2.5%, huh -- I'm not impressed. So basically if we all stopped flying it would have just a tiny effect on net anthropogenic CO2 production. Sounds like we should concentrate our efforts on other more profligate industries first and worry about building electric airliners in 50 years.
I tell you, when I look at a map of Europe, I always think, "Wow, you know, those countries are just way too big. We need to break them up into a whole bunch of tiny ethnically-uniform microstates".
I guess that I don't understand people's privacy objections here. Those people who got free BlackBerries are well aware of the monitoring. Legally, either party may record a conversation and save it and provide it to whomever they want (Though this varies by state). It's the responsibility of the BlackBerry owner to make sure that their friends know the situation -- and based on the last drug-text, they do.
The bigger question that should be in a
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The other problem, I think, is a lack of oxygen.
There's plenty of oxygen on Titan. The whole crust is made out of water ice. True there is no free molecular oxygen, but neither was there on Earth before about a billion years ago.
As for life on Titan, the suggestion is that there might be an opportunity when the liquid water beneath Titan's 50-km-thick ice crust bubbles to the surface (a "cryovolcano"), or when a meteor impact leaves a patch of melted local bedrock (which is water ice, so the patch would be a lake). When liquid water from one of these sources combines with the organics in the atmosphere, who knows what happens. But it better happen fast -- the whole thing freezes over in 10^4 years!
I'm a professor. "Back to school" for me means less parking
I have no privacy anymore, you insensitive clod!
Just the "pretty good depression", I'm afraid.