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by Enginerd
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Room-temperature superconductivity?
Replies: 1893
Views: 329164

It is like arguing that if you take a sandwich, and keep eating half of what you have in hand, and keep doing it twice as fast, you will never run out of food, or be hungry. Mathematically sound, but in the real world pure nonsense. A mathematician, a physicist and an engineer were asked to answer ...
by Enginerd
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell In The Strangest Places
Replies: 24
Views: 8474

Given the current mess, I am pretty sure that we can put the libertarian versus conservative stuff on the shelf until we can get the Left out of power in Washington. Please remember that we conservatives and the libertarians view the Alinskyite Left as rivals; they view us as the enemy, and act acc...
by Enginerd
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: NRC Approves New Nuclear Reactor Design
Replies: 12
Views: 3282

NRC Approves New Nuclear Reactor Design

The U.S. NRC commission has made an exception to its long standing policy of charging a great deal of money while doing nothing whatsoever...
with the approval today of the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor for use in the USA....
by Enginerd
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2011 IEC Confrence slide presentations are now up
Replies: 50
Views: 12372

The 6.6m break even radius size would seem indicate that the building needed to house the reaction chamber would be aprox. 90 foot on a side minimum. What throws me a little is the scaling of his diagram on page 2. Does anyone know how big that object is? So for useful power we need a reaction cham...
by Enginerd
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2011 IEC Confrence slide presentations are now up
Replies: 50
Views: 12372

Re: Power losses

SOrry for the nubie question, but when the presentation talks about "Bremsstrahlung losses ≈ 1/3 fusion output power", is this effectively x-ray energy? Yup. The ions undergoing fusion are mixed with electrons of roughly the same temperature. When these electrons collide with the io...
by Enginerd
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates Funds New China Reactor
Replies: 28
Views: 6304

Terrapower have far better chance that it will work with control rods than without. :) It will just just fine without control rods... Little Boy didn't have control rods and it worked just fine, however briefly and inefficiently. It all depends on your definition of the word "work". :-)
by Enginerd
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 990106

I guess that the amateur LENR enthusiast will need to somehow grind nickel in the regular atmosphere. This will cause an oxide layer on all particles. This powder is then loaded in a vacuum chamber, and a turbo pump is used (and perhaps a cryopump afterwards). The powder is then heated or somehow e...
by Enginerd
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 990106

Right, nickel is fissioning to create sulpher, chlorine, potassium, and calcium. They can't even count protons! Maybe they didn't notice the EVEN lighter fission products that would be necessary. But the products are STABLE? Oh shit, now they can't even count neutrons! Odd that. If sulfur is produc...
by Enginerd
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small update from Lawrenceville Plasma Physics
Replies: 131
Views: 33263

Fuel costs, of course, are on the order of $5-$10 per MW-year. Invisibly small. Ah. Well. We have paper estimates. The real world will be different. Usually worse. The Polywell guys estimate power delivered costing from 50% of current low end prices to 100% for initial units. Improving with develop...
by Enginerd
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: R. Nebel at 53rd APS Plasma Physics meeting
Replies: 140
Views: 45573

Lajado: Sorry for being snippy. I talked to him at the RFP conference. The gist is that EMC2 is still there w/o him, he's in contact with them, but he's moved on to a different project. He cited personal reasons for his retirement. Solo If you are liberty to say and happened to discuss it.... Did h...
by Enginerd
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 990106

Rossi has every reason to be paranoid. His invention is potentially the most valuable in history. Once an E-Cat is presented to one of the Universities it will only take a short time before the secret is stolen. Multi million dollar bribes will work wonders. Clearly, if Rossi wants to make money, r...
by Enginerd
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 990106

Crawdaddy, That patent is not from the US patent office. Apart from what seems to have been a mistake, no patent on cold fusion has been accepted here. There is a special process in place to divert patent application on cold fusion to limbo land. I don't buy Enginerd's comments. The patent office s...
by Enginerd
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 990106

It seems no matter how often it is repeated, posters here don't get it. It is impossible for Rossi to get a patent on cold fusion here. The patent office will not consider patents for this area, being convinced by DoE that it is impossible. Presumably his patent attorney is trying, but even if succ...
by Enginerd
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 990106

I would like to think yo are right, but I remain less than convinced. This is what makes the saga fun to follow. It is like watching Wimbeldon when you are wasted. Back and forth, back and forth, ohh! Point! Back and forth back and forth... Would that make Andre Rossi the John McEnroe (loud mouth s...
by Enginerd
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 990106

I am saying that you can't explain the lack of radiation. Can you say STRAWMAN? What "lack of radiation"? "Anything else you wish to draw to my attention, Mr. Holmes ?" "The curious incident of the stable dog in the nighttime." "But the dog did nothing in the nigh...

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