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                        SINGLE-BOARD NUCLEAR REACTOR

          Now  available  on a full-length plugin card for  IBM  PC  or
     compatible  computers,   the  QBX-1  add-on  nuclear-reactor  card
     provides  backup  power for as long as 12 years.   When  the  card
     senses  a  power  failure,  explosive bolts  eject  moderator  and
     control rods from the reactor's interior within 20 usec,  bringing
     the  reactor  to its fully rated output of 20 kW in  less  than  a
     millisecond.   Over its 12-year active life,  the reactor's  power
     decreases by 25% to 15 kW.

          Integral   heat  fins  provide  convection  cooling  of   the
     reactor's  500W power dissipation while in its standby  condition.
     If  your computer's fans can't furnish 400 ft3/sec of  forced  air
     for  cooling,   consider  buying  the  manufacturer's  heavy-water
     cooling  jacket and stainless-steel pump module,  which  fit  con-
     veniently under a desk or workbench.  Latches on each side of  the
     reactor  module  let you quickly exchange  the  radioactive  core,
     should you need to replace it.   An optional circular viewing port
     of lead glass lets you check the mechanical assemblies.

          To protect users from undue radiation,  each reactor includes
     a  shielding  kit comprising five self-stick lead  plates  and  20
     radiation-monitoring  film badges.   The lead plates mount  inside
     your  computer's  enclosure and reduce the gamma rays  that  cause
     soft errors to floppy-disk and RAM data.   For further protection,
     consider  buying  the manufacturer's 200-ft  extension  cords  for
     keyboards and monitors.

          Because  the  reactor can supply more than enough  power  for
     your  computer,  you can sell excess power to your  local  utility
     company.   An  add-on phasing and metering kit  (PMK-1)  lets  you
     connect  your  reactor  to  the  local  power  grid.   Each  PMK-1
     includes  standard power-sale contracts and Rural  Electrification
     Board rules and regulations.

          Although  not required in all localities,  each reactor  card
     package  includes a standard 23-volume site-evacuation plan.   The
     plan includes blank forms for you to fill in the name and  address
     of  your  reactor  side and then mail to  the  Nuclear  Regulatory
     Commission.   As an option,  the manufacturer supplies the plan on
     12  MS-DOS-compatible  disks in  Wordstar  format.   User-friendly
     templates let you type in information so that your word  processor
     can create a complete, printed document.

          Reactor prices start at $2.3 million.  Delivery,  seven years

                    Luminesent Electronics Products Inc.
                                 Box U-235
                           Trinity Site, NM 43210
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