Stream of plasma consciousness. Should we ignore alternative viewpoints? #science #fakenews

In this modern world of the internet we are reverting back to tribes. Have you ever been asked a question by someone and just not want to interact because you know they come from a different tribe. As a scientist, I belong to the facts tribe. I do not have opinions, I do not believe …

Continue reading Stream of plasma consciousness. Should we ignore alternative viewpoints? #science #fakenews

The Wheatstone bridge and related matters, like what is your greatest achievement in life?

Wheatstone (1802-1875) is a famous UK physicist.  He is best known for the Wheatstone bridge a device to measure resistance.  Using an AC or RF voltage the bridge can also measure impedance. It is here that my story begins.  Impedance is the ratio of voltage to current flowing in a device.  When current is impeded …

Continue reading The Wheatstone bridge and related matters, like what is your greatest achievement in life?

Why Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Results are Not Even Wrong; a Detailed Analysis.

A while back, I responded to a claim from Lawrenceville Plasma Physics that they were close to a commercial fusion reactor.  I was annoyed that such claims were being made and even more concerned that such claims were not receiving a strong criticism from the scientific community.  I read the paper published in the journal - …

Continue reading Why Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Results are Not Even Wrong; a Detailed Analysis.

Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is Back in the News

I see that Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is back in the news again with the announcement of a collaboration between LPP and an Iranian research institution.  The collaboration agreement is for scientific publications on aneutronic fusion, which some sources claim could be a possible route to cheap, safe, clean energy.  This blog believes the claim is the result …

Continue reading Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is Back in the News