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by Carl White
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Flywheel energy storage
Replies: 22
Views: 7090

Re: Flywheel energy storage

This is commercially available technology. Flywheel UPS systems with magnetic bearings (for zero wear) have been available for years. Here is just one supplier: http://www.power-thru.com/flywheel_ups_technology.html Not for home use, yes. Probably only available at military prices. Also, the websit...
by Carl White
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Flywheel energy storage
Replies: 22
Views: 7090

Re: Flywheel energy storage

What if you were to put the home-storage sized unit into a big, fat vat of water (large in mass and radius compared to the unit)? Would that suffice to contain the transfer of angular momentum upon failure? Water is inexpensive in many places. Could use seawater instead of fresh water in places wher...
by Carl White
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Flywheel energy storage
Replies: 22
Views: 7090

Re: Flywheel energy storage

Levitation of a static object is unstable with just permanent magnets. Levitating a gyroscope on permanent magnets can be stable, baring parasitic forces that can be corrected with a minor force active correction system. Though it becomes a problem if the axis is tilted away from vertical. Like whi...
by Carl White
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Flywheel energy storage
Replies: 22
Views: 7090

Flywheel energy storage

http://phys.org/news/2016-08-student-revolutionary-energy-storage-solution.html "Engineering student designs revolutionary energy storage solution" How much is there to this? This part confuses me: The FES retains energy kinetically in a levitated floating mass. The rotor, which can be mad...
by Carl White
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2276
Views: 476049

Re: SpaceX News

Skipjack wrote:SpaceX is not going to be a monopoly. Blue Origin is already working on a competing RLV.


SpaceX seems to have a big head start though, seeing as Blue Origin has never reached orbit.
by Carl White
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years
Replies: 37
Views: 20401

Re: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years

Yep. The article's words, not mine. Well, at least it means they're doing more than simulations now, which I didn't know.
by Carl White
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years
Replies: 37
Views: 20401

Re: Lockheed Skunkworks Announces Comm. Fusion in 4 years

A little news in this article (May this year): http://i-hls.com/2016/05/lockheed-martin-one-step-closer-to-portable-nuclear-generator/ ⋅ Lockheed is “about four months into a little bit more significant investment” into the technology ⋅ “Basically at this stage we are increasing ...
by Carl White
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: in the lifestyle section of the bangkok post ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5558

Re: in the lifestyle section of the bangkok post ?

Lockheed Martin, for example, has developed a compact fusion reactor that can fit in the back of a large truck, which, according to the company's claims, can power a city of 100,000 people.


Uh, what? This has been a done deal since when? More shoddy reporting.
by Carl White
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 657
Views: 185211

Re: BLP news

I guess it must be that time in the BLP (now "Brilliant Light Power") cycle to raise more cash from the credulous. Never a product, just hand waving and a light show. Mills: “The source of hydrogen fuel and catalyst to form hydrinos is water. A commercial enabling fuel injection system and...
by Carl White
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 314034

Re: LENR Is Real

This is just more "Rossi says". It's getting tiresome.
by Carl White
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will Europe wake up?
Replies: 69
Views: 15440

Re: Will Europe wake up?

Surrendering to Death This encapsulates two points I often try to make. Islam is not compatible with Western ideas of Equality and Tolerance, and the media are lying sacks of liberal excrement who manipulate the news as much as they think they can get away with, in an effort to make it conform to t...
by Carl White
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 314034

Re: LENR Is Real

Although the more IH spends on lawyers, the more you have to wonder whether Rossi's case isn't meritless after all.
by Carl White
Tue May 24, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Princeton Plasma Physics FRC
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Re: Princeton Plasma Physics FRC

How much funding has NASA given them? Is there any chance this will progress beyond Phase I? It seems like so many of these studies end up in the dust bin. In this Phase I study, we propose to analyze the Pluto mission concept using new models of the engine. We will develop an optimal trajectory inc...
by Carl White
Sat May 21, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: Small Tri Alpha news blurp
Replies: 189
Views: 104495

Re: Small Tri Alpha news blurp

A startup in California has raised $500 million to chase the elusive dream of fusion power. Is this crazy, or is the company on to something?

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6014 ... er-source/
by Carl White
Thu May 12, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 693
Views: 253542

Re: EM Drive

http://cannae.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/P1010705.jpg Cannae recently completed another successful demo of our superconducting thruster technology. Pictured above is the cooldown of the thruster (located in the steel dewar) with liquid helium. Cannae ran the current prototype in two orientation...

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