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Klaatu_Nicto #861 Posted Jun 10 2017 - 02:27

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View PostKenshin2kx, on Jun 09 2017 - 16:43, said:

 

It looks cool, but ... to me it would be iffy as a hover/flight platform ... I could see issues with things like center of gravity, balance and the tricky nature of using weapons while in flight?  Then there are the technical issues ... given today's tech, I would think that a compact 'roto bike' would be more practical. 

 

Probably less expensive too but for some operations hover boards would be handy. 

 

 

I don't see myself staying upright for very long on a hover board so I'll just stick with the rope ladder.



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Richard Lindzen is an atmospheric physicist, one of the world’s top experts in the field, and lead author of “Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,” Chapter 7 of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Third Assessment Report on climate change. He was also the Emeritus Sloan Professor of Meteorology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology until he retired.





BaconMeLoveIt #863 Posted Jun 12 2017 - 04:41

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on May 25 2017 - 09:08, said:

 

But doing that is like like someone holding a huge cardboard with a sign "Shoot Me".

 

But I would imagine future warfare on land would be armoured vehicles that are capable of hovering instead of using wheels and tracks to move around.


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Wise Elk Learn To Outsmart Hunters And Tell Apart Their Weapons
https://www.newscien...-their-weapons/

 

Asteroid Warning: NASA Discovers Ten ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Rocks Close To Earth
http://www.express.c...ially-hazardous

 

New Evidence That All Stars Are Born In Pairs
http://news.berkeley...-born-in-pairs/

 

 

 

 

Global Cooling Will Starve the World
Annual average temperatures over the Northern Hemisphere increased rather dramatically from about 1890 through 1940, but have been falling ever since. The total change has averaged about one-half degree Centigrade, with the greatest cooling in higher latitudes.
http://www.popularte...ill-starve.html

 

U.S. and Soviet Press Studies Of A Colder Arctic
The United States and the Soviet Union are mounting large‐scale investigations to determine why the Arctic climate is becoming more frigid, why parts of the Arctic sea ice have recently become ominously thicker and whether the extent of that ice cover contributes to the onset of ice ages.
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Arctic Sea Ice and the Mean Temperature of the Northern Hemisphere
An interesting question in this context is the causal relationship between ice-loss and global warming. In the following we elucidate the role of the polar ice cover for the mean surface temperature of the Northern Hemisphere. We present arguments that the global temperature rise is to a larger extent the direct consequence of the sea-ice retreat than vice versa.
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1706/1706.05835.pdf

 

Wavelet-Based Multifractal Analysis On A Time Series Of Solar Activity And PDO Climate Index
The formation of the magnetic field of the sunspots is correlated with the solar polar field strength. The solar activity seems to influence the climatic regime shift. These findings will contribute to investigating the relation between solar activity and climate change.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273117717304118

 

The Influence of Solar System Oscillation on the Variability of the Total Solar Irradiance
Deterministic models based on the stationary periods confirm the results through a close relation to known long solar minima since 1000 A.D. and suggest a modern maximum period from 1940 to 2015. The model computes a new Dalton-type sunspot minimum from approximately 2025 to 2050 and a new Dalton-type period TSI minimum from approximately 2040 to 2065.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/307894966_The_Influence_of_Solar_System_Oscillation_on_the_Variability_of_the_Total_Solar_Irradiance

 



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In the 1960's I made a box viewer that fit over my head to watch an eclipse. It really works but you don't have to use a box. You can punch a hole in a large piece of paper and project the image on a dark surface.

 

US National Parks Prepare for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
With less than three months to go, the National Park Service (NPS) is getting ready to accommodate large crowds and helping to plan special viewing events or educational opportunities at most of the parks.
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Elon Musk: We'll Create A City On Mars With A Million Inhabitants  
A city on Mars with a million inhabitants could be achievable within 50 years, the space entrepreneur Elon Musk has forecast, as he laid out plans to turn mankind into a multi-planetary species.
http://www.telegraph...on-inhabitants/

 

 

As solar activity continues to decrease it's magnetic field around our solar system decreases in strength. This allows more cosmic rays to strike earth which causes more clouds to form in earth's atmosphere which changes weather and climate.

 


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Klaatu_Nicto #869 Posted Jun 28 2017 - 09:02

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120mm_he #870 Posted Jul 02 2017 - 22:27

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Global warming yo'

 

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View Post120mm_he, on Jul 02 2017 - 13:27, said:

 



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World first: new polymer goes for a walk when illuminated
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NASA's Juno Spacecraft to Fly Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot
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Klaatu_Nicto #874 Posted Jul 11 2017 - 18:55

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US Military Reveals $65m Funding For 'Matrix' Projects To Plug Human Brains Directly Into A Computer
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Space Breakthrough: Scientists Teleport Photon From Earth To Orbit
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Eclipseocalypse - Electrics Brace for Solar Darkness
At the height of the August eclipse, large utility scale solar farms will lose as much as 76 percent of power in the north while in the south the loss will get to 58 percent.
http://www.theenergy...-solar-darkness

 

This is what happens when you believe junk science.........

 

Storm Knocks Out Power To Entire State Of South Australia
Wind turbines, which make up an estimated 40 per cent of the state's power generation, were unable to operate as winds were too high, leaving much of the state in the dark.
http://www.stuff.co....South-Australia

 

Wind Disappears In South Australia - Electricity Cost Train-Wreck Arrives
The wind fizzled out over the South East slab of Australia during June. Predictably, that meant the wind industry lost millions, and wholesale electricity prices went up.
http://joannenova.co...d-faster-winds/
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Solar and wind power aren't junk science. It's science that is still in the process of maturing but it's being pushed out en mass before its really ready to take over fossil fuel provided energy. So when the tech fails it hurts badly because they prematurely replaced a coal or nuclear plant for a wind or solar farm. This is poor policy at work not poor science. These technologies will eventually become reliable enough to replace our fossil fuel power generation but not until many things improve including efficiency of the stuff that runs off electricity. Reduce the load and you reduce the need to generate or have a huge overhead to handle peak demand and such.



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View Post120mm_he, on Jul 11 2017 - 10:46, said:

Solar and wind power aren't junk science. It's science that is still in the process of maturing but it's being pushed out en mass before its really ready to take over fossil fuel provided energy. So when the tech fails it hurts badly because they prematurely replaced a coal or nuclear plant for a wind or solar farm. This is poor policy at work not poor science. These technologies will eventually become reliable enough to replace our fossil fuel power generation but not until many things improve including efficiency of the stuff that runs off electricity. Reduce the load and you reduce the need to generate or have a huge overhead to handle peak demand and such.

 

Solar and wind power are technology, not science. Those are not was I was referring to with my junk science comment.  

 

September 2011 - Wind speeds in Australia have increased by about 14 per cent over the past two decades...."We think the overall increase is caused by the widening of the tropical belt, due to climate change."....."The bankability of wind-energy projects is dependent on accurate wind data, and the CSIRO's work will be important for many wind companies in making decisions about investment in Australia."
http://www.theaustra...962b69c0df114e7

 

They believed mankind is causing global warming which causes wind speeds to increase. They expected that to continue so they adopted an energy policy based on their belief. 


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The Battle for the Moon Begins
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Musk Says First Passengers on SpaceX Rockets Must Be ‘Brave’
https://www.bloomber...s-must-be-brave

 

A New Generation Of Giant Rockets Is About To Blast Off
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The Year Without An Arctic Summer
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Your robot vacuum cleaner is spying on you.. :bajan:

 

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Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa
Advances in batteries and solar power could make this a reality.
http://www.defenseon...oref=d-topstory

 

 

 

 







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