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by crowberry
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86721

Re: General Fusion in the news

I think it is sensible for GF to retain a conservative approach until they have shown scientifically net gain.So when Michel Laberge quotes the chances of success as 50-50 it really means that there is a real significant risk that their concept will not work. Results from their net gain demonstratio...
by crowberry
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86721

Re: General Fusion in the news

GF's critical issue with achieving effective net fusion breakthrough is stable spheromak compression. As I mentioned before, last year GF found a stable spheromak shape and was pursuing testing and scale up program. For background, here are some earlier papers relating to their plasma injector deve...
by crowberry
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86721

Re: General Fusion in the news

I'm looking forward to Michel Laberges talk on General Fusion at TED Vancouver next week. But because the time is limited to 18 min and the audience is non technical, I fear that the presentation will be very general in nature without technical details on what they have currently achieved. Here is a...
by crowberry
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 202
Views: 62351

Re: More Helion Energy news....

Helion Energy has been awarded another prize: Helion Energy wins second place at the Future Energy Pitching Session at this year’s ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit http://helionenergy.com/?p=458 http://ultralightstartups.com/future-energy/february-24-2014-arpa-e-summit-event-recap/
by crowberry
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 818
Views: 203756

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

LPP is having a Public Event on Sunday, March 09, 2014 at 2pm - 4pm in New York. LPP has a new Youtube channel and the presentation and discussion from the NYC public event are there for viewing with some videos of the new tungsten electrode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBditpj7sdROMYz02qoCMQ...
by crowberry
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: If i can not have polywell
Replies: 9
Views: 2982

Re: If i can not have polywell

I still have not found a new link, sorry The news article on the Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) seems indeed to have disappeared from India Today. There is however a lot of information about the AHWR on the net: This iTHEO news article contains links to the Thorium 2013 conference presentation...
by crowberry
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker
Replies: 1822
Views: 812784

Re: Recovery.Gov Project Tracker

I would say we are coming off a year in which the funding situation was so bizarre that any application of rational thought would only lead to confusion. Maybe the madness has passed. I've got a lot of friends from my old employer who jumped ship or were laid off last summer. The way the military a...
by crowberry
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 818
Views: 203756

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

LPP is having a Public Event on Sunday, March 09, 2014 at 2pm - 4pm in New York. The details of the meeting are on this page: http://www.lawrencevilleplasmaphysics.com/index.php?option=com_lyftenbloggie&view=entry&year=2014&month=02&day=04&id=118%3Alpp-is-having-a-nyc-public-even...
by crowberry
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: 2014 Dark Horse Trifecta Year?
Replies: 101
Views: 20344

Re: 2014 Dark Horse Trifecta Year?

A big problem is there simply are not many ways to test how materials will stand up in these conditions because we have no way of fully creating those conditions without a power-sized reactor. Most of the third-party approaches like tri-alpha, field reversed configurations, polywell etc. will all h...
by crowberry
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: 2014 Dark Horse Trifecta Year?
Replies: 101
Views: 20344

Re: 2014 Dark Horse Trifecta Year?

I have dim hopes of GF saying something during their March TED presentation. It would be great publicity. I agree that any sigficant progress would be great news, but I doubt that GF will make a significant announcement at the March TED. They are still working on improving their plasma compression ...
by crowberry
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: 2014 Dark Horse Trifecta Year?
Replies: 101
Views: 20344

Re: 2014 Dark Horse Trifecta Year?

One way to approach this highly speculative topic without enough information is to make a guess based on physics in terms of cross section and energy production. The D-T reaction is easiest to achieve break even with and with the resources available at General Fusion it could very well be that they ...
by crowberry
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86721

Re: General Fusion in the news

From article, Laberge said he got the call to talk at TED because he is constantly networking in his efforts to promote fusion energy. Well, that answers one question that has been in my mind, and that is why do I know more about where GF progress is than the other dark horses. If General Fusion is...
by crowberry
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 444
Views: 86721

Re: General Fusion in the news

Michel Laberge, the founder of General Fusion, will talk at TED in Vancouver on March 18, 2014 http://generalfusion.com/downloads/gf_pr_TED_Laberge.pdf . The Vancouver Sun has a news item on this at http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Lineup+move+Vancouver/9451576/story.html .
by crowberry
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2014 Dark Horse Trifecta Year?
Replies: 101
Views: 20344

Re: 2014 Dark Horse Trifecta Year?

I am sure some of that went into the fusion project. Profit from other projects maybe. But nothing direct. This is a go-it-alone, typical of some of LM's work. If they come up with something cool, they will bring it forth and reap. Strange how quiet they have been since the initial annoucement. Las...
by crowberry
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 818
Views: 203756

Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

LPP has put up a new newsletter on their website http://www.lawrencevilleplasmaphysics.com/images/lpp_focusfusionreport_january24-2014.pdf . It is worth reading as it summarizes their accomplishments in 2013 and details their plans for 2014. In 2014: We will carry out our first crowdfunding campaign...

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