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by Enginerd
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 205
Views: 32230

Re: EMC2 news

by Enginerd
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Short Film on Carl's Fusor
Replies: 7
Views: 2012

Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

I assume this is a Farnsworth-Hirsch fusor variant. How are the grids arranged to produce such a linear plasma configuration? Does the geometry cause the neutrons to also be emitted linearly along the beam, or are they still pretty much fired everywhere? If production is linear, this would make this...
by Enginerd
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: University of Washington dynomak
Replies: 5
Views: 1867

University of Washington dynomak

“Right now, this design has the greatest potential of producing economical fusion power of any current concept,” said Thomas Jarboe, a UW professor of aeronautics and astronautics and an adjunct professor in physics. http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/10/08/uw-fusion-reactor-concept-could-be-cheape...
by Enginerd
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Nanotech accelerator-on-a-chip
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Nanotech accelerator-on-a-chip

I think the applications to polywell and similar ideas are fairly obvious. Presumably these would make some very nice electron guns to fill up the Polywell wiffle ball, replacing the electrons lost to the grid. <not a accelerator expert> What would it take to make this thing shoot i.e. ions rather ...
by Enginerd
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Li-ion battery with ~3X specific energy (Wh/kg) increase
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

Re: Li-ion battery with ~3X specific energy (Wh/kg) increase

More energy density would be in some ways nice, but did anyone else think "bang"? System stability under large scale manufacture and real world use is important. Help me out here... Wh = mAh * (V / 1000) 1 watt hour = 3600 joules so at 5V: 1200mAh/g * (5V / 1000) * 3600 J/Wh = 21600 J/g a...
by Enginerd
Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 685169

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

chrismb wrote:Here is Rossi's lead-shielded reactor at 860 C.

My parents have four of those in their kitchen...
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by Enginerd
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 685169

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

chrismb wrote:There are also scams where people don't have to lie.


"Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it."
-George Costanza
by Enginerd
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 685169

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

Remember, I asked for examples of Rossi contradicting HIMSELF, not some other person SAYING he contradicted himself. [-------------snip-------------] At this point, "I don't know" is the only logical statement I can make, though I keep looking for hard evidence one way or the other and ke...
by Enginerd
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 685169

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

... Presently there is no more reason to believe Rossi than there is reason to believe there is an invisible pink unicorn living in my garage. Except he has had several purportedly credible witnesses and you, unless I have missed something, have not. True, not enough, but more than your PU. ;) Jose...
by Enginerd
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 685169

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

Rossi's character is that he bought himself a phony sheepskin and deceived as many as possible as to his qualifications. Also isn't he a convicted fraudster in Italy? Remind me what was that all about? I fully agree that the preponderance of evidence seems to point clearly toward Rossi being a frau...
by Enginerd
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 685169

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

We interrupt the ongoing discussion of how great Rossi may or may
not be for a bit on the psychology of being open-minded vs closed-minded.
If nothing else, it might at least provide something new to argue about.

Who’s More Open-minded, You or Them?
by Enginerd
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thoughts on Thorium Molten Salt Reactors?
Replies: 96
Views: 9882

GIThruster wrote:Well the trouble is, there isn't enough energy in the world to lift hundreds of millions of tons of extremely toxic waste to the sun...


nuclear rockets. :-)
by Enginerd
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 685169

Note that this post represents neither an endorsement nor rejection of Rossi, et al. Since we have pathological scepticism and pathological faith, can we classify this as pathological noncommittalism? I'm not certain if our noncommittalism is sufficient to merit the term pathological. I think we wi...
by Enginerd
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 685169

seems they push it over by 2, or 4 , or 6 in the table Whether or not they produce or consume energy, if they can develop this into an industrial process capable of producing commercial quantities of platinum (or perhaps gold), they will have a killer application of LENR on their hands. Both elemen...
by Enginerd
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 685169

Skipjack wrote:I think Toyota has transmutation, but no excess energy, right?


Toyota has indeed confirmed excess energy,
with replication by NASA and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. :-)

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