stamped / punched stainless steel sheets would probably be about the best option, if you wan't something to really stick around. Less brittle than rock carvings too.
I'm fairly certain that had something to do with Chrome being made by an advertising company. i.e. it was never a technical restriction, but an imposed one.
Though some searching makes it look like this is no longer the case.
General dynamics was around since 1900, and obtained Convair and Canadair in the 50's, so I don't think "some upstart" is really apt.
(it was called "electric boat" before then, as it mostly made subs (which they still make))
Bayer still owns 'aspirin' in Canada, for what it's worth.
The US had just installed nukes in Turkey. It seems entirely reasonable for the USSR to put them in Cuba and retain MAD.
But the US got all butthurt about it instead.
In the end Kennedy and Khrushchev weren't retarded, and both sets of missiles were removed. same result in the end, MAD restored.
Were you a pirate?
Wouldn't the safe choice be... Soyuz?
Names like HMS Erebus and HMS Terror are kind of asking to sink with all hands on deck, aren't they?
Must be British humour or something...
Never going to happen. The energy density of kerosene is at least fifty times that of lithium cells. Even with ten fold advances in battery tech it's simply not going to be feasible.
So even in a post oil world, we'd have to synthesize longer hydrocarbons to fly, I'd think.
Uranium is similar in toxicity to lead, for what it's worth, disregarding radiation and decay products and whatnot.
I don't remember hearing anything about dumping lead on the thing? I can't see it as being worse than living within 1000mi of a smelter anyway. The smelter in sudbury puts out 150 tons of lead into the atmosphere per year. Radiation was definitely the main concern.
Bingo. If someone sets a GPS to go to the wrong location, you don't say the GPS had a embedded software problem.
More like a failure to double check settings or something.
So does Sodium. But do you notice how table salt doesn't burn in water?
There's no lithium metal in lithium
Which is why they are trying to remove cars in Helsinki (LA), not in all of Finalnd (california).
North part of Finland has much lower density than parts of CA. I'd imagine a car is even more essential there.
Only modern, pressurized aircraft. Cave tech like the DC-3 are made of aluminium, have square windows, and have no problems. Even ones that have been flying for 70 years.
Historically cable lacing was done with waxed cotton. Since WWII more nylon and polyester, as they wear harder and don't burn as good, don't like water, etc.
I'd imagine NASA uses some kind of space age stuff.. polyimide or some sort of fluoropolymer, but who knows, maybe cotton has better extreme cold weather performance.