## Search found 191 matches

Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 49082
And we should be working on ways to make gasoline with algae, and coal, and fusion/fission neutrons, and whatever. Maybe laser rays. Or direct current. Because liquid fuels are going to be with us for a very long time. Assuming that we have working polywell systems, and thus "cheap", clean, electri...
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 49082
Quick recharging would definatly be an advantge over batteries, but massive inferstructure developement would be needed to take full advantage of it. How so? Roughly speaking, for the level of accuracy we need for this discussion, a gallon of gas has about 130MJ of energy, so a car that has a 12 ga...
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: non-local effects on ion-electron energy transfer
Replies: 52
Views: 9901
If the radial velocity is 0, then what is causing the electron pressure? You're confusing velocity and force. This is like asking "If your vertical velocity is zero, what's holding you down on the Earth?" I think it's more like asking "If none of the air molecules are moving outward, then why isn't...
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: non-local effects on ion-electron energy transfer
Replies: 52
Views: 9901
Surely that ideal of radial velocity = 0 at beta = 1 should therefore hold only when magnetic field pressure = 0 then? Well, no, if B was zero they would fly out (radial velocity > 0). It's B that reduces their radial velocity to zero. If the radial velocity is 0, then what is causing the electron ...
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: non-local effects on ion-electron energy transfer
Replies: 52
Views: 9901
Beta=1 where the electron pressure equals the magnetic field pressure. Since the electron pressure is exerted by their radial velocities, at beta=1 their radial velocity should be zero. Surely that ideal of radial velocity = 0 at beta = 1 should therefore hold only when magnetic field pressure = 0 ...
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thrust from Centripetal forces.
Replies: 23
Views: 7314

### Re: Thrust from Centripetal forces.

Well, I'm over my snit now, so maybe I'll tell you how my device differs from the other devices. It is actually two side-by-side counter rotating wheels smoothing out the external vibrations (read "shaking") from the equivalent of 16 cylinders giving smooth continuous thrust. The magic boxes simply...
Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: HT Superconductor & Graphene- The effects on Polywell De
Replies: 4
Views: 4527

### Re: HT Superconductor & Graphene- The effects on Polywel

The HTS story is hard to evaluate. (BTW, the confirmation paper is for a different superconductor, and a different transition temperature, than the 254K claim (and as a side nit, it's 254 Kelvins, not 254 degrees Kelvin; the Kelvin scale doesn't use degrees).) The owner of that web site has a histor...
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New high strengh small size magnets.
Replies: 14
Views: 7450

### Re: have an article up on it

http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/10/magnifye-powerful-17-tesla.html I linked in the three research papers, embedded two videos. etc... Have a reference to the UK patent It wasn't clear from the materials presented that I was able to peruse at work (with the sound turned off), but... Can field-conforma...
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty unbelieveable...
Replies: 225
Views: 76736
If you can accept that Gibbs-Heaviside vectors (those commonly taught in high school and undergraduate college courses) are (more or less) derived from the more general quaternions (which are actually a pairing of a scalar with an "axial" or "pseudo" vector, pseudovectors being able to stand in for...
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Spheroidal Foci and POPS?
Replies: 197
Views: 31656
BenTC wrote:Just speculating...
octopus = octopi
focus = foci (foe-kie)
:] bigger grin
The two proper plurals for octopus are either "octopusses" or "octopodes". The word is of greek origin, not latin.
Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Ultimate Betrayal
Replies: 34
Views: 4347

### Re: The Ultimate Betrayal

Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: All you rocket scientists, an asteroid problem to work on.
Replies: 19
Views: 3723

### Re: All you rocket scientists, an asteroid problem to work o

A small asteroid, discovered yesterday, will pass close to Earth tonight. My problem to you is just this. If this asteroid actually was headed for a bulls eye strike on earth, what would it take to deflect it? Here are some questions to ponder: 1. If it actually struck Earth, what would its impact ...
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Could ME thrusters be used to produce torque?
Replies: 94
Views: 15460
This is good stuff right here. So, let me see if I am reading this right. The gluons hover around inside the nucleus from quark to quark (or do they simply hover around their own quark? a gluon cloud similiar to an electron cloud?) The strong force is mediated by gluon exchange, so two quarks are a...
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty unbelieveable...
Replies: 225
Views: 76736
About 130,000,000 Mt. Hmm, I get about 955 Mt. for 99% c I do get around 120,000,000 Mt, but for 0.99% c I get 955 Mt. Would that include the tau factor? But of course... blaisepascal@circumflex:~\$ units 2411 units, 71 prefixes, 33 nonlinear units You have: (1000t c^2 / sqrt(1-0.0099^2)) - 1000t c^...
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty unbelieveable...
Replies: 225
Views: 76736
93143 wrote:
AcesHigh wrote:again, can anyone calculate how much energy is released by a 1000 tons ship impact at 0.99% c?