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by KitemanSA
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 53
Views: 19779

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Here is what you do with "Nuclear Waste" First BURN IT, then BURY IT! As it happens, the waste everyone keeps fretting about (called Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) but which I like to call Lightly Used Fission Fuel (LUFF)) is actually about 97% perfectly good UNspent fuel and only about 3% real...
by KitemanSA
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: How is this not superconductivity?
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: How is this not superconductivity?

Why would anomalously LOW conductivity be superconductivity?
by KitemanSA
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 42453

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

That's why we never hear the Greens talking about the ozone hole anymore, it did it's job, services no longer required. Yes, because fortunately we actually got regulation to shut down production of CFCs (and other things) and now the ozone layer is recovering nicely. No, we just replaced them with...
by KitemanSA
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 42453

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Maui wrote:That was the plan! Brilliant, wasn't it? A livable minimum wage would have been impossible to push through Congress, so, lucky for us, 121 years ago our Marxist predecessors... yada yada...


Strawman much?
by KitemanSA
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2203
Views: 319368

Re: SpaceX News

Looks like the weather isn't permitting ... To get space launch cost down and routine up where we really want it, we need to somehow get to the point where common inclement weather isn't cause to postpone a launch. Inclement weather still postpones the launch ofcommercial aircraft. I think what you...
by KitemanSA
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: D B10 fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 7548

Re: D B10 fusion?

Another consideration: It's been suggested that shifting the balance in p-B11 plasma to proton heavy has a favorable effect on fusion/loss rates. Doing this with D-B10 would further shift the fusion balance towards D-D with the boron serving mostly to increase radiative losses. I was under the impr...
by KitemanSA
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: D B10 fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 7548

Re: D B10 fusion?

Still no data on the Xsection? It seems amazing that nothing is available.
by KitemanSA
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: D B10 fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 7548

Re: D B10 fusion?

ladajo wrote:A chart of the nuclides can help, I like this one:

https://www-nds.iaea.org/relnsd/vcharth ... tHTML.html
Sorry, how does that help determine the Xsection curve for D-B10 fusion?
by KitemanSA
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: D B10 fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 7548

Re: D B10 fusion?

PS: The deuterium has ~ twice the mass of the proton, but at the same energy it is traveling at 1/4th the speed, and it is the speed more so than the inertia or momentum of the approaching particle that determines if a close enough approach occurs. The momentum scales linearly with mass, but the sp...
by KitemanSA
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: D B10 fusion?
Replies: 17
Views: 7548

D B10 fusion?

pB11 fusion is "aneutronic". Wouldn't that suggest that DB10 would also be? Also, since the D has twice to mass of the p in pB11, wouldn't that also suggest that it can happen at a lower energy?

I cannot find any info on this. Anybody?
by KitemanSA
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: D B10 fusion?
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

D B10 fusion?

pB11 fusion is "aneutronic". Wouldn't that suggest that DB10 would also be? Also, since the D has twice to mass of the p in pB11, wouldn't that also suggest that it can happen at a lower energy?

I cannot find any info on this. Anybody?
by KitemanSA
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: boostrapping a mars colony
Replies: 71
Views: 9909

Re: boostrapping a mars colony

Take a motor winder.
by KitemanSA
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bue Origin News
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Re: Bue Origin News

Sadly, my Estes V2 rocket was the victim (on the first flight) of a batch of defective D engines that blew up on ignition. 20 odd hours of work (as a teenager) put into building, painting and finishing that thing, only to have it disintegrate into little chunks in about 1/20th of a second. I once a...
by KitemanSA
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insufficient Compliance
Replies: 1
Views: 987

Re: Insufficient Compliance

Did ANY of those killers wind up in prison?
by KitemanSA
Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Go Navy!
Replies: 322
Views: 53050

Re: Go Navy!

paperburn1 wrote:I have been near some big bangs before but that would be incomprehensible to me. It looked like hatches bounced in that on vid.

I think the technical term is Big da da boom :lol:
And just think, that was probably ≤1/2 design level!
Check out MIL-SPEC MIL-S-901D.

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