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by TallDave
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1747
Views: 125562

Re: LENR Is Real

parallel -- Thanks for keeping up on this in the face of a lot of negativity. Have you seen anything suggesting smaller units might be available soon? I worry that with the larger units Rossi may be at a price point where legitimate questions of reliability and controversy will prevent much success ...
by TallDave
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1747
Views: 125562

Re: LENR Is Real

Admit it, we all laughed when the MFMP device blew up on a live feed. It was funny. Well, it would have been less funny without the shield. http://energycatalyzer3.com/news/e-cat-replication-attempt-ends-in-explosion It's interesting we never heard back from Ahern. Oh wait, uh oh... Nice history her...
by TallDave
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv
Replies: 145
Views: 34203

Re: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv

Not that exciting, we already knew wiffleball confinement is a real thing, but nice to finally see this published.

It's interesting they talk about a reactor with 250MW input and 2GW output. That's a pretty hefty machine! I wonder what loss scaling assumptions went into that.
by TallDave
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Paging Johann Prins
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

Paging Johann Prins

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/semiconductors/materials/first-mangenesebased-superconductor-discovered "Scientists had long thought magnetism prevented superconductivity because magnetic fields disrupt Cooper pairs. However, in the past few decades, investigators have discovered several cl...
by TallDave
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 156981

Re: SpaceX News

Looking forward to the controlled landing attempt on the RTFM -- I mean, JRTI.
by TallDave
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Sequel to The Google Talk
Replies: 98
Views: 10417

Re: A Sequel to The Google Talk

Awesome. It even has the spiky ball.
by TallDave
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 Polywell On the Ropes?
Replies: 38
Views: 8523

Re: EMC2 Polywell On the Ropes?

Tom Ligon wrote:Stay tuned. Dr. Park may have some materials available shortly, if you folks behave yourselves.


[bats at the shiny object]
by TallDave
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2596
Views: 394074

Re: Mach Effect progress

Hope you're right about getting more data this year, GIThruster. I really hoped 2014 would be the year we saw more replication, a little disappointed on that front. Anyways, I'm sufficiently intrigued by your comments (and his emails to the group) to read Woodward's book (anyways I need some light r...
by TallDave
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR
Replies: 186
Views: 33309

Re: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR

With mechanical supports for the coils, this idea is dead in the water. You cannot get 'recirculation' that way. All the plasma on the field lines that pass outside those 'internal' rings can ExB or grad-B drift around azimuthally until it collides with the stub and is lost. So you basically turn i...
by TallDave
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: University of Washington dynomak
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: University of Washington dynomak

As best I can tell, just another tokamak/spheromak variant. I wouldn't expect dramatically different results.

http://meeting.aps.org/Meeting/DPP14/Session/UP8.62

http://plasma.aa.washington.edu/aps2004 ... S_2004.pdf

They do claim to get high beta.
by TallDave
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 website upgrade in progess
Replies: 31
Views: 8296

Re: EMC2 website upgrade in progess

Well, WB-8 was intended to test scaling. It sounds like we learned the wiffleball scales pretty well, but the well depth does not scale quite as well. That sounds like they're seeing more maxwellianization than expected. And apparently they're not even trying to do p-B11. So, presumably the next ste...
by TallDave
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 website upgrade in progess
Replies: 31
Views: 8296

Re: EMC2 website upgrade in progess

EMC2 is upgrading their website. The picture has been taken in November 2010, so maybe it is WB-8? Pretty picture, thanks for sharing! Yep, based on the lack of nubs that appears to be WB-8. If we're lucky they're redesigning to announce WB-9. If we're really, really lucky WB-9 is a 100MW prototype...
by TallDave
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Experimental Polywell Publication
Replies: 14
Views: 3697

Re: New Experimental Polywell Publication

why the geometry mistakes of the early machines would be repeated. Bussard's results are not published. They are nothing more than anecdotes for anyone outside of his company. For all intents and purposes, they never happened. The Sydney group are really the only folks putting out rigorous peer-rev...
by TallDave
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 631
Views: 110915

Re: EM Drive

I would never pretend to speak for Paul, but I can relate to you what his positions have been in the past. Last I heard, he was still maintaining he believed that Sonny's QVF model and Jim's M-E model were opposite sides of the same coin, despite Jim, Sonny and myself keep arguing this cannot be tr...
by TallDave
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv
Replies: 145
Views: 34203

Re: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv

...the conditions needed to instigate a proper wiffleball are apparently a bit steeper than first modeled, and it is quite helpful to have some data to tell just what it takes. Building a big machine and then trying to sneak up on a wiffleball from the bottom using inadequate equipment is a terribl...

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