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by Giorgio
Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: FIRST FUSION!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 10016

ok whats the bubble about? It's an emulsion of low temperature boiling points halomethanes like R-12 or R-22 (refrigerant liquid) with an ethylene/polyethilene matrix. This liquid emulsion has the characteristic that keeps his liquid state at a temperature higher than it's boiling temperature, and ...
by Giorgio
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: FIRST FUSION!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 10016

Congratulations for joining a very exclusive club! :D

Giorgio.
by Giorgio
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Splash! NASA moon crash struck lots of water
Replies: 24
Views: 3730

As for using a heated drill, as put forth by Giorgio above, yes, that could work if we find ice sheets under the surface that are not very deep. I do not think that there is even a small possibility to find some ice sheets on the moon (tought I'll be very happy to be wrong). In reality we will be h...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bladeless fan
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Not even entertaining in my point of view, just some commercial blabbering. Anular wings (or ring wings) are around since the understanding of the concept of "wing" itself, and have been discussed and analyzed plently. No new phisics or invention here, just the old Bernoulli principle in action. Pro...
by Giorgio
Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Splash! NASA moon crash struck lots of water
Replies: 24
Views: 3730

If indeed there are some ice deposit beneath the moon surface (and that is still a big if), than a drilling machine with an heathing system is all you need to recover it.
by Giorgio
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Yet another fussion
Replies: 30
Views: 7507

Here is an interesting PDF and a PPT presentation for the ones of you that like to get more info about this type of fusion research: https://e-reports-ext.llnl.gov/pdf/366958.pdf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Status of Research Regarding Magnetic...
by Giorgio
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tri-Alpha Rumor
Replies: 119
Views: 34949

Fusion power will have a big advantage and cost reduction in respect to Fission power only if a direct conversion route will be realized (pB11 or similar reaction). If this will be realized with one of the technologies that are actually in development (Bussard, LPP, TriAlpha) AND we can really expec...
by Giorgio
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell's current patent application.
Replies: 48
Views: 12323

In short, it protects them from being scooped, and doesn't help anybody else to use their work, while not legally prohibiting anyone else from using or selling their design (if anybody else can figure out that design on their own). Industries do this to establish a "trade secret". Is this also what...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell's current patent application.
Replies: 48
Views: 12323

To be honest I do share some of your concerns, yet I am confident that if the navy founded it it must be becouse they saw some result and some informations that at least gave to them the "impression" that it has some chances of work. Or at least a bigger chance than the one we have to see the ITER w...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell's current patent application.
Replies: 48
Views: 12323

While the phrase above is true, I still do not understand what type of business model you can build in a country like USA where Intellectual Property is the base of 99% of the business plans. Of course it can also be that the US Navy has simply decided to start to block any type of divulgation like ...
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell's current patent application.
Replies: 48
Views: 12323

I was not expecting this....
I wonder what will be their strategy on regard to patents applications now.
by Giorgio
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Spheroidal Foci and POPS?
Replies: 197
Views: 32146

KitemanSA wrote:Related (dumb?) question. Does a glass container make a better vacuum chamber than a steel one? I.e., can you get to very low Torr esier with glass than with steel?
Not from a pratical point of view.

Giorgio.
by Giorgio
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: non-local effects on ion-electron energy transfer
Replies: 52
Views: 10122

I've often wondered if electrostatic forces play a dominant role in well formation. Rather than just the diamagnetic push back, the central electrons repel the electrons trapped on the magnetic field lines, which being inductively entangled collectively pull the magnetic lines outward, causing the ...
by Giorgio
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: wired and nextbigfuture Oct 25 and 26
Replies: 63
Views: 23709

As for belonging among the stars, if that were true life would have evolved in space. Factually, we belong on Earth. Its the only place we can survive without machines to keep us alive. And who is actually telling you that life has not already evolved in space? This presumption that everything is k...
by Giorgio
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thrust from Centripetal forces.
Replies: 23
Views: 7519

MSimon wrote:
KitemanSA wrote:My word! Seems there is such a derth in Polywell news, and even related news, that we are falling back onto Dean drives and perpetual motion schemes. Sigh! :roll:
You would prefer politics and global warming?
I propose a new section on EMdrive......