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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 11:24 PM
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16. Is ion power an option?
Edited on Thu Mar-17-11 11:29 PM by AsahinaKimi

Ion engine could one day power 39-day trips to Mars
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17476-ion-engine-...
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  -It's clear we need to further develop a new method of power generation. Occulus  Mar-16-11 11:58 PM   #0 
  - From what little I've read on it, Polywell Fusion is the way to go.  kentauros   Mar-17-11 12:03 AM   #1 
  - Correct, alphas exit the Polywell from the 8 cusps.  FogerRox   Mar-17-11 10:57 PM   #8 
     - Okay, thanks for that, and I understood most of it  kentauros   Mar-17-11 11:02 PM   #9 
        - Polywell is like a carburetor - too much fuel it chokes off, too little and it wont run.  FogerRox   Mar-18-11 12:54 AM   #19 
        - Should Google Go Nuclear?  pokerfan   Mar-18-11 05:16 AM   #22 
  - Fusion is the hail Mary pass, but at a certain choice the hail Mary is the best choice.  napoleon_in_rags   Mar-17-11 12:09 AM   #2 
  - A World wide Apollo Project for reliable fusion would be a good start.  tridim   Mar-17-11 12:18 AM   #3 
  - There is no cheap, plentiful replacement for oil...  Ozymanithrax   Mar-17-11 12:33 AM   #4 
  - Electricity = electric car. Electricity = hydrogen.  Statistical   Mar-17-11 05:18 AM   #7 
  - Oil is NOT cheap.  jacquelope   Mar-17-11 11:22 PM   #14 
  - You've never heard of electric cars? nt  Codeine   Mar-17-11 11:25 PM   #17 
  - Yep  MilesColtrane   Mar-18-11 03:49 AM   #21 
  - we need hot air turbine technology  notesdev   Mar-17-11 01:45 AM   #5 
  - How about if we burn Wall Street bankers? n/t  Scuba   Mar-17-11 03:54 AM   #6 
  - They put off too much black smoke and greenhouse gases.  kentauros   Mar-17-11 11:03 PM   #10 
  - Lets create micro black holes  themadstork   Mar-17-11 11:17 PM   #11 
  - If you haven't already, you should read James P. Hogan's book:  kentauros   Mar-17-11 11:21 PM   #13 
  - Solar is fusion, at a safe distance. nt  bemildred   Mar-17-11 11:19 PM   #12 
  - ZPMs will save us. I saw it on the moving-picture-story-box...nt  SidDithers   Mar-17-11 11:23 PM   #15 
  - Is ion power an option?  AsahinaKimi   Mar-17-11 11:24 PM   #16 
  - Ions are like fuel, you would need a Polywell fusion rector to supply the ion drive  FogerRox   Mar-18-11 12:56 AM   #20 
  - I'm not against fusion, but it's like the hydrogen car  OmahaBlueDog   Mar-17-11 11:28 PM   #18 
 

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