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Jasiek 2009-07-28 20:51

Well if the Japanese make photos of it they'll just say they're US allies, and that the conspiracy is even bigger then they initially thought...

Jasiek 2009-07-31 02:21

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfwY2TNehw&fmt=

This is a great vid made to Carl Sagan.
And the photo, you can see the earth in it. I'm not sure it's the original taken by voyager 1 though, this is most likely a cassini photo.

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:...230_6162_1.jpg


Btw. we should rename this thread to Science and Hi-technology,

EDIT:
Yeah, that one's a cassini photo, a shame there's no higher res of this one made almost outside the solar system:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...(uitsnede).png

ChaosFish 2009-07-31 08:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 385092)

I like the movie.

Jasiek 2009-08-01 03:15

Me too, I liked it so much, I translated it into polish!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muSRs3FfHiQ

ChaosFish 2009-08-01 11:09

That's nice! But I think Youtube's annotations feature could allow you to do that more smoothly.

Jasiek 2009-08-01 12:43

I wanted to send it to another site, and don't think those work that well with embedded vids.

Anyway, I want to work at festo!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5JHMpLIqO4&fmt=


http://www.youtube.com/user/FestoHQ?view=videos

Darkflame 2009-08-04 15:14

Not high tech, but Vortex cannons are cool;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyAyd4WnvhU

And, not to be outdone, the Japanease;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bvtv...eature=related

Jasiek 2009-08-05 04:31

100 olden things your kids will never know.

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07...er-know-about/

Darkflame 2009-08-05 11:37

Yeah, I read that.
I suspect however, slide-rules will be known, as its a very generic example thats always brought up....knowledge of it will survive for that reason alone :P

I also dont buy that wires are going away. Reduced hugely, but power-over-air has a lot to prove in an era when we are trying to be efficient with energy.

Still good list.

Jasiek 2009-08-12 01:27

ESA goodness!

A crew space vehicle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hbp5_KtDGM&fmt=
New lightweight rocket:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVbpxIl_MCk
(I really like the way they "weave" the hull)

Now the fact they're working on re-entry, and are making a crew vehicle, plus this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBlAVYlWF6k&fmt= suggests that ESA might be planning a shuttle like vehicle in the next few years and is working out all the quirks. And as much as I'm excited about the privately founded companies, seeing a all european organization becoming a major player really makes my day.

Darkflame 2009-08-15 13:36

Coooool :)

I like this image;
http://i27.tinypic.com/oj4b9f.jpg

Jasiek 2009-08-15 21:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93S5QTIUbrk&fmt=

Another Esa thing, about a moon and mars mission.

Darkflame 2009-08-19 01:43

And now for something completely different;
http://colorforth.com/haypress.htm

Not much to look at, but thats 360 cores at 700 MIPS each.

This is, apart from being an insane amount of computing power in a very small space, is quite a many times more powerfull then is necessary for software radios.

Jasiek 2009-08-21 17:21

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Atlantic_Anomaly

This is really disturbing...

Odysseus 2009-08-21 23:49

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Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 385956)

Why? Is it doing anything it didn't do before? I tried to read it but somehow could not make out what you pointed at.

Darkflame 2009-08-22 00:12

Well, it makes perminate or semi-perminate residence in near-earth orbit harder.
If we could get mass into space easier it wouldnt be such a problem.

As my understanding goes, however, depending on the "route" you take into space, if your not stopping in earth orbit, this radiation isnt actualy much of a factor.

Jasiek 2009-08-22 00:50

Actually, what I meant is that it's a hole in the magnetosphere, and we know for a fact that the earths magnetic "shield" is getting increasingly weaker, and the magnetic pole reversal is way overdue. it means that at one point this "hole" could make a touchdown. It also makes flying in airliners damn dangerous in that region.

Odysseus 2009-08-22 02:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 385998)
Actually, what I meant is that it's a hole in the magnetosphere, and we know for a fact that the earths magnetic "shield" is getting increasingly weaker, and the magnetic pole reversal is way overdue. it means that at one point this "hole" could make a touchdown. It also makes flying in airliners damn dangerous in that region.

Ah okay, so the field is getting weaker but no signs it will be getting stronger again? One way street? That would be kinda scary depending on the time scale.
Wasn't it mars that lost most of its magnetic crap a long time ago? Maybe Earth is getting rusty too. :eek:

Jasiek 2009-08-22 03:08

I think the story says the field gets weaker and weaker nearing the pole reversal. Then at some point we'll have multiple poles springing up at different points of the planet and at one point they'll stabilize at opposite geographical poles.

I might've gotten that part wrong. It is getting weaker though.

Jareth 2009-08-22 12:28

Yeah, I heard that too. The field will get weaker and weaker, then it'll vanish. After some time it will start getting stronger but with switched poles. Yup. That would be totally fucked up... :?

Darkflame 2009-08-22 13:11

Fucked up, but it isnt that bad, our species survived it before.
We just gota stop using compass's for critical stuff in our tech.

I dont actually think gps broadcasts (ie, timed radio) will be effected. Although, that dosnt give you direction.

Jareth 2009-08-22 13:20

Probably won't be affected, but while there will be no magnetic field, anything can just hit our planet. Also, we'll probably die because of the radiation from the sun. The magnetic shield protects us from it. No more sunbathing.

Darkflame 2009-08-22 14:14

As I said, we survived before.
Radiation wont kill us, and the magnetic shield only protected us from that solar radiation....it never helped with physical stuff smashing us, thats only the atmosphere helping there.

Of course, it might not be wise to sunbath so much indeed.

Jareth 2009-08-22 14:20

No sunbathing = we're screwd.

ChaosFish 2009-08-22 18:03

I have no clue what you all are talking about :?


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