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by Aero
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2257
Views: 407379

Re: SpaceX News

Maui wrote:Welp, I’m guessing this will end up being a full year delay. :( Glad this didn’t happen with astronauts onboard tho:

https://youtu.be/crqPsqk2VdQ


Huh! This was a booster. No one rides the boosters, ever.
by Aero
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thermal battery with 6-8 times the energy density of lithium
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: Thermal battery with 6-8 times the energy density of lithium

Climate Change Technologies, also known as CCT Energy Storage, has launched its TED (Thermal Energy Device) with a set of remarkable claims. Remarkable claims require remarkable proof. I have yet to see either in this case. Pumped hydro still remains the cheapest most economical way to store energy...
by Aero
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thermal battery with 6-8 times the energy density of lithium
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: Thermal battery with 6-8 times the energy density of lithium

I didn't see Rossi's picture in the article, but a thermal generator with only 3 moving parts? Suggests thermoelectric generator with efficiencies ranging from 6% to 15%, that doesn't seem like a very good deal to me.
by Aero
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: asymmetrical magnetic coupling
Replies: 0
Views: 2078

asymmetrical magnetic coupling

I thought this discovery was quite interesting. Not a magnetic monopole, but ... interesting. I wonder if it could be applied to the EM drive or to the Woodward effect. https://phys.org/news/2018-11-defy-19th-century-law-physics.html?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral Dr. Jordi Prat-Camps, a r...
by Aero
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2257
Views: 407379

Re: SpaceX News

The mystery to me is that this object seems to be ahead of the stage as the stage overtakes it. The stage has done nothing except a flip end to end while continuing on a ballistic path from MECO. That implies to me that everything that was carried along from launch, ice or whatever is ruled out beca...
by Aero
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 334
Views: 88455

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

I don't know about telomeres but for health extension, Crispr Pharmaceuticals has something that's pretty sure. It is a targeted and programmable gene editing methodology. It has been approved for human trials. It very specifically targets the programmed gene in the dna strand, snips it out and rep...
by Aero
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 334
Views: 88455

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

I don't know about telomeres but for health extension, Crispr Pharmaceuticals has something that's pretty sure. It is a targeted and programmable gene editing methodology. It has been approved for human trials. It very specifically targets the programmed gene in the dna strand, snips it out and repl...
by Aero
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2257
Views: 407379

Re: SpaceX News

a mixture of super-chilled kerosene and liquid oxygen.


A mixture - hmm - how does that work?
by Aero
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Deneum - deuterium/titanium interaction produces energy
Replies: 8
Views: 6384

Re: Deneum - deuterium/titanium interaction produces energy

Here's what we did over on nasaspaceflight forum:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46231.0

It only took a couple of days to flush it.

aero
by Aero
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange magnetic field source.
Replies: 1
Views: 2821

Strange magnetic field source.

Any guesses as to what mechanism may be in play to enable this planet to maintain such a strong magnetic field. FWIW, I speculate that it is related to the compression of hydrogen to within 80% of ignition conditions. If compression does cause the magnetic fields, that does not speak well of efforts...
by Aero
Sat May 26, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 674
Views: 213126

Re: EM Drive

EM drive just got peer reviews and it does not look good. Unfortunately, a new round of research out of Germany is casting some big doubts on those early results. In a new research paper the team argues that not only does the engine not actually produce any thrust, but that earlier tests may have e...
by Aero
Wed May 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2257
Views: 407379

Re: SpaceX News

It is also notable that BFR has the capacity to LEO to launch multiple payloads that include kick motors. Such a configuration would allow the payloads to reach high orbits and perhaps some degree of plane change maneuvers. Added payload complexity is the downside of course.
by Aero
Fri May 11, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2257
Views: 407379

Re: SpaceX News

And time required to recover and re-launch is much lower. It will take a great deal of time to recover and return the second stage of the F-9 to the launch site.
by Aero
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Is this a dumbed down version of the tri-alpha concept?
Replies: 11
Views: 8520

Re: Is this a dumbed down version of the tri-alpha concept?

I take a slightly different view of this conceptual machine. Yes, there are several other FRC concepts under active study but as far as I know. none of them have actually generated power beyond, or even at "Break-Even." If this huge machine were to be constructed and shown to easily achie...
by Aero
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Is this a dumbed down version of the tri-alpha concept?
Replies: 11
Views: 8520

Re: Is this a dumbed down version of the tri-alpha concept?

I take a slightly different view of this conceptual machine. Yes, there are several other FRC concepts under active study but as far as I know. none of them have actually generated power beyond, or even at "Break-Even." If this huge machine were to be constructed and shown to easily achiev...

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