Run RF-driven argon plasma simulations, then verify the model I'm using
for the simulation by then. The first one I build is a coil wrapped
around a fluorescent tube but that's argon-mercury. You use the end
electrodes as Langmuir probes to measure the ion & electron temps.
Drive it with a ham radio transmitter at the ion cyclotron freq. of argon.
Then work up to an RF-driven argon ion laser. But I have to be able to
simulate that by then, so QED I need a teraflops machine.
You can do it in your basement. ;^)
On Monday, March 12, 2001, at 07:21 PM, Brian Atkins wrote:
> Brian: These chips would be over 500 times faster than the best Athlons
> or Pentium 4s we have now. And in only 5 years. WOW
> Eliezer: If this is true, a medium-sized research project should
> definitely be able to buy enough power for "true AI" by 2005-2007. Of
> course, that's hardware rather than software - but still.
> URL: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nf/20010312/tc/8100_1.html
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