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Comment: Re:9 Megatons (Score 1) 299

by bredk (#37834952) Attached to: US's Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled
For the record, it's also only the most powerful in current inventory. The Castle bravo device was detonated with an estimated yield of 15 Megaton. The most powerful in the world is also still Tsar Bomba (50 megaton dialed down. Design yield was 100 megaton plus, but was not tested due to concerns of fallout). Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Bravo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba

+ - Germany has a dirty dirty seceret->

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DrBuzzo writes "Germany is ruled by a coalition government headed by the "Green" party. The party has taken a hard-line stance against nuclear energy, planning to close all reactors. They have championed environmentalism and spent more money than any other country on wind and solar energy. The "renewable" energy program in Germany is touted as an example of how a country can transition to solar and wind energy.

But there's something they don't talk about: Coal. They're not only keeping open coal plants, they're building them! Yes, nearly every major coal plant in Germany is being expanded, some rank amoungst the largest in the world and burn 80,000 tons of coal PER DAY. And new carbon-caps are being considered for everything from home heating to airlines, but the coal plants? They're exempt. Another related article here: http://depletedcranium.com/?p=239

Does that sound green? It's not green at all. It's a dirty filthy secret they don't want to talk about..."

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+ - Google Searching Slashdot for Patentable Ideas ?

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rtb61 writes "So is Google 'searching' the Slashdot forums for patentable ideas and claiming them as their own? Not that I am particularly proud of coming up with the idea but I certainly don't want Google patenting it, http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=167009&cid =13929372. Now would that post, as negative as it is about the concept, be sufficient to constitute prior art and is Googles "Do no Evil" starting to wear 'patently' thin."

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