Black Mesa, Nuclear Energy and Thorium

I was recently in the Denver area, and while driving around I saw directions to a place called Mesa. This reminded me of Black Mesa, which is the location of the original Half Life game. The game actually starts after some kind of nuclear accident, which opens an inter-dimensional portal.

Now in real life, Black Mesa holds simply a rocket testing center. And nuclear accidents don't open inter-dimensional portals, but have other kinds of consequences.

To bring the discussion back on topic, I wanted to mention a great video about an alternative form of nuclear power generation which has many advantages over conventional methods. The alternative is Thorium-based nuclear power.