A while back I highlighted a Google Tech Talk on fusion power using polywells from the late Dr. Brussard. Now via John Robb I found a compilation of tech talks on using liquid thorium as a fission powersource. In the only one of three I’ve watched in full, Dr. Joe Bonometti claims it will give the main advantages of fusion and was originally proposed as a mobile fuel-source for airplanes (analogous to nuclear submarines).
The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor: What Fusion Wanted To Be
Energy From Thorium: A Nuclear Waste Burning Liquid Salt
Aim High: Using Thorium Energy to Address Environmental Prob[lems?]
I presume that Liquid Fluoride Reactors: A New Beginning for an Old Idea is also about thorium, but haven’t watched it.