Ulstein reveals thorium-powered ship concept to support ecocruising

The nuclear-powered Thor concept

By David Szondy

Norway-based marine group Ulstein has introduced Thor, its concept design for a 149-m (489-ft) replenishment, research and rescue (3R) ship powered by a thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) that can be used to recharge battery-driven cruise ships at sea.

As environmental consciousness grows, ecotourism has become a booming business, but with the desire to visit exotic environments comes the need to protect these often under-threat locations. This is particularly urgent for cruise ships going into the polar regions, which are notoriously fragile.

Polar cruises not only have to deal with the intrinsic needs to protect the Arctic and Antarctic coastal regions, but also meet increasingly stringent government regulations and pressure from environmental groups. On top of this, icy seas make refueling ships away from port difficult, expensive, and potentially damaging to the surrounding area.

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Next Industries Tactigon SKIN wearable 3D mouse recognizes your voice and gestures

This mouse makes presentations and games much more interactive.

Have more fun working with the Next Industries Tactigon SKIN wearable 3D mouse.

This workspace and gaming gadget adds gesture and voice control to your PC, games, PowerPoint, robotics projects, and more.

That’s right; it responds to hand movements and recognizes 48 different gestures. Then, with its voice control, you can zoom, open and close programs and much more via voice command.

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