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by JoeStrout
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Princeton FRC work
Replies: 31
Views: 4631

Re: Princeton FRC work

I just read the paper. That's really interesting. But, as a noob to it, here's what I don't understand: they seem to have a design for a small (a few meters) reactor that will produce 1 to 10 MW of net power with relatively low nutrino radiation. And they're tinkering with how to use it to send thin...
by JoeStrout
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 7613

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

Here are Dr. Park's answers for questions 7-10. 7. Is there a reconciliation between this machines low Beta cusp confinement numbers and those claimed for WB6? WB6 was ~ 60 passes , while this machine was ~7 passes. Given that simple biconic mirror confinement was quoted as ~ 5-8 passes (in the old...
by JoeStrout
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 7613

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

Dr. Park has kindly sent me very thoughtful answers to questions 1-6, and intends to work on the remaining questions over the weekend. I know you will have follow-up questions, but let's try to be respectful of Dr. Park's time and glean as much as we can from just the answers provided for now. Here ...
by JoeStrout
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 7613

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

Well, I've sent the top-10 questions off to Dr. Park. Some of the questions are quite detailed, and possibly more than he bargained for. I think we should be grateful for whatever information he's able to provide.

I'll pass along his answers as soon as I get them!

Best,
- Joe
by JoeStrout
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 7613

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

I like it. That makes sense to me.

Going once... I'll send this off to Dr. Park in the morning if there are no further suggestions.
by JoeStrout
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 7613

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

OK then, unless somebody strenuously (and quickly!) objects, I think I'm going to send on questions 1-8, 11, and 12. Question 13 is interesting but the answer is likely to be "probably not," and "as if we should have such a problem." 12, on the other hand, is more concrete and se...
by JoeStrout
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 7613

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

Seems reasonable so far. Any other opinions?
by JoeStrout
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 7613

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

OK, thanks everyone for the brainstorming. I've fallen behind schedule now, and asked Dr. Park to give us a few more days to get our act together. So let's see if we can whittle this down to our top 10. Here I've gathered all the questions I found, combined ones that were essentially the same, and a...
by JoeStrout
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What would a fusion reactor look like from the outside?
Replies: 17
Views: 1837

Re: What would a fusion reactor look like from the outside?

Thanks, guys! Radiators are a separate component; in fact that's what that giant fin is in the image above. (It has sunlight on it only in design mode; when you actually build your colony, the radiator always faces directly towards or away from the sun, to see as much black sky as possible.) So, yea...
by JoeStrout
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What would a fusion reactor look like from the outside?
Replies: 17
Views: 1837

What would a fusion reactor look like from the outside?

Hey all, I've been working for about a year and a half on a video game about space settlement . In this game, you can choose various power sources for your space colony, including solar and traditional fission. You can see the fission plant at the bottom of the long axial boom in the image below. ht...
by JoeStrout
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 7613

Re: Dr. Park invites questions from the community

[size=150]Fusion one is a company started in Nov 2014 by Randal Volberg (the former CEO of a lithium enhanced water company) in Vancouver. I would have written them off completely, but they managed to snag Dr. Paul Sieck (EMC2 former head plasma physicist) and Dr. Scott Cornish (who developed polyw...
by JoeStrout
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Top 10 Questions with Dr. Park
Replies: 0
Views: 10144

Top 10 Questions with Dr. Park

As I suspect we have readers who more frequently check the News subforum than any other, I thought I would post here a pointer to this thread , where we will be preparing 10 questions for Dr. Park (of EMC2) to answer. And hey, it is news, since as far as I'm aware this is the first time Dr. Park has...
by JoeStrout
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Dr. Park invites questions from the community
Replies: 66
Views: 7613

Dr. Park invites questions from the community

I've been contacted by Dr. Jaeyoung Park of EMC2. He expresses his appreciation for the Talk-Polywell community. As a token of appreciation, and considering that they no longer work for the Navy and thus no longer have to keep mum, he is inviting the community to come up with a "Top 10 Question...
by JoeStrout
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 642
Views: 119804

Re: EM Drive

There seems to be a lot of irresponsible journalism on this topic. "NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works" is just plain false. An accurate headline would be "NASA eliminates some sources of error, hasn't yet falsified EmDrive thruster." It's not a con...
by JoeStrout
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back Up!
Replies: 11
Views: 1603

Re: Back Up!

You're all welcome — I'm sorry it took so long, but hopefully with all the upgrades we're not only back, but better than ever!

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