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by vernes
Tue May 11, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Positronium
Replies: 15
Views: 6229

Doesn´t gamma ray lasers open the possibility of molecular level detail scanning methodes?
Like, "counting number of neurons in a brain" detail?
by vernes
Thu May 06, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 77005

Giorgio wrote:Actually a simple "things are going as predicted" will be more than enough for 99% of the folks that devoted most of their free time to promote this technology, and for the general lurkers like me.
Hear, hear!
by vernes
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A new (?) paper on a sorta- Polywell concept.
Replies: 19
Views: 5133

A quick search around the net tells me "BUDAEV Viatcheslav" hasn't touched the subject of 'Inertial Electromagnetic Confinement' ever since.

I was hoping for some actual photo's of the setup.
by vernes
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: A new (?) paper on a sorta- Polywell concept.
Replies: 19
Views: 5133

DeltaV wrote:A similar configuration:
http://www.iccworkshops.org/icc2010/upl ... _paper.pdf

Is my conclusion correct when I say there are no funny cusps?
by vernes
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: A new (?) paper on a sorta- Polywell concept.
Replies: 19
Views: 5133

I have no experience in physics.
But the drawing seems to indicate the magnets are solid as in any electrons following the magnetic lines end up smacking into the surface of the magnet.

Or am I misinterpreting the drawing?
by vernes
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Room-temperature superconductivity?
Replies: 1893
Views: 330089

Interesting.

And a bit disturbing.
by vernes
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: The polywell powerplant design?
Replies: 6
Views: 8227

Thanks for the link.

Well, I found the design proposed in that document very functional.

And boring.

Surely something more interesting is possible?

World's first powerplant using fusion should not be a concrete box.
by vernes
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: The polywell powerplant design?
Replies: 6
Views: 8227

The polywell powerplant design?

The reactor plant, what would it need to have? How bulky would the complex have to be? Can we make the whole complex look like something from the year 3000? Sleek, low maintainance? Able to run for month without any interactions. Modular design, moron-proof. I remember seeing some images around here...
by vernes
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Feb 19:Google Gets US Approval To Buy and Sell Energy
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Friday Feb 19:Google Gets US Approval To Buy and Sell Energy

Slashdot: Google Gets US Approval To Buy and Sell Energy 'We made this filing so we can have more flexibility in procuring power for Google's own operations, including our data centers,' Google spokeswoman Niki Fenwick said via e-mail. But the authorization also raises the prospect that Google may ...
by vernes
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Different polyhedra require different strength magnets
Replies: 158
Views: 31315

Odd, the cuboctahedron IS the MPG design Bussard used.
as shown here: http://ohiovr.com/polywell-faq/index.php?title=MPG

But anyway, here is the planar projection of it

Image
by vernes
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Different polyhedra require different strength magnets
Replies: 158
Views: 31315

MSimon wrote:
What am I missing?
A uniform field.
In layman's terms, some coils are made up from one segment, and some are made from two? Is that what prevents a uniform field?

KitemanSA wrote:Can you do the same thing with the cuboctahedron projection?
I'll try later today.
by vernes
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Different polyhedra require different strength magnets
Replies: 158
Views: 31315

KitemanSA wrote:By the bye, the MPG was NOT wired like this. It had a serpentine path around the volume but never once wove over/under like this.
True, But I saw some designs here involving multiple inlets.
KitemanSA wrote:I'd truly love to see that serpentine path!
Making one on a planar projection is easy. So easy I feel I'm missing something important.
Image
What am I missing?
by vernes
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Different polyhedra require different strength magnets
Replies: 158
Views: 31315

BTW, The geometry Bussard wanted to use for the original WB-8 was the icosidodecahedron, which looks like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/57/Uniform_polyhedron-53-t1.png/100px-Uniform_polyhedron-53-t1.png With 6 circuits you can wire it like the MPG devices. http://demon...
by vernes
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FOIA
Replies: 475
Views: 97952

DeltaV wrote:I predict 23% of the results will be redacted. The key to limitless fusion power will be hidden under the blacked-out 23%.
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