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by pushpork
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: fancy atoms and their use
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: fancy atoms and their use

hmm.. I expected as much, most particles that you could use are extremely short lived (2.2 μs for a muon I believe). The question was really if we had unlimited power (in the year 3001 where we gather energy from supernovae, vacuum energy n' stuff :P) so I realize it wouldn't be any time soon in any...
by pushpork
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: fancy atoms and their use
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

fancy atoms and their use

I was reading about muon catalysed fusion and that lead me neatly to Muonic atoms. Although muons are short lived are there any ways we could replace proton/neutron/electron with other more/less charged/massive/something else particles and actually USE it? So called muonium is like hydrogen and is o...
by pushpork
Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Terra-forming Technologies
Replies: 19
Views: 2083

Re: Terra-forming Technologies

plus there'd be microbes... An interesting fact I found in a Richard Feynmann book (can't remember which one... or if it even was Feynmann !! :? ) is that organic molecules can have 2 orientations that are incompatible with each other. If you synthesise glucose and put it in with bacteria only half...
by pushpork
Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: backup batteries and charging
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: backup batteries and charging

what about over charging? (wiki says hydrogen produced) will that shorten battery life? maybe somekind of voltmeter setup could be made to monitor when the battery is full.
(I'm an electronics/hardware n00b BTW :roll: )
by pushpork
Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 18368

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

How much research in historical theology have you done? I am just asking because you cited some examples which were all formed before the start of the "dark ages." not too much. Dark ages started 5th century, as I all ready mentioned :- "and emperor Constantine before that.", ab...
by pushpork
Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: backup batteries and charging
Replies: 4
Views: 975

backup batteries and charging

I'm thinking of setting up some simple backup system (i.e. power goes out and I still have LED lights - yey) as an experiment before going on to bigger and better things :D . My question is how would I charge a battery with my solar-panel/wind turbine while still using power from it? what batteries ...
by pushpork
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 18368

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

However, I am not sure about this "dark ages" theory you posit (in addition to thinking "dark ages" is a really silly misnomer for medieval Europe). The Dark Ages . I didn't mean it in a serious sense... it was one of my no breathing, slightly sarcastic aside, I'll rant about th...
by pushpork
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 18368

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

I think the genesis is quite ambiguous about earth : the 6 'days' in Hebrew means a period of time (i.e. "in my day" - but of course try telling that to someone from 900AD) it was only the whole dark ages lack of any kind of reason whatsoever that allowed this kind of pseudo reasoning. Als...
by pushpork
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The missing mass of nucleii
Replies: 12
Views: 1988

Re: The missing mass of nucleii

I haven't done binding energy in 6 months now (I don't care.. I never have to do an A-Level exam again :D) but wiki knows: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binding_energy binding energy is the energy required to separate the protons/and neutrons, which is tough because of the strong nuclear force. By gi...
by pushpork
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 154408

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

Star wars computers are on par with 1970s computers: THEY SUCK!!!!! its true. some one said star wars has better tech because they can cross the whole galaxy in a matter of hours, but if you look at the melenium falcons engineering, and even the death star, everything is wires and can burn out. Sta...
by pushpork
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nuclear Weapons in Space
Replies: 55
Views: 5659

Re: Nuclear Weapons in Space

I think the closest we'll see is the starfish prime test that the Americans did 400 Km over the pacific ocean. it knocked out all low orbit satellites and the beta emission spiraled along the magnetic field(you gotta love the Americans :D )
see here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_Prime
by pushpork
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite Scientist?
Replies: 84
Views: 9309

Re: Favorite Scientist?

This seems kind of biased toward physics as Feynman would have pointed out in 'six easy pieces', and which I am inclined to agree with, All sciences can be described through physics. And Feynman worked on not only furthering the intellectuals understanding, but tried to simplify science for the mor...
by pushpork
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I don't understand antimatter
Replies: 32
Views: 4091

Re: I don't understand antimatter

Longer answer: Is there one? Does the voodoo that is quantum physics have anything to say about this? I know this is a bit late, but Richard Feynmans QED (Quantum Electro-Dynamics) describes anti matter quite well. Essentially an anti particle is the same as a plain ol' particle but travelling BACK...

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