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17 minutes ago, Lexx said:

After reading the article it seems that this is just an idea and nothing more?

Just like most fusion based ideas.
But it might be viable in a century or so. 

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Yeh, that's what I thought. For a moment I was like "nice, Starship will get an update then" .. : >

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6 hours ago, Lexx said:

Yeh, that's what I thought. For a moment I was like "nice, Starship will get an update then" .. : >

Maybe Starship will have that drive next time it flies, considering how difficult it has been...

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11 hours ago, pmp10 said:

Just like most fusion based ideas.
But it might be viable in a century or so. 

It doesn't require actual fusion; just the magnetic fields already used for containment. I'm not sure how practical it is mass-wise though.

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Yeah. FAA crap is done, so hopefully we will finally see a launch today.

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aaaaand it boomed

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Shame, but hey, SN10 is already there, so whatever. : >

Looks like the 2nd booster didn't fire this time.

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22 minutes ago, rjshae said:

New wearable device turns the body into a battery

Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.

Well we need to power our augs, somehow.

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Communications to be reestablished with voyager 2

those folks down in Canberra did a monster job on that and did it well

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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2267723-sunlight-could-power-micro-aircraft-flying-above-the-stratosphere/?

The team believes that in the future, versions of the microfliers fitted with sensors could be used to map wind and temperatures in the mesosphere, which could improve climate models.

“In general, it’s unclear how many practical aspects of this technology would work, such as delivering the microfliers to this part of the atmosphere, which would presumably need to be dropped from rockets,” says Karen Aplin at the University of Bristol in the UK. “At the moment, this technology looks like a bit of a solution searching for a problem.”

“I should say that every time a new flight mechanism is implemented or discovered, people find new applications that are hard to think about from the beginning,” says Bargatin.

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21 hours ago, Gfted1 said:

How to Watch Live: NASA Drops Perseverance Rover on Mars. 8:55pm UST tomorrow. Be there or be square.

Is funny to watch when you consider the delay.

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Touchdown was confirmed. Perseverance landed on Mars.

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The invention may get Army Aircraft Quadcopters to move quicker

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Dr. Jean-Paul Reddinger, a U.S. aerospace research engineer. Army Combat Capability Development Command, now known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory, is researching how rapidly a quadrotor of the size of a king-size mattress can fly from the ground to the roof of a two-story house, especially with large payloads, such as the weight of a Soldier.

 

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16 hours ago, Gfted1 said:

WooHoo!

Im also interested in seeing how the Chinese land Tianwen-1. Is it using a "sky crane" too? 

I think they are using an airbag landing. Their probe is quite a bit smaller. Perseverance can’t do that because it’s huge. The biggest payload that several landed on Mars

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Study shows Dolphins have similar personality traits to humans.

I never knew that half of all dolphins were ****!

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I dunno. They like to rape and punch other fish around, so...

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13 minutes ago, Guard Dog said:

I think they are using an airbag landing. Their probe is quite a bit smaller. Perseverance can’t do that because it’s huge. The biggest payload that several landed on Mars

I just checked Wiki and it looks like the entire lander will parachute/rocket to the surface and then deploy the rover.

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