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by krenshala
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The consequences of quasi-neutrality in the cusps
Replies: 100
Views: 47206

Art Carlson wrote:Applying the model to the reactor regime predicts that net power at a reasonable size is hopeless.


My maths are, unfortunately, not up to the majority of what you posted but does this statement mean you think a Polywell could get net power, but only at a ridiculously large size?
by krenshala
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Polywell for spacecraft
Replies: 44
Views: 15115

Re: Polywell for spacecraft

... politics. Beyond the planetary subsystems and major asteroid belts (Main, Greek, Trojan) there's not much worth controlling. Not much there? From Wikipedia - "Since the first discovery in 1992, the number of known Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) has increased to over a thousand, and more than 7...
by krenshala
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hobbies other than polywell?
Replies: 46
Views: 12124

I've been toying with the idea of a fly by wire submersible. It occurred to me that fiber would be the wire to use, because of weight. But I believe that fiber doesn't bend well, so perhaps not. The bending depends on the fiber. Some can bend pretty well, others not so much. My info comes from when...
by krenshala
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Crossfire Fusor
Replies: 63
Views: 18656

Speaking of gravity, I beleive most believe that it travels at the speed of light- at least the gravity waves from star explosions, black hole mergers, etc, that experments like LIGO are trying to detect. The problem with that is aberration which shows, for example, that the direction of the force ...
by krenshala
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hobbies other than polywell?
Replies: 46
Views: 12124

Show me a good programmer who isn't also a musician and I'll show you an oddity. I don't do anything lately, but I was in band back in high-school. ;) I'm your typical non-zealot linux geek: PHP programming on windows and linux, running my own server for my website. Lots of books (mainly sci-fi wit...
by krenshala
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: What should our electrical basis be?
Replies: 8
Views: 2057

MSimon wrote:
jmc wrote:Got any money to start a company?


There are plenty of regulations designed to keep new competitors off the market.


Which makes me wonder what would happen when someone builds their own polywell and takes themselves off the grid.
by krenshala
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 65712

It is a multijacket system: SC + LHe, vacuum, LN2, vacuum, H2O 300K, vacuum, H2O 600K, vacuum chamber. Taking this into account, what do you think the minimum diameter (outer layer down through the SC and back to the outer layer) would need to be for the torii? If we have that, it should point to a...
by krenshala
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Instapundit Links To: What Next For Polywell Fusion?
Replies: 6
Views: 2586

Either way: you need a hell of a capacitor bank or a specially constructed generator that can put out high peak power. Or else some honking power supplies. Figure WB-6 at 1/4 mS vs 25 mS. That is 100 times as much capacitance. Might as well build power supplies. There is, if they could manage to ge...
by krenshala
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: News on the Review?
Replies: 18
Views: 10353

Let's let them try to take data and explain it to each other first, when they think they have something to say, let them take the time to say it well. As frustrating as having to wait is for everyone that wants to hear the "official" results, I have to agree this is probably the best plan.
by krenshala
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell for Space Propulsion
Replies: 27
Views: 7354

I believe Bussard had in mind using the BFR for his QED engine. There are a few links on a Google search for "bussard qed".
by krenshala
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Aerogel applications?
Replies: 10
Views: 3068

A quick googling found these specificationsfor a specific flavor of aerogel. Wikipedia mentions the most insulative aerogel is silica based with added carbon, but apparently lacks a citation, so take that with the obvious grain of salt.
by krenshala
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT POLYWELL?
Replies: 22
Views: 11097

I first heard about the Polywell on the American Anti-Gravity site. I used to go there periodically to see what was posted (some interesting, some obviously ... different). There was an audio interview with Dr Bussard on there from Oct 2006 (or was it 2007?) and thats where I first heard about it. A...

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