And how many commercial planes are supersonic today? Zero?
Short commuter flights don't even really reach cruising altitude. They ascend to (roughly) the halfway point, then are descending again.
Put in some sort of catapult system and you could probably almost glide to some of the destinations.
in the hope that it will in turn discourage similar behaviour towards real women
Cortana's programming might help solve the GIFT issue where otherwise normal people act like assholes when they are unable to see the people they are acting out at, but since humans behave differently when presented with a computer and with a live human, it will probably do very little for actual human interaction.
Have the batteries be waterproof, drop them into a pool just before hitting the runway...
Interesting idea. I wonder, at least for a relatively short hop, how the energy costs factor between the stages of a flight. I mean, taxing over to the runway or back to the terminal is probably not very much. You could actually be recovering energy during a landing.
So how much fuel is used during takeoff vs gaining cruise altitude?
How much energy could you save if you, say, had a plane with electric engines and you launched it using a catapult/cable/power line that provided all energy needed for the engines until it hits 1k or so feet in altitude?
That's before you get into crazy thoughts like ground-based wireless energy transmission by laser or microwave.
Yes, they still do that, though in developed areas it's often flying for longer to burn the fuel rather than just dumping it.
Wow... what religion prohibits building unshielded reactors?
I have friends who get nauseous simply from the head bobbing in minecraft.
There are a lot of people who get nauseous from VR.
There are a lot of people who get headaches from VR.
It's still a very real thing
Unless you are a person that gets sick from VR or have formally studied it, I don't think you can speak to that with even as a good a basis in reality as the parent poster.
Get a clue MR.
Setup a persistent connection .
Btw, slashdot "Slashdot requires you to wait between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.
It's been 4 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment"
How perl code is so shit, we can only handle 50 posts per minute worldwide, please slow down.
wow, a company wants corporate structure and meetings and less work from home where they can do more work at work.
Geee, bunch of hippies. Accept it, have fun at work and socialize.
If nothing changes in github, im still happy with it.
I wouldn't be surprised if the people that manufacture them have no idea what they are for.
The Wendelstein was only built to investigate how well stellarators can confine plasma over a long period of time. No fusion will actually happen in this facility.
Incorrect. The Wendelstein will reach pressures and temperatures necessary for fusion. Fusion will occur in it unless something seriously goes wrong. What won't happen is electricity generation.
You are correct on the 50 years though - the director of the Wendelstein mentioned that there will need to be another generation of test systems before power generation will be able to be seriously considered.
The 11 is for people with the pride of a 10 and the pocketbook of an 8. -- R.B. Greenberg [referring to PDPs?]