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by ohiovr
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick

Well the transportation idea should work, its got over 1.78 jiggawatts per square meter of beam intersection
by ohiovr
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick

JoeP wrote:Venus is too hard.

Floating cloud cities seem the most viable option. Still hard though with poisonous atmosphere.

Titan is much friendlier.


The intense ionizing radiation will convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and tons of buckyballs.. Too bad they are deadly when inhaled :mrgreen:
by ohiovr
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick

Fixing the atmosphere of Venus is the easy part. That chunk of rock has a day longer than its year. This could be even worse than being tidally locked to always have on side facing the Sun. In that condition, at least there could be a narrow habitable band at the terminator, between a side constant...
by ohiovr
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick
Replies: 11
Views: 916

How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick

The main limitation for the use of Dyson-Harrop satellites: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19497-out-of-this-world-proposal-for-solar-wind-power/ http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2010/ph240/sokolowsky2/ for the generation of electrical energy has been transporting it and converting it to ci...
by ohiovr
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: X-Ray Reflection and Absorption
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: X-Ray Reflection and Absorption

It is a toughie, I thought of the same thing just recently. Even if you could bend the Xrays back in on itself, you would probably lose too much energy from losses at the reflectors. To make matters worse, the X-rays would probably pass right through the ignited gas or plasma.
by ohiovr
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Pyroelectric fusion (the other "cold" fusion)
Replies: 9
Views: 8156

Re: Pyroelectric fusion (the other "cold" fusion)

Yeah, it is hot fusion, and it doesn't make a heck of a lot of fusion events. But I wonder if you accelerated H ions instead of deuterium, and you used a lead target, could you get some decent spallation neutrons from such a setup?
by ohiovr
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Were the first z-pinch machines really this simple?
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Were the first z-pinch machines really this simple?

On the other hand I have observed large curling effects when messing around with plasma ball toys, the plasma definitely looks unstable in that case. But isn't that an AC discharge vs DC?
by ohiovr
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Were the first z-pinch machines really this simple?
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Were the first z-pinch machines really this simple?

The big discussion way back when was instability, apparently the filaments twisted around and slammed into the container walls. I find that interesting, isn't lightning pretty stable? It seems to branch into areas of lesser resistance but I don't see it doing curly q's in the air too often...
by ohiovr
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: we maybe barking up the wrong tree all together
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: we maybe barking up the wrong tree all together

The wiki says that the current theory about TGFs is that the lightning accelerates electrons into the upper atmosphere at relativistic speeds. When these relativistic electrons collide with heavy nuclei they spall off neutrons and other heavy particles. They didn't make the connection but this is th...
by ohiovr
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Were the first z-pinch machines really this simple?
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Were the first z-pinch machines really this simple?

Take a pair of electrodes separated by the desired distance in a deuterium envelope and apply a few million volts to get a discharge?
by ohiovr
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Nasa is releasing their 2017-2018 software catalog for free
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Nasa is releasing their 2017-2018 software catalog for free

https://software.nasa.gov

https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/0 ... e-for-free

Though you have to ask for it, I didn't say pretty please.. will I regret it? :P
by ohiovr
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: we maybe barking up the wrong tree all together
Replies: 3
Views: 592

we maybe barking up the wrong tree all together

Over the last few weeks, I've been trying to figure out TGFs (terrestrial gamma ray flashes) which seem to be explicitly linked to thunderstorms and lightning. Several news articles have reported saying that positrons, neutrons, and gamma rays have been detected during lightning strikes. Every one o...

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