Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Air Force Email Indicating EEStor Invite

There seems to be some doubts---based on my prior blog post--- about whether the FOIA records we have obtained contain information concerning an EEStor invitation to a demo.  

Have a look for yourself.    Also,  if you're curious,  this isn't that big of a deal to me personally.  I won't be celebrating until I hear it from a govt person that testing/demo'ing/certifying is either underway or completed.   In the mean time, we only have evidence that EEStor is moving in this direction.  But if you want to get excited about this, be my guest.  

5 comments:

Randy said...

I'll only be excited when EEStor's discovery can be duplicated by an independant researcher.

You are too easy,
Randy

Tom Villars said...

So you'll only get excited about Microsoft when Windows is duplicated by another company? ;-)

EEStor isn't about basic research but a business focused on creating a new industry. You need to amend your thinking to something along the lines of third-party verification, not duplication.

JoelSapp said...

I am guessing that you are contacting these people who you have redacted to see if they have gone to Texas and viewed the capacitor ...

One thing that is interesting is that there a number of claims energy storage volume by battery researchers. Most using nano enhanced something or other. I think Dick will lose some of value proposition if he can't deliver in the next year.

On the other hand, I would rather have a car that could go 300 miles with a fast charging capacitor than one that could go 300 miles in a fast charging battery. And would hold off on my purchase of a Leaf or a Model S if he announces soon.

JoelSapp said...

This sounds like it has to be the end game for Dick as well, because you will not be able to get a government agency (or many) to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Most ban such a practice and even if they did, you could FOA their reports to superiors.

JoelSapp said...

@Randy - scientific discoveries are made by universities, individuals and corporations.

Universities need others to duplicate their discoveries many many times before it considered valid.

Individuals need corporations to purchase their discovery or Universities to accept the discovery for it be considered valid.

Corporations are in a different boat. @Tom is partially correct in that 3rd party verification is important. This though is roughly analogous to one or two universities saying it discovered something. It needs to be repeated to be considered true - especially when it topples conventional wisdom. Corporations ultimately need to develop many prototypes for many to test and use (Bloom boxes) or to start selling them.

Companies have the hardest job because they not only have to discovery the idea [electricity through a material makes light) but also make it repeatable and know the conditions with which it is repeatable (electricity through tungsten makes light for 2000 hrs in an evacuated vessel).