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by djolds1
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR
Replies: 186
Views: 87027

Re: Aviation Week on the Lockheed Skunkworks CFR

Seems like they borrowed a lot from others. The neutral beam injection reminds me of what Tri Alpha is doing. What I don't understand is, if they can achieve a high beta, why cant they burn advanced fuels? My bet is that they can, but just like Helion Energy, LockMart is understating expectations u...
by djolds1
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 212
Views: 144083

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Maybe. One weakness is that fusion will be trying to slot itself into already established fields - electricity power generation, aerospace, etc. Lots of established interests to gum up the works. I am not so sure I would agree with you on this for all fusion devices. I think the D+D and D+T devices...
by djolds1
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 212
Views: 144083

Re: More Helion Energy news....

A question, maybe more about markets than fusion itself... what do you guys think will happen to investments in other fusion projects the moment the first one breaks even? Will other projects get more funding, the moment someone proves fusion is achievable and economically viable? Or will investors...
by djolds1
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 212
Views: 144083

Re: More Helion Energy news....

General Atomics I think you meant "General Fusion." Si. No, I was thinking of the lifting body diagram in this: http://nextbigfuture.com/2010/03/george-h-miley-presentation-on-nuclear.html This is not based on a FRC reactor, but a DPF, like LPPs design. True. Tho the massive FRC design yo...
by djolds1
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 212
Views: 144083

Re: More Helion Energy news....

I'd bet good money the mentions of DT were "lets-be-conservative in the press releases" caution until they managed to crack the problems of DD/DHe3. And caution is a good thing. DT would have been just fine, IMHO, at least for the first reactors. It is fine for ITER after all and that wou...
by djolds1
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 212
Views: 144083

Re: More Helion Energy news....

I am quite positively surprised by their switch to DD/He3 from DT. To me that indicates that their latest research has caused them to be more optimistic about the performance of their future reactors. That is good news. Note the quote about "The Helion" now on their "Technology"...
by djolds1
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 212
Views: 144083

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Helion has updated their website. Lots of interesting new information there! http://www.helionenergy.com/ Like I suspected from info released previously, they have now switched to a Tritium suppressed and He3 boosted DD fusion cycle, which is extremely exciting! Go check it out! Justification for M...
by djolds1
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: em drive
Replies: 75
Views: 23817

Re: em drive

not all of us have access to Jim's email list. Could you please summarize what Paul wrote? X: “What puzzles me is the fact that with no dielectric, the tapered cavity produced no thrust, whereas it should have (according to Shawyer & the Chinese).” That had us puzzled as well until Jim W. menti...
by djolds1
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: em drive
Replies: 75
Views: 23817

Re: em drive

It is part of the Standard Model that virtual particles pop into and out of the quantum vacuum all the time. According to Sonny, this is where the mass comes from and where it goes. The real trouble is that these are VIRTUAL, not real particles. There are so many of them, that if they gravitated, t...
by djolds1
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Teen Use Down In Colorado
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: Teen Use Down In Colorado

Who has been using teens in Colorado?

Has this abuse of the young been reported to LE Agencies? Have proper investigations begun? :twisted:
by djolds1
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BBC: A New Little Ice Age Coming?
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: BBC: A New Little Ice Age Coming?

At this point, I rate the little ice age projections as more credible that the warming scare, and of much more serious impact if they come true. Agreed. Global warming wouldn't reduce the habitable zone all that much (if any) , but mile thick ice in Kansas? Where are all those people above that lat...
by djolds1
Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 710
Views: 307334

Re: EM Drive

Guys, i just caught the story on EM/VE drives on: http://nasawatch.com/archives/2014/08/jscs-stealthy-s.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nasawatch%2FAekt+%28NASA+Watch%29 http://sploid.gizmodo.com/nasa-reveals-new-impossible-engine-can-change-space-t-161454998...
by djolds1
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: em drive
Replies: 75
Views: 23817

Re: em drive

A physicist friend of mine would say "I've been warning people that the Chinese were working on this." Supposedly this is all Kosher under Maxwell's laws, but involves phase shifts and/or applications of the right hand rule to orientations not generally seen in textbooks. He pointed me to...
by djolds1
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Global Cooling
Replies: 76
Views: 6672

Re: Global Cooling

Basic gedankenexperiment. If the Earth's climate is dominated by positive feedback mechanisms, why are we here to debate it? A most enlightening thought experiment to those of us familiar with feedback and control system theory. To anyone else I'm not sure it registers as comprehensible. Tom seems ...
by djolds1
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Global Cooling
Replies: 76
Views: 6672

Re: Global Cooling

And BTW the "science" is not separate from the politics. Lysenkoism. Yup. The money made available to pro-CAGW researchers and boosters has been MASSIVE. Hundreds of billions of dollars disbursed by multiple state entities across the entire Western world, not just in research but in "...

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