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by Carl White
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rocket Labs: "It's Business Time"
Replies: 0
Views: 679

Rocket Labs: "It's Business Time"

6 cubesats deployed. Launch is at 19:48.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPwMuUxSrcA
by Carl White
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 449
Views: 96378

Re: General Fusion in the news

Does anyone know what their funding situation is now? I cast about on the web and it seems their most recent influx of money was from a $25M grant in May of 2016. They say they'll need several hundreds of millions to build their 70% prototype.
by Carl White
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NantEnergy announces zinc-air battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1746

NantEnergy announces zinc-air battery

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180926005265/en/NantEnergy-Announces-Largest-Global-Deployment-Novel%C2%A0Air-Breathing Two things caught my eye: ⋅ NantEnergy announces largest global deployment of a novel air breathing zinc rechargeable battery – 3,000 installations in nine count...
by Carl White
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 657
Views: 130016

Re: BLP news

Since news is slow lately:

"World's First Closed Suncell"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM-h9bguelk
by Carl White
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Deneum - deuterium/titanium interaction produces energy
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

Deneum - deuterium/titanium interaction produces energy

Here we go again? Deneum Proves Feasibility Hypothesis for its Nuclear Fusion Power Station, Concludes $ 1M Private Round https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/deneum-proves-feasibility-hypothesis-for-its-nuclear-fusion-power-station-concludes-1m-private-round-2018-08-29 Offering global market t...
by Carl White
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Water based propulsion for deep space efforts
Replies: 12
Views: 2794

Re: Water based propulsion for deep space efforts

The owner of the company replied to a comment attached to the article: If the specific impulse is as they say, 150 to 180, then this is completely worthless technology. Chemical rockets get a specific impulse of up to 400, I think they meant either 1500 or 15,000. GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT PEOPLE Hey CJ,...
by Carl White
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Water based propulsion for deep space efforts
Replies: 12
Views: 2794

Water based propulsion for deep space efforts

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/21/propelling-deep-space-flight-with-a-new-fuel-source-momentus-prepares-for-liftoff/ First product has a specific impulse of 150 to 180, later products higher as the supplied power increases. The chief benefit seems to be cost. EDIT: more information on the website of...
by Carl White
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: SolidEnergy - 13 Wh in 29 g li-ion cell - any independent confirmation?
Replies: 6
Views: 4761

Re: SolidEnergy - 13 Wh in 29 g li-ion cell - any independent confirmation?

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/environment/first-semisolid-lithium-batteries-to-debut-this-year-in-drones They seem to be in exactly the same place they claimed to be about two years ago. The company is currently testing its batteries for drones and expects to begin selling them later this year, f...
by Carl White
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Wendelstein 7-X
Replies: 50
Views: 27076

Re: Wendelstein 7-X

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/231351/20180628/fusion-reactor-shatters-records-with-temperature-almost-3-times-hotter-than-the-sun.htm The stellarator has reached a temperature of 40 million Kelvin at a plasma density of 0.8 x 1020 particles per cubic meter. This was maintained for a total of 26...
by Carl White
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density
Replies: 11
Views: 5224

Re: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/26/th ... y-done-it/

There's a link to his paper (published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society) early in the article.
by Carl White
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density
Replies: 11
Views: 5224

Re: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/26/th ... y-done-it/

Link to his paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society early in the article.
by Carl White
Mon May 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The list of duds
Replies: 17
Views: 7146

The list of duds

Looking back over the past few years in the forum: EEStor (final death rattle) Graphenano (big promises in 2016, nothing since) Brilluion (seven years later, still no demonstration model) Cannae Drive (were going to send one into space, nothing since) QuackX (should be at the top of the list) Flywhe...
by Carl White
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2667
Views: 509922

Re: Mach Effect progress

Nasa is spending billions on SLS when they could buy all the lift they needed far cheaper and have money left over. Pollywell is sitting in the corner not because it will not work; but because it's the ugly kid at the dance. its just not sexy enough. Worried about carbon in the atmosphere? offloadi...
by Carl White
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 7
Views: 5199

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

“By putting the magnet development up front, we think that this gives you a really solid answer in three years,”
by Carl White
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2203
Views: 318433

Re: SpaceX News

Falcon Heavy may launch today at 2:20 pm Eastern. Can watch it here: https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html 27 engines? The vibrations must be fierce. I hope it flies, but fear there's going to be one heck of an explosion before it gets to max Q. EDIT: They did it! T...

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