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  • Fusion GPS Loses Its Fight Over “Privileged” Documents

    05/13/2022 3:56:55 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    We’ve documented the ongoing battle to obtain Fusion GPS e-mails and documents in the Michael Sussmann case. At issue in the Sussmann case are 38 e-mails and attachments between and among Fusion GPS, Rodney Joffe, and Perkins Coie. These 38 e-mails and attachments are among approximately 1,500 documents that Fusion GPS withheld from production to the grand jury based on “privilege.” What Fusion GPS has to produce.Today, the court in the Sussmann case made an important ruling and rejected, in large measure, Fusion’s assertion of attorney-client or work-product privilege:Fusion GPS will have to produce these documents to Special Counsel Durham...
  • Steve Vai video "Teeth of the hydra"

    04/07/2022 3:05:28 PM PDT · by Bullish · 33 replies
    You tube ^ | 4/7/22 | Bullish
    "Teeth of the Hydra"Guitar bass pinglist Check it out
  • Charles Entenmann, who helped expand family's bakery, dies

    03/09/2022 1:06:05 PM PST · by Borges · 60 replies
    ABC - AP ^ | 3/9/22
    BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- Charles Edward Entenmann, who helped turn his family's New York-based bakery into a national brand, died in Florida at age 92. Entenmann died Feb. 24 in Hialeah, his son, Charles William Entenmann, told Newsday. ... The new generation of Entenmanns began delivering to supermarkets and pioneered the use of “see-through” cake boxes to lure shoppers.
  • Former fusion scientist on why we won't have fusion power by 2040

    03/07/2022 10:44:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 10, 2021 | Improbable Matter
    I refute some very optimistic claims about fusion power and discuss some of the challenges in making this long-sought after technology a reality.Former fusion scientist on why we won't have fusion power by 2040September 10, 2021 | Improbable Matter

    03/01/2022 9:08:52 PM PST · by Kevmo · 15 replies
    NASA’S NEW SHORTCUT TO FUSION POWER Lattice confinement fusion eliminates massive magnets and powerful lasers PHYSICISTS FIRST SUSPECTED more than a century ago that the fusing of hydrogen into helium powers the sun. It took researchers many years to unravel the secrets by which lighter elements are smashed together into heavier ones inside stars, releasing energy in the process. And scientists and engineers have continued to study the sun’s fusion process in hopes of one day using nuclear fusion to generate heat or electricity. But the prospect of meeting our energy needs this way remains elusive. The extraction of energy...
  • EPFL and DeepMind use AI to control plasmas for nuclear fusion

    02/17/2022 7:53:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    EFPL ^ | Florent Hiard, EPFL Staff
    Scientists at EPFL’s Swiss Plasma Center and DeepMind have jointly developed a new method for controlling plasma configurations for use in nuclear fusion research. EPFL’s Swiss Plasma Center (SPC) has decades of experience in plasma physics and plasma control methods. DeepMind is a scientific discovery company acquired by Google in 2014 that's committed to ‘solving intelligence to advance science and humanity. Together, they have developed a new magnetic control method for plasmas based on deep reinforcement learning, and applied it to a real-world plasma for the first time in the SPC’s tokamak research facility, TCV. Their study has just been...
  • Can nuclear fusion power the race to net zero?

    02/12/2022 10:10:21 AM PST · by fireman15 · 96 replies
    Energy Monitor ^ | 1/31/2022 | Oliver Gordon
    “The old joke is that nuclear fusion is 30 years away and always will be,” quips Greg De Temmerman, managing director of Paris-based energy think tank Zenon Research. In fact, the joke has become so hackneyed over the decades it has been banned by editors at the Economist. “But more seriously, many things are happening right now in the field,” De Temmerman adds. Jokes aside, they are. Earlier this month, China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor eclipsed previous records by sustaining a high plasma temperature for minutes (1,056 seconds). It reached two milestones: a one-million-ampere current and a 1,000-second...
  • Fusion Power Experiment in The UK Smashes Its Old Record in Major Step Forward

    02/09/2022 7:46:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 88 replies ^ | 9 FEBRUARY 2022 | MIKE MCRAE
    Inside JET's torus, with superimposed plasma. (UKAEA) Late last century, the Joint European Torus (JET) near Oxford, UK, churned out 22 megajoules of energy in what was, at the time, a record in fusion power. Now, experimental upgrades have brought the facility into line with the technology anticipated for a major international project, resulting in the production of nearly three times that amount of power. The advances are a major step forward for tokamak-based fusion, bringing us ever closer to a balance point where we can harvest a near endless stream of energy without the cost of polluting emissions or...
  • Hot stuff: Lab hits milestone on long road to fusion power

    01/26/2022 12:34:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | January 26, 2022 | by Seth Borenstein
    This illustration provided by the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory depicts a target pellet inside a hohlraum capsule with laser beams entering through openings on either end. The beams compress and heat the target to the necessary conditions for nuclear fusion to occur. Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AP ============================================================================== With 192 lasers and temperatures more than three times hotter than the center of the sun, scientists hit—at least for a fraction of a second—a key milestone on the long road toward nearly pollution-free fusion energy. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence...
  • Common household cleaner [Boron]can boost effort to harvest fusion energy on Earth

    01/12/2022 1:06:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | JANUARY 11, 2022 | Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
    Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, working with Japanese researchers, made the observation on the Large Helical Device (LHD) in Japan, a twisty magnetic facility that the Japanese call a "heliotron." The results demonstrated for the first time a novel regime for confining heat in facilities known as stellarators, similar to the heliotron. The findings could advance the twisty design as a blueprint for future fusion power plants Researchers produced the higher confinement regime by injecting tiny grains of boron powder into the LHD plasma that fuels fusion reactions. The injection through a PPPL-installed dropper...
  • Chinese Fusion Reactor Maintains 70 Million Degrees Celsius For More Than 17 Minutes

    01/03/2022 6:29:54 PM PST · by algore · 32 replies
    The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in Hefei in the east Chinese province of Anhui reports a new temperature record. At the end of last year, a plasma temperature of 70 million ° C could be maintained in the experimental nuclear fusion reactor for 1056 seconds, i.e. a good 17 minutes, reports the Institute for Plasma Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP). That is the longest time in which such a temperature could be kept constant. This creates a solid basis for further research into energy generation from nuclear fusion, writes the ASIPP. Its general director Prof. Yuntao...
  • China fires up its ‘artificial sun’

    12/22/2021 6:28:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies ^ | 22 Dec, 2021 13:28 | Staff
    A new round of nuclear fusion experiments for an advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST), or “Chinese artificial sun,” kicked off at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science this month, Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday. According to the institute’s vice director, Song Yuntao, the experiment is aimed at upgrading the EAST auxiliary heating system to make the artificial sun “hotter” and more “durable.” The testing is expected to last for a half year. The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) device, also known as the "artificial sun," at a laboratory in Hefei, east China's Anhui province © AFP ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The EAST reactor...
  • Special Counsel Durham Found The E-Mails Fusion GPS Tried To Hide

    12/04/2021 2:07:22 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies ^ | 12-4-2021 | Techno Fog via The Reactionary
    Back in May, we reported on the fight brewing in a DC federal court, where Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson were trying to keep secret their internal correspondence and records relating to their role in pushing the Alfa Bank/Trump hoax. New court filings indicate Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson improperly failed to disclose some of their most damning e-mails. OverviewFor background, the fight arises out of a lawsuit – Fridman, et al. (Alfa Bank) v. Bean LLC a/k/a Fusion GPS, and Glenn Simpson, where the owners of Alfa Bank have sued Fusion GPS and Simpson for falsely accusing “the Plaintiffs—and...
  • Finally, a Fusion Reaction Has Generated More Energy Than Absorbed by The Fuel

    12/03/2021 9:29:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | Dec 3, 2021 | MICHELLE STARR
    Preamplifiers that boost laser beams at the National Ignition Facility. (LLNL/Damien Jemison) PHYSICS ========================================================================= A major milestone has been breached in the quest for fusion energy. For the first time, a fusion reaction has achieved a record 1.3 megajoule energy output – and for the first time, exceeding energy absorbed by the fuel used to trigger it. Although there's still some way to go, the result represents a significant improvement on previous yields: eight times greater than experiments conducted just a few months prior, and 25 times greater than experiments conducted in 2018. It's a huge achievement. Physicists at the...
  • Breakthrough in fusion energy: Is abundant low carbon energy within reach?

    11/14/2021 4:41:20 PM PST · by Kevmo · 89 replies
    Observer Research Foundation ^ | October 2021 | LYDIA POWELL, AKHILESH SATI , VINOD KUMAR TOMAR
    Breakthrough in fusion energy: Is abundant low carbon energy within reach? LYDIA POWELL AKHILESH SATI VINOD KUMAR TOMAR The recent technological advancement in the energy front could translate into abundant low carbon energy supply; however, there are multiple problems associated with it that need to be addressed first. This article is part of the series Comprehensive Energy Monitor: India and the World Recent developments Recent news reports suggest that fusion energy is close to a technological breakthrough. The National Ignition Facility in the US is reportedly on the verge of achieving a longstanding goal in nuclear fusion research which is...
  • Scientists At MIT Have Generated The Strongest High-Temperature Magnetic Field Ever: Opens the door to long-awaited development of practical, low-cost, carbon-free power plants

    11/05/2021 8:06:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Wonderful Engineering ^ | 11/04/2021 | Jannat Un Nisa
    The future of clean energy appears to be on the horizon. After three years of intensive research, a team led by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ramped up a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet to generate a record-breaking magnetic field with a strength of 20 teslas, the most powerful magnetic field of its kind ever created on Earth.The MIT scientists collaborated with Cambridge and the Bill Gates-backed Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) to create the world’s strongest fusion magnet, tested at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the test, it generated a strong magnetic...
  • Physicists Created a Supernova Reaction on Earth Using a Radioactive Beam

    10/22/2021 11:03:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | OCTOBER 22, 2021 | MICHELLE STARR
    For the first time, physicists have been able to directly measure one of the ways exploding stars forge the heaviest elements in the Universe. By probing an accelerated beam of radioactive ions, a team led by physicist Gavin Lotay of the University of Surrey in the UK observed the proton-capture process thought to occur in core-collapse supernovae. Not only have scientists now seen how this happens in detail, the measurements are allowing us to better understand the production and abundances of mysterious isotopes called p-nuclei. On the most basic level, stars can be thought of as the element factories of...
  • I'm scheduled for lumbar spinal fusion surgery (TLIF) in a little over a week. Looking for any input from anyone who has been through this.

    10/17/2021 3:57:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 96 replies
    BTLD | 10/17/2021 | BTLD
    Any suggestions, experiences, outcomes from anyone who has had this procedure would be much appreciated. TIA

    09/09/2021 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 110 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on September 9, 2021 1:59 pm
    MIT breaks magnetic field strength records, paving the way for practical, commercial, carbon-free power. Project achieves major advance toward fusion energy SOURCE — MIT It was a moment three years in the making, based on intensive research and design work: On Sept. 5, for the first time, a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet was ramped up to a field strength of 20 tesla, the most powerful magnetic field of its kind ever created on Earth. That successful demonstration helps resolve the greatest uncertainty in the quest to build the world’s first fusion power plant that can produce more power than it...
  • New superconducting magnet breaks magnetic field strength records, paving the way for fusion energy

    09/08/2021 1:54:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies ^ | 9/8/2021 | David Chandler
    It was a moment three years in the making, based on intensive research and design work: On Sept. 5, for the first time, a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet was ramped up to a field strength of 20 tesla, the most powerful magnetic field of its kind ever created on Earth. That successful demonstration helps resolve the greatest uncertainty in the quest to build the world's first fusion power plant that can produce more power than it consumes, according to the project's leaders at MIT and startup company Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS). That advance paves the way, they say, for the...