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by Carl White
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 106
Views: 89081

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Here's a three-minute video presentation by their CEO, Jonathan Carling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfPZqZyZeyw

He says they've completed another round of funding and are very well funded going into the "end of 2019", so it's a little dated.
by Carl White
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 710
Views: 289363

Re: EM Drive

The thing that started Roger Shawyer off was his observations of certain perturbations in satellite orbits. I wonder whether anyone ever came up with a plausible explanation for them.
by Carl White
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Aluminum-air battery
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

Re: Aluminum-air battery

There's an interesting note that the battery doesn't need pure aluminum to operate. So maybe the plan is to buy inexpensive scrap aluminum and include that in the recycling? A quickie Google search suggests an aluminum can is worth 1.7 cents at a recycling center. About 70 cans to the kilogram. That...
by Carl White
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Aluminum-air battery
Replies: 7
Views: 2055

Aluminum-air battery

Hopefully true? The Daily Mail isn't the greatest source. Take it with an enormous grain of salt, who knows what problems aren't mentioned. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7592485/Father-eight-invents-electric-car-battery-drivers-1-500-miles-without-charging-it.html ⋅ electrolyte ...
by Carl White
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 21
Views: 16339

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

by Carl White
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 21
Views: 16339

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

UK hatches plan to build world's first fusion power plan t Nuclear scientists are designing an ambitious prototype facility that could demonstrate commercial energy production by 2040. The British government announced a £200-million (US$248-million) investment on 3 October. So more funding than the...
by Carl White
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 696088

Re: Mach Effect progress

Some recent/upcoming activity: 1. Paper by Dr. José J. A. Rodal which suggests the effect cannot be practical for space travel: A Machian wave effect in conformal, scalar–tensor gravitational theory https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10714-019-2547-9 (first online 15 May 2019) 2. New experim...
by Carl White
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Cross Border Power / XNRGI
Replies: 3
Views: 3300

Cross Border Power / XNRGI

They claim: 1400 Wh/l and 405 Wh/kg using etched silicon wafers: each 12-inch silicon wafer consists of some 36 million of these vertical “micro-batteries” machined into the wafer’s surface. Which, as the explainer video argues, decreases the charge time of the macro-battery (made up of many micro-b...
by Carl White
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Terrestrial Energy (molten salt fission reactors)
Replies: 0
Views: 4522

Terrestrial Energy (molten salt fission reactors)

In November 2017, Terrestrial Energy completed the first engineering program for the IMSR® design and the first step of the Canadian regulatory phase — Phase I of CNSC’s Vendor Design Review. This is a first for an advanced reactor. In addition, IMSR® power plant site selection work is underway in ...
by Carl White
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2285
Views: 529676

Re: SpaceX News

I hope it works out that way (StarLink giving Musk oodles of cash to play with). I'll be looking very closely at signing up once StarLink goes into service.
by Carl White
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Article on laser driven pB11 fusion
Replies: 4
Views: 10145

Re: Article on laser driven pB11 fusion

They've set up a company to develop this:

https://www.hb11.energy
by Carl White
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thermal battery with 6-8 times the energy density of lithium
Replies: 10
Views: 7785

Re: Thermal battery with 6-8 times the energy density of lithium

I didn't see Rossi's picture in the article, but a thermal generator with only 3 moving parts? Suggests thermoelectric generator with efficiencies ranging from 6% to 15%, that doesn't seem like a very good deal to me. I guess that would depend on the inputs to the grid. If there's going to be a fai...
by Carl White
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thermal battery with 6-8 times the energy density of lithium
Replies: 10
Views: 7785

Thermal battery with 6-8 times the energy density of lithium

Molten silicon. Grid-level storage, not for vehicles. They claim 60%-80% the cost of lithium.

https://newatlas.com/cct-silicon-energy ... age/59098/

(not an April fools article)
by Carl White
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rocket Labs: "It's Business Time"
Replies: 0
Views: 7176

Rocket Labs: "It's Business Time"

6 cubesats deployed. Launch is at 19:48.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPwMuUxSrcA

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