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by Carl White
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1712
Views: 138688

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...
by Carl White
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 643
Views: 81183

Re: BLP news

A new BLP patent application, if anyone wants a look (117 pages long):

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pars ... 0170070180
by Carl White
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1712
Views: 138688

Re: SpaceX News

paperburn1 wrote:But it has one huge disadvantage the supply chain could not react quickly in case of emergency like the moon.


An answer to which is redundancy. Send three colonies' worth of supplies and equipment before the first batch of colonists arrive.
by Carl White
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 2283

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Replacing the primary loop every 4 years sounds very expensive- working underground, ripping out radioactive tubes that carried the decay product contaminated pipes that formed the primary cooling loop, would be time consuming and expensive and require up to many thousand of years of safe storage. ...
by Carl White
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 643
Views: 81183

Re: BLP news

"Who?" was Jone's reply.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdjf4lMmiiI

Very entertaining movie.
by Carl White
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 643
Views: 81183

Re: BLP news

nferguso wrote:With due deliberation. By top people.


Who?
by Carl White
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 643
Views: 81183

Re: BLP news

From the BLP website, in case anyone is interested in attending (and maybe asking some pointed questions): By request, we have agreed to run a 3rd, updated event in our Roadshow series at ABM Industries Irvine, California location on February 28th from 2-4pm PST. For the first time we will have some...
by Carl White
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brillouin Energy Corporation
Replies: 39
Views: 9121

Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

A link to the actual report from SRI:

https://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index. ... eport-pdf/
by Carl White
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brillouin Energy Corporation
Replies: 39
Views: 9121

Re: Brillouin Energy Corporation

Brillouin announces SRI validation of its reactor. Although it sounds like validation was the effort of only one man at SRI. COP of 1.2x to 1.45x. Excess heat only a few watts. Meh.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13961529.htm
by Carl White
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9375

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Figure 1: Vostok ice core records for carbon dioxide concentration and temperature change. https://skepticalscience.com/images/Milankovitch_Cycles_400000.gif This graph suggests we'd be due for (or already experiencing the start of) a sharp downward trend in temperatures about now. Which is stronge...
by Carl White
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9375

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Also, among other things you'll have to explain, is how Venus's atmosphere got destroyed by a runaway greenhouse effect. To which the obvious reply would be that Venus receives twice as much sunlight as does the Earth, which could mean the system was pushed beyond the point at which negative feedba...
by Carl White
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 631
Views: 103848

Re: EM Drive

A follow-up article from the same website: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/emdrive-these-are-problems-china-must-fix-make-microwave-thrusters-work-satellites-1596487 "EmDrive: These are the problems China must fix to make microwave thrusters work on satellites" And mention elsewhere: http://forum...
by Carl White
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 631
Views: 103848

Re: EM Drive

Not sure how credible this source is: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/emdrive-chinese-space-agency-put-controversial-tech-onto-satellites-soon-possible-1596328 "EmDrive: Chinese space agency to put controversial tech onto satellites 'as soon as possible'" Chen confirmed that Cast has developed a ...
by Carl White
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 643
Views: 81183

Re: BLP news

This does not mean that the electron can not be pushed to lower orbits- closer to the nucleus, but this requires energy, it is endothermic. So you're saying that when an excited electron falls to the "base" state it gives up energy (a photon), but if it were to fall to an even lower (frac...
by Carl White
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Diamonds turn nuclear waste into nuclear batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Diamonds turn nuclear waste into nuclear batteries

Hmm, well, it's in Popular Mechanics too I see, which is pretty much doom for a technology. Interesting to think about though. They say that the current is too small for a cellphone, but is that 100% true? It could slowly charge a capacitor for bursts of communication. It may have space applications.

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