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Comment: Re: tfa says carry-on, one-way (Score 5, Informative) 349

by omkhar (#48695313) Attached to: United and Orbitz Sue 22-Year-Old Programmer For Compiling Public Info

So book 2 one ways: JFK-LAX-???, LAX-JFK-???.

You don't *have* to book that as a round trip, although if you book the return leg on the same airline you throw away ??? You might have your return leg cancelled.

Fwiw frequent fliers have known this for years. Search the forums at flyertalk.com

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New Molecule Could Lead To Better Rocket Fuel 121

Posted by Soulskill
from the rocket-science dept.
MithrandirAgain writes "Trinitramid is the name of the new molecule that may be a component in future rocket fuel. This fuel could be 20 to 30 percent more efficient in comparison with the best rocket fuels available today, according to researchers (abstract). The discovery was made at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. 'A rule of thumb is that for every ten-percent increase in efficiency for rocket fuel, the payload of the rocket can double. What's more, the molecule consists only of nitrogen and oxygen, which would make the rocket fuel environmentally friendly. This is more than can be said of today's solid rocket fuels, which entail the emission of the equivalent of 550 tons of concentrated hydrochloric acid for each launch of the space shuttle,' says Tore Brinck, professor of physical chemistry at KTH."

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