Promethius Fusion Makes The BBC

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Promethius Fusion Makes The BBC

Postby MSimon » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:14 am

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Postby bennmann » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:41 pm

*thumbs up*

Just the kind of Press Polywell needs. Hopefully at the end of the current embargo, Nebel can hire this guy for future East Coast operations - if he hasn't received funding by then that is :D

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Postby Magico » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:45 pm

I see I wasn't the only one to spot this.

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Postby ladajo » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:34 pm

Funny, US Main Stream media has ignored FAMULUS for a while. In typical fashion, this should perculate over to CNN and FOX in a few days as a minor in the SCI-TECH stuff.
Crazy, they guy lives in NYC, and London Mainstream picks it up first.

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Postby Enginerd » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:17 am

bennmann wrote:*thumbs up*

Just the kind of Press Polywell needs.


Except of course for the fact that the article did not mention the word "Polywell" and quoted ITER people as if they were the One True(tm) fusion experts... Only people already in the know would realize the article is describing a homebrew Farnsworth-Hirsch IEC fusor, and only people already in the know would recognize the allusion to Bussard means they intend to build a Polywell after fundraising... The article was a nice enough human interest story, but skipped the part where they so much as name, much less describe, the tech involved.

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Postby krenshala » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:25 am

I thought it odd (but not unexpected) how they focused on the negative perceptions of a "nuclear reactor in NYC" at the beginning and end of the article (what people will remember most) with only what appeared to me to be a token "but its safe and legal" mention-in-passing.

They did mention he was working on a device designed by "... the late Robert Bussard ..." Shouldn't they have included "Dr" in that (or am I being too critical on that one)?

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Postby FAMULUS » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:56 am

This story gets into more depth:

http://gizmodo.com/5570817/no-sleep-til-fusion

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Postby Aero » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:03 am

Now THAT is an interesting read! Good on you Famulus.

And for those of you who have misplaced it, the link to Famulus' blog is
http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/
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Postby MSimon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:21 am

ladajo wrote:Funny, US Main Stream media has ignored FAMULUS for a while. In typical fashion, this should perculate over to CNN and FOX in a few days as a minor in the SCI-TECH stuff.
Crazy, they guy lives in NYC, and London Mainstream picks it up first.


I have inside info that at least one of the orgs you mention is planning on a report.

Also: The Interwebz are going nuts with this story. I have already received notifications of at least ten major traffic sites picking this up. We should see an explosion of secondary sites over the next few days.

I'm working on a list. I'll post a link - probably tomorrow or the next day.

I'm in contact with Famulus and he is just amazed at how this is breaking out.

The pressure on our government (and governments around the world) should be intense to get faster results.
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Postby MSimon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:30 am

krenshala wrote:I thought it odd (but not unexpected) how they focused on the negative perceptions of a "nuclear reactor in NYC" at the beginning and end of the article (what people will remember most) with only what appeared to me to be a token "but its safe and legal" mention-in-passing.

They did mention he was working on a device designed by "... the late Robert Bussard ..." Shouldn't they have included "Dr" in that (or am I being too critical on that one)?


The thing is most folks interested will look up "Robert Bussard" in the wiki and will find out about Polywell.

As to the negative stuff - news sells on fear. Hope these days is a somewhat degraded commodity.

Still - people with cash will be interested and we should see another round of VC interest out of this. Esp. since the BBC is world wide.

I have given Rick a heads up.

If nothing else it should solidify and increase the number of Polywell fans.
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Postby rcain » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:45 am

waytogo Prometheus! success be with you!

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Postby krenshala » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:19 am

MSimon wrote:
krenshala wrote:I thought it odd (but not unexpected) how they focused on the negative perceptions of a "nuclear reactor in NYC" at the beginning and end of the article (what people will remember most) with only what appeared to me to be a token "but its safe and legal" mention-in-passing.

They did mention he was working on a device designed by "... the late Robert Bussard ..." Shouldn't they have included "Dr" in that (or am I being too critical on that one)?


The thing is most folks interested will look up "Robert Bussard" in the wiki and will find out about Polywell.

Thats true. Dr. B was always one of my favorites growing up (erg ... makes me feel older than 40 saying that :/ ) just because of how he did things. Having more people learn about him that wouldn't have otherwise can only be a good thing.

MSimon wrote:As to the negative stuff - news sells on fear. Hope these days is a somewhat degraded commodity.

True enough. :? I guess tech-support is just a reflection of the rest of the world ... you typically only hear about the bad things, cause those having good things happen aren't usually bothering to tell anyone, they are busy partaking. :)

MSimon wrote:Still - people with cash will be interested and we should see another round of VC interest out of this. Esp. since the BBC is world wide.

I have given Rick a heads up.

If nothing else it should solidify and increase the number of Polywell fans.

Giving Rick a heads up, assuming he hadn't already seen it, is the least we can do. ;) The question then becomes whether a round of VC at this point is a good thing or not. It would take someone more "in the know" than me to tell for sure, however. I guess that at the least it gives Famulus (and probably Rick as well) some additional contacts for later, even if things don't pan out for VC now (for whatever reason).

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Postby Giorgio » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:12 am

Double thumbs up Famulus!!!

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Postby icarus » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:47 am

Famulus, who is doing all his work completely open source, out of his own pocket primarily, is getting publicity so VC's can be directed towards EMC2, working on the taxpayer coin and claiming proprietary ownership of the results.

I guess that's fair .... :?

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Postby Giorgio » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:18 am

I understand and in some way share your feeling, but we should also look at the other aspect of the issue.
VC money pouring into "Polywell type" research might convince US Navy (or EMC2) to drop the secrecy shield they have been hiding behind in the last period and start again to share/claim their discoveries.

We could really know in a cople of years if Polywell is indeed a feasible conceps or not.


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