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by Carl White
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: We lost so many members :(
Replies: 28
Views: 1209

Re: We lost so many members :(

Skipjack wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:07 pm
Giorgio wrote:
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:19 am
ladajo wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:04 pm
Well, I am not dead yet. :)
Glad to see that you are still around! :mrgreen:
I second that! :)
Third! :)
by Carl White
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MIT claim they will build the SPARC
Replies: 25
Views: 30727

Re: MIT claim they will build the SPARC

"MIT-designed project achieves major advance toward fusion energy" On Sept. 5, for the first time, a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet was ramped up to a field strength of 20 tesla, the most powerful magnetic field of its kind ever created on Earth. As a result, we are now well-pr...
by Carl White
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: World-first "impossible" rotating detonation engine fires up
Replies: 3
Views: 5824

Re: World-first "impossible" rotating detonation engine fires up

"Japan tests rotating detonation engine in space for the first time"

https://interestingengineering.com/japa ... first-time
by Carl White
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Wendelstein 7-X
Replies: 52
Views: 65532

Re: Wendelstein 7-X

"The Wendelstein 7-X Nuclear Fusion Device Concept Proves Its Efficiency" https://scitechdaily.com/the-wendelstein-7-x-nuclear-fusion-device-concept-proves-its-efficiency/ One of the most important optimization goals underlying the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Phy...
by Carl White
Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2697
Views: 1101268

Re: Mach Effect progress

Here's a link to Martin Tajmar's recent paper, "Experimental investigation of Mach-Effect thrusters on torsion balances":

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 6521001119

"Claim on Mach-Effect propellantless propulsion scheme identified as vibration artefact."
by Carl White
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: We lost so many members :(
Replies: 28
Views: 1209

Re: We lost so many members :(

If somebody next year comes up with new polywell results that finally move the ball down the field, I'd love for Talk-Polywell to be the place people discuss it. But if that never happens, is it worth keeping the board open? It's certainly worth keeping open. Topics on a site like Reddit just scrol...
by Carl White
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: We lost so many members :(
Replies: 28
Views: 1209

Re: We lost so many members :(

Could an administrator email formerly prolific posters like ladajo and GIThruster to let them know their participation is valued and invite them to return?
by Carl White
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: NearStar Fusion
Replies: 3
Views: 324

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: 142
Views: 156181

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: 36274

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: 1292

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: 142
Views: 156181

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: 6060

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...