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by tomclarke
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cheap Anti-Matter?
Replies: 38
Views: 10110

The "billions of particles" are positrons. The catalysed nuclear fisson/fusion is via anti-protons - not at all the same. And no obvious way to make anti-protons from positrons.

Still, a cheap source of positrons will no doubt have many uses.

Best wishes, Tom
by tomclarke
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Found this during google search on Polywell Fusion
Replies: 55
Views: 127539

As I see it - We know that Dr. Nebel et al have not yet gone home. This is how people can stay in place, and the 3 specific contracts are for useful work of the sort we would expect at the current stage. It tells us that the project has not yet been canned. It does not say that WB-7 indicates clearl...
by tomclarke
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: News As of October 2008
Replies: 26
Views: 13190

Eestor are claiming 100X the energy density of anyone else using standard (i.e. not double-layer) capacitors. And 20X that of the best DL capacitors. There is no known physical mechanism for the polarisation they need for storage, and eestor have never provided any evidence that they have this, or p...
by tomclarke
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: HiPER 1 billion pound effort begins
Replies: 24
Views: 10637

Here is a decent not very technical summary of HiPER: http://www.hiper-laser.org/docs/publications/Lasers.pdf The point about laser fusion is that recently the technology has made it look more promising, with developments in high power pulse lasers - and specifically the possibility of using "stretc...