mitch Benn song above summarises what she brought to the role, both in the original series, the relaunch and the Sarah-Jane Adventures.
04 Apr 2011 21:33 Filed in: Technology
Image from NuclearPowerYesPlease.org (Creative Commons 3.0-BY-NC-SA licence)
Hysteria about a 40 year old design that survived a 70% higher than design basis catastrophe and has yet to produce a significant contamination level does not help stopping global warming. Indecision (and using more fossil fuels) will kill, we cannot afford to delay. Even the BBC couldn’t resist getting hysterical, with anchors talking about a ‘nuclear explosion’ at one point.
Check out the IAEA site for facts on the incident at Fukushima.
The new generation reactors are significantly better in design than the 40 year old BWRs, and another generation may see the introduction of Thorium reactors, which have significant safety and non-proliferation advantages.