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by KitemanSA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT POLYWELL?
Replies: 22
Views: 8591

Re: HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT POLYWELL?

Tom Liton’s paper in Analog, but it had a cliff hanger ending that took quite a while to resolve.
by KitemanSA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density
Replies: 11
Views: 10156

Re: New John Goodenough battery with high (too high?) energy density

Why? A simple probability calculation: How many battery breakthroughs a week do we have? How many find their way into a working commercially available unit? Your maths are a bit off there. The numerator should be “How many battery breakthroughs a week by the original inventor of the Li-ion battery ”.
by KitemanSA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 427623

Re: SpaceX News

ladajo wrote:https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-mr-steven-huge-net-upgrade-rendering/

How to catch a fairing... try, try, again...
If it is ejected at about the same time as the first stage, and has a parachute, why not a ramchute and fly it back to the launch site?
by KitemanSA
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The list of duds
Replies: 17
Views: 13676

Re: The list of duds

If you want a high capacity “flywheel”, look up info on the “launch loop” Properly suspended you can get ~8km/sec of velocity for your kinetics equation.
by KitemanSA
Thu May 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 822
Views: 251465

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Investment club anyone?
by KitemanSA
Thu May 03, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Donald Trump - Time Lord.
Replies: 4
Views: 5990

Re: Donald Trump - Time Lord.

TARDIS, not pelvic thrust.
by KitemanSA
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 427623

Re: SpaceX News

ladajo wrote:And another boring launch...

<yawn>
Sorry dude but that much power is NOT boring.
by KitemanSA
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 163459

Re: EMC2 news

What about handing the hardware over to other scientists to allow them to confirm the findings and/or explore the concept further with additional experiments that might not have been contemplated during their original testing of the concept? I'm sure there are other people who would love a chance t...
by KitemanSA
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 427623

Re: SpaceX News

What make ANYONE think it is “lost”. Gone stealth, maybe. But lost?
by KitemanSA
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comets can’t explain weird ‘alien megastructure’ star after all
Replies: 29
Views: 23193

Re: Comets can’t explain weird ‘alien megastructure’ star after all

How is this for speculation. There is a smallblack hole or neutron star orbiting the visible star and it keeps the orbital debris from coalescing. Then, on occasion, it gravity lenses the star light toward earth.
by KitemanSA
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 418
Views: 163459

Re: EMC2 news

Are we sure that EMC2 is even interested in crowd funding?
by KitemanSA
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2273
Views: 427623

Re: SpaceX News

Hmmm. “Classified mission” that “failed”? Perhaps they just want folks to THINK it failed. ;)
by KitemanSA
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mark Duncan has passed ...
Replies: 5
Views: 5486

Re: Mark Duncan has passed ...

Mark Duncan, the fellow who cleaned up and posted many of Dr. Bussard's papers on his Askmar.com website, passed away on the evening of December 23, 2017. Mark did the Polywell an incalculable service by doing this. I have been sending people to his website for years. I have space on mine ... I sup...
by KitemanSA
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NTR fuel
Replies: 11
Views: 8147

Re: NTR fuel

Meta-stable hydrogen would ake a good fuel precisely because the energy needed to break the H2 bond is stored in the fuel. That is quite a bit of additional energy.
by KitemanSA
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension
Replies: 6
Views: 7206

Re: Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension

When I was retiring, I was setting up to become a contractor. I said, "I'll take month off then start briging in the BIG bucks". Well, that month stretched just a bit. It has been ~5.5 years and I find I LIKE being retired. :D

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