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by dnavas
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 Timeline, details (they are burning p-b11!)
Replies: 10
Views: 5461

Re: (they will attempt burning p-b11!)

Umm, isn't "shall develop" a step or two away from "are burning"?

Just saying maybe you want to tone that subject-line down a tad :)
by dnavas
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 41211

The basic physics has not been checked out at high voltage. There is no clue that they have solved the dielectric saturation problem. To your first point, I agree. It is amazing to me that there is yet another test not done at the targeted voltages. I wonder why one would bother. If they've created...
by dnavas
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 41211

I had seen the first link, but the transcript is new to me.... I found this fascinating: Now another thing on voltage and I did put that in another news release is that we work deep into the paraelectric phase. In the paraelectric phase we have very sophisticated test data certifying that in the par...
by dnavas
Wed May 06, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell article wins an award ...
Replies: 15
Views: 5196

Well done and thank you...

... and good luck with the next one!
I have both your Polywell articles (one from subscr, one not).

This will make an interesting longer story at some point, regardless of success or not (I'm reading Jaoa's VSL book right now, so, you probably have a future audience of at least one :)).

-Dave
by dnavas
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Crossfire Fusor
Replies: 63
Views: 16582

A bit off-topic, but worth noting

The problem with that is aberration which shows, for example, that the direction of the force of gravity from the sun always points directly* at the sun's calculated position in the sky and not its light-lagged visible position. The information I read indicated that if gravity is not instantaneous ...
by dnavas
Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Some comments from Rick Nebel
Replies: 29
Views: 10646

We know that they will have ion injection guns soon because the navy contracted for one (to be delivered) with keep-alive funding. That implies longer burn times, if not continuous operation. And they said, "larger," so it should be a "Larger, continuous operating Machine." Gues...
by dnavas
Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Some comments from Rick Nebel
Replies: 29
Views: 10646

Appreciate the link -- nextstep question?

I'm wondering what the next step really is. From the commentary below, I get: Alan writes: It sounds as if the scale of the experiment is such that you have to calibrate what you're seeing in terms of output, and they need additional data points at higher energies to really get a sense about the wor...
by dnavas
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "The verdict is positive"
Replies: 99
Views: 26236

Massive congratulations

Happy to hear of a successful navigation through peer review. I'm looking forward to hearing the details, hopeful that scaling, continuous operations, and net energy extraction will prove successful, and dreaming of the day my grandkids plow the moons of Saturn.

Massive kudos folks!

-Dave
by dnavas
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A little news from Alan Boyle
Replies: 25
Views: 6948

The 200K superconductor would be... huge. [...] Of course, I'm not sure I want to get my physics news from a random website. I'm interested in seeing these reproduced. Well, even if we buy the existence (MSimon -- I think the mixed-compound test was from 2006? Edit: Ah, yes, I see "a method of...
by dnavas
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A little news from Alan Boyle
Replies: 25
Views: 6948

Aero wrote:You got that right! Help me out here with some cliches :)
Strike while the iron is hot.
Get while the getin's good.


Don't count your chickens before they hatch? :)

Random interesting (nearly on-topic) News: http://www.superconductors.org/200K.htm

-Dave
by dnavas
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sigma Think-Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Sigma Think-Tank

There is a "think-tank" of science fiction authors that has been working behind the scenes since the early 90's. They adopted a more public profile a year or two back. I recently learned my name was "in the hat" for consideration. Evidently it is now official ... http://www.sigm...
by dnavas
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: and some more eestor news
Replies: 65
Views: 12546

Re: Weight comparison

Comparing the weight of the EESU to the weight of gasoline is not a fair comparison. You need to compare the weight of the gasoline and its tank Actually, the tank weighs mainly nothing. An electric motor weighs a lot less than an ICE, especially if you include the tranny (not needed -- well, most ...
by dnavas
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: and some more eestor news
Replies: 65
Views: 12546

Re: and some more eestor news

dont have much time so I'll just post a link : http://theeestory.com/articles/52 note: i have doubts about eestors credibility, but still posting its news...sorta http://www.lightevs.com/ EEStor EESUs are expected to provide over 450 watt hours per kilogram and over 700 watt hours per liter seems l...
by dnavas
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Article: 60% of oil price is speculation
Replies: 150
Views: 32718

stop blaming "Greed". You might as well blame rainbows. "greed" is responsible a lot like gravity is responsible for the death of someone who took a long walk off a short balcony.... Greed and Fear are the operative forces in the market, so yeah, I admit to a certain glibness th...

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