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Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby Tom Ligon » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:57 pm

I'm in a very preliminary discussion about possibly putting together a webinar on the various smaller fusion efforts. This would be aimed at government and other interested parties. Nothing classified, just an overview of what programs are active, how they are supposed to work, and recent progress. I think the idea should be to get interested parties up to speed on below-the-radar and non-big-program efforts like EMC2, Tri-Alpha, Focus Fusion, and a few other favorites here.

Some of you are a lot more expert than I am on these. Anyone interested in a short presentation? Or just attending? Nothing too technical for the bureaucrats, although there would probably be a few ringers in the audience that would ask tough technical questions.

PM me if you are interested.

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby crowberry » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:50 pm

A webinar on alternative fusion concepts would be great. I would be interested in attending. I think it would be important to have the slides available on the web afterwards for reference. Currently there is no place to easily get up to date information on the status of the different fusion companies. Having presentations by the different fusion companies would be best if possible.

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby krenshala » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:34 pm

Are you thinking of doing a presentation for us first, so we can critique it in addition to taking in the information provided? ;)

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby Tom Ligon » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:53 am

I was figuring any participants could exchange presentations if they'd like.

We did our DHS thing today. There was a videoconferencing aspect to it so we did it in a studio with a green screen wall. Wish they'd told me ... I showed up in my green shirt and so I was the one with the head and necktie hovering against the backdrop, at least until I put my jacket on.

Nobody mentioned a fusion webinar at today's session but it probably would be of interest later. If I can round up some participants from around the industry, the pitch would probably be easy. The green shirt and my business cards have my Rattlesnake Ridge Research logo, a magrid with a timber rattlesnake crawling thru it. I explained that as the meeting was wrapping up, with the obvious homeland security benefits of energy independence.

The thread here on high-efficiency thermoelectric generators came up as a possible enhancement of some toys they'd like to build.

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby Torulf2 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:13 pm

If you want you can use my ilustrations for free.

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby Tom Ligon » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks, Torulf2! You do some nice work!

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby Torulf2 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:46 pm

Here are a more realistic render of Skunk works high beta reactor, if you need.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/77233366@N08/14512456607/

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby Robthebob » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:21 pm

For sure be interested.

In fact it may be very helpful for the webinar to be recorded and uploaded to youtube.
Throwing my life away for this whole Fusion mess.

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby D Tibbets » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:53 am

To error is human... and I'm very human.

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby hanelyp » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:30 am

The daylight is uncomfortably bright for eyes so long in the dark.

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby Tom Ligon » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:34 pm

The Skunk Works gave me a skunk pin once ... darned clip came off at a space conference a couple of years ago and I lost it.

If I had a clue that they were interested in fusion back when I was working with them on the Morphing Air Vehicle, I would have dropped a hint about my EMC2 experience and maybe have gotten my foot in the door. And then I'd have TWO NDA's keeping me from saying anything.

I can mention the Morphing Air Vehicle with no details because it was no big secret:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... in-199803/

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby Skipjack » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:56 pm


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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby Tom Ligon » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:02 pm

I should have kept some contact information when I left my UAV job.

If the webinar comes together, it would be incomplete without some contribution by them. I would expect the contribution would be vague but enticing, since that is their current approach.

I kind of suspect they have a lurker or two here, so maybe dangling a little bait will get a nibble.

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby D Tibbets » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:40 am

To error is human... and I'm very human.

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Re: Interested in a fusion webinar?

Postby D Tibbets » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:09 am

Images showing my intrepratation of the Skunk works machine...

http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge ... Years.aspx





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