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Comment: Re:Largest Nuclear Disaster? (Score 1) 413

by ToteAdler (#31773544) Attached to: What Chernobyl Looks Like In 2010
It was an unfortunately necessary military strategy. At that point in the war the US was afraid of its ally the Russians as much as it needed to end the war with the Japanese. Pretty much all the major players at that point were at least considering nuclear weapons or had some sort of nuclear program, so they knew how difficult they were to manufacture. The second bomb implied that the US had a stockpile of nuclear weapons well before anyone else even had one. In reality it would have taken many months to manufacture additional weapons.

Comment: Re:well (Score 1) 439

by ToteAdler (#22465094) Attached to: Satellite Spotters Make Government Uneasy
I guess that's what happens for making sweeping generalizations. While not all weather and coms satellites are geo stationary, the ones I'm familiar with are (INMARSAT). Ok, a quick bit of research shows that I'm mostly wrong at least as far as weather satellites are concerned. Maybe it wouldn't be too hard to piggy-back a weather satellite and a spy satellite.

Science Daily: Genetic Connection Between Short Stature And Arthritis Uncovered->

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Common genetic variants linked to arthritis may also play a role in human height, a new study shows. The new study confirms observations by health professionals of a connection between decreased height and increased risk of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Researchers speculate that both extremes of height may be associated with osteoarthritis for different reasons. Shorter bones and/or less cartilage may render the joints more susceptible to damage, while longer bones may produce greater levels of damaging stress on the joints.

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+ - Finally, water burns->

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benesch writes: "Associated Press reports that a cancer researcher stumbled upon a way of burning water: "John Kanzius happened upon the discovery accidentally when he tried to desalinate seawater with a radio-frequency generator he developed to treat cancer. He discovered that as long as the salt water was exposed to the radio frequencies, it would burn.""
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