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by Munchausen
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Overview article on the latest FRC developments
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

I have made my way through Pushkin, Tolstoy and Solzhenitzyn and I if just get my hands on the full article, I'll give the thermonuclear tech talk a chance to.
by Munchausen
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Overview article on the latest FRC developments
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

Did your son manage to come up with something? Translating the russian language is often a lot more work than one might expect. So if he needs a helping hand, just ask me.
by Munchausen
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LPP fusion experiments getting ten times more neutrons
Replies: 57
Views: 19624

Is there any acknowledged physics at all behind this "dense plasma fokus"? Or are we dealing with a bunch of howling lunatics in urgent need of heavy medication?
by Munchausen
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Overview article on the latest FRC developments
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

Overview article on the latest FRC developments

I found this article on the latest FRC developments. Unfortunately it is incomplete and in russian. http://www.vimi.ru/applphys/appl-10/10-1/10-1-9r.htm I'll translate the abstract for you. The article is published in a journal called "Applied physics- Journal on science and technology". As I'm tran...
by Munchausen
Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 215
Views: 159923

Here's a supposedly updated pitch from Helion, Mission: Develop an Economical Fusion‐Based Electricity Generation System – Decades sooner than leading fusion efforts – Cost competitive with carbon‐based energy generation • Strategy: Exploit Recent Scientific Breakthrough – Advance enables operation...
by Munchausen
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Monkhorst and Rostoker In The News
Replies: 11
Views: 3163

Perhabs this patent has something to do with it?

http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20100002823

I can find no dating on it but it is published 100108. And the serial number on it seems to refer to the year of 2010.
by Munchausen
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell In Europe Raising Funds
Replies: 143
Views: 18109

Sorry, but the party line is that the electrons are magnetically confined. At least that would work, albeit poorly. What you describe will not work at all. Perhabs this is an awfully stupid question, but why is this so? I thought the idea of this contraption was to have a positive grid to confine t...
by Munchausen
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 46106

What makes you think I'm not already on the Navy's payroll? :wink:
How much would you need to prove polywell is as worthless as you say?
by Munchausen
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FRC lecture on Google Video!
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

If anyone sees these slides ever posted, Please let us know in this thread. I'm not going to finish this video, but I'd like to see the slides.
Some googling gave this:

http://depts.washington.edu/rppl/presen ... index.html

Look for Grossnickles papers
by Munchausen
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FRC lecture on Google Video!
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

Lousy technical quality. Almost useless.
by Munchausen
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FRC lecture on Google Video!
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

FRC lecture on Google Video!

Message for all you amateur fusion enthusiasts out there: All TV-watching cancelled for today:

Here is your alternative pastime:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuAV315__OE

Grab a cold beer, get down in your couch and relax. Come back for a healthy debate when ready. :D
by Munchausen
Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Visit to Helion Energy Lab
Replies: 87
Views: 97361

I still think Art Carlson (or that other guy Slough) should do popular lecture on the FRC on Google video. If he thinks it's worth having. If done in a sensible and appropriate manor, there is no scientific honour or credibility to loose on popularizing one's results. Quite to the contrary, it may r...
by Munchausen
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Visit to Helion Energy Lab
Replies: 87
Views: 97361

I just enjoy the mental image of fanatical fusion cultists screaming about their respective technologies at each others' facilities. Peer review would be much more entertaining as a contact sport. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven However: Why amuse your...
by Munchausen
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Visit to Helion Energy Lab
Replies: 87
Views: 97361

I disagree with your physics version of efficient market hypothesis: that everything worth inventing has been invented and that anything that hasn't been funded isn't worth funding. Didn't say that. But there seems to be no shortage of ideas on how to make fusion energy happen. You can't fund them ...