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Comment: Most intersting part (Score 2) 52

by sls1j (#48556257) Attached to: Material Possiblities: A Flying Drone Built From Fungus
Personally the most interesting part is the design of the air frame not the materials. The three motors embedded in the airframe is interesting.

The idea that you could send one of these drones in a sensitive environment and leave it there seems off. Yeah, the air frame biodegrades, but not the motors, electronics, and the most toxic part the battery.

Comment: This is what works for me (Score 2) 584

by sls1j (#48521981) Attached to: Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?
I'm a father of 8 with 4 girls and 4 boys. One of the best ways is to take them out of the cities and into the wilderness, and help them see what is there. To be most effective you need to know what's there yourself. Study the geology of the area, the plants, the animals, the lichens, mosses, mushrooms. When you see something you don't understand ask questions and find the answers. When your children see you learn with a relish they can't help but be curious. Get good at seeing the small and the large so you can point it out. Be good at asking questions. I've found my girls and my boys naturally interested.

Don't just focus on "science" or you'll kill all interest. History is just as important. Science of itself isn't nearly as interesting as adding the human side to it. The stories of how the great ideas of our times came about and how those ideas have been used can make the knowledge come to life in a way that science by itself cannot.

Comment: Is it fission or fusion? (Score 1) 571

by sls1j (#48149009) Attached to: Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project
Well, I'm not sure this article is even talking about fusion or fission. The last paragraph of the article is just wrong where the author says that submarines and aircraft carriers carry large fusion reactors. They of course do not. They carry fission reactors. So the author confused fission and fusion once why not twice?

Comment: Has anyone considered (Score 1) 503

by sls1j (#47483343) Attached to: Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet
It seems to me that the US and Russian leaders are just drumming up public support for an all out war. First it was Syria, then Crimea, and now this plane get shot down. I wouldn't be at all surprised if our dear POTUS and Putin are working closely together to escalate the situation and are just laughing at all the pawns jumping onto the national bandwagon.

I also wouldn't be surprised if the CIA really shot the jet down, or were somehow involved with both sides.

Reading the news from the US, Ukrainian, Russia, BBC, Israel, and China I can't help but think there is something deeper going on. They all are saying about the same thing, though assigning blame according to their own national propaganda.

If public opinion becomes strong enough and national hate is built to sufficient levels in both countries war is going to happen, and millions will die.

Please people don't get sucked into to the nationalist propaganda!

Crazee Edeee, his prices are INSANE!!!

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