-- On Thu, 22 Apr 1999 02:28:19 Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
>> In a message dated 4/21/99 12:00:19 AM Central Daylight Time, RAF@tomco.net
>> > The most efficient means to power a laser, or, anything, is
>> > matter-to-energy transformation. Again, this is barring
>> > extra-dimensional sources of power.
>Once again, this is a bit off. The current most efficient means to power
>a laser uses conventional explosives. You can use this two ways:
>a) use the explosives as part of an atom bomb that is the engine for an
>b) There is a new power source that one of the Russian Institutes just
>sold to the US military which uses a small charge of conventional
>explosives to generate 1 megawatt for a tiny fraction of a second. They
>are evaluating it now for space defense weapons use. Don't know the
>technology behind it.
>Spike? Any ideas?
Is it Cold Fusion?
Ra Get your FREE Email at http://mailcity.lycos.com Get your PERSONALIZED START PAGE at http://my.lycos.com