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Brad Arnold
Posted 4 months ago
Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2013/02/22/nasa-a-nuclear-reactor-to-replace-your-water-heater/ This clean energy technology using nickel and hydrogen will be emerging onto the market this year or next. According to Forbes.com it will energy "too cheap to meter." It is a silver bullet solution to cutting emissions, because people will switch rapidly to this clean energy technology, not because we dictate to them to cut emissions, but because the technology will save them money big-time. Here is a primer (I have much more material, but this is just an introduction for the sake of space): Check out this third-party verification of a LENR reactor that will soon hit the market: http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.3913 "Given the deliberately conservative choices made in performing the measurement, we can reasonably state that the E-Cat HT is a non-conventional source of energy which lies between conventional chemical sources of energy and nuclear ones." (i.e. about five orders of magnitude more energy dense than gasoline, and a COP of almost 6). This phenomenon (LENR) has been confirmed in hundreds of published scientific papers: http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/RothwellJtallyofcol.pdf "LENR has the demonstrated ability to produce excess amounts of energy, cleanly, without hazardous ionizing radiation, without producing nasty waste.” - Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center "Total replacement of fossil fuels for everything but synthetic organic chemistry." --Dr. Joseph M. Zawodny, NASA By the way, here is a survey of some of the companies that are bringing LENR to commercialization: http://www.cleantechblog.com/blog/2011/08/the-new-breed-of-energy-cataly... For those who still aren't convinced, here is a paper I wrote that contains some pretty convincing evidence: http://coldfusionnow.org/the-evidence-for-lenr/
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Brad Arnold
Posted 10 months ago
Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world
Philosophically, there is the duality of the digital vs. the real world. A shrewd operator (we have a saying for this in the chess world, it is called "ownership," as in "I own you") can exploit the relationship and gain dominance. In the financial world, the concept of "value" is amorphous, and can vary utilizing either the digital (as in a "flash crash") or in the real world (as in the result of supply/demand fluctuation due to events). What I am trying to communicate is that with the information age, and the continued digitization of our world, a shrewd operator in the digital world is as important as a large military or a billionaire is in the real world. "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." - Archimedes "Give me an algorithm shrewd enough, and a market on which to place it, and I shall own the world." -Brad Arnold
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Brad Arnold
Posted 10 months ago
Gian Giudice: Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge
Ten to one hundred years, huh? We are the products of heavy metals that needed to be converted from H in a nuclear furnace (i.e. a star formed, then went super nova) at least once...and the phase switch hasn't happened yet. OTH, this "phase switch" of the Higgs field might be equivalent to the Big Bang, or the Big Collapse, or the Big Stretch, when it comes to a hypothesis of the evolution (cycle) of a (the) universe.