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by daveklingler
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 49881

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

I do not know where people are seeing 10 million Isp. I read an Isp of ~360,000 seconds and 330 kN of thrust for the D+He3 configuration. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018APS..DPPC11163S Building on the ZaP, ZaP-HD, and FuZE projects, scaling studies will be presented of an SFS Z-pinch as a fusion...
by daveklingler
Sat May 11, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 425
Views: 206227

Re: EMC2 news

Notably hidden among the budget items for NASA was a $100 million allocation to develop a nuclear thermal rockets. Does anybody know if polywell tried to get their fingers into that rice bowl? Not a community rice bowl, although there are other rice bowls specifically meant for the topic. That prog...
by daveklingler
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 49881

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Well now. The space propulsion paper with the exhaust velocities of 1 x 10^7 have just up and disappeared. Another paper has appeared in its place. Strange indeed! Looks like some of the slots were replaced with the Staged Z- Pinch. Might just be a scheduling thing. There is an older (2006) paper o...
by daveklingler
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 104
Views: 49881

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Well now. The space propulsion paper with the exhaust velocities of 1 x 10^7 have just up and disappeared. Another paper has appeared in its place.

That's pretty disappointing. Once again, the absence of any proof proves the conspiracy is real.
by daveklingler
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 7612

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

Given that it's unlikely Trump will appoint physicists to the SecE position, as Obama did, and Hamm or anybody else Trump appoints will have even heard of nuclear fusion, I fail to see the logic here.
by daveklingler
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Boeing Laser Fusion Engine Patent Accepted
Replies: 11
Views: 5635

Re: Boeing Laser Fusion Engine Patent Accepted

D Tibbets wrote:The reactor is apparently not heating a working fluid, but directly producing fusion and fission product thrust.


"3. The propulsion apparatus of claim 1 wherein the thrust-producing medium comprises a hydrogen gas or a helium gas."
by daveklingler
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: One more iec fusion devise.
Replies: 5
Views: 4506

Re: One more iec fusion devise.

Why do folks not have the common sense (and balls, sweat and tears) to actually try building something before shooting off their daft theories to bore everyone, and fill up the annuls of academic publications with their guff? Come now. There is a learning process. Be civilized. The writer or people...
by daveklingler
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Nuclear Engine Could Power Deep-Space Exploration
Replies: 15
Views: 4554

I wonder whether some of the dumped heat couldn't be harvested by conventional thermoelectric generators in a sort of hybrid design, saving weight in the heat sinks as well.
by daveklingler
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: Science magazine article
Replies: 91
Views: 29743

Well, ahh, yes, the defense challenge aggregate has gotten worse since the cold war. Having a single predictable opponent was much cheaper and easier to manage than the current multiple smaller unpredictable asymetric ones. I would take the Soviets back over the current disaggregate mess. You would...
by daveklingler
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Nuclear fusion simulation shows high-gain energy output
Replies: 1
Views: 1932

Nuclear fusion simulation shows high-gain energy output

Just saw this and figured I'd post it. - Dave http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/03/Energy-Nuclear-Energy-Nuclear-Fusion-Simulation-Shows-High-Gain-Energy-Output/?et_cid=2547634&et_rid=54719965&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fNews%2f2012%2f03%2fEnergy-Nuclear-Energy-Nuclear-Fusion-Simulation...

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