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by olivier
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Al Qaeda commander Abu Zeid killed in Mali
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Al Qaeda commander Abu Zeid killed in Mali

Initially reported by Algerian TV but still needs to be confirmed.
by olivier
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mars One
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Mars One

Mars One is a private spaceflight project led by a Dutch entrepreneur to establish a human outpost on Mars by 2023, through the integration of existing, readily available technologies. They intend to fund the program mainly through a reality TV show. They have cleverly studied the main cost drivers ...
by olivier
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hmm, interesting
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

If I understand correctly, PPP is about adjusting the prices of a basket of goods between countries. This accounts for the fact that food or cars for instance are cheaper in the US than in France, or cheaper in France than in Sweden. How does this account for the differences in cost and efficiency o...
by olivier
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

Of course the bigger question looms...if England won the French and Indian War, and then gained control of Canada, why did not Quebec join the revolution and the original 13 when all that went down? Missed opportunity, bad timing and bad understanding of other peoples' expectations by the Americans...
by olivier
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates Funds New China Reactor
Replies: 28
Views: 6259

Well, the ICAPP 10 URL does not work anymore: http://icapp.ans.org/icapp10/program/abstracts/10189.pdf. You have the abstract here: http://www.terrapower.com/Technology/TechnicalPublications.aspx Last but not least, you can read most of the contents of the paper here (if not all): http://www.allbusi...
by olivier
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates Funds New China Reactor
Replies: 28
Views: 6259

No need for control rods, the TWR are mainly a slow breeder type of reactor, whose reaction rate is controlled by the energy of the Neutrons and by the moderator temperature. Ed Teller's original TWR design was supposed to be self-regulated thanks to an innovative Li6/Li7 apparatus (would it have e...
by olivier
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

Can anybody explain whats lends more credibility to the so-called 1MW plant than to the elementary E-Cat, as regards measurement accuracy ? Especially, knowing the 1MW plant is simply a cascade of elementary E-Cats.
Perhaps the law of large numbers? :shock:
by olivier
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

The Navy is not concerned about the product safety of the E-Cat reactor. Military personnel endure a high level of on-the-job risk and the E-Cat though dangerous in itself would tend to lower the overall risk load the war fighter would be exposed to on the battle field. If the e-Cat allowed US wars...
by olivier
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

Joseph Chikva wrote:There was a French movie in my youth as well as Rossi's youth "Tall blonde with yellow boot".
"The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" if I may correct. A good old spy comedy of the 70s. Well, I may be off-topic. :wink:
by olivier
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

I hope the style is not the man, because the style is more and more that of someone who is about to threaten us of a swarm of locusts or a meteor rain if we do not believe him. Actually his style was something that made me think he could be self-delusioned but not a fraud. Con artists generally look...
by olivier
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

I interpreted it as them measuring the total wateroutput at the end of the experiment (I supposed they collected it somewhere) and then calculating the average wateroutput per second, by dividing that through the time the experiment was running and I thought that they meant to show that this calcul...
by olivier
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

I thought they had a flowmeter attached ot the output, no? Yes they have. Nyteknik's report states: Using the flow meter attached to the heat exchanger the time for 10 liters was measured several times during the test and found to be between 58.1 and 54.4 seconds, giving a flow between 183 and 172 ...
by olivier
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

"Absense" does not preclude LENR.
You are absolutely right. Absence of proof is not proof of absence. I never said that anything precluded LENR in this experiment. I said that heat could not prove LENR. Nuclear radiation or transmutation could, but none was observed.
:)
by olivier
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

In reference to 1, tell us how a box of this size with input power cut off can boil water for 3 hours and remain at the consistently high boiling temperature while it it is cooled with 1.8 tons of water. You cannot base a claim that a nuclear reaction has occured based on the presence of heat alone...
by olivier
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 970523

No to 1. In the absence of neutrons or gamma radiations, the only way to say yes is to open and check the content of the secret box after and before the experiment, hoping to understand what may be happening there. No to 2. Because of huge measurement uncertainties on important parameters such as wa...

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