Fusion energy, Dovetail Hiring, and other stuff

Nuclear Fusion!

Today at the ATX Code Lunch (if you haven’t come yet, you’re missing out!), I was talking with some folks about the Fukushima nuclear fission reactor situation in Japan. I mentioned a fascinating Google Video I saw of Robert Bussard talking about the state of nuclear fusion power generation. I promised I’d paste it on my blog for everyone to watch:

Robert Bussard discussing nuclear fusion at Google

 

Dovetail Hiring (again)

In other news that is almost as cool as nuclear fusion, Dovetail is hiring again. This time we’ve got THREE (count ‘em) openings. One for a senior .NET team lead/developer, another for a .NET developer, and one for a marketing director (if you happen to know one).  And be sure to keep an eye on our careers page!

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About Chad Myers

Chad Myers is the Director of Development for Dovetail Software, in Austin, TX, where he leads a premiere software team building complex enterprise software products. Chad is a .NET software developer specializing in enterprise software designs and architectures. He has over 12 years of software development experience and a proven track record of Agile, test-driven project leadership using both Microsoft and open source tools. He is a community leader who speaks at the Austin .NET User's Group, the ADNUG Code Camp, and participates in various development communities and open source projects.
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  • http://www.mallard-design.com Tom Mallard

    Consider that if the heat is going to boil water to dry steam to drive turbines to push wires past magnets and you don’t capture the heat cooling the steam back down the theoretical maximum efficiency is 40%!!!!

    So fusion is no better for Steam Age technology, and, the trouble with co-generating to capture the waste heat means you must use thermal fluids and distribute the heat, costly so never done.

    Still not a requirement for brand-new power plants using steam so fusion will also waste this heat directly into the world at the rate of two watts of waste heat for every watt on the wire if done this way, key issue the waste heat of condensation in the conversation never brought up.

  • http://www.ipl.com rose

    if the heat is going to boil water to dry steam to drive turbines to push wires past magnets and you don’t capture the heat cooling the steam back down the theoretical maximum efficiency is 40%!!!!

  • http://realfiction.net Frank Quednau

    The state of fusion is a sad one, with ITER fundings converging to zero (slightly exaggerated) while energy companies earnings converge to 10-digit numbers.

    The world financial system is obviously broken, but nobody cares.

  • http://andrewtwest.com/ Andy West

    What Star Trek nerds think of when they see the name Robert Bussard:

    http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Bussard_collector

    Don’t ask me how I know.

  • aklein

    check this site, just up: http://www.fpgeneration.com