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by Ivy Matt
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Let There Be Light" fusion documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 464

"Let There Be Light" fusion documentary

Let There Be Light , a new documentary on fusion research produced by Canadian film studio EyeSteelFilm, will be premiering at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The studio’s web page on the film may be found here . The film festival page is here . Judging by the cast list, the film will focu...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 804
Views: 162823

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

The December 2016 report is out: http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=87935f5eb37481cdcd48cf498&id=4ba1703700 LPP is moving to shorter tungsten electrodes, with the next shots expected in early January. Oxygen is believed to be responsible for most of the erosion of the anode near the insulator. ...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years
Replies: 37
Views: 9101

Re: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years

Just as the term "maiden voyage" has little meaning without reference to a specific vessel or vessel class, the term "first plasma" has little meaning without reference to a specific reactor design. We've already seen plasma in a Lockheed-Martin reactor more than three years ago,...
by Ivy Matt
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 804
Views: 162823

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

There's a link to download the full-text PDF from the page DeltaV linked to. The number of alphas produced is indeed 10 to the 9th power. Cut-and-paste operations often fail to preserve superscripts and other formatting. By my reading of the paper, what they are referring to is essentially the same ...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1749
Views: 125839

Re: LENR Is Real

Oh, and here's my favorite part of the press release Parallel is presumably referring to:

In an effort to avoid any delay in making the E-Cat units commercially available in the above territories,...

That Rossi's quite the kidder. :)
by Ivy Matt
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1749
Views: 125839

Re: LENR Is Real

This is my favorite part: Because Defendants are not permitted to introduce facts outside the Complaint and its Exhibits, this motion does not address, for example, the numerous errors in Plaintiffs’ purported “Guaranteed Performance Test” that the Complaint purposely ignores (such as departing from...
by Ivy Matt
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: MIT SPARC Presentation
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

Re: MIT SPARC Presentation

It is interesting, how similar Tokamak Energy's approach is to ARC/SPARC approach by the MIT. Who copied from whom? http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/05/compact-spherical-tokamak-would-be-100.html#more I couldn't say definitively, but Tokamak Energy does list Professor Dennis Whyte as a consultant . He...
by Ivy Matt
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1749
Views: 125839

Re: LENR Is Real

http://www.dmlp.org/book/export/html/1809 Publishing Information that Harms Another's Reputation Rossi has said that he will go after through his layers those who have publically besmirched his reputation thereby damaging his business. Rossi is going to have a heck of a time proving that anyone kne...
by Ivy Matt
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1749
Views: 125839

Re: LENR Is Real

The standard Rossi fan fallback arguments are "It wasn't technically a lie (as far as we know)" and "It isn't illegal", which are pretty weak arguments in favor of a brilliant inventor who's going to change the world. This argument sounds more like "Maybe it's illegal, but i...
by Ivy Matt
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1749
Views: 125839

Re: LENR Is Real

Axil wrote:To avoid compromising his patents, Rossi cannot reveal anything about the content of his technology until the patents are reviewed.

What does it mean to "compromise" a patent? Could you point to some legislation or USPTO rule that backs up what you're saying here?
by Ivy Matt
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 186
Views: 29851

Re: EMC2 news

Alan Boyle has an article on Geekwire stating much the same thing as the NBF article:

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/emc2-reviv ... ar-fusion/
by Ivy Matt
Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 171
Views: 35793

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Oddly enough, Helion Energy apparently posted a news article on their website the same day as the NBF article appeared, yet there was no mention of it in the NBF article, except perhaps this oblique reference: * The Fusion Engine was designed from the ground up to be a competitive commercial device,...
by Ivy Matt
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 171
Views: 35793

Re: More Helion Energy news....

It was not so long ago that Helion seemed to be the company that wasn't getting any funding. Now it seems like they have all the right connections, even more so than EMC2. Not that I begrudge them their funding. It's nice to see some DOE money going to potential competitors to the mainline tokamak p...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: China plans to build hybrid nuclear reactor by 2030
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

China plans to build hybrid nuclear reactor by 2030

The South China Morning Post has reported that China is planning to build an experimental hybrid fusion-fission reactor by 2030. The proposed reactor would be built at a military research facility in Sichuan province, and would use fast neutrons from fusion to burn u-238. Reasons given for pursuing ...
by Ivy Matt
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Summer Science Exhibition 30 June - 5 July 2015, London
Replies: 10
Views: 6403

Re: Summer Science Exhibition 30 June - 5 July 2015, London

Motherboard.vice.com has an article on Tokamak Energy. Not much new, but apart from all the mashing and squashing, not to mention the fuelless reactor, it's pretty easy to follow.

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