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Space and Science BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Monster Coma, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Mar 6, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    Apparently, there's an 800 Million Solar-Mass Black Hole, that formed within 800 million years from the Big-Bang, and no one knows how it's even possible.

    Distance from Earth = 13,000,000,000 Light Years, Red-Shift level 7.54, and the quasar it forms is more luminous than the human mind is capable of understanding.

    From the Journal, Nature:

    https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25180
     
  2. Mar 7, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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  3. Mar 8, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    I'm not so worried about a properly designed high pressure tank. (that said better storage is better) My thoughts go to the energy cost required to compress the gas for storage. My bet is by the time the gas is compressed to 400 bar the energy equation is on the negative side.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    It takes a very specific kind of compressor for hydrogen as well, on top of the energy needed for it. There was an incident not too long ago where some people used the wrong compressor for hydrogen and caused an explosion.

    though it's encouraging that people are still looking towards it as a green energy source.
     
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    I for one agree with her on the decision.

    They also end up in Samuel Smith's Double Chocolate Stout.
     
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    It's ironic that without the internet we probably would have never known about this.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    And...Boddingtons :burp:
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    I mentor a FIRST team. This is my second year doing it. For those who don't know, FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The idea is to get kids interested in technology and engineering. There are three levels, starting with Lego league for younger kids, progressing to Tech challenge (simple robots) to Robotic challenge which is multi purpose robots. This is NOT battle bots, but more "accomplish a task or series of tasks, while staying within specific parameters". It is very competitive, and teams from around the world go to regional matches to play against one another. Our team, #1511 is a perennial favorite, with a 15 year history of being in the top teams year after year.

    This weekend is the local regional at RIT. If you happen to be in the area, stop in to see some really cool robots (think Mars Lander type of thing) put through their paces by high school kids. Some very smart and highly motivated high school kids, many of whom will go on to be scientists and engineers.
     
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    I've seen those competitions in person and they give me great hope for the future. Those kids and their mentors are awesome!
     
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    Got invited to a Society of Women Engineers dinner / job fair a little while back, despite being a man...and an accountant :rolleyes:

    Anyways, gotta say, some of the projects that these college age kids are working on make me feel very small in my accomplishments. One that stood out to me, between leading a team to combat Zika virus in Ghana and being the sorority president, is graduating with a doctorate in vortice physics and going to work for Boeing on some advance research team, making far more money than I do in the process.

    Really impressed with the work and goals that some individuals can accomplish with a nudge from the right people.
     
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    I was almost expecting you to win in a Ron Swanson Indiana Woman of the Year sort of way894b9cffe69081a388e6b48259225264.jpg
     
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