EMC2 news

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby JohnP » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:01 pm

paperburn1 wrote:podcast Jay young park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppgdT3SQMhI


Very cool, thanks for posting!

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby ladajo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:28 am

WB-8 & Chamber are looking for a good museum home. Anyone have any thoughts on where and how to make this happen. The unit is currently in San Diego. Would also be helpful if some funds could be raised, potentially in a matching scheme to defray move costs.
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby choff » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:06 pm

Push it as industrial art. Now, if you could get some picks of WB8 with some hot models like with the NASCAR calendars you could sell it to every physics lab in America. That is, until the PC police crack down and claim it proves fusion power is sexist.
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby alexjrgreen » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:06 pm

ladajo wrote:WB-8 & Chamber are looking for a good museum home. Anyone have any thoughts on where and how to make this happen.

How about the Smithsonian?
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby ladajo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:32 pm

How? Ideally, the transfer is helped by cost reduction. There are some great Science Museums, however getting things there from San Diego may incur some cost. WB-8 and Chamber are not small nor lacking weight.
I like the Smithsonian, however, it could be unlikely that it gets on display any time soon.

This is a serious post BTW. WB-8 really is up for grabs. There is no current science need for it, and the thought is that it would make a nice science museum piece. It is meant to be a gift, not a sale.
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby choff » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:20 pm

I'm a collector of Heavy Metal mag since it's N.American first print in 1977, so I sent them a message. Maybe with a little luck they get back and have a few contacts. In the short term, maybe check if a Comic Con would want it as a display. Thousands of people, lots of exposure.
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby ladajo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:34 pm

Thanks Choff!
Anyone else have some thoughts here. I know we talked about something similar before. Come on Guys & Gals!
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby paperburn1 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:37 am

California Science Center
Its close and they have stuff like that.

My old CO is deputy director for the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center . I could reach out to him but Its my understanding they are already space limited.
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby ladajo » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:42 am

Udvar Hazy would be cool if it can be worked out. Do you mind giving it a shot?

CSC is an option also.
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby paperburn1 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:33 pm

ladajo wrote:Udvar Hazy would be cool if it can be worked out. Do you mind giving it a shot?

CSC is an option also.

No harm in asking, and even if a no, Joe might know a proper place with funds to take it.
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Re: EMC2 news

Postby bennmann » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:11 pm

I'll give you $5 for it. Surely it will fit in a u-haul?

In all seriousness, this is crowd funding worthy.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby ladajo » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:56 pm

If crowdfunded, it would not be to make money. The focus would be to defray the costs of moving it to a good home. It is pretty big and heavy. A lot of steel there.

I know some may have some thoughts of putting it back in use, or even the chamber. However, the intent is to keep it together as a sample representation of the pursuit of fusion. Also, to be fair, the costs of adapting it to a new experimental regime would probably be more that just building ground up.

Any other ideas, or any feedback from those checking things out?
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What I want to do is to look up C. . . . I call him the Forgotten Man. (Sumner)

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby natebrau » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:03 pm

The Fleet Science Museum in San Diego would be a good candidate. They are interested in donations.

https://www.rhfleet.org/

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby t_c » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:46 am

Some rough dimensions and a photo would probably help a lot.

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Re: EMC2 news

Postby ladajo » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:14 pm

There is a photo of the lab floating around. You can see the chamber in that. It is pretty big. It, as I recall, is roughly a 1.5m cube. That does not include the foundation support. I would need to check. Been a while since I stood next to it. It is currently in storage in San Diego.

Edit: corrected size estimate.
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The development of atomic power, though it could confer unimaginable blessings on mankind, is something that is dreaded by the owners of coal mines and oil wells. (Hazlitt)

What I want to do is to look up C. . . . I call him the Forgotten Man. (Sumner)


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