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by kurt9
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1930
Views: 180398

Re: SpaceX News

I think Musk is looking towards the military there, even if he is not saying it. I am sure the DOD is very interested in the ability to rapidly deploy 800 soldiers to anywhere in the world within less than an hour. And on top of that, the thing lands vertically. It does not need a runway. This is P...
by kurt9
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1930
Views: 180398

Re: SpaceX News

Where is the information that shows that BFR sub-orbitals can compete with conventional sub-sonic airliners for intercontinental travel. Is it the NIAC presentation? What is the link? I find it difficult to believe the economics of this sub-orbital transport (although having done my share of 10-14 h...
by kurt9
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Regrowing telomeres
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Regrowing telomeres

I still maintain the primary cause of aging is mitochondrial dysfunction (either mDNA damage or damage to the mPTP), a therapy to fix which can also be developed in the near future. From what i've read, mitochondrial dysfunction appears to be the primary reason why cells go into senescence. Once th...
by kurt9
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Regrowing telomeres
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Regrowing telomeres

Then I'll have to give Quercitin a try and find out for myself.
by kurt9
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Regrowing telomeres
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Regrowing telomeres

An RNA vaccine or treatment could be developed to do this. It could even be done in a home lab and be even cheaper to develop than the CRISPR therapy Liz Parrish developed in her home lab to accomplish the same purpose two years ago. However, I think it unlikely that telomere shortening is a major c...
by kurt9
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 277
Views: 31078

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

Its becoming clearer that mitochondrial DNA damage is the root of aging. The other things such as lysosomal aggregate accumulation, accumulation of senescent cells, and the like are likely secondary effects. Church's CRISPR Cas9 may fix this problem. Another approach, MitoSENS, is to simply relocate...
by kurt9
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 20624

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

all of psychology and all of sociology are apparently useless. Most certainly. All of the "soft" fields are garbage. preventative health? useless. A lot of it is, which is why I avoid doctors. Most of what they are calling preventative health is nothing more than vaccines, colonoscopies, ...
by kurt9
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 20624

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

The reality test of science is if it results in technological innovation. Science that does not result in technological innovation may be real or it may be bogus, but its certainly useless.
by kurt9
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 20624

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

Bill gates did meet with some polywell guys a while back ; but by the end of next year Elon Musk will be solving the power problem "FOR the WORLD because he will have finished his second solar cell plant and that can account for 2 percent of the production needed to make the WORLD solar powere...
by kurt9
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 20624

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

I have a feeling that not a cent of that will go to a fusion research. The entire AGW is an idea designed to provide excuse for government growth and overreach and since warming is not a real problem nobody looks for real solutions like fusion. I really hope I am wrong and substantial funds from th...
by kurt9
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Too early for Polywell?
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

Re: Too early for Polywell?

The Chinese are starting to replace coal burning plants with pebble-bed fission reactors. They are also investing a lot of money and time in developing molten salt reactors, very high temperature reactors and the like. The reason isn't so much of this global warming charade (which I think is a hoax)...
by kurt9
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Too early for Polywell?
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

Re: Too early for Polywell?

My question is if we find a source of energy that almost eliminates the non-monetary costs and provides a reduction in the monetary costs (that I think many of us here argue is what Polywell will do), are we losing an opportunity to change our relationship with mother Earth? Is the loss of that opp...
by kurt9
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2619
Views: 413636

Re: Mach Effect progress

Both the dielectric and electrostrictive materials (what you're calling the piezoelectric) have to operate in the GHz range and show no thermal decay or variance due to thermal effects. The current colossal dielectrics do not work well in the GHz range and tend to decay due to thermal effects. The l...
by kurt9
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2619
Views: 413636

Re: Mach Effect progress

Woodward and Fearn's Mach Effect work is demonstrably real (having been duplicated by three independent labs) and the EMDrive is not quite as real. The big question now is if the thrust can be scaled upto 1 G or more. If so, rockets and airplanes go away and are replaced by "flying vehicles&quo...
by kurt9
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Too early for Polywell?
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

Re: Too early for Polywell?

If global warming is real, we need breakthroughs such as polywell even more urgently than if it is not. In any case, the sooner we get it, the better off we are. Piddle power (solar, wind, etc.) simply cannot generate the terawatts of power that modern civilization requires. Nuclear, in whatever for...

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