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Comment: It's the earthquakes, stupid (Score 1) 191

by Mike Syposs (#47863127) Attached to: US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom
I couldn't care much about the chemical stew of fracking in rust belt states; they have dumped toxic sludge into Lake Erie for a century. I do care about the explosion of moderate sized earthquakes in Oklahoma, notably starting in swarms around the same time that fracking was allowed. If we continue on this path, the earth will have new human-induced faults, possibly in the rust belt areas. Most unfortunate, the ground in these areas allow earthquakes to be destructive over a greater range than on the west coast. The lack of historical seismic activity makes the ground brittle compared to seismically active regions. If the region gets changed seismically from inactive to active in a brief period of time, the quakes will be far more destructive.

Comment: Invisibility Cloaks (Score 1) 453

by Mike Syposs (#46956425) Attached to: Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet
Human technology is on the cusp of developing cloaking technology. An advanced alien civilization would have perfected this method of bending light waves to allow transparent transmission of signals and invisible transportation. What exactly will we possibly see when they are completely hidden from our view?

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