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by Frank Sanns
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: 3-D Model of a Stellarator Plasma
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: 3-D Model of a Stellarator Plasma

I was expecting a large red spot to appear. Sure looks like the atmosphere of Jupiter. If it doesn't help for fusion, it may better explain the turbulences of the largest Jovian atmosphere.
by Frank Sanns
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Grid stem ...plasma where it shouldn't be
Replies: 22
Views: 684

Re: Grid stem ...plasma where it shouldn't be

It is difficult to see from the picture if your insulator continues all of the way into the chamber or not. Does it end where the all thread enters the vacuum or does it end where it enters the main chamber? Most of us with feedthroughs have the later. This provides an insulator within the feedthrou...
by Frank Sanns
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: Transform your fusor in thruster, for a second life
Replies: 8
Views: 8113

Re: Transform your fusor in thruster, for a second life

Early on in life, I did a calculation that says it is impossible to go to the stars. Even the nearest. The nearest start is around 4 light years away. That is really close by stellar distances. To get there in a few generations, say 100 years, how could it be done? The simple equation for kinetic en...
by Frank Sanns
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 32367

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

We might be farther along in this pandemic than the number suggest. For herd immunity, something like 70% of the population needs to have immunity. Either by having the disease or by vaccination. This number makes many assumptions. Most are not applicable with a virus such as COVID-19. The number fo...
by Frank Sanns
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 32367

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Let's not get dragged into the politics of this please. As for what works and what does not, there are all kinds of numbers. Statistics only work when they are properly applied. An example is with snake anti-venon. Overall, more people die when given anti-venon after they are bitten by a poisonous s...
by Frank Sanns
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: SonoFusion Setup
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: SonoFusion Setup

Dan, Here is a paper that seems to report fusion. https://homepages.rpi.edu/~laheyr/Sonofusion%20Paper-pdf_Lahey_NURETH-11.pdf Richard, I do not have the configuration nor the frequency tune-ability to levitate a bubble with this set up so I have not seen a star. In fact this arrangement is to dispe...
by Frank Sanns
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: SonoFusion Setup
Replies: 6
Views: 600

SonoFusion Setup

For another project entirely, I found myself with a high power (700watts) ultrasonic transducer and power supply. I also had a couple liters of D2O that I have had for quite a while burning (figuratively) a hole in one of my storage cabinets. It all led to me deciding to try bubble or sono fusion. H...
by Frank Sanns
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Scroungers club deleted
Replies: 23
Views: 1375

Re: Scroungers club deleted

Purged all members who have never posted or logged in from 2001 to 2018. Now, essentially all members have at least 1 post. There is the option to delete people that have not logged in over 5 years but retain their posts. Not sure how I feel about that one though. They have contributed so I have a h...
by Frank Sanns
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Scroungers club deleted
Replies: 23
Views: 1375

Re: Scroungers club deleted

Mark, This has been brought up a few times in the past and I am not following why it matters. How does it affect using the site? I am genuinely interested what metric is being used and what should be considered. There are a few problems with a mass deletion. For one, early on, you could post without...
by Frank Sanns
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Scroungers club deleted
Replies: 23
Views: 1375

Re: Scroungers club deleted

I really have mixed feelings about even having a plasma club at all. Sure it is good to give recognition to those that achieve but what does that mean in our context? To scrounge, to some, is to think about getting things together to do something in the future, maybe. Sorry but no prize there as far...