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by parallel
Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The race is on, Polywell vs Focus Fusion
Replies: 86
Views: 27263

This thread reports on some focused fusion work done at DianaHitech’s laboratory. Unfortunately it no longer exists.. “System ready for engineering version.” http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/08/previous-dense-plasma-focus-research.html There are more people working on this, and more actual work has bee...
by parallel
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rowan University Publishes Further Confirmations of BLP
Replies: 44
Views: 12031

I note the game has changed. It used to be that critics said. “Give us one independent experiment to validate BLP’s claim.” Now that the excess energy of >30 kWhrs found is really beyond experimental error, the question has turned to the theory. While the consensus crowd loudly ridicules BLP’s theor...
by parallel
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

Believing it is real is not the point, for me at least. I won’t know if it really exists until a sample EESU is out there for others to test. But I see no point in being adamant that it can’t work, as the lack of solid data means we can’t be sure either way. It is fun to speculate, hence these threa...
by parallel
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

Holding a wet finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing, I gather the current view is that the capacitor is a variant of the GBBL capacitor design, improved by chemical forming and coating the powder rather than ball milling it. Then using PET to keep out the air and allowing sintering/...
by parallel
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rowan University Publishes Further Confirmations of BLP
Replies: 44
Views: 12031

In another case, like EEStor, where the performance seems to outstrip what is possible from conventional theory, Rowan University says they have independently verified the claims of excess heat made by BlackLight Power. They say any university could duplicate the results from what has been published...
by parallel
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

Here is the actual audio of the conversation with Dick Weir, if you prefer that to the transcript I posted earlier. http://www.4all.com/uploads/DW_Confcall_jun2009.mp3 Again, he answers several points the doubters have brought up, such as he has already made preproduction EESUs starting June, that t...
by parallel
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

Looking at the construction of the EESU, it looks like it would stand many times the acceleration that would kill any human in the vicinity. I assume that the EESU would not be situated in any very vulnerable position in the vehicle.

I suppose there would be some Ford Pinto like exceptions.
by parallel
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

I did download Silverlight and I use Windows XP Pro with service packs. It doesn’t work for me. Neither can I find any Feynman lectures (free) on acedemicearth.org. I have viewed Feynman’s four lectures on the physics of matter, that he gave in New Zealand, that were most interesting but didn’t cove...
by parallel
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

MSimon. how about posting the interesting bits? A link to Amazon doesn’t quite do it. MS say Feynman’s lectures are now available after one has added “silverlight” Doesn’t work for me. I just get a message to reload the browser (Firefox) and nothing happens to change that. I did come across another ...
by parallel
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

What would be the point of these tests? EEStor doesn’t want your investment to dilute the founder’s shares. I assume there will be a public share offering at the appropriate time. Maybe they wouldn’t even have to do that, but could keep the company private if everything works out as they hope.
by parallel
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

If I were Weir, the very last thing I would do is have outside experts visit the company. I don’t think there is much doubt that EEStor has a few working models of their device and doesn’t need further verification that they work. It is amazing what a person familiar with the technology might pick u...
by parallel
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

In answer to your earlier post, I don’t have access to Weir’s business plan, nor know if others have approached him for a license to use his patents. I can speculate that as the consensus opinion is that it won’t work, said license would be a lot more valuable after demonstration of a working produc...
by parallel
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

I should have written 2006 (not 1996) above. Everyone agrees that it is extremely difficult to make the powders automatically to the quality that is needed for high yield. The truly secret part is how EEStor has developed a wet chemical way to do this rather than ball mill the stuff, and coat each p...
by parallel
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

I don’t know why you are so down on EEStor. One of the more telling pieces I have read was this: “when (1966) the Toronto Star requested an interview via email, Weir replied: "EEStor would also like to have you and your paper not publish any articles about our company and the Toronto Star is certain...
by parallel
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 54627

You complained that he hadn’t published the data, but he has.

Neither you nor I know who or how many people measured the data.

These are relatively simple tests and it is not clear to me how anyone could fool themselves about the results.