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by TallDave
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 789111

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

I for one am pretty excited about what Rossi is doing lately. He is studying positron emissions from lightning storms and how it relates to LENR. Additionally, he is exploring nanotechnology for putting tiny ECATs into home appliances. Finally, he has assigned members of his US team of scientists t...
by TallDave
Tue May 21, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 789111

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

parallel -- Well, that's not so impressive, really. I think most people here could do the same with a working understanding of the principles involved. I would say what Suppes did was probably more challenging technically, and what the EMC crew is doing even more so. But that's what the history of t...
by TallDave
Mon May 20, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 789111

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

First product expected by second quarter 2014. National Instruments will sanction this first public reactor demo expected for NI Week in August with the full weight of their corporate credibility. Also supporting this test throughout the scientific community is the highly regarded reputation of the...
by TallDave
Mon May 20, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 789111

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

Well the third party report vindicates Andrea Rossi. A COP of 3 and 6 in two tests lasting over a 100 hours. Comparison with a dummy reactor to check the temperature with just electric power alone. See Mat Lewan's comment here http://matslew.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/two-100-hour-scientific-tests-co...
by TallDave
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 789111

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

2- I can say that the cost for enrichment is not substantial for the global economy of the process This is somewhat reminiscent of something Rick pointed out a while back -- the fuel cost is generally so proportionately small for fission LWRs that consumers would barely notice the difference if ura...
by TallDave
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 789111

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

I'm with Kite on this, healthy skepticism is warranted, but most critics are pretty far beyond that. I have never seen a good non-LENR explanation for the public tests. Rossi is either a genius-level charlatan or a mediocre scientist/entrepreneur with terrible PR skills who has stumbled onto somethi...
by TallDave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?
Replies: 56
Views: 9701

Re: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?

Insurance companies aren't big into science fiction. They're more concerned about things that are going to impact their bottom line. Indeed. Irrational panics are an insurer's best friend, they get to collect premiums for insuring against things that will never happen. 8) As I said before, the prob...
by TallDave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?
Replies: 56
Views: 9701

Re: Is the ABSENCE of news, news?

mdeminico wrote:Do you really think that with our moron-in-chief who's so vested in "green energy" we wouldn't have heard about it if this worked perfectly right now?


Maybe, but the funding process seems to de-emphasize results in favor of campaign contributions.
by TallDave
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 789111

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

Beware the half of April. Rossi says he has a secret FL factory, possibly staffed by Oompa-Loompas for security reasons :lol: Seriously, I would guess he has a tenuous subcontracting relationship with someone (the stuff he's doing is not that difficult) and he's probably not producing anything yet....
by TallDave
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 789111

Re: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)

Interesting that some of the E-Cat news sites have given up on Rossi and his tech. This one is still going. http://www.ecatnews.net/ I still think there's probably something to Rossi's devices, but not sure what. Still interested in all third-party observations of his machines. Defkalion has some pa...
by TallDave
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamos
Replies: 34
Views: 13303

Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Ironically, this may actually make Polywells slightly less viable. Remember, a major PW selling point is the reactor size, because of the distribution problems of really big reactors. If you make the distribution problem smaller, bigger reactors make more sense. Of course that's all marginal next to...
by TallDave
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 818
Views: 188685

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Are they still on track to produce power commercially in 2010?
by TallDave
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamos
Replies: 34
Views: 13303

Re: Rick Nebel Discussed DC Transformer Project in Los Alamo

Well, Exelon is certainly a serious player. Hope this works out for Rick!

I wonder what the voltage limits are, and how noisy the output is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC-to-DC_converter
by TallDave
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell tidbits from nasa.gov... EMC2 CEO?
Replies: 7
Views: 5261

Re: Polywell tidbits from nasa.gov... EMC2 CEO?

Hmmm http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/support/help/MailArchives/netcdf/msg10430.html Hi Jeff, > I've built a 3D PIC code for the plasma physics, that I also use to do > engineering analysis to support our experimental work. > > I settled on NetCDF up front, mostly because I use VisIt for graphics, and > ...
by TallDave
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 lends plasma source to nat'l lab
Replies: 21
Views: 6358

Re: EMC2 lends plasma source to nat'l lab

Apparently EMC2 had a Russian plasma gun lying around. I wonder how old it is.

Hard to read anything into this. It doesn't sound like something they were using in WB-8.

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