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Latest Polywell Post is up

Postby mattman » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:18 pm


The latest Polywell Post is up.

If the Navy Gets Mixed Results: We Fund It. ... nd-it.html

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Post Summary:
This post argues for Polywell funding based on the history of US magnetic confinement research. The MFTF was nine year, three fourths of a billion dollar machine that was cancelled by the Reagan administration the day it was finished. The DOE funded the idea without being totally sure it would work. An economic analysis of why government R&D budgets can be so narrowly focused is then included. As of January 2011 there is, an estimated 177 tokamak experiments either planned, decommissioned or currently operating, worldwide. The Polywell then is connected to the history of the fusors, magnetic mirrors, tokamaks and spheromaks. An argument for why funding the Polywell will be different from funding the MFTF is then made. The tenets of this argument are that the world has significantly changed since 1980, the need is great, the technology is mature, the competition to build is real and the potential payoff is huge.
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Postby KitemanSA » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:43 pm

Please shoose on forum for your post.

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Postby Giorgio » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:28 pm

KitemanSA wrote:Please shoose on forum for your post.

You really typed that quickly, didn't you? :D

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Postby KitemanSA » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:31 am

Yup, and my keyboard has a sticky ky.

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