Shovel ready?...

Discuss funding sources for polywell research, including the non-profit EMC2 Fusion Development Corporation, as well as any other relevant research efforts.

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Postby PolyGirl » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:39 pm

Answering the question Probably not because, over on Slashdot the article is being discussed.

The Slashdot crowd as usual pull the article apart. Hence the "Shovels are Ready" for more pork barreling, because "Clean Coal is an Oxymoron statement if I ever saw one.

The full article comes from the WJ .

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Postby choff » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:23 am

I'm beginning to wonder if the polywell is like a $250 million elephant in the room for the decision makers. If they commit the big bucks and it doesn't work they get blamed, so they keep funding at a low level year after year. But it adds up just to big bucks over time, about $50 million over the last 20 years, and it becomes a self reinforcing cycle. Design, diagnostic testing, data collection and computer simulation are limited by budget constraints, and no big budget without the data you need the big budget to deliver.
Furthermore, every time a new administration comes in it takes them a year to review the previous administrations research funding and make up their minds what to do with it. This means another year gone, back to square one.
Hopefully the shovel ready funding will be enough to exhaust all the potential diagnostic testing in the next year or two, all positive. If it takes longer and runs into another presidential election campaign, it will end up at square one again.
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