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by Carl White
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 108
Views: 112415

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Here's a nice retrospective for Tokamak Energy.

"Ten years of Tokamak Energy: the rapid progress of a private fusion company"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWYnbYs ... e=youtu.be
by Carl White
Wed May 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Continuous Electrode IECF // NextBigFuture
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Continuous Electrode IECF // NextBigFuture

zbarlici wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 4:11 am
Is everybody dead of the chinese virus? :lol:
This isn't a very high volume site to start with, but some of the foremost posters seemed to have left last year, and then the downtime from January to May put a further damper on participation (i.e. some people stopped checking in).
by Carl White
Wed May 06, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: World-first "impossible" rotating detonation engine fires up
Replies: 0
Views: 890

World-first "impossible" rotating detonation engine fires up

the rotating detonation engine is tantalizingly simple in a mechanical sense, but this self-propagating detonation wave has proven torturously difficult to achieve and sustain. Until now, it seems. A team at the University of Central Florida, working alongside the Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine ...
by Carl White
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 108
Views: 112415

Re: Tokamak Energy news

Here's a three-minute video presentation by their CEO, Jonathan Carling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfPZqZyZeyw

He says they've completed another round of funding and are very well funded going into the "end of 2019", so it's a little dated.
by Carl White
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 710
Views: 334580

Re: EM Drive

The thing that started Roger Shawyer off was his observations of certain perturbations in satellite orbits. I wonder whether anyone ever came up with a plausible explanation for them.
by Carl White
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Aluminum-air battery
Replies: 7
Views: 5065

Re: Aluminum-air battery

There's an interesting note that the battery doesn't need pure aluminum to operate. So maybe the plan is to buy inexpensive scrap aluminum and include that in the recycling? A quickie Google search suggests an aluminum can is worth 1.7 cents at a recycling center. About 70 cans to the kilogram. That...
by Carl White
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Aluminum-air battery
Replies: 7
Views: 5065

Aluminum-air battery

Hopefully true? The Daily Mail isn't the greatest source. Take it with an enormous grain of salt, who knows what problems aren't mentioned. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7592485/Father-eight-invents-electric-car-battery-drivers-1-500-miles-without-charging-it.html electrolyte is neither p...
by Carl White
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 21
Views: 21450

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

Wasn't there another ST startup in the UK?
I haven't heard of another one. There's FIrst Light Fusion but they're trying inertial confinement.
by Carl White
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 21
Views: 21450

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

UK hatches plan to build world's first fusion power plan t Nuclear scientists are designing an ambitious prototype facility that could demonstrate commercial energy production by 2040. The British government announced a £200-million (US$248-million) investment on 3 October. So more funding than the...
by Carl White
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 781946

Re: Mach Effect progress

Some recent/upcoming activity: 1. Paper by Dr. José J. A. Rodal which suggests the effect cannot be practical for space travel: A Machian wave effect in conformal, scalar–tensor gravitational theory https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10714-019-2547-9 (first online 15 May 2019) 2. New experim...
by Carl White
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: Vortex rocket engine: lighter, more efficient, more reusable
Replies: 17
Views: 15172

Re: Vortex rocket engine: lighter, more efficient, more reusable

https://www.space.com/sierra-nevada-vor ... video.html
SNC's upper-stage Vortex engine will be used on board the Dream Chaser spacecraft, which is expected to launch from a ULA Atlas V rocket and run cargo missions to the International Space Station as early as 2021.
by Carl White
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Cross Border Power / XNRGI
Replies: 3
Views: 5338

Cross Border Power / XNRGI

They claim: 1400 Wh/l and 405 Wh/kg using etched silicon wafers: each 12-inch silicon wafer consists of some 36 million of these vertical “micro-batteries” machined into the wafer’s surface. Which, as the explainer video argues, decreases the charge time of the macro-battery (made up of many micro-b...
by Carl White
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Terrestrial Energy (molten salt fission reactors)
Replies: 0
Views: 6554

Terrestrial Energy (molten salt fission reactors)

In November 2017, Terrestrial Energy completed the first engineering program for the IMSR® design and the first step of the Canadian regulatory phase — Phase I of CNSC’s Vendor Design Review. This is a first for an advanced reactor. In addition, IMSR® power plant site selection work is underway in ...
by Carl White
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2286
Views: 601812

Re: SpaceX News

I hope it works out that way (StarLink giving Musk oodles of cash to play with). I'll be looking very closely at signing up once StarLink goes into service.
by Carl White
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Article on laser driven pB11 fusion
Replies: 5
Views: 12922

Re: Article on laser driven pB11 fusion

They've set up a company to develop this:

https://www.hb11.energy