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by Adrian Hindes
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Article on Venture Capitalism and Tri Alpha Energy
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

Article on Venture Capitalism and Tri Alpha Energy

http://web.mit.edu/nse/pdf/news/2015/Rothrock_whats_the_big_idea.pdf Ray Rothrock, a venture capitalist from Venrock discusses his experiences with venture capitalism and Tri Alpha Energy. An interesting read, at the least. In my opinion, the breakthroughs in fusion will be coming from the private s...
by Adrian Hindes
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: IEC2015 Presentations
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

Re: IEC2015 Presentations

It seems like a lot of these research groups' interest in IEC devices is more as a neutron source to do irradiation material studies with rather than power generation.
by Adrian Hindes
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Tri-Alpha Energy just launched its website
Replies: 21
Views: 6441

Re: Tri-Alpha Energy just launched its website

If you ask my naive self, I'd say it looks damn promising. I see your "naivete" and raise you a few chips of my own: Adrian, what part of this contraption looks "promising" to you? What I see is a cleverly contrived animation and lots of buoyant, promising ... rhetoric. Sure, it looks "promising" w...
by Adrian Hindes
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Tri-Alpha Energy just launched its website
Replies: 21
Views: 6441

Tri-Alpha Energy just launched its website

So Tri-Alpha just launched their website, finally stepping out of the shadows. http://trialphaenergy.com/ Looks like they're after a bit more media coverage seeing as they did that Time interview posted on the forums just recently. This is the video of their reactor on the website too: https://www.y...
by Adrian Hindes
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Hirsch Throws In The Towel (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Re: Hirsch Throws In The Towel (?)

I haven't written to Hirsch yet. Maybe tomorrow. What does UofSidney's IEC paper say? Can we get a link here? --PS I did link it on my other thread: http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.01788 Also, I've been emailing Joe Khachan, one of the co-authors on the paper. They sound very cautiously optimistic about ...
by Adrian Hindes
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Hirsch Throws In The Towel (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Re: Hirsch Throws In The Towel (?)

It really is unfortunate the way ITER is turning out. One can hope that eventually once its built it won't be a complete waste of money and achieve its Q target to demonstrate the possibility of fusion power. That being said, all the problems outlined by Hirsch in that article are quite worrying for...
by Adrian Hindes
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: University of Sydney paper on IEC reactor net energy gain
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: University of Sydney paper on IEC reactor net energy gai

Glanced at the paper very fast - it is just a theory only paper (the authors do state this clearly) and isn't experimental at all. So, this isn't in any manner real proof of a fusion system that can achieve real net gain - just speculation (they point out they ignore all critical issues of plasma t...
by Adrian Hindes
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: University of Sydney paper on IEC reactor net energy gain
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

University of Sydney paper on IEC reactor net energy gain

Hey folks,

So some guys at the University of Sydney in Australia just published a paper titled Fusion in a magnetically-shielded-grid inertial electrostatic confinement device. Seems very promising for IEC research!

http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.01788
by Adrian Hindes
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Urgency
Replies: 17
Views: 3719

Re: Urgency

Tesla at lease has a car that could be 100% green. With the Tesla's, I think that's the key idea right there. Regardless of the fact that when you plug a Tesla in to charge it, it's drawing power from fossil fuel sources (most likely), it still has the possibility of being charged by a more reasona...
by Adrian Hindes
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Instructubles' article
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Instructubles' article

Oy. I looked at that article. To call it "oversimplified" would be an understatement on several levels of magnitude. You have found you way to this site, where you can learn what you really need to know and find a near-infinite well of counsel and encouragement. But one doesn't just "build a fusor"...