Search found 689 matches

by Ivy Matt
Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Rally in Washington this Sat 301010 - fusion research cuts
Replies: 14
Views: 3931

Well, they could hold a rally outside the APS DPP meeting, but it's not likely they'd get much attention. I have the impression this Fusion Sanity rally is a case of "as long as you spell our name right". With any luck, someone will get arrested, and then "alternative fusion" wil...
by Ivy Matt
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rally in Washington this Sat 301010 - fusion research cuts
Replies: 14
Views: 3931

Who did you think paid for Lerner's reactor? Private investors. Like the Abell Foundation . Search "ARPA-E" This was a breakthrough for him. Well, I can't seem to find any mention of Lerner, LPP, or the DPF on arpa-e.energy.gov. From LPP's website, I see they submitted a proposal to ARPA-...
by Ivy Matt
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rally in Washington this Sat 301010 - fusion research cuts
Replies: 14
Views: 3931

Lerner has funding from ARPA-E, something he was without for many years. Er... what?!?! :shock: As for the rest, I'd call it more piggybacking than infiltrating but, as I'm well over a thousand miles from the capital, I'll be doing other things on the 30th anyway. :wink: My personal opinion is that...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Superconducting Magnet Victory
Replies: 22
Views: 6027

Well done! I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your Polywell experiments. In my opinion that would be more newsworthy than yet another Hirsch-Farnsworth fusor.
by Ivy Matt
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 891792

The award number is the same as that for the Recovery Act project, and the cost range is consistent with the $7,855,504 award. Does that mean they're not about to cut the Recovery Act umbilical cord?

So, who's going to submit a competitive bid? :wink:
by Ivy Matt
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 891792

Does EMC2 still have to produce the late report, or can they get away with just not being late again? And, in the latter case, is there anything to prevent them from giving a report like the following?: "Neutron levels detected in tests conducted in early October were twice that of the highest ...
by Ivy Matt
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: NIF is abusing tritium pellets ...
Replies: 20
Views: 5462

Burning gold for energy

TallDave wrote: As far as I know, there isn't even a serious PowerPoint net power reactor design for NIF tech


You know LLNL can't resist making that justification for NIF. Here is their design, for what it's worth. It's a fusion-fission hybrid.
by Ivy Matt
Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 891792

Here's a crazy idea, but somehow I think the folks at EMC2 have already thought of it: What would the penalties be if EMC2 suddenly released their late report now...and then waited another three months to release their next report? :twisted:
by Ivy Matt
Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More about EEStor
Replies: 24
Views: 6659

Sorry, that's what I get for relying on memory. :oops: A working 5MW reactor is supposed to be cycled at 330Hz. The Hz/kHz confusion was just sheer laziness on my part, but I could have sworn I read somewhere that it was supposed to be 500Hz. *shrug* The patent mentions a pulse rate of 1kHz, and som...
by Ivy Matt
Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: More about EEStor
Replies: 24
Views: 6659

While I don't know exactly what Focus Fusion hopes to achieve with their current experiments, but I doubt it is net power. The goal of the current experiment is the somewhat nebulous "demonstration of scientific feasibility of net energy". What this means in more practical terms is 10,000...
by Ivy Matt
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A 100 GW D-T Plant
Replies: 96
Views: 14718

HIF 2010 has come and gone. The only post-symposium reporting I've been able to find is here. Basically, they're looking for peer review and investors. Also, they have a non-profit foundation.

Somebody brought up Polywell in the comments on the Sentinel article.
by Ivy Matt
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If they are the same, why use different terms?
Replies: 39
Views: 4777

So what is the qualification for 'just citizen' if that person is born with only one parent? You haven't covered this permutation, and so this was the nugget of my question, as this permutation also provides the qualification for POTUS. The "just citizen" has to have been a citizen at the...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: History
Topic: Looking for FAQ answer
Replies: 2
Views: 7455

Re: Looking for FAQ answer

KitemanSA wrote:Especially, what NON-EMC2 work is out there?


http://fti.neep.wisc.edu/iec2009/talks/12Oct0455matthewc.ppt

That and Famulus' work, but he hasn't really started testing his Polywell(s) yet.
by Ivy Matt
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawrenceville plasma physics June update
Replies: 132
Views: 23236

The next report will likely be published in the first week of August. Not likely to see it early, I think the last one was out Monday May 3. The report will likely be published on July 30. I believe the last one was out April 30. It just took some people a few days to find it because somebody chang...

Go to advanced search