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by Giorgio
Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Splash! NASA moon crash struck lots of water
Replies: 24
Views: 3657

If indeed there are some ice deposit beneath the moon surface (and that is still a big if), than a drilling machine with an heathing system is all you need to recover it.
by Giorgio
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Yet another fussion
Replies: 30
Views: 7343

Here is an interesting PDF and a PPT presentation for the ones of you that like to get more info about this type of fusion research: https://e-reports-ext.llnl.gov/pdf/366958.pdf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Status of Research Regarding Magnetic...
by Giorgio
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tri-Alpha Rumor
Replies: 119
Views: 34457

Fusion power will have a big advantage and cost reduction in respect to Fission power only if a direct conversion route will be realized (pB11 or similar reaction). If this will be realized with one of the technologies that are actually in development (Bussard, LPP, TriAlpha) AND we can really expec...
by Giorgio
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell's current patent application.
Replies: 48
Views: 12148

In short, it protects them from being scooped, and doesn't help anybody else to use their work, while not legally prohibiting anyone else from using or selling their design (if anybody else can figure out that design on their own). Industries do this to establish a "trade secret". Is this also what...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell's current patent application.
Replies: 48
Views: 12148

To be honest I do share some of your concerns, yet I am confident that if the navy founded it it must be becouse they saw some result and some informations that at least gave to them the "impression" that it has some chances of work. Or at least a bigger chance than the one we have to see the ITER w...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell's current patent application.
Replies: 48
Views: 12148

While the phrase above is true, I still do not understand what type of business model you can build in a country like USA where Intellectual Property is the base of 99% of the business plans. Of course it can also be that the US Navy has simply decided to start to block any type of divulgation like ...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell's current patent application.
Replies: 48
Views: 12148

I was not expecting this....
I wonder what will be their strategy on regard to patents applications now.
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Spheroidal Foci and POPS?
Replies: 197
Views: 31714

KitemanSA wrote:Related (dumb?) question. Does a glass container make a better vacuum chamber than a steel one? I.e., can you get to very low Torr esier with glass than with steel?
Not from a pratical point of view.

Giorgio.
by Giorgio
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: non-local effects on ion-electron energy transfer
Replies: 52
Views: 9912

I've often wondered if electrostatic forces play a dominant role in well formation. Rather than just the diamagnetic push back, the central electrons repel the electrons trapped on the magnetic field lines, which being inductively entangled collectively pull the magnetic lines outward, causing the ...
by Giorgio
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: wired and nextbigfuture Oct 25 and 26
Replies: 63
Views: 23051

As for belonging among the stars, if that were true life would have evolved in space. Factually, we belong on Earth. Its the only place we can survive without machines to keep us alive. And who is actually telling you that life has not already evolved in space? This presumption that everything is k...
by Giorgio
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thrust from Centripetal forces.
Replies: 23
Views: 7389

MSimon wrote:
KitemanSA wrote:My word! Seems there is such a derth in Polywell news, and even related news, that we are falling back onto Dean drives and perpetual motion schemes. Sigh! :roll:
You would prefer politics and global warming?
I propose a new section on EMdrive......
by Giorgio
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thrust from Centripetal forces.
Replies: 23
Views: 7389

Wait! I have another thought! Bear with me for a moment longer. If I support the fulcrum of the teeter-totter with a long pole to the ground, then the Earth's surface would supply the reaction force and the whole contraption would lift as long as the pole reached the ground. How exactly does the ea...
by Giorgio
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: wired and nextbigfuture Oct 25 and 26
Replies: 63
Views: 23051

It looks like one of those "always just out of reach" deals. Again, the universe is not out to get you. God isn't trying to trick us. Just because something has been difficult in the past and new barriers have been discovered, doesn't mean there's an infinite number of barriers waiting to pop up th...
by Giorgio
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thrust from Centripetal forces.
Replies: 23
Views: 7389

The magic fill device is a river, the magic empty device is an hole in the bucket. The energy to make the machine rotate is coming from the external "magic" source, the water running into the river. Your machine is a watermill semplification. You can change the water with electrons, but the basic En...
by Giorgio
Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 Gets $8 million
Replies: 98
Views: 31109

I second that. Nothing to lose from it and possibly much to gain. He is a member of this board and has posted in the past. If some one wants to ask him to drop links to his posts in the Design section or maybe News that would be good. When I do visit his site I always try to leave some technical he...