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by mvanwink5
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Placing humans at center of computer optimization yields hot plasmas
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Placing humans at center of computer optimization yields hot plasmas

Google has been a paid contractor. Zero risk for them.
by mvanwink5
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Placing humans at center of computer optimization yields hot plasmas
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Placing humans at center of computer optimization yields hot plasmas

Google must smell success is eminent. Wants to claim credit. Bit player. Where is Google's support for Polywell? Cash is Key.
by mvanwink5
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 92
Views: 16715

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Thank you. They changed to @TAE from @trialphaenergy
by mvanwink5
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 92
Views: 16715

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

I think it has to do with either getting or having gotten financing.
by mvanwink5
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 92
Views: 16715

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Actually all tweets have been scrubbed, account reinitialized to zero tweets.
by mvanwink5
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 92
Views: 16715

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Tri Alpha no longer has any tweets on their Twitter account. This was just after giving information out via an article on the target plasma temperature for their new reactor named 'Norman'. I have no idea what happened. Perhaps investors wanted greater secrecy.
by mvanwink5
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 92
Views: 16715

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

Over the coming months, the company will be accelerating Norman’s levels of performance to further validate the fundamental confinement requirements that will ultimately be necessary for commercial operations. No, they are working to validate basics for commercial, in "coming months," not...
by mvanwink5
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 92
Views: 16715

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

'First plasma' on new reactor prototype!! https://trialphaenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/Tri-Alpha-Energy-Achieves-First-Plasma-in-World’s-Most-Advanced-Plasma-Generator.pdf FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – July 10, 2017 -- Tri Alpha Energy (TAE), the world’s largest private fusion company, has achieved first pl...
by mvanwink5
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 400
Views: 53811

Re: General Fusion in the news

SJ Adiabatic compression is GF's target, and they are searching for a plasma structure that will provide that. That is the point, not the temperature. Once GF has determined the structure compression will be scaled up, hence the larger injector was made and is being tested. GF is the only ones that ...
by mvanwink5
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 400
Views: 53811

Re: General Fusion in the news

I have been unclear what the 500 ev has referred to. I thought it referred to temperature reached under stable plasma conditions using both their injector plus explosive compression using shaped charges (issue being stable plasma and contaminants - lithium liner used to suppress contaminants).
by mvanwink5
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 400
Views: 53811

Re: General Fusion in the news

No, it is the difference between private and government. GF is doing only what is needed to prove their design in integrated form. Unlike TriAlpha, GF has significant issues to solve in the prototype, such as: -plasma contamination during compression (lead mist from the collapsing shock wave, they p...
by mvanwink5
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks
Replies: 38
Views: 1819

Re: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

Why do you think solar is a scam? Why is it subsidized? Why is base load power required? Why is CO2 always added as the major factor in selling it? There are niche power applications for it, but it is not a base load power source. If fusion power was cheap would we even be talking about solar??????...
by mvanwink5
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks
Replies: 38
Views: 1819

Re: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

I am a Musk fan also, but solar is a scam, pure and simple. Even without Polywell, TriAlpha is nearly there. Solar is a niche power solution. Electric cars is a solution looking for a problem. Batteries is also a niche solution. Musk is counting on the government to fund his Mars project. He acts li...
by mvanwink5
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 400
Views: 53811

Re: General Fusion in the news

SJ,
You may be right, but TA is talking like PB11 is their commercial target instead of an interim, which was a bit of a surprise to me. Only one way to find out for sure...
by mvanwink5
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 400
Views: 53811

Re: General Fusion in the news

I had understood that temperature scaling was the purpose of C2-W. It makes no sense to be short of PB11 and leave doubt for another machine to resolve (unless they have an interim commercial target short of PB11 - I had not heard that). Still, GF is the only one I have seen ev targets and status fo...

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