It's not about how attractive they are. But how traditionally they are dressed. Which for many people contrasts with space exploration.
Well, although a sari is a wonderful outfit, the flowing fabric would probably just get in the way in zero-g.
(I kid, I kid)
My keys are metal. They don't bend.
Ah, but do your keys have a 5.7" screen?
Spectrum is great - important and well-written technological articles that 1) get their units correct and 2) don't get breathlessly hyped up like a press release. For a while, the print magazine was the main reason I kept my IEEE membership current. Now the whole thing is posted for free online.
Shade, dark weater, and high lattitude shifts it downward. (Forget about solar in Seattle, for instance.)
Someone ought to tell that to Germany, which has a mean latitude of 51 and plenty of cloudy days, and generates a significant fraction of their power from photovoltaics.
Naw, who am I kidding, everyone knows that the reason Germany is so successful with PV is because they get more sun! Seattle doesn't stand a chance by comparison!
The cheapest thing with solar is massive massive land area at like 8-15% efficiency, with a flat nonmoving panel, that might cost a couple ten bucks a square meter, long term
I am always astounded that parking lots in hot climates - a WalMart in Phoenix, say - doesn't have a roof of PV panels. Provide shade for customers' cars and generate power at the same time. In those sunny climates, the payback period is well less than a decade.
Wait, I thought hipsters were the guys who liked the new things
They can like new things, but they have to be ironic about it (in the Alanis way).
From the American Libraries Association: Banned & Challenged Books.
Over 1,000 nuclear weapons have been detonated on Earth in the past 50+ years
And about half of those were detonated underground, after the 1963 Test Ban Treaty. The ban on atmospheric testing was put into place once people realized that irradiating their own planet and dispersing toxic metals was a bad idea.
Russia recently stopped all shipments of processed Uranium from Russia to America for fuel processing, a move that indicates they have no intention of reducing their arsenal.
Do you mean the Megatons to Megawatts Program? It ended of its own accord: the deal from 20+ years back was for 500 tons of enriched uranium, that amount was delivered as planned.
That the program wasn't extended seems more to be a lack of leadership than hostility. At the time when such an extension could/should have been enacted, when the New Start treaty was signed, the US was on OK terms with Russia. As the article points out, however, the hawks in the Senate stonewalled on ratifying the treaty unless they got their shiny new nuclear complex. They got what they wanted, and undercut the President's ability to negotiate further nuclear deals at the same time.
Nobody is using the size of cells that Tesla claims to be interested in producing
Tesla uses 18650-size cells, specifically because they are the most common Li-Ion form factor in the world. If Tesla is planning on producing a different-sized cell at the gigafactory, please provide a link.
Would you want your house destroyed by lased popcorn
Mmmmm. Tasty destruction.
Now what am I going to do with all these boards and 6-inch spikes? A girl's gotta have her standards.
The iPhone 6 is 4.7", and might fit your hand better than the 4.7" phone you had.
Because Apple measures inches differently than everyone else?
Apple. Measure Different.
Joking aside, what you say is possible, since the screen's diagonal measurement is hardly the only metric for the size of a phone. Aspect ratio, bezel width, thickness, sharpness of corners - all of these impact "holdability"