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by David_Jay
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Flywheel energy storage
Replies: 22
Views: 9693

Re: Flywheel energy storage

This is commercially available technology. Flywheel UPS systems with magnetic bearings (for zero wear) have been available for years. Here is just one supplier:

http://www.power-thru.com/flywheel_ups_technology.html
by David_Jay
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A particle so evil it's very existence threatens mankind!
Replies: 31
Views: 23975

Re: A particle so evil it's very existence threatens mankind

"A particle so evil it's very existence threatens mankind!"
I thought that was Di-Hydrogen Monoxide:

http://dhmo.org/


(hey, if HHGG isn't off topic then I feel secure)
by David_Jay
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR
Replies: 186
Views: 99349

Re: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR

So I give this about 0% chance of going anywhere.
Well there ya' go. Someone call the Skunk Works and tell them to kill the project.
by David_Jay
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR
Replies: 186
Views: 99349

Re: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR

A video here: http://aviationweek.com/blog/high-hopes-can-compact-fusion-unlock-new-power-space-and-air-transport Let me know if any of these links require registration (since I am registered I can't see what does/doesn't require registration), I can probably cut-and-paste the text from the two arti...
by David_Jay
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR
Replies: 186
Views: 99349

Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR

AWST has some significant coverage of the Skunk Works Compact Fusion Reactor (CFR) Intro article here: http://aviationweek.com/technology/meet-leader-skunk-works-compact-fusion-reactor-team Additional details in an article here: http://aviationweek.com/technology/skunk-works-reveals-compact-fusion-r...
by David_Jay
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin Skunkworks - Compact Fusion
Replies: 85
Views: 30603

Re: Lockheed Martin Skunkworks - Compact Fusion

Now, where does one store the borax aboard ship?
In the galley, under the sink... :wink:
by David_Jay
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: China Unveils Yet Another Stealth Jet: Shenyang J-31
Replies: 65
Views: 11266

There's no reason to ever put a pilot in a fighter plane again. There is, for the next few decades , which is the period when the China issue will be determined, one way or the other. The core of the China issue is whether or not 1.3+ billion people will continue to tolerate being undemocratically ...
by David_Jay
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Primary Source of Polywell Information
Replies: 23
Views: 7746

Poly - WELL

You know: "all's well that ends well"

or is that too deep for this discussion?
by David_Jay
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flywheels For The Navy
Replies: 19
Views: 5975

EMALS has been successfully shore tested, video of the first F/A-18 launch at the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... uLsg_viWW0
by David_Jay
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: North Korean Fusion
Replies: 106
Views: 28635

That elder shite don't cut it with me
...and here all this time I thought you were Sunni :wink:
by David_Jay
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 46877

Rob:

With regards to your comment above and your signature, everyone spends their life doing something.

Better fusion than what Mike Rowe (discovery channel "Dirty Jobs") does!

Cheers!
by David_Jay
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Rick Has A Word or two for sceptics.
Replies: 128
Views: 34001

"You have absolutely no other reason to believe Polywell will ever achieve anything significant." So Shub, since you seem to be "absolutely" sure of yourself. How about showing us your creds? Do you have a background in (say) nuclear engineering or plasma physics like some of the other commentators ...
by David_Jay
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which fusion has the most chancess for success?
Replies: 49
Views: 12377

Chris:

I have always thought of you as a Polywell skeptic.

I have to apologize, I now see that you are a general skeptic, not a "contained" skeptic :wink:

Seriously - keep on challenging everything, iron sharpens iron!
by David_Jay
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Major Electronics Magazine Picks Up On Polywell
Replies: 162
Views: 42747

Tom:

I don't believe your story - sounds like a lot of baloney to me :wink: