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by Solo
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Promethius Fusion Makes The BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 11386

by Solo
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Promethius Fusion Makes The BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 11386

Cool! Famulus got a big PR break! @Robthebob: Yeah, I'm half-tempted to try my hand a fusor. But I think I may just buy a plasma globe to get my 'oohh, pretty colors!' fix. I'm sure the Sydney group will come out with more - plasma physics just goes too darn slow though! (I guess you probably know t...
by Solo
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grad school
Replies: 22
Views: 3646

@MirariNefas: haha! That's a cool story. And the "big scary laser" sign was on the lab where I worked! @Ben & icarus: I can deal with vodka and scandinavian women... haha! Slough's actually got a couple different labs, b/c he does some of his work through a spin-off company (MSNW). The...
by Solo
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grad school
Replies: 22
Views: 3646

I second Kiteman! Please keep the politics out of here! @Mirari: very cool about your visit to UCLA. When did you that? I did the REU program there this past summer (2009),,and I worked with the HEDP group. (I'm actually going back this summer as well.) HEDP is in the same building as the old Electr...
by Solo
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grad school
Replies: 22
Views: 3646

Grad school

Well, I had to decide today... I was hung between U. of Wisc - Madison and U. of Wash - Seattle. I decided that since Madison has a bigger/better program, that's where I will go, even though around here Seattle gets most of the press, and personally I think Seattle is a much neater city. So, Robtheb...
by Solo
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LPP fusion experiments getting ten times more neutrons
Replies: 57
Views: 17615

Yeah, I think we can expect to hear something interesting out of Tri-Alpha soon. NIF is going to surprise many folks as well: from what I gather, it is very likely get a pretty good Q sometime this year, and that may change a lot of perception about it. Good luck getting that info, btw! (trying to s...
by Solo
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 43400

by Solo
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The "Science Culture"
Replies: 13
Views: 1747

The "Science Culture"

This is in response to Chrismb's remarks in this thread: http://www.talk-polywell.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1576&start=15 [quote='Chrismb'] It's a shame that these things are for academics only. I mean, if someone has an idea who's not an academic then they wouldn't be funded to go to such a thing ...
by Solo
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Got a question about Eric Lerner's DPF? I'll ask him!
Replies: 26
Views: 9617

Haha, I totally missed that internal fusion engine! @Chrismb: I see your point. In fact, I really wish I could have gone, but I'm not sure they'll allow spectators who aren't presenting, and it would be kinda expensive. Anyway, let's stay on topic. I'll start a thread the science culture in 'general...
by Solo
Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Got a question about Eric Lerner's DPF? I'll ask him!
Replies: 26
Views: 9617

Hey, I found the website for the Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop 2010: http://www.iccworkshops.org/icc2010/proceedings.php They've got all our usual suspects: General Fusion, Eric Lehner, LDX, FRC stuff, and even a bit on POPS (not by Nebel, tho!). Oh, and some guy with a very polywell-ish ...
by Solo
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: REU project
Replies: 1
Views: 999

REU project

Well, apologies for tooting my own horn here, but I thought you might be entertained to see what I spent this past summer doing: http://reu.physics.ucla.edu/2009/home.htm http://reu.physics.ucla.edu/common/papers/2009/morton_lucas.pdf http://hedp.physics.ucla.edu/ Basically, I built some B-dot (magn...
by Solo
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How about analogue computing?
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Check out what they are doing at U. of Washington - Seattle: a DOE project to make a predictive computer experiment system for exploring innovative confinement concepts. Pretty sweet, huh? http://www.aa.washington.edu/research/PSI/ http://www.aa.washington.edu/research/PSI/research.html "The PS...
by Solo
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 212
Views: 141038

Here's a supposedly updated pitch from Helion, they are much more enthusiastic in this, and perhaps the neutron graph is new (no units, unfortunately...). http://www.helionenergy.com/Helion_Presentation-Web2.pdf I noticed that they also have a "sponsored link" on Google -- they are adverti...
by Solo
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Levitated Dipole Experiment, or LDX
Replies: 7
Views: 2820

by Solo
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: George Miley On IEC Fusion Politics
Replies: 4
Views: 2036


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