Monthly Archives: September 2020

NASA Claims Cold Fusion Without Naming It

Do you remember in 1989 when two chemists announced they’d created a setup that created nuclear fusion at room temperature? Everyone was excited, but it eventually turned out to be very suspect. It wasn’t clear how they detected that fusion occurred and only a few of the many people who tried to replicate the experiment claimed success and they later retracted their reports. Since then, mentioning cold fusion is right up there with perpetual motion. Work does continue though, and NASA recently published several papers on lattice confinement fusion which is definitely not called cold fusion, although it sounds like it to us. The idea of trapping atoms inside a metallic crystal lattice isn’t new, dating back to the 1920s. It sounds as though the NASA method uses… Source link

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Manchester United may move for Ismaila Sarr

Manchester United have made contact with Watford over the signing of their forward Ismaila Sarr. The club are losing hope of being able to sign Jadon Sancho, reports the Independent. The 20-year-old England international and his agents have reportedly agreed terms with United but there could be too many other problems that prevent an agreement with Borussia Dortmund. The German club are supposed to want around £110 million for Sancho, with much of the fee paid up front, and Ed Woodward believes that such demands are unreasonable for a relatively inexperienced player, especially due to the financial impact of coronavirus on football finances in general. Nevertheless, a move had not yet been completely given up on, but United are now looking at alternatives, though whether the… Source link

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COLD FUSION: FESTIVAL OF 1,000 BOWLS, BIG ISLAND

WHO/WHAT: Hawai’i islanders can enjoy the Japanese ceramic and culinary arts at the Donkey Mill Art Center’s “Cold Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls”! Pre-purchase any of three ticket options (“solo bowl”, “two-person party” or “party of four”). ONE person PER TICKET gets to go inside of the Mill for 45 minutes. to select bowl/s from the 2,000 artisanal pieces crafted for this occasion, and pick up other items in that ticket. WHEN/WHERE: Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Donkey Mill Art Center. 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Honalo, Hawai’i island. Buy advance tickets at donkey-mill-art-center.myshopify.com/collections/cool-fusion/products/cool-fusion-ticket, scheduling your visit date. $20—Solo bowl ($25 value) and original noodle… Source link

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Taking stock of the US economy and looking forward: My long-read Q&A with Glenn Hubbard | American Enterprise Institute

For the 200th episode of Political Economy, I spoke with economist R. Glenn Hubbard about how the Great Pandemic has affected and will continue to affect the US economy, lessons to be learned from the Great Recession and 15 years of disappointing productivity growth, and a variety of looming issues such as the deficit that future policymakers will need to consider. Glenn is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers for the Bush White House. He is also both dean emeritus and the Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia Business School. What follows is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation, including brief portions that were cut from the original podcast. You can… Source link

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NASA lands on a middle path to nuclear fusion

Earlier this year, a team of scientists based at NASA’s Glenn Research Center reported on a novel, promising method for generating nuclear fusion reactions in solid-state materials they termed “lattice confinement fusion.”  The experimental results and theoretical analysis were published in separate articles in the April issue of the authoritative nuclear physics journal Physical Review C. Apart from their great scientific interest, the results demonstrate a novel approach to realizing nuclear fusion as a practical energy source, one that exploits the so-called “electron screening” effect to drastically increase the rates of fusion and other nuclear reactions. As I shall explain below, “electron screening” is a well-known phenomenon in the fusion field… Source link

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Tempest Telecom Solutions and Lepton Systems Help Service Providers Reduce Time to Market – Press Release

Remote testing and automation dramatically reduce test time SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – September 14, 2020 – (Newswire.com) Tempest Telecom Solutions and Lepton Systems are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide a complete solution for lab environments that include Layer-1 switch technology for lab automation and remote testing to network equipment manufacturers, service providers, and large enterprises. “Data Center’s to Service Provider’s test and validation labs are constantly challenged to deliver the highest quality products and services with shorter testing cycles, all while reducing their cost of test,” said Brian Tolly, Tempest’s Director of Network Test and Security Sales. “Lab Automation empowers… Source link

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