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by Ivy Matt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Renaissance Fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Re: Renaissance Fusion

Perhaps I should have noted that their website talks about their "energy solution for 2027". Specific year, but no explanation of what the milestone is. Now that the conference is over, Renaissance Fusion has revealed the names of exactly one member of the team: Francesco Volpe, "Foun...
by Ivy Matt
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Renaissance Fusion
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Renaissance Fusion

The Fusion Industry Association has added another startup to its list of members: Renaissance Fusion. The company claims to be the first fusion startup based in continental Europe, as well as the first with a stellarator-based design. They're based in Granada, Spain, according to their Twitter accou...
by Ivy Matt
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 826
Views: 270218

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Great news! I've been waiting for this moment for years.

Beryllium electrodes - check
Hydrogen-boron fill gas - closer than ever before
Net energy gain - ?
by Ivy Matt
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 826
Views: 270218

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

The latest update: https://www.facebook.com/LPPFusion/photos/a.626081134137750/2251100008302513/ With the upgrade to beryllium electrodes, FF-1 has been rechristened FF-2B ("Focus Fusion 2B"), with the "B" referring doubly to beryllium and boron. I assume this means resumption of...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 62
Views: 40214

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

I wonder what the relative difficulty/cost of getting fusion neutrons from a Z-pinch machine is compared to getting them from a Hirsch-Farnsworth fusor. Is there any other confinement concept for which the barrier to entry is as low (or nearly so) as the fusor? (An accelerator, perhaps, but that's n...
by Ivy Matt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ENN Fusion Engine Challenge (FUGINE)
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

Re: ENN Fusion Engine Challenge (FUGINE)

China already has the EAST tokamak and the ShenGuang-III laser facility, but I'm not aware of much research going on into alternative confinement concepts. This would put China at a disadvantage if one of the private fusion efforts succeeded before ITER or NIF, especially since private companies are...
by Ivy Matt
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump
Replies: 993
Views: 183293

Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

If we do ditch the electoral college, we should also change the name of the United States of America.
by Ivy Matt
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 313488

Re: LENR Is Real

Wait, when did Prof. Piantelli voice support for Rossi? Rossi basically ripped off Piantelli's device, but made bolder claims, and was hailed as an "inventor". At least Keshe's "inventions", however ludicrous they may be, are original. Anyway, as far as I've seen, Piantelli has h...
by Ivy Matt
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 826
Views: 270218

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

LPPFusion has now raised over $400,000 (their minimum goal)in under two months from their equity crowdfunding campaign. Their maximum goal is $1,070,000, and they still have several months left in their campaign. Congratulations LPPFusion, and many thanks to all those who invested! Hopefully, by thi...
by Ivy Matt
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 826
Views: 270218

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

LPPFusion has now raised over 75% of their lower goal of $400,000: https://wefunder.com/lppfusion/ I believe they need to raise at least $400,000 to get anything from Wefunder. By the way, I was wrong about the SEC regulations. It's not a minimum investment of $1000 but a maximum number of 500 non-a...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 826
Views: 270218

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Yes, well, I believe $1000 is the minimum investment amount permitted by the SEC, presumably to discourage lower income investors from making investments and potentially getting fleeced. I'm not sure I buy that argument, though. How much one is willing to invest in a venture is partly a function of ...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 826
Views: 270218

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

LPPFusion has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Wefunder:

https://lppfusion.com/wefunder-campaign-launched/

Shares are $125 apiece. Minimum investment is $1000. LPPFusion's goal is to raise between $400,000 and $1,000,000. So far they've raised over $100,000.
by Ivy Matt
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Let There Be Light" fusion documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 3204

"Let There Be Light" fusion documentary

Let There Be Light , a new documentary on fusion research produced by Canadian film studio EyeSteelFilm, will be premiering at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The studio’s web page on the film may be found here . The film festival page is here . Judging by the cast list, the film will focu...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 826
Views: 270218

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

The December 2016 report is out: http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=87935f5eb37481cdcd48cf498&id=4ba1703700 LPP is moving to shorter tungsten electrodes, with the next shots expected in early January. Oxygen is believed to be responsible for most of the erosion of the anode near the insulator. ...
by Ivy Matt
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years
Replies: 37
Views: 20379

Re: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years

Just as the term "maiden voyage" has little meaning without reference to a specific vessel or vessel class, the term "first plasma" has little meaning without reference to a specific reactor design. We've already seen plasma in a Lockheed-Martin reactor more than three years ago,...

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