I see no mention of the energy put into the process vs the methanol output. Unless they are close, this would make no sense.
TFA mentions lower temperatures than other processes. That suggests the new process is more energy efficient than the old one.
Obviously, the laws of thermodynamics prevent this technology from being anything more than a way to store energy. However, it seems like they have made the process more efficient by discovering a new type of catalyst.
No idea how Elon Musk feels about it, but I think it's not quite appropriate.
The fictional Tony Stark made his money with dubious weapons business.
Frankly Elon Musk is the better man.
He's comfortable enough to make a cameo in Iron Man II.
While a fan-driven engine *theoretically* can go supersonic, in practice it's so horribly inefficient that it's unlikely to be practical.
The Pratt & Whitney F119 engine uses a fan to achieve supersonic flight specifically because it's more fuel efficient than the alternatives.
And the US Air Force did plan to operate their own Shuttles, even building a launch site for them (Challenger convinced them to go with expendable launchers instead). But it can't reasonably be claimed the Shuttle itself was a military product.
Here's a really great article on the US Air Force Shuttle program. The pictures are amazing!
And who trusts Financial "Advisors" - regardless of if they are human or AI?
I trust Bogleheads. Financial advisers are really just salesmen.
Sometimes I make an "appointment" with them, but I give them a bogus address
Fresh, solid and intelligent articles on TECH, and a banning of any and all trolls. Start there.
All tech, not just IT.
That could be one hell of a towing truck.
I foresee problems using this proposed truck for towing. One of the things that makes the Model S successful is it's form. It has very low aerodynamic drag, and a somewhat fixed mass. Towing a trailer completely disrupts that system. Mass will increase dramatically, and most trailers have the aerodynamics of a brick.
Investigators have traced the problem to a faulty starter-generator
I.e. a big fucking coil, the exact kind of thing an EMP wants to whomp on, even with military hardening against it.
I was thinking the magnetron out of a microwave oven. But yeah, same idea.
The fact that people matter is quickly becoming forgotten in the quest for maximizing quarterly return on investment.
That was forgotten long ago! It's in a graveyard next to research and development funding.
The only place you will find those are startups with passionate leadership. Once Wall Street gets involved, it's all over.
As an old-schooler, I've been using a modified hosts file. Are there any distinct advantages to using ad-blocking software over a hosts file?
Ad-blocking software updates the list automatically. Typically some sort of script needs to be used to do this with a host file.
I've been thinking about switching to the host method myself. I'm looking to use the very host file you posted on my router. Since I am a networking novice, I haven't figured out how to do that yet.
Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.