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by Nik
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Atomic Disguise Makes Helium Look Like Hydrogen
Replies: 7
Views: 2872

For info...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muon

Usual wiki disclaimer: YMMV.
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Seems odd that neutrons are stable within nuclei but, to date, nothing seems to stabilise muons...
(Measured in their own time-frame :wink: )
by Nik
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 724192

Gentlefolk, Please !!

Well, we've got the Italian team making remarkable but scarily vague claims that seem 'Beyond Theory', possibly based on surface properties that may, perhaps, exhibit unexpected synergic effects. Catalysts are funny that way... We also have BLP invoking 'Hydralinos' which appear to flout quantum phy...
by Nik
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 724192

Gamma rays...

Uh, if gammas were adequately blocked by such a device, it would be very, very handy in other applications, such as medical gamma cameras, spacecraft, 'hot' isotope handling etc etc...

Perhaps they just haven't thought of trying...
:wink:
by Nik
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 724192

Sloppy work...

There are so many glaring gaps in their demo's protocol that it is becoming embarrassing...

"Remember N-Rays !!"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N_ray
by Nik
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Sun - It Is All About Neutrons
Replies: 25
Views: 6064

Mass gradients...

"As far as we know, the kind of mass..." My astronomy's math does not extend to a rigorous treatment of this but, IIRC, a collapsed / degenerate object at the sun's core would significantly alter the mass distribution within the sun and skew the orbital effects relative to an 'ordinary' G-type star....
by Nik
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Sun - It Is All About Neutrons
Replies: 25
Views: 6064

Spammer at PhysOrg ??

Uh, haven't read the PDF yet, but the neutron-star core hypothesis sounds like the brainchild of a one-track comment-poster all too familiar to readers of PhysOrg... How he squares it with the solar neutrinos, the recently discovered 'deep currents', the sunspot cycle, the sloooow rotation and the E...
by Nik
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 724192

Repeat...

Run
Wall of incandescent 100 Watt light-bulbs
Until Beyond Doubt
Laugh All The Way To The Bank
by Nik
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: So Dies Peak Oil
Replies: 97
Views: 55422

Sunshine States...

Well, that's the end of UK as an oil producer when the Continental Shelf wells run out... :( Looking on the bright side, Australia may find itself a major petrochemical exporter to eg Japan, given that it is politically stable and can probably feed the bugs with CO2 captured from its coal-burning po...
by Nik
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Asymmetric fission
Replies: 0
Views: 2068

Asymmetric fission

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-territory-nuclear-fission-explored-isolde.html : At ISOLDE, an international collaboration involving scientists from nine countries has been studying the 180Tl isotope. Via radioactive decay, the thallium isotope transforms into the 180 isotope of mercury (180Hg),...
by Nik
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 724192

Demo only ran 20 minutes ??

Their Demo *only* ran 20 minutes ?? I don't like the sound of that: It is much too near the kWH output supportable by covert 'ordinary' technology... I don't know much about metal catalysed 'hot' fuel cells but, IIRC, they may have been a rival to sodium/sulphur cells last time around... No, they mu...
by Nik
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR Demonstrator?
Replies: 3678
Views: 724192

Cynicism aside...

Well, if it works, we'll know what BLP had and were blaming on hydrinos... :lol: :lol: IIRC, the touchstone for extraordinary power-producing widgets that may be misdirecting meters and/or have concealed storage, innocent or otherwise, is to have them feed a wall of incandescent lamps... 10 @ '100 w...
by Nik
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Electron Current Drive by Fusion-Product-Excited.......
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Interesting...

Well, that's popped up since I checked PhysOrg this morning !!

It's a neat trick if they can get it to work, and could be very useful, if only as an interplanetary rocket motor...

Of course, however good the simulation, Mr Murphy has yet to have his say...
by Nik
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: richard Dell interview -claims space propulsion breakthrough
Replies: 60
Views: 23614

Power generation...

Uh, if they can get controlled fusion working, building even a modest power station --Or replacing / supplementing the fossil-fuel stages-- would pay for their space project...
by Nik
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Internal structure of the electrostatic force?
Replies: 15
Views: 12693

Uncertainty principle...

Sorry, I meant the 'Uncertainty Principle' for electron...
by Nik
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Now this is my type of superconductor !
Replies: 11
Views: 3495

Don't forget to shut the tap...

Uh, I remember when some-one left the liquid air tap open. It overflowed their big dewar, ran across the floor and poured down the stair-well.

By the time they noticed, the tap was frosted up and would not close...