Shane and I talk about the amazing employment prospects for nuclear trained people and for those people willing to learn more about the technology. In general terms, we discuss some of the areas where the third generation nuclear plants that are likely to be constructed have been improved over existing nuclear power plants.
We also discuss the Georeactor, which is a theory most solidly associated with Dr. J. Marvin Herndon.
Dr. Herndon has written a number of peer reviewed papers supporting his theory that there is a functioning nuclear fission breeder reactor at the center of the earth. His latest paper on the subject can be downloaded as a PDF document from http://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/0602232.
The paper is academic and quite detailed with numerous references.
Dr Herndon also maintains an excellent web site with resources for teachers and other curious people at NuclearPlanet.com
The idea that geothermal energy may originate in a natural breeder reactor is quite fascinating and lends support to the idea that nuclear fission is as natural a process as fire.