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by Rick Brice
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Virtual Polywell
Replies: 468
Views: 92722

Think of the rotation of the water in a flush toilet. It is just that simple. That says everything. Art, Actually, it does. It was this simple phenomenon that led to a working Inertial Navigation System and an understanding of Coriolis Effect. I'm rusty on this, but I'm sure that the acceleration d...
by Rick Brice
Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Virtual Polywell
Replies: 468
Views: 92722

We are in a rotating reference frame. I believe that the rotation of the earth will impart an angular momentum to the plasma that we cannot ignore. Think of the rotation of the water in a flush toilet. It is just that simple. I've read nearly everything on this forum in Theory and Design. Reading th...
by Rick Brice
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Virtual Polywell
Replies: 468
Views: 92722

Coriolis Effect

A thought on this virtual model came to me this AM. In all this discussion, I have not heard Coriolis Effect discussed. I believe that this effect cannot be ignored in this model or the real world machine.
by Rick Brice
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hobbies other than polywell?
Replies: 46
Views: 13584

Anyone here play the Great Highland Bagpipe for fun, besides me?
by Rick Brice
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypermatter fusion reactor
Replies: 32
Views: 10131

This sad person is very unhappy. I pity them.
by Rick Brice
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypermatter fusion reactor
Replies: 32
Views: 10131

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by Rick Brice
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WB-57
Replies: 10
Views: 3508

I often wonder about the mission of those long wing B-57's operating out of Osan AB, Korea in the early Seventies?

High Altitude Reconnaisance to be sure, but not the whole story.

I could tell, but then.... well.... you know!
by Rick Brice
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: What do we know about WB-100?
Replies: 34
Views: 9096

Aero,

Well said!

I think we should put neutrons behind us and think alpha particles.
by Rick Brice
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: EV Batteries and UltraCaps
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

I missed that other thread at first. It seems to be in the wrong place. Its obvious that EEStor has been keeping things under wraps, but they would not have gotten an agreement with LM without a serious show-and-tell with some serious PhD Principle Engineers. I'm a serious skeptic myself about a lot...
by Rick Brice
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: EV Batteries and UltraCaps
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

Incidentally, there is also a good article in Nuts & Volts August Issue on how to make the Prius pluggable.

Now, if I could only make my Civic Hybrid pluggable....
by Rick Brice
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EV Batteries and UltraCaps
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

OK, I read it, but .... I happen to work for Lockheed Martin and you should see the size of the magnifying glass used to look at vendors and especially new technology. I've personally looked at using a bank of ultracaps to level the load on a Li-ion batttery pack for a non-hybrid, plug-in EV I plan ...
by Rick Brice
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EV Batteries and UltraCaps
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

EV Batteries and UltraCaps

Mike Holmes mentioned EEStor as SCIFI in a posting on NISSAN Electric Vehicles. I thought this link might push EEStor toward reality. http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/press_releases/2008/010908_LockheedMartinSignsAgreement.html With the EEStor UltraCaps one might even conceive of storing lightning...