Nope -- regardless of star status, Jupiter is farther away from the Earth than Sol.
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... the longer it takes the less practical it would be to use it against a moving target.
Certainly true, but given that light is (near as makes no difference) instantaneous in this case, having the target in your sights and hitting it are the same thing. If the range is increased enough, I suspect that this would be a much easier weapon to use than, say, projectiles, as there's no possibility of evasion.
People always misuse that word. I think you mean, "infected"
Specifying the location of the 10^25 stars in the visible universe to an accuracy of 10 cubic kilometers...gives an energy density of about 10^-30 g/cm^3.
So they roughly recover the quantum mechanical (apparently incorrect) result if they use Planck length^3 voxels.
Not that I read the article of course, but this seems an odd thing to do, as you should probably be confining them to hbar units of phase-space, not just confining them to voxels.
I could imagine absolutely humongous curved screens being really cool -- the periphery might not contain any information relevant to the plot of the movie, but it would make for a very immersive experience. I call it the 4pi steradian display...
Exactly how many nuclear disasters does it take before we figure out how to do what these other countries are already doing?
Nuclear energy is just about the safest form of energy: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ja...
Energy is really, really dangerous, end of story. Nuclear is somehow the "scariest," but not because it's statistically more dangerous.