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by Skipjack
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 98
Views: 18980

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

TAE published the posters they showed at the recent apsdpp meeting:
This one stood out to me as it gives an overview of Norman and the experiments conducted so far:
https://tae.com/overview-c-2w-field-rev ... l-program/
by Skipjack
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 814
Views: 171526

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

A lot of SEC rules are ostensibly to protect small investors who may not know what they're doing. But the result is restricting some potentially very profitable (and undeniably very risky) investments to large investors. Well, investing in some fund somewhere, can be just as risky for small investo...
by Skipjack
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 814
Views: 171526

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

By the way, I was wrong about the SEC regulations. It's not a minimum investment of $1000 but a maximum number of 500 non-accredited investors. That means that, if LPPF managed to get investments from 500 non-accredited investors, each one would need to invest an average of $800 in order for LPPF t...
by Skipjack
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1770
Views: 149252

Re: LENR Is Real

ladajo wrote:So, the short of the long of the Extravaganza is that input power was not measured, because this wasn't needed according to the Rossiclown.

Oh boy! Of course that won't discourage the true believers, because Rossisays.
by Skipjack
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 60170

Re: General Fusion in the news

Nice claims, we'll see. They had the papers and research to back them up years ago :) And their later research was so encouraging that they figured they would be able to switch from D+T to D+ He3 and still get a high enough Q to have an economic reactor. If for some reason, they can't make D + He3 ...
by Skipjack
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 60170

Re: General Fusion in the news

SkipJack I think the bigger problem could be plasma stability during the rapid compression with magnetic fields rather then stability because of the merging, Crowberry's comment: General Fusion has put forward from the very start also the possibility of using only one plasma injector. With the self...
by Skipjack
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 60170

Re: General Fusion in the news

SOL seems to be used by all the FRC's. Stability on collision has been my doubt on Helion. Looks like they had that figured early on based on that pdf. hmmm, I am always suspicious of too easy / good to be true plasma tales, but they have the funding so they must have some trick up their sleeve. Ye...
by Skipjack
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 434
Views: 60170

Re: General Fusion in the news

With the self similar creation and compression of a spherical tokamak this is the only solution. Yes. Thank you for that. I always wondered about that issue with the double ended FRC's such as TAE and Helion. But TAE handles it with scrape off + NBI. Helion...? WRT lead, I wonder if they will ever ...
by Skipjack
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 814
Views: 171526

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Yes, well, I believe $1000 is the minimum investment amount permitted by the SEC, presumably to discourage lower income investors from making investments and potentially getting fleeced. I'm not sure I buy that argument, though. How much one is willing to invest in a venture is partly a function of...
by Skipjack
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 814
Views: 171526

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

LPPFusion has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Wefunder: https://lppfusion.com/wefunder-campaign-launched/ Shares are $125 apiece. Minimum investment is $1000. LPPFusion's goal is to raise between $400,000 and $1,000,000. So far they've raised over $100,000. I would have invested 125$ bu...
by Skipjack
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Public forum: Fusion is the Future, 4th of November at the University of Alberta in Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Public forum: Fusion is the Future, 4th of November at the University of Alberta in Canada

I have to admit that I have a bit of a weak spot for Dennis Whyte's ARC, even though it is a Tokamak. But Whyte and his MIT team are doing a really good job at making Tokamaks look more attractive than they used to. Tokamak Energy is benefiting greatly from Whyte's work. Plus, I have to say that Why...
by Skipjack
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1933
Views: 186325

Re: SpaceX News

TDPerk wrote:I can see advantages to burning one engine at min throttle throughout the flight until the 180 flip around.

That would drastically reduce the Isp...
by Skipjack
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years
Replies: 12
Views: 2457

Re: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years

I would think that the first wall problem is a huge technical challenge, but it seems that light water reactor knowledge might be sufficient that these guys think they can solve it. Ladajo would have good insight on that. Dennis' Whyte's team at the MIT has done a lot of design work to make small c...
by Skipjack
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years
Replies: 12
Views: 2457

Re: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years

OK, I may be stupid, but what is the point of doing exactly the same thing Tokamak Energy is already doing in the UK? It seems to be that all it will do is cause funding to split between these two almost identical projects.
by Skipjack
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 179
Views: 39634

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Helion is looking for a Fusion Test Engineer.
https://jobs.lever.co/helionenergy/64b3 ... 56b8865d6f

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