Entrance to the lab:
One point of pause:
An old-time TV showing 1950's video from the lab:
Hey, I know IEEE:
Looks like a movie set, but this is the actual control room:
Love the hand-created graphs:
Achieving electricity generation from the nuclear reactor in the 1950's. They used liquid metal for heat transfer, apparently much safer (self shutting-down) compared to water-cooled. They claim that liquid metal would have prevented several large-scale nuclear disasters around the world. I'd like to know more about this idea and why it's not being used.
The core from the test system:
First electricity generated! 4 light bulbs (or replicas, at least):
I thought this was funny:
Now these manipulators we were allowed to play with. John picked it up quickly, figuring out how to move objects around using the remote arm:
A bit of unexpected scientific education in the middle of the Idaho desert.