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by PMN1
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Futuring without extrapolating
Replies: 30
Views: 23110

Re: The effect of cheap fusion electricity on Velveta produc

Now chemists are hoping to convert carbon dioxide into a useful fuel, with a little help from the sun. That's good news, but I question whether it can scale up. Coal, natural gas and petroleum represent many centuries of accumulated sunlight -- the sunlight that created all those prehistoric plants...
by PMN1
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Futuring without extrapolating
Replies: 30
Views: 23110

Re: The effect of cheap fusion electricity on Velveta produc

Hydrocarbons require hydrogen and carbon. With cheap fusion electricity and sea water you can get as much hydrogen as you want. HOWEVER: 1. Where's the carbon supposed to come from? There are a number of ideas all requiring energy...... Solar alchemy turns fumes back into fuels NewScientist 16th Se...
by PMN1
Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: The Middle East
Replies: 9
Views: 9641

Something to remember is the ME has the cheapest to pump oil so even as oil demand falls, it will increasingly come form the region as other more expensive regions are priced out. However, whether the reduced prices will continue to generate enough revenue to keep the lid on the population is anothe...
by PMN1
Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: The Middle East
Replies: 9
Views: 9641

Reports of the Saudi King ordering a review on new oil drilling have popped up over the past few days. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ordered a halt to oil exploration operations to save the hydrocarbon wealth in the world's top crude exporting nation for future generations, the official Saudi Pre...
by PMN1
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Politics
Replies: 36
Views: 25659

Re: Polywell Visions: Politics

1. be sequestered initially for America only, their closest allies decades later, and the world in 50 to 100 years. 2. be classified for DECADES until the technology can provide unequivocal American superiority. 3. be transfered to multinational company/ies who will then found a NWO. I'd like to kn...
by PMN1
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Cheap Clean Abundant Power: Secondary Implications
Replies: 20
Views: 21431

A thought on creating hydrocarbons from CO2 etc. The Middle East is still the cheapest to extract location for oil so if cheap alternatives start to come on line, then its the deep water or Arctic supplies that will be priced out first keeping the ME in same position it is today with regard to suppl...
by PMN1
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Cheap Clean Abundant Power: Secondary Implications
Replies: 20
Views: 21431

My money's on hydrocabrons created from CO2+H2O when there's enough power available. You could use these in any internal combustion engine on the market right now. . Well, if you have the cheap energy.... NewScientist 16th September 2006 IT IS the biggest contributor to climate change. Now chemists...
by PMN1
Wed May 12, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Best Size for a Polywell power plant?
Replies: 10
Views: 9442

kunkmiester wrote:Or you could have a simple, single attendant to take care of all those coal miners
Never going to happen though.


Much less of a problem in the UK of course but it will be interesting to see how things go if a breakthrough is announced.
by PMN1
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: History
Topic: EMC2 tests
Replies: 6
Views: 10613

OK, so what i'm trying to say, is in terms of materials etc, when is the earliest this research could have been started?
by PMN1
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: History
Topic: EMC2 tests
Replies: 6
Views: 10613

EMC2 tests

Could the various tests that EMC2 have been conducting have been done soner and if so when?
by PMN1
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 56
Views: 24707

Just a wild thought, but if you have ship that uses azimuth thrusters, would it be possible to completely change the power source for those pods, for example replacing the existing machinery with a polywell to produce the elctricity or even cutting the ship in two and adding a section with a polywel...
by PMN1
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Lots of EU money it seems for a Saharan power farm
Replies: 3
Views: 4747

Lots of EU money it seems for a Saharan power farm

From today's guardian.. whoopey do, energy dependence transfered from one unstabel area to another... Vast farms of solar panels in the Sahara desert could provide clean electricity for the whole of Europe, according to EU scientists working on a plan to pool the region's renewable energy. Harnessin...
by PMN1
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 56
Views: 24707

mmhh, it seems that with the currnet hike in oil prices, the cost of shipping a container from the Far East to Europe has nearly tripled....
by PMN1
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EU to Fund Laser Fusion
Replies: 10
Views: 5515

The HiPER website

http://www.hiper-laser.org/

says it will push forward development of lasers and materials science, any want to hazard a few guesses as to other spin offs apart from energy?
by PMN1
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Extracting trace elements from sea water
Replies: 8
Views: 5912

Which kind of extracted elements are you referring in this question? Give us some examples and its utility. None in particular, a Wiki article and a few others I have looked at since suggest that with OTEC, you will be pumping large amounts of water so why not use some of the energy to extract elem...

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