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by Awaxjr
Sun May 05, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: ITER - Fusion News
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

Re: ITER - Fusion News

It is interesting indeed. I was a bit surprised byt the time line they gave for possibly "commercial" applications. Somewhat far into the future, but I guess in the large scale of things, it probably makes sense.
by Awaxjr
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Ignition Failed - Fusion
Replies: 2
Views: 2541

Re: Ignition Failed - Fusion

HowardE wrote:If the government (and industry) were spending as much money on fusion as they have been spending on the dirtier fission nukes, fusion may have had a chance.
"Dirtier fission nukes"? I've never heard them referred to like that! Dirtier in comparison to what? Coal? Oil? Gas?
by Awaxjr
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Ignition Failed - Fusion
Replies: 2
Views: 2541

Ignition Failed - Fusion

Science news article about the US Fusion Research Program
by Awaxjr
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: ITER - Fusion News
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

ITER - Fusion News

Interesting article about the ITER project.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 90480.html
by Awaxjr
Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Good (free?) FTA Software?
Replies: 4
Views: 2511

Re: Good (free?) FTA Software?

Right in the Downloads section! Those are the only two platforms it's available for. BTW, I downloaded and tried to install the linux version multiple times on Ubuntu and Puppy (a Xubuntu variation), but after wasting many hours I gave up. Fared muh better with the Windows version (well, as far as i...
by Awaxjr
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Good (free?) FTA Software?
Replies: 4
Views: 2511

Re: Good (free?) FTA Software?

How about Open-FTA ? It's available for windows and Linux. Brochure is attached.
by Awaxjr
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Canadian Nuclear Liability Act
Replies: 0
Views: 2215

Canadian Nuclear Liability Act

The Canadian Nuclear Liability Act (Dec 31, 2012) is attached.
by Awaxjr
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Cold Fusion
Replies: 0
Views: 1962

Cold Fusion

Some interesting reading about Cold fusion. I Wanted to attach the PDF but the board will not allow attachments larger than about 3 Mb (I think) so I couldn't. That's why I am posting the link where you can get it. If the admin increases the allowable attachment size, it would be great! JOURNAL OF C...
by Awaxjr
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: No posts about other nuclear forms, like fusion!
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

Re: No posts about other nuclear forms, like fusion!

If I had to guess, I'd say that most most posters, even those in the nuclear field, are not familiar with these concepts and are comfortable dealing with the old-and-tried light water reactor technology, which is easier to understand and deal with. They probably don't even have the education of kno...
by Awaxjr
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: No posts about other nuclear forms, like fusion!
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

Re: No posts about other nuclear forms, like fusion!

Any links to the other types of fusion work you mention in your post? Here are some links and a couple of documents, Elecman. Hope you find them interesting. http://www.generalfusion.com/overview.html http://www.generalfusion.com/generator_design.html http://helionenergy.com/?page_id=164 http://www...
by Awaxjr
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: No posts about other nuclear forms, like fusion!
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

Re: No posts about other nuclear forms, like fusion!

The fusion research activity might have been toned down, but it definitely hasn't stopped. At the time, as I remember it, there were a couple of competing technologies with plasma magnetic confinement (Tokamak reactors) attracting a lot of attention. But, after spending decades and billions of dolla...