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by Giorgio
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 49122

The problem seems to be in manufacturing, that translates into a cost problem. It seems that manufacture has turned out to be more difficult than anticipated and although most of the problems have been resolved a few still remain. Manufacturing is just an engineering issues. To make everyone believ...
by Giorgio
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: FRC: ways forward
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Interesting, and the logic looks sound on a first read.
I think you gave me something interesting to look at durig the weekend :)
by Giorgio
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another GUT Candidate
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

"'My intuition is that any such models will have unwanted side effects,'" I suppose he meant unwanted in the sense of unobserved or unobservable? No, more like in the sense that some of the mathematical solutions gives a meaningless result. I have been following Hořava gravity theory from some time...
by Giorgio
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: ITER News Page
Replies: 13
Views: 2602

Considering the burocratic approach style that ITER has undertaken those 18 years will easily double by the time they complete it. Unless it is true that this whole ITER project is just a huge experiment to test one of the very last constant of the universe, the famous: "noyftwwwhfp = 40" Number Of ...
by Giorgio
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell In Europe Raising Funds
Replies: 143
Views: 17946

I agree, without a good amount of experimental data it will be nearly impossible to make a computer model that will prove or disprove the polywell basics. Plus a donation group on Linkedin is pretty strange, considering the main purpose of that website is connecting employers with possible future em...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There is no such thing as clean coal
Replies: 23
Views: 3782

Helius wrote:There is also a heavy Nitric acid component to the Acid rain too.
Absolutely correct, I just considered the sulfur component to make the post short and as it is the most devastating one.

But to be precise we should consider also the effect of the NOx component of the emission.
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There is no such thing as clean coal
Replies: 23
Views: 3782

Re: There is no such thing as clean coal

Midwestern coal plants are devastating to the Adirondacks. MSimon asked about Arsenic, which I took as a subtle request for more explanation as to how the plants are devastating... I won't be so subtle. Would you please explain how this is happening. Specifics please, not just 'We burn too much @#@...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There is no such thing as clean coal
Replies: 23
Views: 3782

This is a very old technological idea. Calcium Oxide (lime) is heavily used to reduce the sulfur emission from power plants burning low grade carbon (carbon with high sulfur content) by transforming it into Calcium Sulfate (gypsum). Using this same technology to capture CO2 would require before eve...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 44614

Well, we can "hope" to hear some news,but I have the feeling that if something good will come out from Doc. Nebel experiments we can easily expect that the Navy will cover up the whole research under some national security law, like they did with the experiment of Doc. Bussard, and they will keep e...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: There is no such thing as clean coal
Replies: 23
Views: 3782

This is a very old technological idea. Calcium Oxide (lime) is heavily used to reduce the sulfur emission from power plants burning low grade carbon (carbon with high sulfur content) by transforming it into Calcium Sulfate (gypsum). Using this same technology to capture CO2 would require before ever...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 44614

Well, we can "hope" to hear some news,but I have the feeling that if something good will come out from Doc. Nebel experiments we can easily expect that the Navy will cover up the whole research under some national security law, like they did with the experiment of Doc. Bussard, and they will keep ev...
by Giorgio
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnetic TPS
Replies: 9
Views: 1805

Not only the shape, but the dimensions too.
The bigger the shield surface the less the thermal load for square cm will be.

I never tought about using a magnetic field as a shield, is an interesting idea indeed.
by Giorgio
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 20419

It astonishes me and pisses me off that humans work more hours in a year than nearly any other species on earth. And we don't have a choice, we work the first 10 minutes of the workday to meet our subsistence needs, the next few hours to pay taxes, and the remaining 6-8 hrs to line the wallet of ou...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 20419

I don't have free will. I have quantum indeterminacy. Unfortunately, since you posted this message, you lost your indeterminacy status 8) That might give us his position. His momentum is still unknown... Well we can assume that his momentum is equal to zero, unless he is typying at his keyboard fro...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 20419

MSimon wrote:I don't have free will. I have quantum indeterminacy.
Unfortunately, since you posted this message, you lost your indeterminacy status 8)