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by Feebleminded
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Nuclear Engine Could Power Deep-Space Exploration
Replies: 15
Views: 4558

New Nuclear Engine Could Power Deep-Space Exploration

While not as impressive as a Bussard thruster, a novel use of nuclear batteries.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/ ... ploration/
by Feebleminded
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Polywell Investment
Replies: 11
Views: 11881

You could also setup an Employee Securities Company (ESC) where fusion enthusiasts could be investor/employees, but you would be limited. Granted, the Crowd Funding SEC regulation will only allow $1M in investment. http://www.debevoise.com/newseventspubs/publications/detail.aspx?id=443b0b88-0696-41b...
by Feebleminded
Thu May 24, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 893304

Yes, in the opinion of the committee, warranted continuation and expansion. If the Iranian polywell has 34 magnets that we can assume a be of a minimum practical size, that means a large radius machine. Probably a top secret race to develop a breakeven fusion reactor going on since WB7 confirmed th...
by Feebleminded
Wed May 23, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chapter 6
Replies: 83
Views: 41359

I love the Cap bank cage in the background of the pic on pages 65/66! I noticed that too! It seems like you'd need (as pictured) several of these at different angles to really understand the plasma distribution instead of just hoping the core size is ~20cm. http://i.imgur.com/0QQ8y.png
by Feebleminded
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Information Property Status
Replies: 2
Views: 6439

So noone has any input on this sutff? I am very curious, but my knowledge of patent law is embarrassingly limited. In addition to the patents of Bussard, there are these related to his invention: Modular Apparatus for Confining Plasma - 2010 System and Methods for Magnetically Assisted IEC Fusion - ...
by Feebleminded
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: My fusionfuture blog
Replies: 5
Views: 7750

I had the same realization about a funding strategy. Social funding is a great alternative to SBIR or DARPA grants. Primarily so because it IS a very risky project, thus, to dilute the risk, increasing the number of financiers seems like the proper road to funding.
by Feebleminded
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Information Property Status
Replies: 2
Views: 6439

Information Property Status

Hello Polywell community, I have been "taking" a lot of information from this forum over the past few months, and I have decided it is time to join the discussion. My formal training is a BA in Mechanical Engineering, but I focused on thin film deposition which is where I first became inte...

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