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by Frank Sanns
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 135
Views: 20509

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

The vast majority of people do not get tested for flu. Numbers reported are typically only 10%-20% of the total actual cases. Some people have the flu and have only very mild or no systems. Others have mild ones. Then you have the people that run to the doctor at the first sniffle and demand to get ...
by Frank Sanns
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Farnsworth Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 4499

Re: Farnsworth Questions

Having been on the team that had the opportunity to examine the Farnsworth archive this past January, I have to say that there was much more there than what has yet been reported. Most of it was other technologies that include heavy metal removals, water purification, lasers, and other items. These ...
by Frank Sanns
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Window dressing - Trying to clean view port glass
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Window dressing - Trying to clean view port glass

Somewhere in my memory banks is a 1:1 mix of sulfuric and phosphoric acid to dissolve tungsten.
by Frank Sanns
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 135
Views: 20509

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

I have allowed and even contributed to this thread to this point but NO POLITICS. This is a global issue. No political commentary be it positive or negative. Here are the forum rules: https://www.fusor.net/board/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=10508 Several posts have been cleaned up that are no longer relevant.
by Frank Sanns
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 135
Views: 20509

Wearing masks and using hand sanitizer: Coronavirus pandemic

I have worked with some fairly nasty materials in my career and I would like to pass some of that information so you can help make an informed decision of whether to wear masks when you are out in public or not. More importantly, I want to show that a mask does nothing to protect against one of the ...
by Frank Sanns
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Farnsworth Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 4499

Re: Farnsworth Questions

The short answer is yes. The more in depth answer is that the fusor is complex. It acts as a series of resistors that change with vacuum level, voltage, and current. They are all intertwined and dependent upon each other. Where there is a thermionic run away, the increasing flow of electrons effecti...
by Frank Sanns
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Farnsworth Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 4499

Re: Farnsworth Questions

Early on with work here on fusor.net, there was discussion about these runaway events. So much so that I did a calculation to see what would happen if all of the deuterium in my chamber actually all fused at once. The physical force would have been about like an M-80 firecracker. The neutron flux wo...
by Frank Sanns
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: FAQs: Fusion and Fusor Theory
Topic: Fusion energy from a D-D reaction + A bit of Fusion Physics
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Fusion energy from a D-D reaction + A bit of Fusion Physics

Really good paper Richard! That sums it up nicely and goes in step with your recent FAQs post about the effects of small changes within a fusion. Anything that is changed in the Fusor can improve or reduce the efficiency of a device that is a net loser by so much that those minor changes are lost in...
by Frank Sanns
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Philo T Farnsworth Archive
Topic: VERY IMPORTANT Posting Rules for This Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1585

VERY IMPORTANT Posting Rules for This Forum

VERY IMPORTANT. Please post FULL size photos here. DO NOT shrink them to save space on the site. The contributions here are historical and we may only get one chance at this so if you have something, put it here full size. I have raised the maximum single file size up to 20 MB which should take care...
by Frank Sanns
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Forum structure changes and additions
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

Forum structure changes and additions

It was time for some significant changes to be made on the forum. Some new categories were made and sub headings were moved around where they made more sense for the new structure. The Contributions of long term members is now next to the Images section. The Trading Post is now a separate category o...