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+ - Hacking the Van Allen Belts->

Submitted by perbert
perbert writes: From the IEEE Spectrum: Governments and businesses that regularly launch satellites into space have no appetite for the loss of millions of dollars’ worth of equipment. Neither will the general public stomach the loss of astronauts when a mishap occurs. With those things in mind, researchers are considering whether it’s possible to eliminate the Van Allen radiation belts, whose abundance of protons and electrons can damage spacecraft leaving or orbiting Earth. Should we zap the belts? Is it really necessary? What might the consequences be?
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Comment: Re:Try your Credit Union (Score 2, Interesting) 359

by perbert (#33706568) Attached to: US Banks That Offer Transaction History?

I second this idea. Not only are you supporting a locally owned business, but they're also supporting other locally owned businesses. And as a member, you can often get good rates for loans. Also, they're not responsible for all the financial woes in the USA. Well, OK, that last part is speculation, but it does sound good...

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