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bennmann
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Postby bennmann » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:07 pm

According to this data published on the 30th: http://www.recovery.gov/FAQ/Pages/Recip ... rting.aspx

Skipjack
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Postby Skipjack » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:00 pm

As I said, 30th this year is a Sunday... Seems unlikely to me that any government drone would work on a Sunday.

bennmann
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Postby bennmann » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:28 am

It may be automated. I'll be checking significantly throughout tomorrow.

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Postby Skipjack » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:38 am

It may be automated.

Does automated government work on a sunday?
Wow, the US is quite advanced compared to us Austrians!
;)
Either way, I will be happy to see the report whenever it arrives ;)

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Postby ladajo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:43 am

I am not holding my breath. I remain focused about the little "check mark" previously noted.
Anyone want to make a bet? :)

bennmann
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Postby bennmann » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:37 am

Quarterly Activities/Project Description As of 3Q/2011, the WB-8 device has generated over 500 high power plasma shots. EMC2 is conducting tests on Wiffle-Ball plasma scaling law on plasma heating and confinement.

http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/Re ... pId=212569

KitemanSA
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Postby KitemanSA » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:14 am

I truly did not expect a report. This is nice. A little light ;) in details but...

ladajo
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Postby ladajo » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:40 am

Hmmm.
Well it surprises me that they filed. And also that they changed the "little check mark" to "No".
They also seem to have given about $170K back to the government. The total funds received actually went down, $3,382,826 to $3,216,826.
In any event, I am happy that they filed something, I truly did not expect it.
500 high power shots, scaling being tested. Yeah! A durable machine.

Now for test runs completion and the 8.1 decision (grin with hand rubbing).

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Postby ladajo » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:48 am

Oh, and Park got a raise! Small, but up... Not that it really means anything.

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Postby Skipjack » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:11 am

Hmmmm...

TimC
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Postby TimC » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:17 am

Interesting. I always hope for more information than I get, but at least the machine is able to hold up.

bennmann
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Postby bennmann » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:58 am

It is interesting that they are still very secretive about actual neutron counts, but not about generic "scaling".

Surely recovery money should go towards actual numbers being published? But perhaps at the end of the 8.0 or 8.1....

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Postby choff » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:13 am

It says "testing scaling law on plasma heating and confinement." We already have the previous statement about excellent confinement. This last statement could imply they're getting a hot plasma and have to determine how the heat affects containment with scaling. Since they're running D-D fusion, that could also imply heavy neutron impingement on the magnets. I'm really trying to read through the tea leaves here, few as they are.
CHoff

Giorgio
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Postby Giorgio » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:13 am

That's an unexpected and good news.
I was 100% convinced not to see any report this quarter.

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Postby choff » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:10 am

Maybe Alan Boyle can get another interview with Dr. Park?
CHoff


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