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One concept, which is being floated in the scientific community to stop locust plagues from devastating the landscape is to use directional sound beams to stop them as they fly and eat their way across the countryside? But is it really possible? The brilliant thinker behind this concept believes it is and has announced his concept in an online think tank. Mr. Warren Powers wishes to use large acoustic arrays to send directional sound waves into the Locust Swarms to disrupt their ability to fl ...more
Locust Plagues are so serious to humankind's civilization that it makes sense to do more research in order to stop them. One online think tank member and brilliant mind believes he may just have the answer. Mr. Warren Powers wants to use directional sound waves to stop locust storms in their tracks and prevent them from devastating crops and causing human starvation.
Warren states; "I suspect the sound energy to disrupt the flight of a swarm of locusts would be significant; I can't even ...more
An online think tank member and concept designer has been studying the aerodynamics of insect flight; specifically bees and locusts and now he believes has figured out the puzzle which has literally plagued mankind since ancient times. How to stop locust swarms from devastating human civilizations. How so you ask?
Mr. Warren Powers has drawn out plans to test a concept of using directional sound waves to control and stop locust storms. In his announcement of the concept Mr. Warren state ...more
There is quite a lot of tension between Israel and the Palestinian people and with the electing of Hamas into power things just got worse, as Hamas is an admitted International Terrorist Organization.
Most people agree that Israel has a right to protect their people from Hamas. Some are for clearing out the cancer, Hamas and everyone, which supports it. Theses folks say that they must leave, if they choose not to, then eliminate them.
How can this issue be solved? Some have said p ...more
The last five years has seen a revolution in how governments, people and industry view energy. The positive aspects of biomass energy have come to the forefront in this discussion.
Why Use Biomass for Our Energy Needs: The Pros
The primary positive aspect of biomass is it is part of the biocycle of life. This means it isn't toxic to the environment because it is more or less the environment. An additional benefit is the fact biomass almost always breaks down relatively quickly to ...more
Many believe there is life on Mars and many do not know what type; whether it be microbial life, complex life or the biggie intelligent life. Recently this thought and discussion re-emerged in an online think tank. When a fellow think tanker contemplated regarding life on Mars and stated perhaps there is and then suggest such a life form could be a; "temperature resistant armored lizards that dig their way through an extensive network of underground caves?"
Indeed this could be possible ...more
Active and re-active camouflage is an interesting concept of course like many other concepts borrowed from nature. As predators and prey conceal themselves to prevent being detected or eaten. Those who are best able to camouflage themselves stand a better chance of fulfilling their life's mission. In warfare it is the same scenario, as each side tries to hide and attack or ambush the opposing forces.
Active Camouflage is an interesting concept indeed and I completely enjoy the MIT work ...more
It has always been a wish of military designers to hide the sound of the equipment they build to insure its survivability on or above the battlefield. In fact even animals of prey try to stay as silent as possible when hunting as to better their chances for a kill.
But can we figure out a way to cloak our selves and our equipment from making noise? I think we can and have come up with several such ideas, some military in nature and others simply to help with a better lifestyle.
It seems that our space probes end up changing speeds as they leave our solar system, but why? Is space less dense there? Is the energy of our solar system creating wake in deep space as it moves? Is it because the gravity of our Sun has released it? Or is it some other phenomena?
Well, this is indeed an interesting question to ponder and I liken it to the issues in aviation with True Airspeed (TAS). You see, TAS is the speed at which you are "actually traveling over the ground" yet you ...more
We are told by NASA and the Bush Administration that we are setting our sites on manned space missions to the moon and mars and to eventually set up human colonies on each. I agree as you probably do that this is indeed a good start. Also having such colonies set up allows for Space Exploration pit stops for missions far beyond in our own solar system and elsewhere as well.
They figure we will have a human colony on Mars by 2030 or so and the leap-frog concept makes sense indeed, but al ...more