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by mvanwink5
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 360
Views: 46786

Re: General Fusion in the news

For my part, I can only guess that lining up financial commitments is what is in play at this point. Oil prices are down so some backers in tar sands may not be in as glorious of a position cash flow wise. That and emphasis on US resource development. Then to the contrary is the pipeline approval. A...
by mvanwink5
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 360
Views: 46786

Re: General Fusion in the news

General Fusion recently brought the first in a series of new sub-component machines online, with our new large plasma injector forming its first plasma on December 22 . This was enabled by significant performance gains in our plasma injector program and is allowing us to progress to the next stages...
by mvanwink5
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 360
Views: 46786

Re: General Fusion in the news

Looks like a big announcement to me. http://generalfusion.com/2017/03/longer-lasting-plasma-milestone-general-fusions-development-plans/ For a recent review of GF progress shown in a pdf poster published in December 2016 http://generalfusion.com/2016/11/acoustically-driven-magnetized-target-fusion-a...
by mvanwink5
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 186
Views: 27231

Re: EMC2 news

You mean last 2 years?
by mvanwink5
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: Lockheed Martin news

I don't know how high energy neutral beams are being made, but clearly, the method has been proven and Tri Alpha is planning to pump in megawatts of power into their plasma in C2U with these beams. Why reinvent the wheel? Why debate it? Find out how it is being done is my suggestion.
by mvanwink5
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: Lockheed Martin news

Dan,
Have you looked at pictures of the neutral beam injector cans for the Tri Alpha C2U (bottom of page http://trialphaenergy.com )?
It should give you some idea of distances. Those cans are really fat, I wonder if there is some design in a patent that would reveal what is inside?
by mvanwink5
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor says something - but not too much
Replies: 141
Views: 25955

Re: EEStor says something - but not too much

EEStor, the story of the never ending con and once a fool, always a fool. Those two go together somehow.
by mvanwink5
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 360
Views: 46786

Re: General Fusion in the news

Nathan Gilliland has stepped down as CEO and the CFO is now their interim CEO. And their latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcU9hyjY6go It seems that based on this latest video that the full scale plasma injector being built is a good sign of confidence. No way to know if they think they ...
by mvanwink5
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: Lockheed Martin news

I further admit that I am somewhat confused by what a Neutral beam is.

Glad you asked that...

I thought the neutral beam for Polywell was for startup only.
by mvanwink5
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin news
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: Lockheed Martin news

I really like presentation posters as opposed to slide presentations. McGuire seems to have all the technical and nontechnical sales skills for a fusion project and that bodes well going forward (compared to Polywell. GF and TriAlpha are first class and fully funded). The size of this machine 7m dia...
by mvanwink5
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

I ignored the climate stuff. The point was Peter Thiel who is supposed to be Trump's technology man is into fusion.
by mvanwink5
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

Just take the money from military spending... but then they are republicans. Sorry, you have not been paying attention. Neocons are out of power. War itself is what is expensive and War continued for 8 years with Obama - Syria (new), Libya (new), Afghanistan(restarted), Iraq (lost and restarted). T...
by mvanwink5
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

In 3 years we could abandon the cost of billions for ITER. Trump can see the value of spending 30 million for the chance of saving billions and also make America cost competitive wrt electric power. Electric power cost = heavy industry and good jobs. Climate was never a good selling point to working...
by mvanwink5
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

Now that Trump has been elected POTUS, why not go for the $30 million to finish proving the Polywell?

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