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Posted by Curbie on May 30, 2011, 10:46 pm
On Mon, 30 May 2011 15:12:15 -0700 (PDT), Jim Wilkins

What biofuel project are you working on?


Posted by Winston on May 30, 2011, 11:11 pm
Jim Wilkins wrote:


Thanks, Jim!
I have some reading ahead of me.


Posted by Jim Wilkins on May 29, 2011, 10:52 pm
I used to subscribe to NASA tech briefs:


Posted by z on June 1, 2011, 4:42 am

Morris -- time spent? yes .. wasted? no!  Whatever you end up doing, the
fact you documented your efforts makes none if it a waste.  I've really
enjoyed following your work -- you have a real gift for writing that lets
the less than uber technical minded of us follow along and understand (or
at least think we understand!).

The other day I was thinking how much I would have LOVED to have such
resources available as a young student .. I was coming up a bit before
the internets .. so much time finding obscure publications and digging
into the archives.  It's great that you have such documentation available
for one and all -- even if you think it's a dead end -- it's still
information for the next person with an idea who might learn from your

Yours is a clear presentation of experiments and results and theory
intertwined with illuminating illustrations prose, much like we've seen
in early science texts -- when it was all figured out in the garage.  
I've refered a lot of folk to your site over the years

So whatever you do please keep it coming .. great stuff.  

-Zachary in Oregon

Posted by BobG on June 4, 2011, 4:09 pm
Thank you for showing your work on fluidynes. I have followed it with
enough interest to attempt to build a loop with tubing and water and
observe speed of sloshing and calculate rate of heating and cooling
with various sunlamps and torches. You are absolutely correct that
these things are finicky and hard to understand mathematically and
empirically. But I do have a prediction... the next big breakthrough
in a new engine will be the result of inventors and tinkerers sharing
and publishing their work on electronic media, and will have
international contributers. Keep up the Good Work fellow inventors!

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