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Bouncing Beach Ball Planetary Exploration Robot Swarms

It has been proposed the NASA build planetary exploration robotic swarm beach balls, which can bounce along the surface of a planet and roll as they collect data. Could something like this actually work?

One online think tank member believes so. But how much power does this "design" take? Approximately 180 Watts to 300 watts ought to do the trick. How much does the "design" weigh? A Beach Ball times three plus electronics, Estimate 5-12 Lbs. How does this "design" go up small inclines? ...more

Disrupting Bee Swarms in Breathable Air

Can we use sound waves to disrupt bee swarms in regular airflows or in a normal Earth's Atmosphere? Regarding breathable air. We know that in helium in a tank when exited by sound waves can cause enough excitement to cause water to boil and can be used for propulsion [steam engine] not a bad way to go if you have sound available.

So it does not necessarily have to be breathable to work. It could work in CO2 also. It could work in a cloud of gas, almost any gas. Probably the thicker the ...more

Disrupting Bees and Swarms Thru Sound

Can we figure out experiments to use to see if we can disrupt bees with sound? Can we affect their flight path, control them or even defeat a swarm of bees? Can we do experiments to see if this is possible? What if we put them into a church and turn up the pipe organ music, would then become angelical? Find god, go back and prey to their Queen Bee? Sure, that was a joke, but how does loud sound or specific sound waves affect bees?

Another experiment is to put a car with a huge set of sp ...more

Sustainable Business: Solar Power, Biodiesel, and Ethanol… etc

Imagine what life would be like in the U.S. if we weren't so dependent on foreign oil, or any oil for that matter. (The supply going to run out, after all.) There are existing alternatives such as biodiesel and ethanol that are renewable fuels.

Most autos in Brazil run on ethanol. Funny, we don't hear much about that in the news, do we. Their government has a mandate requiring that their fuels contain 25% alcohol. They make their ethanol from corn, which they grow anew each season, and ...more

Recycling Space Junk and Debris

Well here we are in the year 2006 and what do we have? We have humans polluting space? That's right we have space junk. We have old debris floating around out there and it is a dangerous thing. We need to get this stuff out of the way and also collect some of this debris to recycle? Why not, why waste it? It costs $100s of dollars to send up a single ounce and we have tons of debris floating up there now you see.

While we are on this most interesting subject, it maybe possible to tow th ...more

Magnetic Space Debris and Junk Robotic Orbiting Collectors Needed

Well as always mankind has not necessarily been such a good steward of the planet. Only this time he has taken it a bit too far. We are polluting space with junk, small bits and pieces of man-made debris orbiting the planet at extremely high rates of speed. It is a danger to space flight and the new space tourism industry.

We must therefore consider building magnetic space debris and robotic junk collection craft to pick it up and properly dispose of it. Makes sense to use magnets to co ...more

Look Out; Space Junk 10 O Clock

The future of Space is now upon us as the fledgling space industry gets started. But are humans being smart about what is out there? You see, we have one hell of a lot of Space Junk floating around out there and it is moving very fast as it orbits the Planet.

We must design Space Junk Collectors, which can clean up this mess and protect our space tourists, space workers and astronauts from potentially fatal accidents from space debris. A few ideas have been floated around in an online t ...more

Testing Insect Swarm Sound Wave Devices in Your Garage

Is it possible to stop a swarm of locusts or bees using sound waves? Could this be tested in your garage? Does your garage have enough power outlet to do it? How could you test to see if you could stop a swarm of insects using basic tools for your experiment and doing it in your garage?

Well perhaps in such a minor experiment you could set up a confined area like a child's crawl tube, the kind you buy at Toys R Us or Wal-Mart? On a larger scale you could try this in a bigger confined ar ...more

Bee Colonies and Scouts

Everyone in a Bee Colony has a specific job, which they are physically made for. When bees swarm they work together as a team and these little creatures can take down huge animals. How do they do it and who decides? Well the Scouts seem to be on the look out and when they see a threat they alert the hive to be on stand by or even attack.

Recently this point was brought up in an online think tank when a member asked; "There is a signal given by a scout that triggers a defense mechanism, ...more

Bees Swarms and Sound

When Bees Swarm they make a Buzzing Sound as we all know. Why do they do this; does it help them in other ways? Does it help them fly; help them attack their targets in a group? Warn those animals near by to get lost like right now, we are coming thru? Or is this sound uses to help in group-flight characteristics to benefit the entire Swarm.

Recently this topic came up in an online think tank and one member asked the question; "Is there a group flight characteristic based on 'dynamic so ...more

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