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The Petro-Islamist Threat: How Fusion Energy Can Save the World

By: Tom Tamarkin and Mudar Zahran September 7, 2014 Updated Oct. 24, 2015 Abstract: Today the worldwide population of people practicing the Islamic Muslim faiths is estimated to be between 1.6 billion to 2.2 billion or 22 % to 30% of the world’s total population. Unfortunately for them, and for the rest of the world, the religion has been hijacked ... Read More »

‘Global Warming Scare’ declared ‘Over’

by Bob Unruh 10/12/2014 Scientists and others on a team assembled by the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, which focuses on free-market solutions to today’s problems, say the “scare” of global warming from the use of carbon fuels and other human activities “is over.” It’s “past time” for the world to realize that and “stop the madness of wasting great sums of ... Read More »

Disproof of AGW by Gerlich & Tscheuschner

Download the full paper Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics Version 3.0 (September 9, 2007) replaces Version 1.0 (July 7, 2007) and later By: Gerhard Gerlich Institut fur Mathematische Physik Technische Universitat Carolo-Wilhelmina Mendelssohnstrae 3 D-38106 Braunschweig Federal Republic of Germany g.gerlich@tu-bs.de Ralf D. Tscheuschner Postfach 60 27 62 D-22237 Hamburg Federal Republic of ... Read More »

Wind Power (Technology and Economics)

By Barrie Lawson, UK Adapted with the permission of the author from Electropaedia.com The wind is a source of free energy which has been used since ancient times in windmills for pumping water or grinding flour. The technology of high power, geared transmissions was developed centuries ago by windmill designers and the fantail wheel for keeping the main sales pointing ... Read More »

Thermodynamics of the Corn-Ethanol Biofuel Cycle

Tad W. Patzek Department Chair & Professor Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #11, The Lois K. and Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Email: patzek@mail.utexas.edu Phone: (512) 232-8368 This Web Version is being periodically updated New: Appendix D on fuel cells, consistent use of fuel HHVs, corrected theoretical yield of ethanol from starch, equivalent CO2 emissions ... Read More »

How will a fusion power plant work?

A school class in 2100: The futuristic lesson is backed up with documentary photos and animations and gives the viewer an entertaining survey of the principles, development and status of fusion research. Like the sun, a fusion power plant is to derive energy from fusion of atomic nuclei. To ignite the fusion fire one has to succeed in confining the ... Read More »

Fusion: Nature’s Energy

Complete index of Pat’s articles This article is the second of a series of eight articles on fusion power written by Tom Tamarkin and Pat Boone in their collaboration to speak to American citizens…in fact all citizens of the world…on the ill-fated history of fusion power development and the urgent need to resurrect and complete it. The articles are based ... Read More »

A Comparison of Energy Densities of Prevalent Energy Sources in Units of Joules Per Cubic Meter

Bradley E. Layton, Ph.D Assistant Professor, Energy Technology Program Director, Drexel University Abstract Typically, the energy densities of solids or liquids such as coal and oil are measured in dimensions of energy per unit volume or energy per unit mass, whereas solar, wind, and hydroelectric sources are rated in dimensions of power per unit area. This article provides a unifying ... Read More »

Is Sustainable Energy Even Possible at the Global level?

David J. Pristash January 2012 Revised February 2013 Republished with permission ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to place into useful perspective the development of sustainable energy at the global scale. Global scale energy requires the ability to generate power of 3,500 Quads or 3.7 X 1021 Joules, economically; as this is the amount of energy the world will ... Read More »

The Holy Grail of Energy: Nuclear Fusion

Complete index of Pat’s articles This article is the fourth of a series of eight articles on fusion power written by Tom Tamarkin and Pat Boone in their collaboration to speak to American citizens…in fact all citizens of the world…on the ill-fated history of fusion power development and the urgent need to resurrect and complete it. The articles are based ... Read More »

Innovative Confinement Concepts

Innovative Confinement Concepts and Alternative Fusion Approaches Between 1996 and 2000, the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) recommended a vigorous program in Innovative Confinement Concepts to explore several practical alternative paths to the mainline Magnetic Confinement and Inertial Confinement programs. It was never funded. After the U.S. joined the ITER program as a 9% partner, the ICC program was ... Read More »

American Based Worldwide Energy Independence

[php function=8]By: Tom Tamarkin Founder Fusion4Freedom & President USCL Corp August 5, 2012 EnergyCite® In a few years we should no longer need to depend on drilling for natural gas & oil…or mining coal…for energy. Energy is all around us. But not from wind, solar, tidal, or biofuels. Every school boy knows the answer; E=MC². What does E=MC² mean? Energy ... Read More »

Urgent Energy Alert For America, Part 2

Complete index of Pat’s articles This article is the seventh of a series of eight articles on fusion power written by Tom Tamarkin and Pat Boone in their collaboration to speak to American citizens…in fact all citizens of the world…on the ill-fated history of fusion power development and the urgent need to resurrect and complete it. The articles are based ... Read More »

Saving Energy…and our Privacy

Complete index of Pat’s articles By:Pat Boone Reprinted from Nationally Published Columns with permission of the author December 16, 2013 Updated January 2, 2017 Several years ago, a flight home from Israel on El Al Israel Airlines changed my life. I’d taken my wife and granddaughter on a trip to the Holy Land with Governor Mike Huckabee, had a great ... Read More »

Development of Practical Fusion Power Plasma Jet Driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion

This on-line presentation is prepared from the work of C. Y. Francis Thio, Ph.D., in October 2011 based on the paper authored by S. C. Hsu et al., “Spherically Imploding Plasma Liners as a Standoff Driver for Magnetoinertial Fusion,” and sub sequentially published by IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 40, 1287 (2012). Additional material used by Dr. Thio in the abstract ... Read More »

A Proclamation to the World by the American People

The United States of America, by virtue of the freedom of its people and their dedication to the values of education and free enterprise has produced the greatest nation the world has ever known in terms of wealth, human values, and its preparedness to help all peoples of the world achieve similar status. The United States of America stands prepared ... Read More »

Big Green’s lethal agenda

By Paul Driessen July 11, 2014 Sustainability and climate claims limit energy access and living standards for the world’s poor The outstanding presentations at this Ninth International Conference on Climate Change clearly demonstrate that activist climate science is increasingly devoid of evidence … increasingly removed from the scientific method – and yet is increasingly being used to devise, justify and ... Read More »

Fusion Stellarator Starts Up

IEEE Spectrum Alexander Hellemans, 21 May 2014 Alternate design to ITER might ultimately be better for generating electricity Finishing Up: In November 2011 the interior of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator fusion experiment was still open. Among the guts visible are the plasma vessel and one of the coils that produce the complex magnetic field that contains the plasma. Photo: Bernhard ... Read More »

The Myth Of Ocean Acidification By Carbon Dioxide

Arizona Daily Independent BY: JONATHAN DUHAMEL JANUARY 28, 2014 We often read in the media that increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is making the oceans too acidic, and dissolving or otherwise harming carbonate-shelled marine fauna. These writers or reporters seem ignorant of the fact that these marine fauna evolved when the atmospheric CO2 concentration was more than 10 times ... Read More »

Nuclear fusion: an answer to China’s energy problems?

China Dialog Olivia Boyd 12.2.2013 China could lead the way to a clean and boundless energy supply – if it can ever be made to work. Scientist Steven Cowley talks to chinadialogue. A nuclear fusion display in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Fusion could one day meet 25% of the world’s energy needs, says Steven Cowley. (Image by kpfellows) ... Read More »

Plasma experiment demonstrates admirable self-control

phys.org November 13, 2013 Scientists from the EAST tokamak experiment work with their US colleagues in control room of the DIII-D tokamak where they carried out experiments to test concepts that will enable groundbreaking experiments in EAST in 2014. Credit: Andrea Garofalo A team of Chinese and American scientists has learned how to maintain high fusion performance under steady conditions ... Read More »

How Texas Lost the World’s Largest Super Collider

Texas Monthly October 21, 2013 By Trevor Quirk The Higgs boson, a particle that has shaped the theories of modern particle physics, was discovered at a super collider in Geneva. It was a hugely significant moment for Big Science, one that received a Nobel Prize earlier this year—and it should have been discovered in Texas. Magnablend, a chemical blending plant, ... Read More »

Fusion experiments inch closer to break-even goal

CBS news October 8, 2013, 12:47 PM The unified lasers at the National Ignition Facility deliver 1.8 megajoules of energy and 500 terawatts of power, which is 1,000 times more than the United States uses at any one moment. DAMIEN JEMISON/LLNL Fusion energy has proven an elusive goal — a running joke is that humanity is 20 years away from ... Read More »

Lord of the Rings

The world has now been given the dark Ring of Power. Unlike the fantasy “Ring of Power” the real version is very tiny; in fact, it is the size of an atom. But the “ring’s” punch is even bigger than expected. The evil it is capable of bringing to the world is also just as dark as anything J.R.R.Tolkien could ... Read More »

Fusion Energy Production by Deuterium Particle Injection

This visualization was created using simulations run on the supercomputers at the National Center of Computational Sciences and shows the expected operation of the ITER fusion reactor. This reactor is currently being built by a global coalition in Cadarache, France and is expected to begin the first experiments in 2020. To produce fusion reactions, the fuel must be heated to ... Read More »

Fusion’s Missing Pieces

Scientific American, June 2012 Volume 306, Number 6 Geneva was cold and gray when air force one touched down in November 1985. President Ronald Reagan had come to meet Mikhail Gorbachev, the newly appointed leader of the Soviet Union. Reagan was convinced that the risk of catastrophic nuclear war was high, and he wanted to reduce the two superpowers’ swollen ... Read More »

Tom Tamarkin & Fusion Energy; In the Beginning

By: Tom D. Tamarkin May 3, 2012 This is the story of Tom Tamarkin & fusion energy in the United Sates, and the trail leading to Dr. Gerald Schroeder in Jerusalem, Israel, Pat Boone in Beverly Hills, California, relationships with scientists at Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico, and scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Labs in Livermore California…and where ... Read More »

Fusing Fusion Concepts: Plasma-Jet driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion (PJMIF)

American Security Project Dec 20, 2011 The fusion projects we often hear about fall into one of two camps: Magnetic Confinement Fusion (MCF) or Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). Of course, each project has its own spin on fusion. For example, MIT’s Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) follows the tokamak model commonly used in MCF, but instead of generating the magnetic field ... Read More »

Apparent breakthrough in nuclear fusion silenced by shutdown

CBS News The preamplifiers of the National Ignition Facility are the first step in increasing the energy of laser beams as they make their way toward the target chamber. LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY Scientists have come one step closer to harnessing the power of the sun. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have passed a milestone in achieving self-sustaining ... Read More »

The myth of renewable energy

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Dawn Stover | 11/22/2011 – 15:29 DAWN STOVER Stover is a science writer based in the Pacific Northwest and is a contributing editor at the Bulletin. “Clean.” “Green.” What do those words mean? When President Obama talks about “clean energy,” some people think of “clean coal” and low-carbon nuclear power, while others envision shiny solar ... Read More »