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Comment: The Space Race Will Be Over Soon (Score -1) 297

by sixwings (#29904979) Attached to: Russia Develops Spaceship With Nuclear Engine

The biggest problem of the space transportation industry is its reliance on primitive technologies. We are not going to colonize the moon or the rest of the solar system, let alone the nearest star systems, with a bunch of expensive, cumbersome and dangerous rockets. And it makes no difference whether the rockets are basedf on chemistry or use plasma acceleration powered by on-board nuclear reactions. Any propulsion technology based on old-fashioned Newtonian reactive physics is primitive to the extreme.

But, soon, all that will change. There is cause to suppose that physics is about to undergo a radical paradigm shift that will forever transform the way we travel and generate power. A reevaluation of our understanding of the causality of motion reveals that we are immersed in an immense lattice of energetic particles. We will have vehicles that can go almost anywhere at tremendous speeds and negotiate right angle turns without slowing down and without incurring any damage due to inertial effects. Floating sky cities, earth to Mars in hours, New York to Beijing in minute. That's the future of energy and travel.

My advice to all policy shapers and decision makers in the energy production and global transportation arena is this: take a good look at the writing on the wall and prepare yourselves for the coming changes around the corner.

The Problem with Motion.

Comment: Re:I See. Yet Another Cockamamie Scheme... (Score 0) 384

by sixwings (#29715261) Attached to: Gigantic Air Gun To Blast Cargo Into Orbit

Well, I disagree that I provide no evidence. I am simply reinterpreting the evidence that everybody has in front of them. Yes, I think it is stupid not to accept causality and the discreteness of nature. Denying causality and discreteness is on a par with the flat earth hypothesis. My claim is not that we are immersed in energy. That is a trivial inference to make. To the infinite embarassment of the physics community, it follows logically from the application of causality to motion. I don't need to show experimental proof for causality or discreteness. It should be a given. My claim is that we will soon be able to tap into the lattice for energy production and propulsion. The experimental proof of that is coming. A little patience, por favor.

By the way, don't go thinking that physics is not filled to the rim with hypotheses and theories for which there is no proof. It's called theoretical physics.

Comment: We Don't Need Fuel in Orbit (Score -1, Troll) 384

by sixwings (#29714307) Attached to: Gigantic Air Gun To Blast Cargo Into Orbit

We need a new transportation technology that does away will all that stuff. Fuel, rockets, etc., it's all primitive. They're primitive, dangerous, expensive and cumbersome. As a species, we need to confront that simple truth. Our current space propulsion technologies are chicken shit, no matter how often we fool ourselves into believing otherwise. You are in denial if you think this stuff is any good.

Comment: I See. Yet Another Cockamamie Scheme... (Score -1, Flamebait) 384

by sixwings (#29714243) Attached to: Gigantic Air Gun To Blast Cargo Into Orbit

...from the baby-boomer generation. Catapulting cargo into orbit, eh? This is so absurd as to be laughable. But this is what you get from thinking inside the box. You can only think in terms of what's in the box. Does anybody really think that humanity is going to colonize the solar system with such painfully primitive technologies as rockets, space slingshots, and solar sails? Isn't it time that we start thinking outside the box? Isn't it time that we start questioning our most ingrained assumptions in physics so that we can find real solution to the space propulsion and energy production crises? I think so.

Take motion, for example. Physicists think that they understand motion but they really don't. All they got are equations that describe observations. Ask any physicist why two particles in relative inertial motion stay in motion and all you get is a bunch of nonsense mixed with ignorance and self-deception. Some will say nothing is needed and that Newton proved it centuries ago. Others will say that momentum keeps them moving. Still others will tell you that physics is not about the why of things but the how. It's annoying, really.

Yeah. With carp like this, is it any wonder that we are still in the dark ages when it comes to space propulsion? If physicists could truly grok motion, they would understand that it is a causal phenomenon and that, as a result, we are immersed in energy, lots and lots of it. A reevaluation of our understanding of the causality of motion leads to the inescapable conclusion that we are immersed in an immense lattice of energetic particles. Soon, we will use the lattice for both propulsion and clean energy production. We will have levitating vehicles that can go almost anywhere at tremendous speeds and negotiate right angle turns without slowing down and without incurring any damage due to inertial effects. Floating cities, earth to Mars in hours, New York to Beijing in minutes... That is the future of energy and travel.

My advice to all policy shapers and decision makers in the energy production and global transportation arena is this: take a careful look at the writing on the wall and prepare yourselves for the coming changes. The future is here.

The Problem with Motion.

Space

+ - Pentagon needs someone to pick up space trash->

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An anonymous reader writes "The U.S. Space Surveillance Network says there are almost 20,000 man-made objects in orbit, ninety-four percent of which are non-functional debris. And that's not counting the hundreds of thousands of bits of junk too small to track track. Little wonder the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has put out a call for someone — anyone — to come up with a way to effectively remove orbital debris."
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+ - An X Prize for Algae Biofuel->

Submitted by Ichijo
Ichijo (607641) writes "A $10 million Algae Fuel Prize has been announced by venture capital firm Prize Capital to encourage development of commercially viable fuel from algae. "The Algae Fuel Prize's rules specifies that the winner must produce 3,000 net gallons of diesel fuel per acre at a cost of no more than $3 per gallon. The net quantity is obtained by subtracting the gallons of fuel used in producing the algae from the yield. Prize Capital will also work to arrange buyers for the fuel.""
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Desktops (Apple)

+ - Eigenharp - a revolutionary new instrument->

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distortionnews (1408341) writes "Today weâ(TM)re incredibly excited at a hugely innovative all-new electronic musical instrument we visited at its launch event today, the Eigenharp. The Eigenharp is every instrument youâ(TM)ve ever heard of, it looks like a futuristic stick, it has shiny lights, 160 amazingly sensitive keys, and can be played like a double bass, a guitar, a keyboard â" even a saxophone."
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Hardware

+ - QualcommFull-Color Passive Display that Does Video->

Submitted by sixwings
sixwings (1648941) writes "Passive display technologies rock. You're probably familiar with the Kindle's e-Ink passive display, but that's already ancient technology. The future of low-power displays is color video, something the Kindle can only dream of doing. Qualcomm, however, isn't just dreaming it, they're living it. The company's mirasol division was proudly showing off their latest mirasol display with nothing less than full-motion color video at 30 fps. Impressed? We were."
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Comment: Rockets: Dangerous, Primitive and Expensive (Score 0, Funny) 91

by sixwings (#29638939) Attached to: Tourists To ISS Two At a Time Starting In 2012

It's good to see that a few fortunate (i.e., very rich) people will get the chance to go out into space. But when will space travel become as cheap as driving to the corner store? The problem with space travel is that the aerospace industry is still using the same chemistry-based propulsion technologies that first gave us the ability to fly. Using rocket propulsion for space flight is dangerous, primitive and extremely expensive. There is no way we are going to colonize the moon or the solar system beyond with chemical rockets.

Be of good cheer, however. The aerospace and energy industries will soon undergo a seismic paradigm shift. A recent reevaluation of our understanding of the causality of motion leads to the inevitable conclusion that we are immersed in a huge lattice of energetic particles. Soon we'll have vehicles that will move almost anywhere at tremendous speeds, negotiate right angle turns without slowing down and without incurring any damage due to inertial effects. Floating cities, unlimited clean energy, earth to Mars in hours, New York to Beijing in minutes. That's the future of energy and travel.

The Problem with Motion

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