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by mvanwink5
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 337
Views: 69442

Re: EMC2 news

My incredulity is taxed to wondering if we don't have agents in our military. I find it astounding that the Navy has not picked this up... or LM. It is beyond stupid.
by mvanwink5
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

It is all talking about old news with no real updates, no data, results. NBF is rehashing an old story. New date means nothing.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Like I said, a rehash. No announcement... Like 'breakthrough Fusion' splashed in the news. Just a new publication of old stuff.

'Did' vs 'Could' vs 'Wished We Did'.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

I believe these are proposed prototypes, not built and tested prototypes. I think this is old news to keep the project interest up.
by mvanwink5
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Found the quote... How did I miss that?
It seems Lockheed has a real prototype??? Am I reading that right? No big announcement?
by mvanwink5
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Earlier LM presentations addressed the limited lifetime of compact military use. The plan was a drop in power unit that could be refurbished. Gas turbine engines also have cycle lifetimes and are high maintenance. Utility power units would be built differently. But Polywell is a poorly funded (if th...
by mvanwink5
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 148
Views: 38901

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

There are massive magnets and power requirements to run them that would also be useless. A huge mothball effort.

A great monument to Gruberment idiocy and bloat.
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 148
Views: 38901

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

ITER has many contracts funded by tax dollars, yet the size of a plant will be so huge that no utility will build it. Once a reasonable sized fusion reactor is proven, what will be the need to continue funding it? Investors don't throw money at projects with the time horizon these fusion reactors ta...
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 148
Views: 38901

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

2019! SJ, I hope you are right. ITER will dry up immediately and funding will flow to the others (IMO). There may still be hope for Polywell. So many things will take place with such success announcement.
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 148
Views: 38901

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Norman is supposed to show that they can reach temperature, the next scaled up revision to determine engineering specs, then they build a demo.
A demo late 2020's is huge.

There is enough fossil to not fret.
by mvanwink5
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 148
Views: 38901

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

https://twitter.com/POWERmagazine/status/1019984475302834176 Rick Perry visited Tri Alpha. Why is that important? Obvious. Current fossil push needs a Fusion reality check not being told by the ITER Gruberment bureaucrats... you can bet your last dollar on that. So, why doesn't EMC2 fire up its Navy...
by mvanwink5
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 56570

Re: More Helion Energy news....

"I just want to add that. Clearly Peter Thiel does, or he would not be investing in Helion." You make a good point that it would indeed be easy for Thiel to let key people know the positive status of the Fusion race. That is a good point, but it may be also that he does not want funds to g...
by mvanwink5
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 56570

Re: More Helion Energy news....

"He has no clue about fusion and even if he does, he clearly does not care." None of the politicians or business people have a clue, and the second part of your comment is a reflection of your own imaginings. $$ US were accelerated into ITER, no doubt the money goes to US supplied componen...
by mvanwink5
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 197
Views: 56570

Re: More Helion Energy news....

TAE Copernicus is a huge machine, which surprises me, which shows my ignorance on the details. But Helion is going for small, 50 MWe, (net?) which is perfect for incremental installations for utilities, especially smaller one, co-ops, municipals, yet Helion seems to think utilities would not be inte...
by mvanwink5
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 148
Views: 38901

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

SJ, I realize you are not a fan of Toks. Just bear in mind that anything that helps Toks helps all other competing approaches. So Toks will always be in near dead last place. Great science projects though. The other point was that net power is only important if the fine print engineering has real so...

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