how do keep the piston cool? seems like spraying oil would get into the grooves and stop the air waves from being formed.
Davak writes "In many ways finding the small amount of terrorists within the United States is like screening a population of people for a rare disease. A physician explains why collecting excessive data is actually dangerous. Each time a test is run, the number of people incorrectly identified quickly dwarfs the correct matches. Just like in medicine, being incorrectly labelled has serious consequences."
Freshly Exhumed writes "Elon Musk's dream of a hyperloop transport system seems to be closer to reality than he anticipated. Hyperloop transportation, referred to by Musk as a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table", is a tubular pneumatic transport system with the theoretical capability of carrying passengers from New York to L.A. in about 30 minutes at velocities near 4,000 miles per hour, while maintaining a near-continuous G force of 1. Colorado-based company ET3 is planning to build and test its own version of such a hyperloop system, Yahoo reports."
In the future there'll be a high demand for robot hunters and mercenaries to combat skynet.
to find that damn cricket that woke you up at 3am
I guess instead of going on a tinfoil hat rant you could just bust the drm on any books you buy and burn them to a cd. problem solved.
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6450954.html "The author, interviewed last week by the L.A. Weekly, says the novel is actually about how television destroys interest in reading literature."
Plus hydrogen is an energy carrier. You get your lift and fuel all in one.
Its not the EM radiation, its the shit load of particles hitting the earths magnetic field that comes later.
If this could work over a wireless lan to a beefy desktop computer it might be feasible.
If only there were as many protests to stop mountain top removal as there are to stop from putting up wind farms. Plus all the slack coal gets over their slag and ash dumps and all the mercury they're putting into the fish.
I feel like I've stepped into an XKCD comic.
"Despite decades of putting rockets into space, the agency has never managed to make any real reductions in launch costs in that time." Thats no surprise. Between politics and seemingly locked in with 2 aerospace companies they've never attempted to economize. And now we see the Orion coming to replace the shuttle. Apollo on steroids. Yeah, thats the ticket.
karvind writes "According to BBC, new studies suggest that water vapor rather than carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the main reason why Europe's climate is warming. The scientists say that rising temperatures caused by greenhouse gases are increasing humidity, which in turn amplifies the temperature rise. This is potentially a positive feedback mechanism which could increase the impact of greenhouse gases such as CO2. Even though 2005 will probably be warmest year, climatologists still differ in opinion"
coflow writes "The Guardian is carrying a story about a $10,000 bet that a pair of Russian scientists have entered with British climate expert James Annan. According to the article, the Russians believe the world will be cooler in 10 years. "If the temperature drops Dr Annan will stump up the $10,000 (now equivalent to about £5,800) in 2018. If the Earth continues to warm, the money will go the other way.""