It's great that you bench 285. However you conveniently neglected to mention how much you weigh and how many umpteen thousands of calories you stuff in your face every day.
No, all of science is debatable. Even Newton and Einstein.
The ones insisting that science is "settled" and undebatable are the same old religious authority figures dressed in new clothes.
Would it be better if my niece took a course in the Arts, since creativity is looking to be one of humanity's final frontiers against the inevitable Rise of the Machines?
Unfortunately taking art classes does nothing to actually increase your creativity -- it's an innate characteristic of the human soul (or brain, depending on your religious views).
Tell her to go into medicine. There is no way doctors are gonna be replaced by robots, ever.
On the off chance that some tremendous breakthroughs do lead to medical robots like in Star Wars, NOBODY will have to worry about getting a job. I'm not holding my breath though.
A Mars landing will cost hundreds of millions, even if these experiment payloads are small. How exactly are they gonna come up with that kind of money? Skimming through TFA didn't reveal any details.
Is this like, put out a bunch of press releases to get publicity, then hope Paul Allen or some other billionaire will fund it? Because the kind of budget they will need is a wee bit out of Kickstarter territory.
so how *do* you pronounce etc?
Community ENTerprise so pronounced like KENT?
Or like a cent (penny) sounding like SENT?
as opposed to internet of ideas? Or internet of energy?
yeah I was like "WTF is Aereo" also, and had to google for it.
And the summary mentions the Supremes but does not explain why Diana Ross and the Supremes are involved with a flaky soon-to-be-dead internet startup.
Kind of like how climate change activists erased the Medieval Warm Period off of Wikipedia a few years ago.
earth bugs would die from the intense radiation around Jupiter.
a power source that isn't crappy. That would enable exoskeletons and robots that are useful.
If you watch the demo videos, they all either have a power cord dangling off the exoskeleton/robot (presumably plugged into A/C mains) or an annoyingly loud and smoky 2-stroke generator running onboard. That's because current batteries provide nowhere near enough juice to power these suits/robots to any degree of usefulness.
We aren't lacking in servo/microcontroller/robotics tech, we're lacking a decent battery tech.
The thing is, it's not really sarcasm. Pretending to be stupid and confused while not making a point doesn't serve any purpose other than maybe as a troll.
Gee, I guess the engineers at NASA don't know about radiation levels at Jupiter. Lucky for them you posted about it on the internets. I'll forward them your post so they aren't left in the dark.
little engineering justification, sure. But there's a whole lot of financial justification.
It's all about operational costs. To retrieve something like an Apollo capsule that pops a parachute and lands in the ocean, they have to deploy fleet of ships and bunch of personnel, which all costs money even though it has nothing to do with rocket engineering. Also landing in salt water will mean extensive refurbishing and/or making the rocket marine-resistant, which leads to even more downtime and money.
Like in the airliner business, time is money. The faster you can relaunch, more money you save. Elon's goal is to have both stages land in the same place they launched from, clean em up a bit, refuel, and relaunch in a matter of days (or hours). Like an airliner.
Huh? No the first stage never makes it into orbit. Otherwise you wouldn't need a second stage and it would be a SSTO vehicle.