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by dnavas
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Visit to Helion Energy Lab
Replies: 87
Views: 35682

D Tibbets wrote:...which now would be 13-19 months, not that I'm counting. :wink:


Of course not, that would be ridiculous.

That's what the HTML countdown page is for!

-Dave
by dnavas
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: Rowan University Publishes Further Confirmations of BLP
Replies: 44
Views: 9498

It doesn't require extraordinary proof. It requires exactly the the same quality of properly reviewed, independently replicated evidence as any other claim. Are you really saying that obtaining a quality review and independent replicated evidence for extraordinary claims is not more burdensome than...
by dnavas
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB-8 Timeline, details (they are burning p-b11!)
Replies: 10
Views: 5543

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: 42043

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: 42043

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: 5378

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: 17005

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: 10880

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: 10880

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: 26946

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: 7104

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: 7104

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: 4089

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: 12941

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 ...

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