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by Paul_Schatzkin
Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: FAQ: History - Frederick R. Furth
Replies: 5
Views: 4769

Re: History - Frederick R. Furth

<t>Furth's name shows up in another interesting context... I don't have the exact dates in front of me, but while he was with the Navy (NRL), it was on his desk where the papers that supposedly exposed "The Philadelphia Experiment" first showed up....<br/> <br/> Just another one of those curious con...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: From Cyclotron To Fusor
Replies: 3
Views: 3420

From Cyclotron To Fusor

<r>Somebody just sent me this article, <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.physicstoday.org/vol-57/iss-11/p30.html">http://www.physicstoday.org/vol-57/iss-11/p30.html</URL><br/> <br/> "Relentless scroungers, Koeth and Hanebuth have already started collecting parts for their next project: a Farnsworth F...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Sat Aug 28, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: A very interesting and thought provoking paper
Replies: 18
Views: 6143

Re: A very interesting and thought provoking paper

yeah, it's hard to say what the output of a fusor is per unit of volume, but I've always maintained that there is no match for a fusor in terms of out put per dollar.
by Paul_Schatzkin
Wed May 12, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: What came first?
Replies: 4
Views: 3349

Re: What came first?

<t>Richard's got the basic shape of the story mapped out here. And thanks, Mark, for the plug for the book. <br/> <br/> Spitzer was the first to build anything of consequence. I've always rather liked the name "Stellerator," which was a magnetic-confinement device. <br/> <br/> Farnsworth's "eureka m...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: "Sonofusion" In The News Again
Replies: 14
Views: 6920

"Sonofusion" In The News Again

<r>Yesterday's New York Times ran an article about progress with "sonofusion" --<br/> <br/> Scientists are again claiming they have made a Sun in a jar,<br/> offering perhaps a revolutionary energy source.<br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/03/science/03FUSI.html?ex=1079409906...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Tokyo fusion plan alarms scientists
Replies: 10
Views: 4788

Re: Tokyo fusion plan alarms scientists

<t>A $39-billion fusion reactor? Puh-LEEZE. This is not about fusion, it's about pork. Even if it ever happens (doubtful, if you ask me - the political value is mostly achieved by pretending), it's strictly an "experimental" reactor, not one that is destined to produce any truly meaningful results. ...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:22 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: NOVA - fluff in on stringy universe.
Replies: 10
Views: 3192

Re: NOVA - fluff in on stringy universe.

<t>I watched the first half last night (via TiVo, of course) and figure to watch the rest over the weekend, and this is just the first installment. <br/> <br/> What struck me was the similarity (however vague and unspecified) between what they are now calling "string theory" and what Townsend Brown ...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:10 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Baird STILL gets the credit !!
Replies: 3
Views: 3337

Re: Baird STILL gets the credit !!

<t>Actually, the Iconoscope was a dog. It did introduce one valuable principal - the charge storage principal - which Zworykin ripped off from the Hungarian Kalman Tihanyi. But the Iconoscope never really existed for any reason other than to circumvent Farnsworth's patents - at which it was a comple...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: how to electricity out?
Replies: 21
Views: 5836

Re: how to electricity out?

Yes, neutrons are neutral... what often gets overlooked in a lot of this discussion, though, is that for every neutron released, there is also a proton and the last I checked protons are most certainly NOT "neutral."

--PS