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by David Geer
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Article suggesting General Fusion work is dangerous.
Replies: 4
Views: 2774

Re: Article suggesting General Fusion work is dangerous.

<t>Seems that it's best to leave the media out of the loop until a design is completely ready. It's quite sad really... to have a lot of research into fusion undermined by reporters writing about what they do not understand. Though the amount of information given lends much to be skeptical about. Co...
by David Geer
Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fine progress for ITER.
Replies: 30
Views: 12526

Re: Fine progress for ITER.

<t>I was talking about amateur folks running on large funding without the board of directors and project guidelines getting in the way of scientific progress. I do believe the ITER project is a great scientific undertaking and they are learning a great deal about particle behaviors and engineering i...
by David Geer
Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fine progress for ITER.
Replies: 30
Views: 12526

Re: First the Pregnancy...

<t>The CNO fusion reaction in a star is nearly self-sustaining in the right environmental conditions. We don't have the sheer resources to duplicate it but with the combination of other fusion and fission reactions, a sustainable fusion event occurs with these specific atoms.<br/> <br/> Using exothe...
by David Geer
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fine progress for ITER.
Replies: 30
Views: 12526

Re: Fine progress for ITER.

<t>That sadly points out how badly corrupted the government and it's projects are these days. The funding should be for viable equipment and not simply academic experiments. If they were to work towards the goal and create a solution, then the funding for academics would be unlimited. But again, too...
by David Geer
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fine progress for ITER.
Replies: 30
Views: 12526

Re: Fine progress for ITER.

<t>Richard Hull wrote:<br/> > ITER Thermal (MCF), fusor (IECF), NIF (ICF), mirror machines, Stellarators, etc., are pretty much forelorn hopes, at least in anyone's lifetime reading this current posting.<br/> > <br/> > Soon the public treasures will collapse on the most abitious of these professiona...
by David Geer
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Taylor Wilson in the news again
Replies: 4
Views: 3476

Re: Taylor Wilson in the news again

<t>The commentary for this article is almost appalling at how dominant the unfounded fears are in this country, along with all the paranoia/conspiracy theory nuts ridiculing him and his work.<br/> <br/> He'll go far for how young he is and I personally wish him all the luck and good fortune he can g...
by David Geer
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Hybridized Polywell Design Theory of mine
Replies: 24
Views: 9763

Re: Hybridized Polywell Design Theory of mine

<t>Secular means secluded or separate, this is not limited to religion. The scientific community has run this way for a great many decades and is doing a movement towards cloud networking. The sharing of information between all scientists to see if even failed experiments towards a specific goal mig...
by David Geer
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Hybridized Polywell Design Theory of mine
Replies: 24
Views: 9763

Re: Hybridized Polywell Design Theory of mine

<t>Dan DT wrote:<br/> <br/> > If you are talking about recovering the energy carried by the x-rays. That is simple. A simple thermal cycle can do this at up to ~ 30% efficiency. Efficiencies of up to ~ 80-90 % may be possible. Eric Lenear has a patent (or at least a patent application) for a possibl...
by David Geer
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Hybridized Polywell Design Theory of mine
Replies: 24
Views: 9763

Re: Hybridized Polywell Design Theory of mine

<t>Well, I'm still scouring forum posts so I still have a lot to go through before seeing everyone's tests results on the various components. I've gone through almost all of the HV threads so far. Mainly because I'm debating on keeping my spare microwave (standalone countertop unit) or cannibalizing...
by David Geer
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Hybridized Polywell Design Theory of mine
Replies: 24
Views: 9763

Re: Hybridized Polywell Design Theory of mine

<t>If you looked into the function of each, the answer as a whole for all factors mentioned is: Yes. You can't improve singular areas without creating a draw on another. This, in of itself, is the basic principles of entropy.<br/> <br/> Improving the accuracy of collisions means more collisions in b...