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Are solar, wind and nuclear power an impractical pipe dream? If you answered "yes," it's time to review and update your thinking.
Due to a global supply and demand imbalance, crude oil prices are skyrocketing and will continue to do so for years to come.
The price per barrel most likely will increase to $75 in a few months and easily top $100 this year, driving up consumer gas prices.
No new oil refineries have been built in the USA since 1976, some 30 years ago. Ex ...more
There has been quite a lot of talk about taking sound waves to control organic insects with or even to use to stop locust plagues or steer bee swarms. But the more I look at this the more I want to build a micro-mechanical flying insect rather than screw around destroying the bugs. Then use the sound waves to help keep them aloft.
It would be great to study them and Bees make the most sense because we already know how to control them. We get a big aircraft hanger and draw lines on the f ...more
Well NASA has plotted out a bold plan to put a moon base camp up there by 2020? Bold, that is not bold, that is BS. Come on we are in the year 2006 and surely we have come further than this. This is utter non-sense and weakness. A business with such a lofty timeline would be out of business by then, only government can get away with such crap.
You see folks; weakness is not an American Trait, and for those that think it is, they have no business talking about the future. We go because w ...more
Some at NASA want to screw around and stretch out the lunar schedule and maybe do something worthwhile by 2020? Why wait? You see the way I see it is that; Time is of the essence. Taking one's time is for weak people and low-tolerance risk takers. Indeed we must press on, not act like a bunch of chickens.
Recently in an online think tank a guest speaker stated; "What's the big deal about getting to Mars quickly? Why reapeat the mistake of Apollo? Why go to Mars before we have the abilit ...more
Can we land the space shuttle on the moon? Some say it is impossible, but not all. One idea floated in an online think tank recently was to set up an aircraft carrier style arresting hook and allow the space shuttle to land on a flat area or semi hard run way. Of course such a crazy stunt could be risky, but what if it could be done?
One guest to the online think tank thought for sure it could not work because a Space Shuttle would be in orbit around the moon at 530 meters per second an ...more
Are you one of those who stuck in the rat race for quality lifelong education but don't find the hassle of getting stuck in the jam while catching up with the night classes?
If you are one of these people, then perhaps you can benefit from the new age learning environment: E-Learning.
Online learning / e-learning is a type of education which utilizes different form of deliver methods and new multimedia technologies, interaction or facilitation. It doesn't really matter whether it ...more
At least a some researchers believe that Bees use sound especially during swarming to aid in their flight? Could this be possible? One online think tank believes it is and it has been debated and reasoned that the bees are perhaps much more highly evolved than we ever thought possible.
Now then all these swarming insects seem to have something else in common. A double set of wings. One set could be bouncing sound waves or is able to cause a rippling affect on the other to further enhanc ...more
There is a theory floating around out there that in fact Bees use sound waves during swarming and perhaps during normal single insect flight to help with the aerodynamics of their endeavors? Some say this cannot be, yet it surely can as a lot can happen in 400 million years of evolution and Bees have shorter life cycles so consider the possibilities?
Recently in an online think tank a member blew everyone away with the revelation that the bees might be using sound waves as he stated; ...more
Currently, researchers are hoping to alleviate the US's addiction to oil by transforming sawdust and wood chips into bio-oil. This thick black liquid could very well become an environmentally friendly substitute for the majority of our current petroleum products.
Bio-oil can be produced by using almost all organic material, including agricultural and forest wastes like corn stalks and chunks of bark mulch. The process of changing the raw biomass into bio-oil produces a product that is s ...more
It was recently determined that Bees aerodynamically speaking cannot fly. At least using all the known equations for lift, thrust, drag and weight used in the aerodynamic text books so routinely used by aerospace engineers and aircraft designers. But how can this bee possible? Well it seems rather obvious that the bee has evolved to use other strategies to fly.
This issue was recently brought up in an online think tank and discussed between myself and another member and you might find t ...more