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by kurt9
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Graphene battery announced
Replies: 33
Views: 21032

Re: Graphene battery announced

If graphene does half the things it is supposed to do, we may look back and call this the "carbon age". \ We discussed a theoretical thermoelectric material based on graphene last year. If it ever actually works (they only seem to have a firm grasp on 1/2 of the thermocouple), efficiency for produc...
by kurt9
Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: China plans to build hybrid nuclear reactor by 2030
Replies: 11
Views: 5236

Re: China plans to build hybrid nuclear reactor by 2030

The hybrid concept makes sense to me. Use those neutrons generated by the D-T fusion to fission U238. Not only do you get a lot more power. You eliminate the need for isotopic separation and you make use of those pesky neutrons.
by kurt9
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Propellantless propulsion from plain-old Special Relativity
Replies: 52
Views: 23714

Re: Propellantless propulsion from plain-old Special Relativ

If we can open up a wormhole 10 light years away and measure the waves coming in then step back an know the future movements of objects in our neighborhood, then this creates a paradox, as what would stop us if we wanted o influence that movement? I see couple of options to resolve it 1. We can't b...
by kurt9
Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 372
Views: 161341

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

The Beijing Genomic Institute decided to sequence the genomes of a lot of smart people as well as regular people. Their recent findings also show a lack of correlation of smarts with known genes. Its as if this stuff had little to do with genetics. I would be extremely careful about those results, ...
by kurt9
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 372
Views: 161341

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

Haven't read it yet and don't have time right now but here it is: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/03/09/gene-therapy-direct-evolution/#.VQdrUSjZkkw What's amusing to me about using germline gene therapy to design kids to be free from various diseases and the like is that we are finding ...
by kurt9
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 372
Views: 161341

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

Would someone like to tell me why the few social conservatives who have commented on radical life extension are so hostile towards it? This is probably the number one reason why social conservatives irritate me. People who oppose the development of effective anti-aging therapies irritate me regardle...
by kurt9
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 471
Views: 193375

Re: General Fusion in the news

The technology risk in any of these fusion concepts is still way too high for most investors who could put, say, $300 million into this kind of deal. Also, the development and payback period is too long as well, 7 to 10 years. A $300 million deal on this speculative of technology is going to be synd...
by kurt9
Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 710
Views: 326323

Re: EM Drive

by kurt9
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: US #12 in Entrpreneurship
Replies: 22
Views: 4428

Re: US #12 in Entrpreneurship

He is a bit of a one-note Johnny on the subject of drug prohibition. Appropriate subjects for appropriate threads. This is why: "[Nixon] emphasized that you have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks" Haldeman, his Chief of Staff wrote, "The key is to devise a system that rec...
by kurt9
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: US #12 in Entrpreneurship
Replies: 22
Views: 4428

Re: US #12 in Entrpreneurship

He is a bit of a one-note Johnny on the subject of drug prohibition. Appropriate subjects for appropriate threads.
by kurt9
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 763464

Re: Mach Effect progress

I think the "flying saucer" shape is inspired by the idea that it is a low, flat shape that minimizes the mass per unit area of MET used to drive the ship. The bottom surface of the saucer would comprise of modular MET's that cover the entire bottom surface of the ship. However, if the ship uses ele...
by kurt9
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 657
Views: 208387

Re: BLP news

I will believe Black Light Power has something when they bring a product to market, not anytime before.
by kurt9
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 763464

Re: Mach Effect progress

It has always seemed to me that the true test of scientific theories is if they result in technological innovations. Woodward's interpretations of Mach's principle seems to be doing just that. All of the ooga booga surrounding QVF, not to mention all the "Tao of Physics" and its derivative non-sense...
by kurt9
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 763464

Re: Mach Effect progress

Your comment: He invented his Transactional Interpretation of QM, that like Woodward's theory, uses this Wheeler-Feynman advanced and retarded waves symmetry to get instantaneous action at a distance. And I think that given Wheeler-Feynman, Cramer and Woodward have all found this symmetry to answer ...
by kurt9
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 763464

Re: Mach Effect progress

I am wading my way through Heidi Fern's paper. Its a bit over my head although the parts I can grasp are quite interesting. It does prompt a question for you guys. Some time ago, David Bohm came up with what he called "pilot wave" theory to explain the phenomenon of quantum effects. Could "pilot wav...