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by classicpenny
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison
Replies: 137
Views: 33702

Re: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison

crowberry wrote:DoE seems to have very constrained funding so it would be very surprising for them to fund Polywell development.

Constrained in what way? By whom?

Bill Flint
by classicpenny
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison
Replies: 137
Views: 33702

Re: Dr. Park to speak at UW-Madison

Two questions for UW-Madison seminar (wish I could be there!) 1. Dr. Park, Just for the sake of discussion, let us suppose that you could get $50 million/per year in federal money for six years - perhaps enough to build a full-scale, break-even, p-B11 Polywell demonstration reactor, with perhaps eno...
by classicpenny
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Alan Boyle's Latest On Polywell
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

Re: Alan Boyle's Latest On Polywell

Variations on my three earlier questions: 1. Why did Navy stop funding Polywell? Impatience? Politics? Money? 2. Would Dr. Park build the full-scale Polywell if he could get the $200+ million? Is it really necessary to test the bigger guns on the WB-8 first, or is he asking for "only" $30 ...
by classicpenny
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv
Replies: 145
Views: 69713

Re: EMC2 has published a polywell preprint on arXiv

pbelter wrote, "Alan Boyle has a new article on EMC2: EMC2 Fusion is planning a three-year, $30 million commercial research program to see if its unorthodox approach can provide a fast track to cheap nuclear fusion power" I have three multi-part questions: 1. Is the Navy still interested i...
by classicpenny
Mon May 12, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: Locked in a Catch 22 funding loop
Replies: 3
Views: 4818

Locked in a Catch 22 funding loop

An acquaintance of mine -now retired- who worked at Lawrence Livermore, recently suggested that Polywell's chances for big (as in $350 million) Energy Department funding would be better if there were published peer-reviewed papers in reputable journals on recent successes of the Polywell. But Navy O...
by classicpenny
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: Aneutronics: to Slow the Rising Tide
Replies: 5
Views: 5320

Aneutronics: to Slow the Rising Tide

Go to polywellnuclearfusion.com and download "Aneutronics: to Slow the Rising Tide". (It's a free PDF, and very easy to download: just click on "Aneutronics: to Slow the Rising Tide" at the top of the home page.) Then read the suggestions on the last page of the PDF and take acti...
by classicpenny
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: To Fly from Folly: Saving the Polywell
Replies: 5
Views: 2835

Re: To Fly from Folly: Saving the Polywell

Not bad so far. Have read about half. Probably didn't need so many pictures or URLS :) Also feels a bit forced. I just did an extensive rewrite which is already on Amazon Kindle ebook. (I also edited the above description - taking the rewrite into consideration.) If Amazon/Kindle thinks the changes...
by classicpenny
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Awareness
Topic: A Green Sun by Charles Gray
Replies: 5
Views: 7563

Re: Gray Actually Wrote the Novel I Tried to Write!

I did my best to write the Polywell novel that Charles Gray has actually written. And finally, MY Polywell novel is out and available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GF59ADC The name of the book is To Fly from Folly: Saving the Polywell . The book has been improved, expanded, and upgraded as of Nov ...
by classicpenny
Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: To Fly from Folly: Saving the Polywell
Replies: 5
Views: 2835

Re: To Fly from Folly: Saving the Polywell

Do you have a free chapter available so we can see if we like your writing style? is the book more on the tech side, political side, investigative side, adventures and action? Yes. Click the link in my first post. It will take you to Amazon. They will let you read the first Chapter - no charge. Lot...
by classicpenny
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: To Fly from Folly: Saving the Polywell
Replies: 5
Views: 2835

To Fly from Folly: Saving the Polywell

My new SF/Political Action novel, To Fly from Folly: Saving the Polywell , is available on Amazon in Kindle format at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GF59ADC The name of the book is To Fly from Folly: Saving the Polywell . The book has been improved, expanded, and upgraded as of Nov 20, 2013. Here is th...
by classicpenny
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 876818

Re: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker

...they need more money for the raw engineering crunch and larger prototype. But DoD can't give them $100 million or more cash as required for that, because that DoE would get involved, and DoE would say that Polywell can't work, and DoE would block larger funding. This has been conventional wisdom...
by classicpenny
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?
Replies: 56
Views: 13691

Is the ABSENCE of news, news?

There’s been enough time, people. The Polywell is not a difficult concept. Either we do not yet have a viable commercial Polywell because it can’t possibly work; or we do not yet have a viable commercial Polywell because a decisively large and influential group of business interests do not want it t...
by classicpenny
Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New type of magnetism
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Big question

And then there's the BIG question: are these.researchers suggesting that after the Herbertsmithite crystal is divided, the dance of the now separated domains continues to be synchronized - that is, the domains continue to be quantum entangled? Thus we see that the fabled ansible (subspace communicat...
by classicpenny
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New type of magnetism
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

synchronized dance?

Let me see if I am picturing this correctly: is the article saying that in Herbertsmithite, the magnetic domains are continuously varying in some sort of synchronized dance?

Also, I'm wondering how neutrons.could measure such a variation in states?
by classicpenny
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: magrid configuration brainstorming
Replies: 632
Views: 138003

Oh - you must have missed it. Back a few years ago each of us traded our VW bus in for a Prius ;-)

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