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by Carl White
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years

OK, I may be stupid, but what is the point of doing exactly the same thing Tokamak Energy is already doing in the UK? It seems to be that all it will do is cause funding to split between these two almost identical projects. I'm not entirely sure, but I think he's looking ahead with the assumption t...
by Carl White
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 642
Views: 119710

Re: EM Drive

Just out of curiosity...is it reasonably possible that both EM Drive & Mach Thruster drive will turn out to work? Or are their "theories" of operation in some way incompatible? My understanding is that the proposed theory for the workings of the EmDrive involves rejecting wave-particl...
by Carl White
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 642
Views: 119710

Re: EM Drive

An attempt to give the EM Drive a theoretical basis has been published in the Journal of Applied Physical Science International (couldn't find an impact factor, can anyone confirm this is a "real journal"?): http://www.ikpress.org/abstract/6485 Here we present a possible explanation for th...
by Carl White
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2627
Views: 414392

Re: Mach Effect progress

Recent (2017) Tajmar paper (PDF available): https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320268464_The_SpaceDrive_Project-Developing_Revolutionary_Propulsion_at_TU_Dresden Our intention is to develop an excellent research infrastructure to test new ideas and measure thrusts and/or artefacts with high co...
by Carl White
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Neumann Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Neumann Drive

There's some discussion on:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index ... ic=42920.0

Bunch of numbers here:

http://neumannspace.com/blog/fuel-of-th ... olybdenum/

They say they should be able to maintain a power efficiency of 20 micronewtons per watt.
by Carl White
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Neumann Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Neumann Drive

Anyone heard of these people? http://neumannspace.com/science/ They claim to have made an ion drive that has broken the record for ISP using solid fuel and a process similar to arc welding. Exhaust velocity of up to 140 km/s. Exhaust is quasi-neutral. Video on how it works: https://www.youtube.com/w...
by Carl White
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2627
Views: 414392

Re: Mach Effect progress

Heidi Fearn of SSI will be speaking about the Mach Effect work they have been doing with the NIAC grant they received in about 30 minutes from now. https://livestream.com/viewnow/NIAC2017 Thanks for the link. For those interested, her talk begins at 48:15 in Day 3 Part 2. Here is what I took from i...
by Carl White
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT spinoff to market breakthrough batteries by 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2982

Re: MIT spinoff to market breakthrough batteries by 2017

So, this company said it would be powering drones by the end of 2016 and introducing commercial products in 2017. Then after its splashy announcement... crickets. No further announcements, no buyout, nothing. Even their own website just says "new website coming in 9.2017". Anyone want to s...
by Carl White
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 97
Views: 18507

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/25/google-enters-race-for-nuclear-fusion-technology Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology Google and a leading nuclear fusion company (Tri Alpha Energy) have developed a new computer algorithm which has significantly speeded up experiments...
by Carl White
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1766
Views: 144484

Re: LENR Is Real

ladajo wrote:And a year from now, there will still be no <insert name>-Cat on the market, nor in five years, ten or ever. What will the devout be saying then? Same shit I suspect...


I don't know about that, even the EEStor faithful eventually dried out and blew away.
by Carl White
Thu May 25, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More STEORN nonsense in the news
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: More STEORN nonsense in the news

Just for sake of closure: "How Steorn pulled the plug on its decade-long promise of free energy" (behind a paywall) https://www.businesspost.ie/business/power-off-steorn-finally-energy-e23-million-funding-370313 Or: http://dispatchesfromthefuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/liquidation_...
by Carl White
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 645
Views: 91567

Re: BLP news

https://fcnp.com/2017/04/27/great-energy-transition-brilliant-light-shifts-course/ ... Two weeks ago, the Brilliant Light announced that they now have automated the energy-producing reaction inside a SunCell using digital controls. By eliminating the need for manual control of the reaction and closi...
by Carl White
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density
Replies: 3
Views: 755

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

"Now John Goodenough, the 94-year-old father of the lithium-ion battery, is claiming a novel solution as a blockbuster advance." "If it proves out, the invention could allow electric cars to compete with conventional vehicles on sticker price. The improbable solution, described in a n...
by Carl White
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2627
Views: 414392

Re: Mach Effect progress

It looks like they're paying Heidi Fearn to basically speculate about an "if Mach thrusters work, then.." situation.
by Carl White
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1933
Views: 181171

Re: SpaceX News

The fact that we are still struggling with just going to the ISS, tells me that even a sustainable moon base is still way off. It would be very wise to invest in break through energy/ propulsion technology first, which would have other benefits as well. I wonder whether that's a matter of actual di...

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