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by swamijake
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Wendelstein 7-X
Replies: 50
Views: 44845

Re: Wendelstein 7-X

It's such an amazing piece of engineering and fabrication that as long as it turns on and doesn't blow up I'll be amazed. If it actually works as hoped will just be a bonus.
by swamijake
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 21
Views: 12696

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

Not sure how this discussion is relevant to the topic. From what I can glean, the spherical tokamak is a similar to a regular tokamak except the central portion of the toroid magnets is shared by all the segments. Some designs have this central pole basically exposed to plasma. Apparently the skinni...
by swamijake
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Wendelstein 7-X
Replies: 50
Views: 44845

Re: Wendelstein 7-X

The 7-X is a stellarator, a torus with 5 twists. It's like a tokamak, but the plasma path around the torus is the same length for all points in the plasma. This is supposed to help with drift and eliminates some modes of instability. The problem is they are really tough to design and even harder to ...
by swamijake
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2283
Views: 489017

Re: SpaceX News

If your libido is bouncing into space you might have a problem. I think you mean albedo.
by swamijake
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Paul Allen’s six-engine Stratolaunch
Replies: 23
Views: 8746

Re: Paul Allen’s six-engine Stratolaunch

The concept is neat, but I look at this as a new heavy cargo hauler. They can put any cargo pod in the middle. How about a tube full of tanks? Or just getting more sushi fish to New York. As a way to make space travel cheaper, not so sure. In any event it's going to be a hell of a plane to see take ...
by swamijake
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceShipTwo
Replies: 37
Views: 9932

Re: SpaceShipTwo

I'd really like to know how the pilot survived.
by swamijake
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 years
Replies: 12
Views: 7861

Re: Applied Fusion Systems to build prototype reactor in 3 y

"meteorite based security" ???

good luck to him.
by swamijake
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Short Film on Carl's Fusor
Replies: 7
Views: 4260

Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Northwest Nuclear Consortium is Carl and team's website.

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by swamijake
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Short Film on Carl's Fusor
Replies: 7
Views: 4260

Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Thanks Mattman,

Carl is great. Teaching kids how science can be awesome, showing the community that not all neutrons are scary, and generally building real cool things in the basement. Go Carl Go!

Oh, and the group is getting novel results which they publish.

Cheers!
by swamijake
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I think Lockheed Screwed Up. We Need Data - Not Speculation
Replies: 27
Views: 9221

Re: I think Lockheed Screwed Up. We Need Data - Not Specula

"The symmetry of the design promises to make both simulation and test machines simple compared to some other designs." Then why, with there large budgets and ample brain power, haven't they done the simulation and built the test device? They took time money and effort to produce a lovely v...
by swamijake
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR
Replies: 186
Views: 75026

Re: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR

Isn't that just a magnetic mirror? I don't get it.
by swamijake
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Low-Cost Fusion Project Steps Out of the Shadows
Replies: 17
Views: 5673

Re: Low-Cost Fusion Project Steps Out of the Shadows

I do power development in the Utility space and have history in tech development. Happy to make introductions or provide any help I can.

Jake
by swamijake
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Low-Cost Fusion Project Steps Out of the Shadows
Replies: 17
Views: 5673

Re: Low-Cost Fusion Project Steps Out of the Shadows

Agreed. Anyone have Dr. Park's contact info?
by swamijake
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: HIT-SI3 (Dynomak)
Replies: 4
Views: 3031

Re: HIT-SI3 (Dynomak)

If the design works, which there is nothing there that says it does, it still has a serious first wall problem, worse than tokamaks. 4 MW per square meter. And the chief researcher talks about it like it is in the bag and the best thing since the dishwasher. That's generally not the preferred view p...
by swamijake
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 826
Views: 276180

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

No idea, but Beryllium is very expensive, hard to machine and toxic. Pretty great material for the application though as it is transparent to x-rays, but not sure how it would deal with the arcs re pitting. http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/understanding-beryllium I'm sure if they can g...

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