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by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two Manifolds
Replies: 28
Views: 12425

MSimon wrote:
I think the most important idea from string theory is the idea of more than 3 dimensions.


Yes, I think String theory has a place in a Unified theory. One really needs a place for those particles to go, when they pop out of existence in our manifold.
by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatable Wind Turbines
Replies: 35
Views: 16837

OneWayTraffic wrote:So solar isn't a foolish energy concept at all, if one has the panels in the right place. Of course a fusion powered spaceship is the best way to get them there.


LOL, YES. Touche~
by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two Manifolds
Replies: 28
Views: 12425

Imagine a manifold that splits into two branches, then each branch splits into two, etc. My Dad (Math Phd) asked my Mom to paint a representation of this back in the late 1960's. My Mom is an accomplished painter. The purpose was to show the mathematical representation of the shape of space in a sim...
by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Economic turmoil
Replies: 71
Views: 27441

This subject area has proven itself to be in the political/emotional ring now instead of simply science. So True. Roger you are included. Is that so..... ? I have called for dropping political talk back @ nasa space forums, I am doing so here @ talk-polywell. I seriously doubt you can link to a pos...
by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Economic turmoil
Replies: 71
Views: 27441

You disparage the whole field based on nothing but the garbage spoon-fed you by right-wing nut jobs who tried for years to avoid taking responsibility for the damage we're doing, Joe, I agree with you 100%, but throwing out the line "right-wing nut jobs" does about as much good as MSimon ...
by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two Manifolds
Replies: 28
Views: 12425

Are we talking about bi-furcated manifolds?
by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Arrrr, another victim, er, ah, I mean member.
by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatable Wind Turbines
Replies: 35
Views: 16837

OneWayTraffic wrote:Science fiction of course, but it may be viable in the next few centuries.


IIRC, I recently read that about 50 sq miles of solar panels, at 15% efficiency would power the world. Most panels currently commercially available are in the 15% to 20% range.
by Roger
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatable Wind Turbines
Replies: 35
Views: 16837

MSimon wrote:
If it is feasible it will roll out much faster than you think.


I hear ya, but history says you're wrong.
by Roger
Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Economic turmoil
Replies: 71
Views: 27441

DMF.... another grown fuel... sigh... anybody got a spare planet to grow the stuff on ............ JD, I am not sure why youre hopefull about DMF, unless its on a small scale, local production only. Like Bio-diesel. Sounds like DMF would be helpful in the tropics over the next 20 years, as a transit...
by Roger
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatable Wind Turbines
Replies: 35
Views: 16837

this technology will destroy wind power except for niche applications. Same for solar. A 100 years from now, sure. If the world struggles for a replacement of oil, then the mega watts that Solar & Wind can provide will be very important over the next 50 years untill fusion can provide the Lions...
by Roger
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Economic turmoil
Replies: 71
Views: 27441

Britain's Empire was fueled by coal, and the same for the USA and gas, the transition period seemed to be centered around 1917, 1896-1936. I see a similar transition from oil to fusion. Liquid fuels will be mostly phased out by 2050, Solar, wind, fusion capacity will grow as world oil production dec...
by Roger
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New and having a look.
Replies: 1
Views: 2114

Welcome.
by Roger
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Economics of Polywell Reactors -- .022831/kwh to start?
Replies: 6
Views: 3237

MSimon wrote: that means you can put the plants closer to the loads reducing transmission costs .


Thats a very important point. Polywell looks to be a real good fit in that regard.
by Roger
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Design
Topic: WB1 variant
Replies: 11
Views: 5991

http://fusor.net/

These guys build them all the time.

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