ltgbrown wrote:Well, what I was referring to was the general lack of mention of Polywell in any fusion discussion. I watched a "panel" discussion on fusion with Focus Fusion, Tri Alpha, NIF and someone representing investors, but no mention of Polywell. It just seems like almost all venues about fusion don't include Polywell. Why? Are "we" the fringe?
I think the main reason is that EMC2 has been really quiet lately and has not put out a lot of information in years. There is also the fact that the (relative) lack of funding makes them a relatively small player. I think that the latter is also the reason why LPP does not get more press and is rarely inviting to these panels and conferences, even though they are (IMHO) doing a fairly good job with their research.
There are other fusion startups that are in the same boat as these two for either one of or both of these reasons. I could name a whole bunch of them, that are quite interesting in their approach but you barely hear and see anything about them in the media.
ltgbrown wrote:Tired and extra glass of wine complicates my typing!
Ha! I know that feeling