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by Jboily
Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 710
Views: 339895

Re: EM Drive

I'm wandering what the advantage of propellant free drive over traditional Newtonian rocketry... a single proton can be accelerated asymptotically close to speed of light as soon as energy supply provides sufficient energy... besides, a single relativistic proton may have mass of rocket once it clo...
by Jboily
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 950803

Re: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker

well i see that as just plain neutral. the next phase is a huge increase in cost ( > 20x ), so it would be irresponsible of them to not milk this phase for all its worth. it's a no-brainer - if you haven't used up all your funds yet, you ask for an extension, period. even if its wildly successful. ...
by Jboily
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

... Next to produce kilowatts of power, only 1 gram of very pure nickel powder is added to a thin hollow copper tub of limited volume (one liter) is described in the Rossi patent. .... Axil, It sounds to me that Rossi has a mix of NanoParticles, 1 gr of Nickle in the 2 to 20 nanometer range mis wit...
by Jboily
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

Looking back on past speculations, the thing that really confuses the issue for someone who wants to understand the Rossi process is that Rossi only gives you one half of the puzzle, the nickel part. When you look at the nickel ash you only see one half of the reaction results. For example, when Le...
by Jboily
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

Re: Um

... So you'd have no problem with a guy manufacturing and selling a cure for cancer without any proof it actually works? There is most certainly a large enough market of dying people, desperate enough to be suckered into buying a well marketed placebo. Can you explain why Rossi deserves the time of...
by Jboily
Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

....It is vandalism of the scientific method and it is just another bad case of some fool polarising independent researchers from 'institutional' research. ... . Actually, I don't quite get your point here. Rossi is a small player, and was self funded. He based his design on institutions R&D on thi...
by Jboily
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

The hydrogen (.4 grams) is combining with nickel on the surface of the nano-particles. It takes an application of heat at 300C for this chemical process to occur. This initial loading of nickel hydride is where the hydrogen is going. Um. If the SEALED apparatus lost .4g where did it go? We don't se...
by Jboily
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

I wonder what made them change their plans.... ...In the real world (my world anyway), ... If they are for real, but just misguided, maybe they noticed that it does not work as expected for 1MW, because their theories are not quite correct. Be careful here Shipjack, you may be at risk of catching t...
by Jboily
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Administration to Push for Small 'Modular' Reactors
Replies: 2
Views: 2203

Administration to Push for Small 'Modular' Reactors

It might be old new to many of us here, but this is interesting.

http://article.wn.com/view/2011/02/13/A ... _Reactors/

Just wondering if some of that push could help the Polywell efforts.

jb
by Jboily
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Peak oil conspiracy spreads to compromised military
Replies: 30
Views: 10274

Peak oil again! The ghost of M. King Hubbert lives on! When Hubbert did his math he view the technology to him was static, that is the problem.... it never is! http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/02/10/new-drilling-method-opens-vast-oil-fields/ Think of it more like Moore's law. At any given moment in h...
by Jboily
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

Does anyone know what type of energy is being converted into heat here? The energy has to come from somewhere ... doesn't it? Or are we truly in a new era of science? Icarus, The nuclear reactions occurring are not fully known. Some experimenters have confirmed Tritium production, and bubble traces...
by Jboily
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

Coming up with a safe and workable Rossi type LENR reactor is no easy job. .... Rossi said that the LENR reaction he uses can get hot enough to melt nickel. Can this run away heat produce a hydrogen explosion? . Axil, you are quite correct, there are a lot of engineering to be done outside of the t...
by Jboily
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

This whole subject (hole subject?) got me wondering just what Axil or any other person not supported by an existing lab would need to pursue this subject in a meaningful manner. Some answers to questions, Tom, like; exactly what did Rossi do? I think we'll find that's all that is needed to answer a...
by Jboily
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

I see Silicon (ash - abbreviated Si) copper (ash - undocumented peak between nickel and zinc) and cobalt (secret catalyst and/or ash? - abbreviated Co). Is that what you’re asking? Axil, Here is an other interesting reference where we can see spectra of a producing Ni sample versus a nonproducing s...
by Jboily
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 597821

What is “being partisan” mean? Am I somehow saying something you don’t want to hear? It means taking certain things as true which others claim but have no evidence for it on one particular interpretation of a thing, whereas you choose not to accept as claimed things that the doubters of that thing ...