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A forgotten war technology could safely power Earth for millions of years. Here's why we aren't using it

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Humanity may face an energy crisis as the world's

population rapidly grows.Nuclear power plants can generate bountiful,

carbon-free electricity, but their solid fuel is problematic,

and aging reactors are being shut down.A Cold War-era liquid-fueled reactor design could

transform thorium — a radioactive waste from mining — into a

practically limitless energy source.US engineers proved such a system works during the

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