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by crowberry
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor
Replies: 56
Views: 31046

Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

I read through the patent application. I think that the nautilus compressor looks like a rather promising device. First they make a hot and dense enough compact toroid (CT) plasma that is injected into the nautilus compressor with a high speed (about c/10 in the video). As the CT moves down the spir...
by crowberry
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 476
Views: 210806

Re: General Fusion in the news

We seem to see large variability in public information on fusion project status. Tri-Alpha seems to run a news black out philosophy, General Fusion gives us really good insight into their progress, "General Fusion on Track for Demonstration of Net Gain Equivalent Plasma Compression this year" May 2...
by crowberry
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor
Replies: 56
Views: 31046

Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

That video is interesting, but does not add a whole lot of new information. They make it sound like they have already achieved everything they are selling. If so that would be a scientific sensation. But... noone is talking about it. So why isnt there a paper in nature yet? The history of fusion re...
by crowberry
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 974169

Re: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker

Does anyone else find themselves becoming disillusioned over the whole alternative energy field? Polywell, General Fusion, Tri Alpha, LPP, LENR, solar, hydrogen, NIF, thorium... blah blah blah. We just keep hearing about them and then they seem fade away again. Never anything concrete demonstrated....
by crowberry
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor
Replies: 56
Views: 31046

Re: Sorlox - FRC nautilus compressor

Sorlox has a 6 min 17 s video on their homepage showing a simulation of their device, but without a description of how it works. http://www.sorlox.com/company.html The spiral design is to get a compact size of the device. The same video has been uploaded on Youtube on the 20th of August: http://www....
by crowberry
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: 15th US-Japan Workshop on IECF
Replies: 19
Views: 11272

15th US-Japan Workshop on IECF

The 15th US-Japan Workshop on Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion
will be held in Kyoto, Japan October 6-9, 2013. The website is here
http://www.iae.kyoto-u.ac.jp/beam/iec2013/
but there is not yet much content.