[FoRK] The Ni-64 "theory" of "cold fusion" (more energy hacks)

Michael Cummins michael at i-magery.com
Mon Jun 14 12:03:39 PDT 2010


I like following the news on Polywell Fusion, though Nickel is much more
abundant than Boron.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polywell

http://www.strout.net/info/science/polywell/index.html


- MEC


-----Original Message-----
From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On Behalf Of Jeff
Bone
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:07 PM
To: Friends of Rohit Khare
Subject: [FoRK] The Ni-64 "theory" of "cold fusion" (more energy hacks)


Some interesting back-of-envelope figures, here.  If this is correct, upping
the production of nickel globally / annually by a factor of a little over
two could substitute for all oil-related energy production.  (There are a
few unrealistic assumptions there.  At least.)

 
http://nextbigfuture.com/2010/06/if-nickel-64-theory-of-cold-fusion-is.html

Nickel is the fifth most common element on Earth. 
 
Russia and Canada are currently the top producers, accounting for about 40%
and 30% respectively of global production.

To head off the OB_EUGEN critique, like all the proposed fixes beyond e.g.
ubiquitous solar, this one's obviously transient / non-sustainable over the
long haul, and only economically viable over some range of time.  (Though,
to be fair, even solar is "transient" on  long-enough time scale.)


jb


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