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danielkaiser
12-06-2009, 12:08 PM
This is an interior shot of The Large Helical Device (http://www.lhd.nifs.ac.jp/en/) also known as a Stellarator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellarator) It's a Plasma Furnace, a Fusion Reactor, My God this thing makes Stars.

cresshead
12-06-2009, 12:41 PM
i want one of those!

Intuition
12-06-2009, 12:46 PM
Its so pretty its hard to think it has a practical use and is not just a neat sculpture. Great find. Thanks for posting. :D

Don't get me wrong, lots of practical stuff is pretty, its just that this looks too sculpted. ;)

OnlineRender
12-06-2009, 01:20 PM
i want one of those!

try Flee-Bay :D

Nangleator
12-06-2009, 01:22 PM
Giger had a hand in this. I think I can see a metal boob in there.

shrox
12-06-2009, 01:27 PM
Its so pretty its hard to think it has a practical use and is not just a neat sculpture. Great find. Thanks for posting. :D

Don't get me wrong, lots of practical stuff is pretty, its just that this looks too sculpted. ;)

Form follows function. (You should know that!)

stone
12-06-2009, 01:33 PM
sorry, the prettiest was made in 1990

http://www.amigau.com/aig/a3000.jpg

she was gorgeous.

OnlineRender
12-06-2009, 01:41 PM
Sorry Streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetchin screen size worth it ,anyway your artists your monitor should be atleast 32 inch :D


sorry, the prettiest was made in 1990

urimg

she was gorgeous.

yes she was ! but .
:phone_cal

http://www.waitingforfriday.com/images/8/87/BBCmodelB2.JPG

shrox
12-06-2009, 02:16 PM
http://www.fabuloussavers.com/wallpapers/19_Star_Trek_Enterprise_NCC1701D_starship_wallpape r_xx.jpg

Not real, but stunning.

Myagi
12-06-2009, 04:29 PM
shrox wins, thread over :D



(yes, yes I'm a 1701D fanatic)

shrox
12-06-2009, 04:35 PM
shrox wins, thread over :D



(yes, yes I'm a 1701D fanatic)

The original 1701, the A and D are the most beautiful machines ever conceived by man, and may hopefully build one day...

But that real world reactor is sweet too.

Nangleator
12-06-2009, 04:59 PM
Hmm... I beg to differ!

http://www.desdanova.com/bryce/images/whitestar.jpg

shrox
12-06-2009, 05:37 PM
Hmm... I beg to differ!

http://www.desdanova.com/bryce/images/whitestar.jpg

Gag!

Jockomo
12-06-2009, 05:54 PM
It's a Plasma Furnace, a Fusion Reactor, My God this thing makes Stars.

Now i admit I don't know a whole lot about these things. But from what I understand stars are pretty big and I don't think we should be making any of them... on earth.

aurora
12-06-2009, 10:35 PM
Sorry Streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetchin screen size worth it ,anyway your artists your monitor should be atleast 32 inch :D



yes she was ! but .
:phone_cal

http://www.waitingforfriday.com/images/8/87/BBCmodelB2.JPG

OMG, Now that brings back old, dusty memories. My first was even older then that though. It was one of those PET build it yourself kits. The case was made of 1/4" plywood and had a 12" monitor, which still weighed a ton. My cheap phone is a super computer compared to that beasty.

danielkaiser
12-06-2009, 10:44 PM
Now i admit I don't know a whole lot about these things. But from what I understand stars are pretty big and I don't think we should be making any of them... on earth.

Just a very small one trapped in a magnetic bottle. The nice thing about this method over Fission, is if the containment field is breached the reaction stops.

And to you people, you hijackers of the thread :neener:

danielkaiser
12-06-2009, 10:49 PM
Sorry Streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetchin screen size worth it ,anyway your artists your monitor should be atleast 32 inch :D



yes she was ! but .
:phone_cal

http://www.waitingforfriday.com/images/8/87/BBCmodelB2.JPG

Looks like someone needs to learn to let go :devil:

gatz
12-07-2009, 10:24 AM
The original 1701, the A and D are the most beautiful machines ever conceived by man, and may hopefully build one day...

Agreed. You have to wonder if, when the tech allows it, if engineers of the future will be compelled to use use the design, because our collective unconscious demands it. Or will it by then be considered too retro...

JML
12-07-2009, 10:41 AM
This is an interior shot of The Large Helical Device (http://www.lhd.nifs.ac.jp/en/) also known as a Stellarator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellarator) It's a Plasma Furnace, a Fusion Reactor, My God this thing makes Stars.

Those things are beautiful and I can't even imagine how expensive it is..
I remember the classic fusion reactor like below,
but that one 'helical' you posted is amazing.

cresshead
12-07-2009, 11:01 AM
if i had to have a machine at home....i'd opt for this one everytime!

http://www.newtek.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=80014&d=1260208889

tribbles
12-07-2009, 11:17 AM
http://www.waitingforfriday.com/images/8/87/BBCmodelB2.JPG

Okay, so that's a BBC micro, A3000 (in pieces), BBC Master Compact, and I think it's a Yamaha DX7 in the background (not too sure about that). Oh, and an AKG headphones on the shelf.

Have you played Elite with a Bitstick? (I've got one in my collection).

danielkaiser
12-07-2009, 01:00 PM
Those things are beautiful and I can't even imagine how expensive it is..
I remember the classic fusion reactor like below,
but that one 'helical' you posted is amazing.

They both have a very Gothic feel.

archijam
12-07-2009, 03:15 PM
Any apparently it looks like this when you turn it on :)

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/fed/stelnews/assets/shot1642.mpg

and some more!

http://www.lhd.nifs.ac.jp/en/lhd/movie.html

JML
12-07-2009, 07:02 PM
Any apparently it looks like this when you turn it on :)
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/fed/stelnews/assets/shot1642.mpg
and some more!
http://www.lhd.nifs.ac.jp/en/lhd/movie.html

yep, looks really cool, I'm going to exchange my lava lamp for that :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3IKaGR9EVs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gn0wtieMWo&NR=1

Nangleator
12-07-2009, 07:23 PM
I just want to know if there's a Scottish engineer telling them it can't take any more.

Speedmonk42
12-07-2009, 11:02 PM
Any apparently it looks like this when you turn it on :)

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/fed/stelnews/assets/shot1642.mpg

and some more!

http://www.lhd.nifs.ac.jp/en/lhd/movie.html


So there really are blue glowing fields.

+ 1 for all sci fi animators everywhere.

Nangleator
12-08-2009, 07:05 AM
So there really are blue glowing fields.
You know, it's things like that that make me take another look at solipsism. The universe keeps doing things I expect of it!

danielkaiser
12-08-2009, 12:07 PM
So there really are blue glowing fields.

+ 1 for all sci fi animators everywhere.

Oh children read and be enlightened, there's a reason we make them blue, because they are. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_thruster