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by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There is no such thing as clean coal
Replies: 23
Views: 4661

Re: There is no such thing as clean coal

Midwestern coal plants are devastating to the Adirondacks. MSimon asked about Arsenic, which I took as a subtle request for more explanation as to how the plants are devastating... I won't be so subtle. Would you please explain how this is happening. Specifics please, not just 'We burn too much @#@...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There is no such thing as clean coal
Replies: 23
Views: 4661

This is a very old technological idea. Calcium Oxide (lime) is heavily used to reduce the sulfur emission from power plants burning low grade carbon (carbon with high sulfur content) by transforming it into Calcium Sulfate (gypsum). Using this same technology to capture CO2 would require before eve...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 57632

Well, we can "hope" to hear some news,but I have the feeling that if something good will come out from Doc. Nebel experiments we can easily expect that the Navy will cover up the whole research under some national security law, like they did with the experiment of Doc. Bussard, and they will keep e...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There is no such thing as clean coal
Replies: 23
Views: 4661

This is a very old technological idea. Calcium Oxide (lime) is heavily used to reduce the sulfur emission from power plants burning low grade carbon (carbon with high sulfur content) by transforming it into Calcium Sulfate (gypsum). Using this same technology to capture CO2 would require before ever...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 57632

Well, we can "hope" to hear some news,but I have the feeling that if something good will come out from Doc. Nebel experiments we can easily expect that the Navy will cover up the whole research under some national security law, like they did with the experiment of Doc. Bussard, and they will keep ev...
by Giorgio
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnetic TPS
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Not only the shape, but the dimensions too.
The bigger the shield surface the less the thermal load for square cm will be.

I never tought about using a magnetic field as a shield, is an interesting idea indeed.
by Giorgio
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 29715

It astonishes me and pisses me off that humans work more hours in a year than nearly any other species on earth. And we don't have a choice, we work the first 10 minutes of the workday to meet our subsistence needs, the next few hours to pay taxes, and the remaining 6-8 hrs to line the wallet of ou...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 29715

I don't have free will. I have quantum indeterminacy. Unfortunately, since you posted this message, you lost your indeterminacy status 8) That might give us his position. His momentum is still unknown... Well we can assume that his momentum is equal to zero, unless he is typying at his keyboard fro...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 29715

MSimon wrote:I don't have free will. I have quantum indeterminacy.
Unfortunately, since you posted this message, you lost your indeterminacy status 8)
by Giorgio
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 29715

Becouse it opposes one of the fundamental right of every human, that is the right to self determination of his own destiny, including deciding if and when to reproduce. Sooner or later we might arrive to the point that regulating childbearing will be a necessity for the good of the whole planet, but...
by Giorgio
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: anti-gravity from spinning gravito-magnetic field?
Replies: 20
Views: 4714

... whether wave-like or not, a related observation (and a question that has always intrigued me), the effects of gravitation do now appear to 'propagate' at the speed of light +/- 20%:: http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2003/gravity/ I do not agree, their test just proved that radio waves are bended by a gra...
by Giorgio
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: Turning heat to electricity... efficiently
Replies: 16
Views: 6484

I remember reading about him almost a couple of years ago, but, apart from the initial promises and working diagrams, no more news was released on the project.
Also the website dedicated to the project apparently is not loading anymore:
http://www.johnsonems.com
by Giorgio
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Paper from Martin Tajmar.
Replies: 14
Views: 6165

TallDave wrote:Aero,

My understanding is they are measuring a force exerted by the spinning fluid on a nearby measurement device, rather than a force on the spinning fluid.
That's correct.
by Giorgio
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Splash! NASA moon crash struck lots of water
Replies: 24
Views: 4468

The probe was around 1,5 Tons and at a speed of impact of around 9000 Km/H that's a lot of impact energy, for sure much more than the average people jumping in a swimming pool :) I found this for the expected crater dimension and ejected mass: http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/images/impact8.gif Let's wait...
by Giorgio
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anti-gravity from spinning gravito-magnetic field?
Replies: 20
Views: 4714

All those theories are just long shots to define something we did not observe nor we did fully understand until now. In a much smaller scale, you can make a comparision with 19th-20th century scientists trying to come up with the possibility of something moving at a speed greater than sound. I shoul...