Category Archives: Environment

The Promise of Controlled Nuclear Fusion Part 18

A few notes before I present the latest report: I’m reverting to Hindu-Arabic numerals to escape the rather too formal air that Roman numerals imply. I can also report that, as of today, Think Tank Report has exactly 6447 subscribers, … Continue reading

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The Promise of Controlled Nuclear Fusion Part XVI

In the last report, I warned, in the context of the upcoming Melbourne Cup, that horse racing can turn up some remarkably unexpected wins from outsiders. In the event, a week later, the race was won by a 50:1 outsider, … Continue reading

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The Promise of Controlled Nuclear Fusion Part VII

At the end of part Part VI, we were waiting to see the report by independent investigators into Andrea Rossi’s eCat. The report duly arrived and may be downloaded here. It concludes by saying: Given the deliberately conservative choices made … Continue reading

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The Promise of Controlled Nuclear Fusion – Part VI

In Part III, I predicted that 2012 would be a pivotal one for Low Energy Nuclear Fusion (LENR or Cold Fusion as some still prefer). I must now concede that this did not happen but there are strong indications that … Continue reading

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The Promise of Controlled Nuclear Fusion – Part III

Part II concluded on a rather pessimistic note for Andrea Rossi’s Energy Catalyser – E-Cat – that it cannot be producing the reported net energy gains by any process yet known to Physics. However, there may be a degree of … Continue reading

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Early Lessons from the Rena

The Rena emergency is notable from a number of viewpoints in addition to the obvious one of the environmental damage it is already causing. The first is that, in the era of GPS and electronic navigation, it shouldn’t have happened … Continue reading

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