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In the first episode of the series, Lerner focuses on new work showing that the Big Bang theory of the origin of light elements has been increasingly refuted by data.

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In this new series of monthly videos, LPPFusion Chief Scientist Eric J. Lerner will explore the scientific evidence that the dominant model of cosmology is invalid. Instead, the basic phenomena of the cosmos can be understood without an origin in time for the universe, and without exotic hypothetical entities like inflation, dark energy and dark matter.

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Next step: Can anyone who sings well and someone who plays an instrument get together and record one of the winners in a video? Might be fun and get us a bit of notice!

In the first episode of the series, Lerner focuses on new work showing that the Big Bang theory of the origin of light elements has been increasingly refuted by data.

youtu.be/3KkhRibBllU

In this new series of monthly videos, LPPFusion Chief Scientist Eric J. Lerner will explore the scientific evidence that the dominant model of cosmology is invalid. Instead, the basic phenomena of the cosmos can be understood without an origin in time for the universe, and without exotic hypothetical entities like inflation, dark energy and dark matter.

Next step: Can anyone who sings well and someone who plays an instrument get together and record one of the winners in a video? Might be fun and get us a bit of notice!

The votes, all 63 of them, are in and we have our winners. First Prize, with 24 votes to “Fusion for Everyone” written by 2-time contest winner and still champion, Gregory N. Ranky! Second Prize, with 16 votes, to “Age of Beryllium” written by Chief Scientist Eric Lerner. Third Prize, with 9 votes, to “Come with US” by Matei Victor. Rest of the votes, 14 total, to the other contestants: “Plasmoid Song” and “Focus Fusion Anthem” by Lerner and “FoFu, FoFu” by Mike Muller. Congratulations to all!

However, we are working hard to eliminate the oscillations so there is a single front and the filaments will be neatly organized all the way to the front of the sheath.

These images are produced from 10 separate, but very similar, shots. The flickers in brightness are caused by changes in camera filters and sensitivity—the real brightness is steadily increasing during the time covered as the current flowing through the sheath increases.

But the images also show the challenge that we currently face—the front (right) edge of the sheath is not a single, sharp line, but two separated fronts. This is caused, we know, by the oscillation in current that produces an early small pulse of current, followed by a bigger one. In the region between the fronts the filaments are twisted and disorganized. This leads to poor compression and less fusion.

They show the development of the sheath from 230-570 ns after the current starts flowing. So the events are happening about 6 million times faster than you see them in this GIF. The key positive features of the images are that the filaments (running from lower left towards upper right) are evenly spaced and thin—only 200 microns in radius. Those characteristics should lead to a dense plasmoid and rapid fusion burn.

The images, taken with our ICCD camera using an exposure time of only 5 ns (billionths of a second) show the current sheath moving down the anode (towards upper right) as viewed between the cathode vanes (diagonal black bands). The top-to-bottom size of the images is 2.5 cm.

These new images from inside our Focus-Fusion-2B experimental device show the development of the filaments of current (bright thin parallel lines) in the early stages of each pulse. The filaments are a crucial step in compressing and heating the plasma to get fusion reactions.

We have the sad duty to report that our friend, colleague and team member Fred Van Roessel has died. He suffered a fatal stroke on Tuesday, November 26 and died without regaining consciousness on November 28. Fred was LPPFusion’s Electrical Engineer.

lppfusion.com/fred-van-roessel

Song Contest Vote - You Pick the Winner!

We have six entries for our fusion song parody contest and it’s up to you to vote the winner! We have made the entries anonymous for now for fairness, but will let everyone know who wrote them after the vote. Each entry is accompanied by a video to a performance of the song they are parodying. (In this case parody means copying, not making fun of!) Please vote for your favorite by Dec. 15.

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Back in the summer of 2017 Eric Lerner, CEO and Chief Scientist of LPPFusion, discussed the development of quantum mechanics with Justin Cohen, LPPFusion's summer intern in 2017 and Jose Varela our systems administrator.

youtu.be/o-pOGSpKTjU

We need you to support a bill pending in Congress that will set up a public-private partnership fund to help finance private fusion companies in the US.

lppfusion.com/tell-congress-su

We at LPPF Fusion believe that the introduction of these bills into the NJ Senate is a great step forward. We hope that the Legislature and Governor Murphy will rapidly enact this legislation, which can serve as a model for fusion development in other states.

legiscan.com/NJ/pending/senate

A second bill would make fusion energy companies eligible for any state renewable energy or emerging technologies economic incentive programs. The third bill would establish the NJ Fusion Technology Industry Commission which would oversee the fusion energy program for the state of NJ.

GO NJ! Three bills to promote research were introduced on Aug. 26 into the NJ State Senate by Sen. Joe Pennachio (R-26). The first bill, the Fusion Technology Industry Promotion Act, would mandate the NJ Economic Development Authority to invest in fusion technology development companies in NJ, matching dollar for dollar private investments in the companies. This idea was raised by LPPFusion’s President Eric J. Lerner at the Fusion Symposium organized by Sen. Pennacchio’s office.

newsweek.com/andrew-yang-clima

Congrats to Mr. Yang for including fusion energy into his . Fossil fuels are killing us, and renewables can not replace fossil fuels. Fusion will.

lppfusion.com/executive-summar

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