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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1547480)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile tullio
Il Tour e' arrivato a Bergerac, patria credo di Cyrano, che nessuno ha nominato nelle varie trasmissioni. La tappa e' stata vinta dall'estone Ramunes Navardauskas dopo una brutta caduta sul bagnato negli ultimi tre km da parte di vari corridori, per cui i ritardi sono stati neutralizzati e la classifica e' la stessa.
Ieri una gentile fanciulla che si faceva un selfie con le spalle alla corsa per poco non faceva cadere un Nibali lanciato verso la vittoria. Oggi si e' scusata con lo stesso telefonino. Domani cronometro di 54 km, che stabilira' chi va sul podio fra tre francesi e Alejandro Valverde.Speriamo niente selfie!
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1546953)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullio
Nibali ha vinto a Hautacam nei Pirenei staccando in salita tutti i suoi avversari e dimostrando di essere il vero Patron del Tour. Secondo in classifica e' adesso il giovane francese Thibaut Pinot, terzo Jean Christophe Peraud, quarto Alejandro Valverde e quinto un altro giovane francese, Romain Bardet.
Nelle prime due tappe pirenaiche Nibali si era difeso anche a causa della stanchezza dellla sua squadra che deve proteggere ogni giorno la maglia gialla. Oggi ha stracciato tutti ed entra nella styoria del Tour come Gimondi e Pantani.
Domani pianura, sabato una crono di 54 km, domenica la passerella fino a Parigi.
Chapeau, Vincenzo!
Tullio
23) Message boards : SETI@home Science : NASA: Finding Life Beyond Earth is Within Reach (Message 1546861)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullio
Fred Hoyle imagined a living being made up of gas in "The black cloud", 1958, the best science fiction book aver written.
Tullio
24) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1546400)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullio
Read a "Nature" article on ITER;
ITER
See also this:
Fusion upstarts
Tullio
25) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1545217)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullio
That is why I said that the problems of tokamaks are not plasma physics problems but engineering problems. Radioactivity is a problem of all reactors, fusion or fission, that is why I believe we should recur to the Sun. A photovoltaic panel may be costly and ungainly but it is not radioactive.
Tullio
26) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1545205)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullio
Since its beginning, fusion reactions as a energy source have had many approaches (including cold fusion), but now 2 only remain: tokamaks and inertial fusion by lasers, such as tested at Livermore also for military purposes. The Lockheed-Martin machine is a small size tokamak; the Focus Fusion, while interesting, is shown as it was in 2007. None of the two videos mentions the Lawson criterion, that is the product of plasma density, plasma temperature and plasma confinement time. This is the essential parameter of any fusion machine.
Tullio
27) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1545186)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullio
I didn't know that Lockheed-Martin, a builder of warplanes like F35, had any research on fusion. The man said his machine would be a high beta experiment but made no reference to ALCATOR of Bruno Coppi. ALCATOR stand for ALto CAmpu TORus (High Field Torus). He made no mention of Tokamaks smaller in size than ITER or of other approaches such a Stellarator. Anyway, let them try. Watch and see.
I never heard of Focus Fusion. The only thing I understood was they intend to use the DT-Boron reaction to obtain directly electricity without the need of a thermal interface. Well, let them try too.
Tullio
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1544944)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullio
Nibali e' ancora maglia gialla a Nimes, dove la tappa e' stata vinta in volata dal norvegese Alexander Kristoff. Domani riposo e poi i Pirenei.
29) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1544818)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullio
Tullio you reakon the downing of the plane will effect the project now ? Maybe your gov will pull out now ? Is it based or the ITER reactor a plasma or they going a different way with this 1

I hope not. Russia is not to be accounted for the Ukraine tragedy. Some Ukrainians are guilty, probably of the pro-Russia faction. It is easy to cause a tragedy and then accuse your enemies for it. I believe in science and not in wars.
The IGNITOR project is the brain child of Bruno Coppi, a scientist I met in Trieste at the I.C.T.P "Abdus Salam" in 1969. I believe in his honesty and the Russians seem to have appreciated him. The ITER project is a son of many fathers and you certainly know the definition of a camel as a horse designed by a committee. I think research on fusion should go on but the price of ITER is not right , as "Nature" magazine has said.
Tullio
IGNITOR is basically a TOKAMAK, like ITER. TOKAMAK stands for Toroidal Kamera Magnetika and the idea is due to Igor Kurchatov, to which the Institute where IGNITOR sould be built is named.
30) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1544513)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullio
To go back to thee subject of this thread, the weekly "Headlines from Russia" included in La Repubblica paper confirms what I said about a fusion machine deriving from ALCATOR of MIT. It is called IGNITOR and shall be built in Moscow with financing also from Italy. Its cost, about 250 million euros is far below the cost of ITER (more than 15 billion euros). It seems to a more reasonable cost.
Tullio
31) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1544241)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullio
Not all scientific articles are peer-reviewed. Physical Review Letters and similar are NOT peer-reviewed. The papers presented in science congresses of any type are NOT peer reviewed. I think you must look to the person/s who wrote the article to judge its contents. Personal konwledge is still essential. A good tree cannot produce bad fruits nor a bad tree good fruits. Who wrote that? The Gospels? Not peer reviewed, don't believe them.
Tullio
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1543861)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullio
Nibali vince la prima tappa alpina a Chamrousse, aumentando il vantaggio su Alejandro Valverde, metre Richie Port e' crollato. Domani seconda tappa alpina.
33) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1543808)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullio
There is nothing adamant about peer reviews. On "Nature" magazine I recently read the story of a South Korean scientist who had found the way to peer-review his own publications, using Internet and false names. Anyway, my only published paper on the Nuovo Cimento in September 1967 was peer-reviewed.
Tullio
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : ARGH!!! (Message 1543642)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullio
From "The UNIX programming environment" by B.W.Kernighan and R.Pike:
style(1) and diction(1) analyze punctuation, grammar and language usage.
The style and diction programs are described in "Computer aids for writers" by Lorinda Cherry, SIGPLAN Symposium on Text Manipulation, Portland, Oregon,(June 1981).
Good old UNIX days.
Tullio
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Some questions about a laptop (Message 1543359)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullio
I am using a HP 635 laptop with an AMD E-450 APU at 1.6 GHz. It runs SETI@home, Einstein@home and vLHC@home 24/7. The only changes I made to it are its DD3 RAM upped to 8 GB, and a 250 GB SSD substituting a 320 GB hard disk spinning at 5400 RPM. I positioned it on two plastic rods to allow a better cooling.OS SuSE Linux 13.1.
Tullio
36) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1543162)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullio
Omg that must have been very bad thing to go through Tullio . Give me nightmares I think . And some one went to jail for speak up about it wow !

Nobody of the people responsible for this crime (the landslide was foreseen and the water of the lake was yellow in August when I passed by, which means that the landslide was already moving) ever went to jail and the process was celebrated in southern Italy to keep people away from the court. The slide occurred on the night of October 9 1963.
Tullio
37) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1543047)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullio
Yep ppl in Europe don't speak out but I don't think it's just about how many jobs there are Tullio probably a bit of fear too seeing as Europe has had such a colourful history as well. I herd Europe doesn't have good whistle blower laws to protect such ppl if they speak out .

There was a whistleblower before the Vajont tragedy which killed 2000 people in 1963, a female journalist of L'Unita' communist paper, and she was indicted for spreading false and malicious rumors. The the Toc mountain slid in the artificial lake enclosed by the dam, and 2000 people died.I was there the morning after with the Alpine Rescue Corps but there was nobody we could save, only corpses.
Tullio
38) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1543039)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullio
umm so there has been a accident and it was keep'd real quiet and there you go 1 of the biggest reason so far why we shouldn't have nuke power the cover ups

American scientists and nuclear engineers are not afraid to speak up even when this jeopardizes their career and income. European scientists do not speak up maybe because there are fewer job opportunities. When working at Mondadori Publishing House I've known the top Italian nuclear engineers and they would tell me things they would not say publicly. Only Mario Silvestri, the CIRENE designer, made a rather obscure comment on the Trino accident in his book "Il costo della menzogna", saying in a footnote that that reactor had given "grossi dispiaceri" (big problems) (pag.106).
Tullio
39) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1543022)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullio
Sorry Tulio you forgot to say what book mate. opps silly me not reading ok got it sorry Tulio forget this stupid post

No problem. But let me add also J.Gofman and A.Tamplin, "Poisoned power: the case against nuclear power plants", Chatto&Windus, 1973. Both former USAEC scientists.Sternglass was charged to research the adverse health effects of the Three Miles Island LOCA, March 28 1979. A very similar accident happened in Trino Vercellese, Italy, in 1967 but nobody wrote a line about it. It was explained to me one night in Manarola, Cinque Terre, Liguria, by the former safety chief engineer of Trino PWR. In vino veritas, with a botle of Sciacchetra'.
Tullio
40) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : US to Withdraw fro ITER (Message 1542985)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullio
The reports of increased birth defects and cancers in areas around nuclear facilities is troubling, and difficult to put a price tag on if true.


What reports? (I mean, a real scientific report, not a newspaper article.)

Ernest Sternglass, "Low level radiation". Sternglass was a scientist of the Atomic Energy Commission and was charged to research on this subject. What he found frightened him and made him publish this book. Then he was fired.
Tullio


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