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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2016
     
    Posted By: TrimNo. Frank's idea was that gravity was a pushing force caused by what he called different atmospheres.


    ...and, IIRC, something he called "ersatz gravity".
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2016
     
    An infinite regression of nonsense with Greek letters.
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    Anything can be made to work with a sufficient quantity of Wheeler-Feynman advanced waves.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2016
     
    Do not forget Enginerd's Dictum!
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    Let us define Woo as the intersection of these two principles
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2016
     
    NBF 11

    Wave Disk Engines could be 3.5 times More Fuel Efficient and should have 25 KW prototype by yearend.

    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2011/03/wave-disk-engines-could-be-35-times.html
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2016
     
    Is NBF 11 supposed to be a clue that the article was from 2011?
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    I think that article was from 2011. And, btw Trim, that was 2011. korkscrew is also right - it's from 2011.

    Does this mean that we're already in the article's NBF? How bigly does it feel?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2016
     
    Posted By: korkskrewIs NBF 11 supposed to be a clue that the article was from 2011?


    Obviously plus the threads title should give a clue.
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    I reckon it was 2011 anyway, whatever you say.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2016
     
    NBF 11

    Russia 2045 project aims to eliminate death and disease.

    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2011/11/russia-2045-project-aims-to-eliminate.html
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2016
     
    Posted By: TrimRussia 2045 project aims to eliminate death and disease.


    Easy--just eliminate all the people.
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    I blame the microbes. The bad ones.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2017
     
    Anybody know how the IGNITOR fusion project is progressing or not?

    W.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGNITOR
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2017
     
    NBF 2015

    Could be useful for Lasers and railguns.

    Galfenol can convert 70 percent of an applied mechanical energy into magnetic energy.

    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2015/09/galfenol-can-convert-70-percent-of.html
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2017
     
    Posted By: TrimAnybody know how the IGNITOR fusion project is progressing or not?

    W.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGNITOR


    2010 is the last info I have found so far.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2017
     
    Interesting it can travel in time.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2017
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2017
     
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    Posted By: TrimTheory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested.
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/28/theory-challenging-einsteins-view-on-speed-of-light-could-soon-be-tested
    Getting rid of the inflaton is cool, but decoupling gravity from light speed seems odd. I don't have an aesthetic issue with a variable speed of light - I think of it as a property of spacetime. And if you can fuck with spacetime then perhaps some wonderful engineering may result.