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Some aeronautical engineers see atomic airships dominating skies

• Terrence Aym
Thanks to Toshiba's new generation of micro-nuclear reactors, the dream of some engineers may finally become a reality. No, the reactors aren't small enough to fit into the DeLorean Dr. Emmett Brown drove in "Back to the Future," but they are compact and light enough to power super-airships. If nuclear-powered dirigibles of the sky do become a reality, they won't have to land very often. Theoretically they could remain airborne for a year or more. And they would be massive. Some designs call for airships more than a half mile long. Imagine one of those flying overhead...

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Comment by Lola Flores
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Another set of dreamers.  I guess don't weigh the possibility of either nuclear or environmental holocaust before any of their dreams come true.

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