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by ccain84
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Manipulation of the fields to increase the collision rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 6335

Manipulation of the fields to increase the collision rate?

First, I'm a web developer who is in WAY over my head, and reading many of these technical posts gives me a huge mental inferiority complex. So, please forgive my ignorance. Anywho, here's the basic idea I had: subtley manipulate the magnetic fields so as to increase the number and "quality" of coll...
by ccain84
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Propulsion development
Replies: 27
Views: 8248

China's Influence

Non-physicist here. IF it works as hoped for, I think all these times will be greatly reduced for 1 simple reason: China. China, which 1) doesn't know or care about the meaning of "intellectual property" and 2) has a serious energy/pollution problem (worse than ours), will promptly steal polywell an...
by ccain84
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Gov't vs Free Market Polywell Development
Replies: 31
Views: 13585

Gov't vs Free Market Polywell Development

Suppose all of the polywell fusion experiments work out exactly as hoped for, and that in 7 years we have fully functioning, safe reactors. At that point, a decision will have to be made by the powers that be regarding the govt's role in developing this game-changing tech. Obviously, the military wi...
by ccain84
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Superb, Easy Read
Replies: 0
Views: 1491

Superb, Easy Read

I recently finished an excellent book by Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything: http://www.amazon.com/Short-History-Nearly-Everything/dp/0767908171 As science books go, it's very approachable for the lay person (of which I am one). Some people have criticized the hard science, but nearly...
by ccain84
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Post-Polywell Investment Thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 8954

Post-Polywell Investment Thoughts

Just for fun, let's assume Bussard fusion becomes a reality, and that in 4 years the first commercial fusion reactor goes on line. After peering intently into my Dollar Store crystal ball, here are some thoughts I have on how things might pan out: 1) Everything trends electrical. Since Bussard fusio...
by ccain84
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Some Silly Ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 4200

Some Silly Ideas

Caveat: these ideas are coming from someone who is going to have to wait for a "Polywell for Dummies" book to fully understand what's going on. A number of years ago, I read a story in Discover magazine (I think) about someone who was able to levitate objects by getting all of the electrons in an ar...