Actually, scratch the above. Reading their paper and the Dyson paper, the frequency limit is set by the seismometers, not by the normal modes of the Earth.
The crucial thing is that they improved the limits in the narrow frequency band where the Earth is a resonant detector
in the frequency range 0.05 Hz – 1 Hz
This is very cool, but note that it is at a frequency where there are not a lot of expected sources (stellar-mass binary black hole coalescence is up in the kHz range).
The announcement on Monday about inflationary gravitational waves is likely to get a good deal more scientific attention.
Also can we please stop posting articles from itworld. They are all the same: tiny bits of content split over a ridiculous number of pages to maximize ad revenue.
Seriously, this is like 1990s levels of ad spamming. First you have the full window click through ad, then you have ads on every 10 word slide, a click through in the middle of the slides, and then just for good measure the last slide isn’t a content slide but yet another ad!
I feel like I need 10 levels of toolbars and bonzo-buddy running in the background to really appreciate the experience of this site.
I generally just don't click through anything that doesn't provide the article (picture, whatever) in the original link. When, for some reason (as with this article) I do, I generally feel (as with this article) cheated.
I'll document this code once I'm done.
I hate to be snarky, but did it ever wind up?
Punched paper tape does not age well - in a few years it starts to crack on characters that are mostly 1's, and then you have a mess.
(No joke - when I was in grad school they hired an undergrad for the summer to recover punched paper tape data. The tape, about 5 years old, had broken into ~4 foot long stretches, and he was paid to feed each stretch through a reader, figure out and type the character punched at each break, and do that full time for 3 months.)
Punched cards are much more robust (as long as you don't get them wet) and you can put 120 kB in a box not much larger than a shoe box.
20 Terabytes would only require 463,910 m^3 of cards! That's only 320 kilotons of cardboard.
Or the guy could just buy 20 TB of hard drive, and be done with it.
I do not like Feinstein much, but I do not think that people here are getting just what a big deal this is.
Senator Dianne Feinstein just went nuclear on the CIA.
Just savor that for a minute.
That is what I think every time I hear this idiot speak. 95% should do nicely.
A Lunar Space Elevator would be the biggest structure ever made in much the same way as the Great Wall of China is bigger than a kiddie sandbox. The current prototype design (scaled for a deployment in a single SLS launch) would involve 270,000+ km of tether material, stretching from Sinus Medii, past the Lagrange point, deep into cis-lunar space. With all of that string, the prototype payload mass is only 128 kg, but you have to start somewhere, and it could be (and, if it works, would be) built up over time.
The goal is to open the Moon up to mining. Let the games begin!"
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The appropriate response is to tax them properly. I would recommend the 65% top bracket that JFK thought was "sensible."
I thought Dark Matter existed as asteroids ?
In asteroids. (Maybe.)
RTFA... it sounds plausible.
It may sound plausible, but it doesn't look plausible, at least to me.
If you believe Figure 5 in this paper, I have a bitcoin exchange I would like to sell you.
'If the government wants this information they're going to get it, no matter what we do with our gaming consoles.
More pernicious BS I have never heard. By the same token, there is no reason to use either door-locks or condoms.
BTW, I do not have a Kinect and have covers on all web-enabled cameras, including the one in my laptop.