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by Carl White
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: NearStar Fusion
Replies: 3
Views: 148

NearStar Fusion

"NearStar Fusion Inc. Discloses Development Effort for a Promising New Type of Fusion Energy" NearStar’s fusion energy approach is based on a NASA NIAC funded concept called Gradient Field Fusion https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/20170005430/downloads/20170005430.pdf. The NearStar version is calle...
by Carl White
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 141
Views: 154204

Re: Tokamak Energy news

"Tokamak Energy signals major expansion with over 160 new jobs as it pioneers commercial fusion energy"

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/tokamak ... on-energy/
by Carl White
Wed May 26, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 37
Views: 35558

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

"Mast Upgrade: UK experiment could sweep aside fusion hurdle" https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57232644 The new exhaust system being trialled at Culham is known as a Super-X divertor. This would allow components in future commercial tokamaks to last for much longer; greatly increasing th...
by Carl White
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NASA: Lost its grip on reality or accepted it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: NASA: Lost its grip on reality or accepted it?

Some elements of Congress are not pleased with this. Who knows, they might increase NASA's funding and demand that the "National Team" be taken on as well.
by Carl White
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tokamak Energy news
Replies: 141
Views: 154204

Re: Tokamak Energy news

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/tokamak ... on-energy/ In the next few months, this device will achieve 100-million-degree plasma temperature, far beyond anything achieved by other private fusion ventures , and the temperature required for commercial fusion energy. Hasn't LPP already announced that ...
by Carl White
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: "Final nail?"
Replies: 14
Views: 5473

Polywell: "Final nail?"

Wikipedia has this section in its web page concerning polywell fusion now: In June 2019, the results of long-running experiments at the University of Sydney (USyd) were published in PhD thesis form by Richard Bowden-Reid. Using an experimental machine built at the University, the team probed the for...
by Carl White
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 665
Views: 272508

Re: BLP news

BLP has announced an "invitational public demonstration" to occur some time between January 25th and February 5th of 2021, and a video stream of the event for others interested, on its website, https://brilliantlightpower.com/.

Can only hope it will be better than a Rossi-quality demonstration.
by Carl White
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion in the news
Replies: 511
Views: 262151

Re: General Fusion in the news

"Nuclear fusion tech developer General Fusion now has Shopify and Amazon founders backing it" https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/14/nuclear-fusion-tech-developer-general-fusion-now-has-shopify-and-amazon-founders-backing-it/ Bezos (Amazon) has been a backer for years, but Shopify is a new development. A...
by Carl White
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spherical Tokamaks
Replies: 37
Views: 35558

Re: Spherical Tokamaks

MAST UPGRADE Officials at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) in Oxfordshire have announced that they have achieved “first plasma” on the upgraded Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST). Following seven year of upgrade work on MAST at a cost of £55m, the machine was fully powered up for the first ...
by Carl White
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: Z-Pinch Renaissance
Replies: 189
Views: 144893

Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

That's great, but with the requirement of a 2.5 GW power source, I doubt we'll see it any time soon. Not before SpaceX repeatedly lands on Mars, more likely than not.
by Carl White
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 1085335

Re: Mach Effect progress

Latest from Mike McCulloch: https://twitter.com/memcculloch/status/1308314973534384129 Important to keep you honestly up to date on here. Just received an email from Tajmar that says the force he found was out-gassing from adhesive tape! So we're back to one positive, one negative. So nice to learn ...
by Carl White
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 1085335

Re: Mach Effect progress

McCulloch is also talking to a consortium in California who are creating their own Horizon Drive experiment. This group includes the University of Southern California and an organization, which he is only allowed to describe as a ‘major aerospace company.’ Their goal is to demonstrate the effect “v...
by Carl White
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 1085335

Re: Mach Effect progress

I guess they could just cycle the frequency in a range. It wouldn't be very efficient, but they would get bursts of acceleration over time as the frequency repeatedly passes through the resonant frequency of the moment.
by Carl White
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 1085335

Re: Mach Effect progress

https://www.wired.com/story/mach-effect-thrusters-interstellar-travel/ This article is mostly a history of Professor Woodward's steps throughout life to get to the point of research he and Hal Fearn are at now. But it does contain some new information: Then last spring, Woodward realized the way the...