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by Rick Kwan
Sun May 10, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: ACES 2009 language needs to include polywell -- URGENT!
Replies: 29
Views: 14754

From what I can gather, work on this bill is due to be completed during Memorial Day weekend; so I understand the urgency. I guess the concern here is to not close the door on fusion-based solutions when energy providers are considering new sources of power generation. But I don't know whether to ta...
by Rick Kwan
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Yet another Polywell website
Replies: 49
Views: 52456

cyber-squatters

I'm sure a few people here have run into this already. Somebody is sitting on the domainname "polywellfusion.com". (I doubt if it's somebody here, but please correct me if I'm wrong...) He is probably waiting to make a profit of opportunity, i.e., for someone to make an offer. However, it'...
by Rick Kwan
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Yet another Polywell website
Replies: 49
Views: 52456

Yeah, I like this (classicpenny's site) as well. I'm going to start pointing people there. I just posted to a couple of NASA-oriented communities on Facebook and Google's Orkut.
by Rick Kwan
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Google Ventures
Replies: 6
Views: 9705

When I first posted this thread, I did have misgivings in that I can't see milestones between the current work and the $100-200 full-scale system. A venture capitalist wants to see them. But as VCs go, it is not necessary to be the only financier of a project. I have to assume that EMC2 has some sor...
by Rick Kwan
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Google Ventures
Replies: 6
Views: 9705

Google Ventures

Think they're ready for polywell fusion? Taken from: http://www.google.com/ventures/ Google Ventures seeks to discover and grow great companies - we believe in the power of entrepreneurs to do amazing things. We're studying a broad range of industries, including consumer Internet, software, hardware...
by Rick Kwan
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Reaching VC folks
Replies: 1
Views: 6100

Reaching VC folks

Suppose there were a well-established venture capital company with current investments in things like photovoltaics, batteries, ethanol, etc. And they typically do first and second round financing which puts them in the range of $0.5 million to $5.0 million. (Yes, this more than just hypothetical; t...
by Rick Kwan
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34393

What I read into this is that the Navy doesn't want to derail the program by putting it on DoE's radar. I understand this to a degree. The problem is, we really do need some better civilian energy alternatives to what exists. There are a couple of other approaches using p+B11 as fuel which are getti...
by Rick Kwan
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34393

FY 2007 Accomplishments: The primary objective of this initiative is to revalidate and prove the effectiveness of inertial electrostatic confinement using the polyhedral magnetic field systems studied over the previous 19 years of R&D. The final success of the last tests in CY2005 will be repro...
by Rick Kwan
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: ARPA-E: a likely new funding source for polywell research?
Replies: 13
Views: 15742

There's article in the local paper about ARPA-E. "U.S. sees another 'Sputnik moment'" by Frank Davis, Mercury News Washington Bureau, on page 1 of San Jose Mercury News , March 2, 2009 The on-line version is titled: "Team Obama wants to pursue high-risk, high-reward initiatives on ene...
by Rick Kwan
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Is Publicity Wanted?
Replies: 8
Views: 6252

Heh. Somehow that was my first reaction. :lol: After picking myself off the floor, I decided I might be reading in too much and should double-check. I also did some more looking for "a short cut to fusion", landed on a bunch of articles about cold fusion, and lost my sense of humor. Before...
by Rick Kwan
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Is Publicity Wanted?
Replies: 8
Views: 6252

by Rick Kwan
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Is Publicity Wanted?
Replies: 8
Views: 6252

The sidebar at http://iecfusiontech.blogspot.com/ has a newbies section. Are you referring to the "Polywell Primer" section or something else? I might send the technically inclined there -- that kind of newbie. I wouldn't send the venture capitalist there; some philanthropists maybe, othe...
by Rick Kwan
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Is Publicity Wanted?
Replies: 8
Views: 6252

breaking the two minute barrier

In light of the Google "Project 10 to the 100", I assume that publicity would now be a good thing. I thought I saw someone quote Dr. Nebel saying that the review was in, the results were promising, and they're simply waiting for the Navy evaluation on where to go next. If I understand corr...
by Rick Kwan
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Project 10 to the 100 (funding of 10 million by google)
Replies: 17
Views: 23282

As I write the rest of this, I realize I'm rapidly falling into wishful thinking as there isn't much time. I wish this had been on my radar a couple of months ago... I suspect that if any proposal to build WB-8 is chosen to be voted on, then if we can get out the vote, the resulting publicity may ge...
by Rick Kwan
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How 'National Ignition Facility' is presented
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

In recent years, I've seen a number of good software development tutorials with live demo content in them. The only human presence is the voice of the presenter. These seem to be done in Shockwave/Flash format, but in much higher quality than what appears on YouTube. I've seen the ISDC slides that T...

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