Actually air traffic control radars ARE radars, the transponder merely fills in the ID data (as a beacon as you said). Aircraft without transponders show up as unidentified targets with a heading, range, and speed. Transponders work are farther ranges because there is only a one way free space loss to the aircraft, when relying only on a radar "echo" the loss is both directions
you mean like I do with my cat ?
Anyone want to invest in a cataract treatment center in Cairo, they're going to need it in a few years...
97% of pornography contains pictures of naked humans
actually a valid point - not to mention Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) missions, and convoy protection (stopping he convoy before getting to the roadside bomb) Global Hawk was used to provide surveillance of California wildfires to aid firefighters etc.. also likely saving lives. I think its awesome that the RCMP is using remotely piloted technology and it is cool it paid off in a tangible way of saving a life- but drones have save lots of lives in less visible ways
I can assure you hundreds and maybe thousands of people have been saved by drones of all sizes and shapes - but possibly the first time a drone used by the police has saved a life...
somebody should come up with a ROT13 Goatse link as retaliation
that was way better than my list - Astroglide - LOL
maybe they should publish a list of homes with poisonous household chemicals, prescription drugs, swimming pools, razor blades, exposed A/C outlets, 6 foot ladders, ornamental samurai swords and anything else that might harm children... Do you not see how absurd this is ? IMHO this is utterly insane, it is NOT the same as publishing a list of registered sex offenders, protecting children from people is not the same as protecting them from objects. If your child goes over to a neighbors house its OK to ask them if they have guns and they are safe, in fact its YOUR responsibility as a parent !!
oh and lets make sure criminals know where they can go to break in and steal guns - on the other hand maybe a lot of criminals will get shot and killed, I can only hope that such irresponsible journalism has visible consequences.
lets give everyone another reason to buy guns on the black/gray market and not register them - that is utter stupidity
slow news day at the NY Times I guess.....
or they would be in the airlock itself and not actually exposed to space all the time -
Quick - something from the earth is oozing out and polluting the ocean - we must find a big corporation to blame. We must mobilize the media to identify the culprit and immediately begin aid operations to the millions of people and fish that will be affected by this disaster
I am thinking Bill Gates this time, he doesn't have one yet - in fact Nobel Prizes for everyone !