TT01 – I actually remember running simulations on this as an undergrad, seeing that it really should improve things, and wondering why it wasn’t a common feature. Nice to see that it might soon be common.
TT02 – For those days when your itinerary calls for a couple orbits with a chance of re-entry.
TT03 – How long you figure before creationists start trying to replace the Eye argument with a Camel argument?
TT04 – A filter that screens for kinetic energy, not size. It lets big object pass, and keeps small ones out. Yes, you read that right. Kinda blows the mind a bit, don’t it?
TT05 – Shooting for a 13 kW Hall Effect Thruster. Current max is about 10 kW, I think.
TT06 – WooHoo! Ten years of not destroying the Earth with microscopic black holes! (Seriously though, people need to pay attention in physics, that should never have even been a thing.)
TT08 – Paging Steve Austin! Speaking of 3D Printing, HP is serious about Metal Printing. And the Marines are testing out printing barracks. I swear David Drake predicted that last one in one of the Hammer’s Slammers stories.
TT09 – OK, that’s just creepy. Like, this is the untold start of the Cars Universe, right here.
TT10 – The ISS has a leak! Well, had a leak. Rumor has it, it was caused by a drill, and not a micrometeorite.
TT11 – Sand and a common oxide can do a lot of cleaning work for storm water runoff.
TT12 – A wind turbine you could print at home, that works in any environment. I’m not entirely certain how it intends to turn a generator (I have some ideas, but nothing I can confirm), but it’s a neat idea.
TT13 – Is that a tablet in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
TT14 – Using algae to split water. Oh, and it involves activating dormant genes.
TT15 – A plane that could fly on Mars.
TT16 – MIT says Nuclear should be a part of a carbon free energy future. At least, if we want it to be affordable.
TT17 – Gravity waves have not offered up any new evidence for more than the known 3 spatial dimensions.
TT18 – This is really not how peer review works. Sure, alt-right activists might have jumped on this, but it’s not a paper as much as an opinion piece (which shifts it’s value as a objective truth towards the subjective), but by bullying publishers until it’s pulled and replaced (not retracted, but just pulled), you grant the alt-right a much greater political/cultural victory. The publisher should release the rights back to the author so they can shop it around, or at least publish it in an open journal.
TT19 – People keep asking me if I’ll stay in AZ. Nope, ’cause this is some epic level stupid.
TT20 – My beloved WIGs. Nice to see someone trying to make them a viable product. A place like Singapore is an excellent location for this, given that archipelagoes are one of the prime locations for such a craft.
TT21 – A new type of galaxy has been discovered.
TT22 – I found out that in science and all its applications, what is crucial is not that technical ability, but it is imagination in all of its applications.
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