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by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 346
Views: 76024

Re: EMC2 news

I am actually happy, yet surprised, to hear that progress has been made through simulation. I had imagined that simulation was outside of practicality. If what is being said is the case and that WB-8 data and WB-mini agree with the simulation then it would seem that financing should be obtainable. A...
by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 346
Views: 76024

Re: EMC2 news

Rob,
This is a high number of high energy neutron producing reactor so replacement reactor becomes maintenance. Further, the tritium cycle and radioactivity also ups the cost. This is an entry level cost. I would expect future reactor would shoot for Boron.

It is all talk without money.
by mvanwink5
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 346
Views: 76024

Re: EMC2 news

My incredulity is taxed to wondering if we don't have agents in our military. I find it astounding that the Navy has not picked this up... or LM. It is beyond stupid.
by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

It is all talking about old news with no real updates, no data, results. NBF is rehashing an old story. New date means nothing.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Like I said, a rehash. No announcement... Like 'breakthrough Fusion' splashed in the news. Just a new publication of old stuff.

'Did' vs 'Could' vs 'Wished We Did'.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

I believe these are proposed prototypes, not built and tested prototypes. I think this is old news to keep the project interest up.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Found the quote... How did I miss that?
It seems Lockheed has a real prototype??? Am I reading that right? No big announcement?
by mvanwink5
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Earlier LM presentations addressed the limited lifetime of compact military use. The plan was a drop in power unit that could be refurbished. Gas turbine engines also have cycle lifetimes and are high maintenance. Utility power units would be built differently. But Polywell is a poorly funded (if th...
by mvanwink5
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 42173

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

There are massive magnets and power requirements to run them that would also be useless. A huge mothball effort.

A great monument to Gruberment idiocy and bloat.
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 42173

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

ITER has many contracts funded by tax dollars, yet the size of a plant will be so huge that no utility will build it. Once a reasonable sized fusion reactor is proven, what will be the need to continue funding it? Investors don't throw money at projects with the time horizon these fusion reactors ta...
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 42173

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

2019! SJ, I hope you are right. ITER will dry up immediately and funding will flow to the others (IMO). There may still be hope for Polywell. So many things will take place with such success announcement.
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 42173

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Norman is supposed to show that they can reach temperature, the next scaled up revision to determine engineering specs, then they build a demo.
A demo late 2020's is huge.

There is enough fossil to not fret.
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 150
Views: 42173

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

https://twitter.com/POWERmagazine/status/1019984475302834176 Rick Perry visited Tri Alpha. Why is that important? Obvious. Current fossil push needs a Fusion reality check not being told by the ITER Gruberment bureaucrats... you can bet your last dollar on that. So, why doesn't EMC2 fire up its Navy...
by mvanwink5
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 198
Views: 59749

Re: More Helion Energy news....

"I just want to add that. Clearly Peter Thiel does, or he would not be investing in Helion." You make a good point that it would indeed be easy for Thiel to let key people know the positive status of the Fusion race. That is a good point, but it may be also that he does not want funds to g...
by mvanwink5
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 198
Views: 59749

Re: More Helion Energy news....

"He has no clue about fusion and even if he does, he clearly does not care." None of the politicians or business people have a clue, and the second part of your comment is a reflection of your own imaginings. $$ US were accelerated into ITER, no doubt the money goes to US supplied componen...

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