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by billh
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 897594

Re: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker

This was about the last thread that ever had any news about Polywell and now it's gone to compost... :cry:
by billh
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?
Replies: 56
Views: 14311

Re: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?

Or, it could just be that there is no clear path to success, but there are still tantalizing hints it just might work, and the Navy figures a small bet on a long shot with a big payout is a reasonable investment. I think this is the most likely explanation. And as long as the Navy is funding it, we ...
by billh
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Blowing hot and cold on fusion
Replies: 11
Views: 7784

What I would strongly expect, if the results are significant, is that one of the replicatable experiments can be written up really well and investigated. Why would LENR people not do this? Greed, perhaps? If they truly believe their experiments have produced energy through nuclear fusion maybe they...
by billh
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 897594

China Lake and Point Mugu are the locations of the sponsoring organization: Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD). I don't think that implies anything about EMC2 moving to one of those locations.

http://www.navair.navy.mil/nawcwd/
by billh
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Constraints on growth even in a world with cheap electricity
Replies: 95
Views: 55829

No one can say with any certainty that we will be able to continue growing our material culture without bound. However, it is by no means certain that we are near some maximum and face an inevitable decline. My own guess is that, if humanity survives long enough, we will find the current era to be o...
by billh
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small update from Lawrenceville Plasma Physics
Replies: 131
Views: 33401

Pretty cool. The slideshow was a bit like a history of civilization. You start in the early frames with a plumb bob and a T-square (known to the ancient Egyptians) and by the time you get to the end you have a fusion reactor!
by billh
Sat May 08, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 77364

As long as they have funding they don't need a PR machine. That's a good thing, actually. I'm happy to wait until they have something definitive to announce. Well, not exactly "happy" but I can live with it. :)
by billh
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 77364

Robthebob wrote:when was the last time dr N had any real communication with this website? I was wondering where you got the information of the fuel mix in order to do pB11.


He was pretty active up until June 2009. Since then, not a peep.
by billh
Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Alan Bolye's Latest Artice
Replies: 53
Views: 12789

have you ever thought that perhaps they purposely tweaked the device to produce the bright plasma sor the puspose of a picture? how boring would it have been to the general public without the light Recall the picture of a glowing plasma on the old EMC2 website, which specifically said it was a Heli...
by billh
Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: A nuanced approach to EMC2
Replies: 33
Views: 7294

Tom Clarke, Thank you for a calm and fair summary of the situation. I agree with you completely. I think the anger at Rick Nebel is completely unjustified. He hasn't over-promised and he hasn't lied. He just...hasn't said much. It always seemed likely that the only way we would ever learn anything a...
by billh
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 77364

If the glow is just black body radiation then the color would only tell you the temperature. If it is from the emission spectrum of the gas then perhaps you could infer the composition. The paper you linked was heavy sledding for a non-scientist like me, but it seems to be talking about measuring ve...
by billh
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 77364

Here's a noob question for you guys: does the color of the plasma in the WB-7 photo tell you anything about what elements/isotopes are present? I've seen photos of deuterium plasmas in fusors that had a more purplish color. Is the color significant?
by billh
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FOIA
Replies: 475
Views: 98333

Abandoning the patent application doesn't mean they are abandoning any commercial or proprietary interest in the technology. So that doesn't make any sense to me as a grounds for protesting the FOI denial. Companies basically have two ways to protect the commercial value of their intellectual proper...
by billh
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 77364

I thought it was interesting that both WB-8 and WB-D are still cubic. Wasn't there some speculation awhile back about whether Rick might try a dodecahedron design with WB-8?

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