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by ChrisSmolinski
Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Utility company plutonium?
Replies: 24
Views: 8717

Re: Utility company plutonium?

<t>Richard Hull wrote:<br/> > We need new nuclear plants desparately. We have the fuel, we have the <br/> need, but not the public's feel of need............YET.<br/> <br/> Amen. The latter will come, eventually. Hopefully in advance of the lead-time <br/> on the construction of several dozen nuke p...
by ChrisSmolinski
Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Isreali Plutonium Production
Replies: 28
Views: 10861

Re: Isreali Plutonium Production

<t>Richard Hull wrote:<br/> > You are correct. The event occured in the Indian ocean east of South <br/> Africa. It has pretty much become an article of faith that this was an Atom <br/> blast set off on a barge or the like by South Africa. <br/> > <br/> > The new government has supposedly dismantle...
by ChrisSmolinski
Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: 2004 Physics Nobel for Quarks
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

2004 Physics Nobel for Quarks

<t>Richard will like this one:<br/> <br/> <br/> Physics Nobel Goes to 'Theory for Everything' Trio<br/> <br/> "David Gross, David Politzer and Frank Wilczek won the 2004 Nobel physics <br/> prize Tuesday for explaining how the basic building blocks of nature, quarks, <br/> interact to make a coin sp...
by ChrisSmolinski
Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: FAQs: Neutron - Radiation Detection
Topic: FAQ - RADON - info and measurement
Replies: 11
Views: 6059

Re: FAQ - RADON - info and measurement

<r>Jon Rosenstiel wrote:<br/> > Richard, <br/> > <br/> > Isn't it Chris Smolinski?<br/> <br/> Actually I run Black Cat Systems. Aware's detectors are similar to ours, but I <br/> believe you have to pay extra for their Windows software (almost as much as <br/> their detector). <br/> <br/> All the de...
by ChrisSmolinski
Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:00 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: How economical is our energy?
Replies: 16
Views: 5215

Re: How economical is our energy?

<t>And the interesting thing is that, even though oil may be an "inefficient" form <br/> of energy, it's one of the best things we've got going. Sad but true. At the end <br/> of the day, and at the bottom of the balance sheet, the numbers work out OK.<br/> <br/> I'm a big proponent of fission, but ...
by ChrisSmolinski
Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: A very interesting and thought provoking paper
Replies: 18
Views: 6221

Re: A very interesting and thought provoking paper

<t>Richard's spot on - we human use high density sources of potential energy <br/> (oil, coal, fission), which the universe has spent millions of years slowly <br/> building up. We need lots of energy, and we want it NOW. <br/> <br/> What strikes me as interesting regarding the current attempts at h...
by ChrisSmolinski
Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: The last days of oil
Replies: 48
Views: 12157

Re: The last days of oil

<t>I think most of the "blame" needs to go to the consumer. The car makers build <br/> what the public wants to buy. Right now, much of the public want to buy huge, <br/> heavy, massive SUVs and their ilk. Lots of psyochological motives (ego, etc) <br/> at work here, with attempts to justify ("I nee...
by ChrisSmolinski
Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: The last days of oil
Replies: 48
Views: 12157

Re: The last days of oil

<t>I saw the latest copy of National Geographic at a relatives house last week, <br/> the cover article was screaming that we're running out of oil for sure this time. <br/> Really, honest, this time we mean it. Yawn.<br/> <br/> It's simple economics. Every subsititute for fossil fuels at this point...
by ChrisSmolinski
Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: Books & References
Topic: Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis - L'Annunziata
Replies: 1
Views: 3095

Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis - L'Annunziata

<t>I thought I'd give folks here a heads up - a seller on eBay has a bunch of <br/> copies of this text, and is putting them up for $2 each plus $4.95 shipping. Not <br/> bad for a 750+ page hardbound book, 1998 copyright. There are usually a <br/> few copies up at one time, and more seem to keep po...
by ChrisSmolinski
Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: Gamma - Neutron Pager/detector
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Gamma - Neutron Pager/detector

Just think, when the War On Terrorism (TM) is over, all these nifty rad
detector goodies are going to end up in the surplus markets, where we'll be
able to pick them up for pennies on the dollar.