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by Zixinus
Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Spaceship Design
Replies: 16
Views: 12145

About main Polywell fusion reactor - it should give at least 10 GW (20 GW would be better) of power, fuel should be hydrogen and boron B11, direct energy conversion should be used. An idea I like to play about is to have a couple of kilograms of He-3 and Deuterium mixture. For "turbo" mode. If you ...
by Zixinus
Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Plasma/Fusion Research Journal - FREE
Replies: 6
Views: 2772

Curiously, almost all of the papers are made by Japanese scientist. This seems very much like a in-nation magazine, in English to show just how uppity it is. Well, that's my impression anyway.
by Zixinus
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: X-Prize Foundation
Replies: 21
Views: 6566

I truly believe that ground-breaking innovations will ONLY happen as a result of competitions such as ones organized by the X-prize foundation... Don't forget a more powerful force: necessity and curiosity. Heavier-then-air flying was a long time a fancy dream that many hobbyist savoured. And, perh...
by Zixinus
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Focus Fusion at Google Tech Talk
Replies: 36
Views: 15273

The object is not for the USA to rule the world. The object is to make the world safe for people and business. And for the profit of corporations and other entities that can hugely profit from it. Of course you can always hide stuff like that behind high idealism. For oil? We could have got it chea...
by Zixinus
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Focus Fusion at Google Tech Talk
Replies: 36
Views: 15273

I think Dr. Bussard was extremely modest about the benefit to mankind from polywell fusion. One of these reactors in any country is a potential Von Neumann machine, providing the means to make dozens more. Imagine a country like Haiti developing an electrical capacity equal to all North America wit...
by Zixinus
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ITER Video
Replies: 8
Views: 5338

[insert ITER degrading comments here]

My favourite was: "Increasing the size does make a good way for fusion. Once you have hydrogen at the mass of a solar mass or so, you have a practical fusion reactor."
by Zixinus
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Focus Fusion at Google Tech Talk
Replies: 36
Views: 15273

I notice he makes a rather silly logical mistake: he argues that to decrease poverty, you would need to make energy cheaper. While not unrelated, this argument is fallacious. Cheap electricity alone is not enough, you still need to develop agriculture and industry. While cheapening the electric bill...
by Zixinus
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Project Orion
Replies: 2
Views: 2189

Project Orion: just as crazy as when it was thought out.
by Zixinus
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zero Point Energy Video
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Newton is force; Work is Force * displacement; and for the Casimir effect the displacement approaches nothin'. Almost no work is done, almost no energy. Beside, what do you do then? Pull the Kilometer plates apart? How do you reset the ungainly machine that just produced almost zero energy. Zero po...
by Zixinus
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zero Point Energy Video
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Amusing side-note: the effect you can attribute zero-point energy is the Casimir (spelling?) effect. This is the effect that when you put absolute nothing between two plates, then they will attract eachother. To take advantage of the Casimir effect, you would need kilometre long plates to gain one n...
by Zixinus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Let's make an FAQ of Polywell
Replies: 15
Views: 12116

Write it like a business brochure for an established technology.
Good idea, but two problems:

- It's not established.

- I don't know how to write a business brochure.
by Zixinus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Let us start discrediting tokamak fusion. Wrong Shape.
Replies: 61
Views: 35957

Tokamak fusion is real, published and measured. Polywell is barely, and on the verge of fringe science. Do not demonise the competitor. There is more then one way to fusion. I'd prefer Polywell over tokamaks. That doesn't mean Tokamaks are wrong. esecallum Stop repeating and exaggerating what Bussar...
by Zixinus
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Neutron & radioactive waste production in p11B polywells
Replies: 38
Views: 23500

Why did you just quote yourself?
by Zixinus
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Farnsworth experiments
Replies: 6
Views: 14149

Holy...that's allot. Thanks.
by Zixinus
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Rockets!
Replies: 48
Views: 31955

The need for coastal launch/recovery facilities is another one of those minor engineering problems you seem blissfully ignorant of. And it is a problem of aerospace engineering, not of nuclear nor anything regarding the Polywell. I do not see how having a launch facility makes a Polywell-based rock...