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by Warthog
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 47242

I'm short on theoretical understanding, but I interpret your numbers as saying EESTOR claims a 100 fold improvement, or more over any published capacitor capacities, a leap of faith by any measure. Dan Tibbets I haven't followed EESTOR, nor am I sufficiently qualified in physics to address the theo...
by Warthog
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Methane from Sun+CO2
Replies: 26
Views: 5320

How does this number compare to new solar cells. The first link gives an electrical equivalence of 0.1 watt per square centimeter for the methane catalyst. There are 10,000 square centimeters per square meter. Further, I read that they are using platinum for the cathalyst. That does not seem very c...
by Warthog
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 34018

Unimportant, Polywell is open source, I'm betting China has one, and India is not far behind, as well as Japan. I'd be very surprised if Polywell has moved anywhere beyond being translated into their respective languages to the attention of a local functionary who could make funding decision. It's ...
by Warthog
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cold Fusion
Replies: 21
Views: 6785

Actually, the paper I cite above calculates reaction pathways for the two main DD fusion pathways we think of in plasma (normally nearly equal in probability), and concludes the path leading to tritium and a proton is about 5500 times as likely as the He3, n pathway in the metal lattice situation. ...
by Warthog
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cold Fusion
Replies: 21
Views: 6785

Re: Cold fusion real?

[quote]" What resulting products? Helium/Alphas? Are my Ionizing smoke detectors then doing Fusion too? How do you conclude Alphas mean Fusion?"[/quote[ An alpha particle (He4) would be the result of an aneutronic fusion of deuterium. Your smoke detector is generating alpha's as a result o...
by Warthog
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: Cold Fusion
Replies: 21
Views: 6785

Re: Cold fusion real?

[quote="Jeff Mauldin"]In Analog magazine, where I and I suspect others first came to know about IEC fusion through Tom Ligon's articles, Jeffrey Koostra penned an "Alternate View" column which basically took the position that cold fusion is now established as a phenomenon beyond ...
by Warthog
Fri May 23, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell, ITER and the Helium Supply
Replies: 31
Views: 32005

Don't Need Helium

And it will only work if the plants can be filled with the required helium. Catch-22 anyone? So the solution is to use superconductors with Tc > 77K. Which already exist and are being put into commercial use. Saw an article about a week ago about a 2000 ft liquid nitrogen cooled high voltage transm...

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