Poster for "Oppenheimer"

Oppenheimer, Einstein – and Farnsworth

Have you seen “Oppenheimer” yet? I saw it last week. There is an erudite discussion of the film here at the Waterstar sister site, Fusor.net, which includes my personal review of the film.  Other fusor.net regulars add some interesting insight into the development of nuclear weapons and their aftermath. I also posted some thoughts about what …

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Philo Farnsworth with an early Image Dissector tube, ca 1930

Apollo 11 +50:
Please Remember This Man, Too

Cut to the chase: Follow this link to Chapter 20: Tranquility Base at Medium.com * On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the world will begin commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, that improbable mission that culminated four days later with Neil Armstrong’s historic “giant leap for mankind.” In recent weeks, there have already been recollections …

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Please Remember This Man, Too
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Why Nuclear Fusion Is Always 30 Years Away

I dunno, maybe because most of the money seems to get siphoned off for the biggest, most cumbersome, complex, and costly (the 3-Cs of most fusion research)  schemes and machines money can buy (and the bloated scientific staffs that build them) to solve what is essentially a simple challenge? Why Nuclear Fusion Is Always 30 Years …

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The Mad Scientist

No, not really mad… just Richard Hull turning down the lights in his lab while demonstrating his Fusor IV today at HEAS – the High Energy Amateur Science confab at his home and lab in Richmond, Virginia.  More photos and stories when I get home….

A Change is Gonna Come

Get out your Sam Cook records, kids… A Change Is Gonna Come. Fusor.net has been in business since 1998 – I think that's like several centuries in Internet years. Why, when we started this, it was all hand-cranked, remember? In the 15 years since its inception, Fusor.net has had three major incarnations. First there was …

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