because planes have windows at considerable cost to design properly
It didn't occur to me until I read your comment, but at this point wouldn't a an LCD screen be better than an actual window? No window means structurally more sound. And 1080p would be better than the fogged/scratched up windows that planes have now. Quick, to the patent office.
A radio antenna then picks up very weak signals emitted by the electrons
IMHO, I think listening for electrons is a better analogy.
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