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FF-2B Recovers from Minor Accident

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While we would love to cheer our readers with some exciting news form the lab, this past month we have been held up by a minor accident and our (mostly successful) efforts to recover from it. On Jan. 20, at 4:00 AM, on a holiday, our lab suffered a brief power outage. Although all our…

Our Plan to Get to Net…Energy

Focus Fusion Generator – CAD Drawing

During the Wefunder campaign, people have asked us: how can we expect to go rapidly from where we are to net energy—when we get more energy out of the device than we put in? We gave them an explanation. Since many people have told us how useful this information is, we are featuring it in…

Wefunder Campaign Ends—Over $600,000 Raised

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Thanks to all of you for a second successful Wefunder campaign. We raised $605,000 from 292 investors living in 22 countries. All 133 slots for new non-accredited investors were filled. For accredited investors, we will be continuing fundraising directly through our website. During the campaign, which began Nov.15, 2019 and ended March 1, 2020, we…

LPPFusion on the Radio This Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

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LPPFusion’s Director of Communications and CIO Ivy Karamitsos and President and Chief Scientist Eric Lerner will be on KFAI radio this Thursday at 1:00 PM CST, 2:00 PM EST. Everyone can listen live online. Those in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area can listen over the air at 90.3 FM or 106.7 FM. Don Olson interviewed Ivy and…

X-rays Show: FF-2B’s Best Shot is All Hot!

The latest data from LPPFusion’s lab shows that all the plasma in our tiny fusion plasmoid is hot, not just some of it. Hot in this case means 600 million degrees K, sixty times hotter than the center of the sun. This new result shows that our results are being fairly compared with those of…

Wefunder Campaign Extended to March 1

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We’ve just completed our third successful financial audit. Because of this we can now extend our Wefunder campaign through March 1st. Without this audit, SEC regulations limited us to ending the campaign 120 days after our fiscal year ended, which is Jan 31st. We are happy that we can stretch this campaign a little bit…

Light Elements Weigh in on Crisis in Cosmology

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A bedrock prediction of the Big Bang theory has been contradicted by abundant observations, according to a new study by LPPFusion’s Chief Scientist Eric Lerner which he presented Jan. 8 at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Honolulu, deepening the already widely-discussed crisis in cosmology. The study looks at the origin and abundance of three…

Fred Van Roessel (1937-2019)

Fred van Roessel

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. Fred came to work with LPPFusion in 2010, only six months after our FF-1…

Tell Congress: Support a Public-Private Partnership Fund

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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. The House version of the Energy and Water Appropriations bill only has $4 million for this important initiative, while the Senate version has $20 million. Please contact your…