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by PMN1
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EU to Fund Laser Fusion
Replies: 10
Views: 5561

A bit annoying really....
by PMN1
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell = WMD?
Replies: 65
Views: 31805

I'm not really interested in politics. Geopolitical (and weapons technology) implications perhaps but that's about it. MSimon is right of course. No matter what - we'll be needing oil for a long time to come, plenty of time for transition for everyone. Ironically as price falls due to the gradually...
by PMN1
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell = WMD?
Replies: 65
Views: 31805

rexxam62 wrote:PMN1

Islam is not a race. So if you criticize it you are not a racist. Just like criticizing Israel is not being anti semitic.



Doesn't stop people from doing so, believe me...

:)
by PMN1
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell = WMD?
Replies: 65
Views: 31805

If they have population growth problems they should just do what china did and put population growth laws into place that will force the population down. Anyone in the west who tries suggesting that is shouted down as an imperialist or a racist and thats just from the left wingwingers in the west, ...
by PMN1
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Extracting trace elements from sea water
Replies: 8
Views: 5953

Extracting trace elements from sea water

How about extracting trace elements from sea water, this has already been suggested for OTEC plants but if you can supply even more energy at low cost?
by PMN1
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 56
Views: 24920

One thought i've had on this as a source of power for ships is that if you are suddenly able to build large high speed warships that dont have fuel concerns you potentially make your entire existing fleet obsolete and put you on a level playing field with everyone else although that concern didn't s...
by PMN1
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell = WMD?
Replies: 65
Views: 31805

Re: Polywell is a terrorists nightmare.

1) The middle east is economically dependent on the world buying it's oil. What woudl happen to the OPEC nations if demand for this export were slashed? The collapse of economies, and the nations those economies prop up, could turn the entire area into an extremest holiday camp. Even better, they w...
by PMN1
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 56
Views: 24920

A polywell could certainly drive a small ship that fast, but why would anyone want to build such a ship? Do you have any information for the proposed market? The same market that the 33kt SL-7s were proposed for in the 70's until fuel costs went through the roof, the same market 45kt Fastships were...
by PMN1
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 56
Views: 24920

Re: links?

wizz33 wrote:do you have some links, it sounds interresting


Fraid not, the idea is mentioned in 'Ships and Shipping of Tomorrow' by Rolf Schonknecht, Jurgen Lusch, Manfred Schelzel and Hans Obenaus first published in 1983.
by PMN1
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Iran
Replies: 45
Views: 46839

An article from last weeks new scientist Earlier this year an Iranian nuclear scientist at the uranium conversion facility at Isfahan died from poisoning with uranium hexafluoride gas. Accidents like this keep Najmedin Meshkati awake at night. A leading expert in nuclear safety at the University of ...
by PMN1
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Iran
Replies: 45
Views: 46839

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Can_The_Iranian_Nuclear_Complex_Survive_A_Bad_Earthquake_999.html Can The Iranian Nuclear Complex Survive A Bad Earthquake by Claude Salhani UPI International Editor Washington (UPI) July 20, 2007 What do Japan and Iran have in common? Japan has nuclear power plants a...
by PMN1
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fission
Replies: 31
Views: 16572

by PMN1
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Iran
Replies: 45
Views: 46839

My understanding is their oil reserves have peaked and they are aiming to move away from having to rely on oil revenue. Some reports say its peaked, others say they have the 2nd or 3rd largets reserves in the world, others say they will be scraping the bottom in under 10 years. It puts into questio...
by PMN1
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Iran
Replies: 45
Views: 46839

Intresting comment on Iran's nuclear programme

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Deadlock_On_Iran_As_ElBaradei_Calls_Time_Out_On_Discord_999.html by Pyotr Goncharov UPI Outside View Commentator Moscow (UPI) May 29, 2007 Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, thinks that Iran has gone so far in its nuclear program th...
by PMN1
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Shipping
Replies: 56
Views: 24920

Shipping

Shipping, both merchant and naval would benefit - ocean going Surface Effect Ships travelling at over 100kts.... I've seen a concept for a 15,000 ton SES capable of carrying 2,000 cars and their occupants across the Atlantic at around 130kts - the powers requirement is about 550MW so nuclear power i...

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