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by tauntaun_rider
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Taiwanese student under investigation for operating a fusor
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Re: Taiwanese student under investigation for operating a fu

After watching the video, I'd say it is possible that his rig cost him US$400, but it's highly unlikely he is getting fusion reactions in measurable quantities. The video looks like his grids are hopelessly dirty too.
by tauntaun_rider
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison
Replies: 137
Views: 42056

Re: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison

One of the problems I think is very clear once you notice it. That is the team. In order to do this work you can't go to the local 401 and hire an electrician, and then get another one the week after. It is specialized work with specialized experience. And the only guys who really have it are those...
by tauntaun_rider
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 3D model of the Navy Machine on YouTube
Replies: 7
Views: 2938

Re: 3D model of the Navy Machine on YouTube

The "big stainless steel drum with a yellow end" is on WB8, not the machine in the video.
by tauntaun_rider
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison
Replies: 137
Views: 42056

Re: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison

And the Navy wouldn't put a tokamak on a destroyer, there's just no way - the tokamak is too big and has too much radiation. A destroyer needs pB11 otherwise they can't float the shielding.
by tauntaun_rider
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison
Replies: 137
Views: 42056

Re: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison

ladajo wrote:And what rumors might those be?
Something in passing.
by tauntaun_rider
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison
Replies: 137
Views: 42056

Re: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison

Consider this article about how they restored funding to the Alcator C-Mod tokamak program at MIT: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/06/07/mit-used-lobbying-influence-restore-nuclear-fusion-dream-after-white-house-sought-stop-funding/T5Q9esYqbZsxIbXUpnEHFN/story.html I'm sure the MIT crew ...
by tauntaun_rider
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison
Replies: 137
Views: 42056

Re: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison

1) Dr. Park is interested in trying to form the potential well as the next step in the research program. This clarifies things. They have either the potential well (from earlier machines' results) or wiffleball (from this machine), but getting both together hasn't happened yet. He said they've only...
by tauntaun_rider
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison
Replies: 137
Views: 42056

Re: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison

Spark plugs, huh? Where did you hear that?
by tauntaun_rider
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv
Replies: 145
Views: 92177

Re: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv

The KE of the electrons of somewhere between 2 and 7 KeV implies speed of eg: 5,000,000 M/s [....] This is based on a given speed for a 10 KeV electron of 10 million M/s. I get 50,000,000 m/s for a 7 keV electron and 59,000,000 m/s for 10 keV. That makes a 7ns transit for a 7keV electron across a d...
by tauntaun_rider
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv
Replies: 145
Views: 92177

Re: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv

Roger Fox [...] seems to think that they had to go to this smaller device in order to have the ratio of E-gun power to machine size that they needed.... The E-gun power in the smaller device is miniscule compared to the plasma sources. It works like a diagnostic, only providing enough high-energy e...