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    How dare you imply that Angus is not an animal
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2016
     
    An alien perhaps.
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    Point being that we all are
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2016
     
    ... and each of us equally so, except for some of us, even more equally so than others ...

    (With apologies to George)
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    Seven legs better!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2016
     
    I remain animated. For the present.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2016
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2016
     
    @korkskrew


    Please warn us if you are going to post more selfies.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2016
     
    AnimAngus.
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    Doin' the Funky Gerry
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2016
     
    NBF

    Andrew do you know anything about this idea?

    Combining MHD Airbreathing and IEC Fusion Rocket Propulsion for Earth-to-Orbit Flight.

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2010/05/combining-mhd-airbreathing-and-iec.html
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    No more than do you.
    Note: there is no fusion.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2016
     
    Polywell could be coming back into fashion.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2016
     
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    6 year old doc
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2016
     
    That's why it is this thread.
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    Good point. OK, well...I watched some Polywell videos a few years back, and it seemed at the time that their chief issue was containment. Which in turn is a problem of creating the optimal shape of magnetic field. That's really all I know. For sure though, Polywell fusion, if it's successful, has not been announced as such. It would be huge news so I assume that the silence is because they still can't get it to work.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2016
     
    Focus fusion isn't working either.

    For some reason Thailand is interested in it.
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    Posted By: TrimFocus fusion isn't working either.
    Yes, but the obstacle they are currently surmounting is far more mundane than the fundamental obstacle presented by the Polywell technique. At FF they are simply working on getting a cleaner plasma containment vessel, and to this end have coated it with titanium nitride and are currently doing a low temperature bake-out so as not to compromise the Mylar insulation. When that's complete, they will resume test shots.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2016
     
    NBF

    November 04, 2014

    Ending the age of steam with Supercritical CO2.

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/11/ending-age-of-steam-with-supercritical.html