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by Carl White
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cabin Fever
Replies: 15
Views: 2111

Then, I remembered gamboling about during afternoon tea parties at Great Aunty Ethel's while the growed-ups sat about on folding party chairs sipping and nibbling wearing big hats. I think I am going to need some sort of therapy after this flashback.... 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre ...
by Carl White
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach Effect Propulsion Research Update
Replies: 96
Views: 9886

Mach Effect Propulsion Research Update

Kindly provided at:

http://nextbigfuture.com/2010/02/mach-e ... pdate.html

I wonder whether keeping the barium titanate caps deeply cold would help to preserve their function during operation.
by Carl White
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welfare in action.
Replies: 60
Views: 6876

EDIT: nevermind. I should know better than to post about political issues.
by Carl White
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supernova to Destroy Earth! Sometime...
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Re: Supernova to Destroy Earth! Sometime...

A star that's closer than thought is on "the verge" of going supernova: T Pyxidis 3,260 light years - is that really close enough to sterilize? By "on the verge" they meant "within several million years". No one seems to be considering that stars move relative to each ...
by Carl White
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Real State Of The Democrat Party
Replies: 4
Views: 2627

There's something really wrong with both parties, in my opinion.
by Carl White
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: CO2 is out, now its the Nitrogen
Replies: 29
Views: 4086

Isn't it true though that a lot of the produce of plant agriculture goes to feed animals (i.e. in factory farms)?

If we ate less meat, more arable land could be used to feed us instead of animals.
by Carl White
Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell: We'll know in 7 months time?!
Replies: 203
Views: 42063

So, there's no news (and a patent has been allowed to lapse) because: 1. There is no news. Things haven't gone well. or 2. Things look promising enough that the Navy has decided to shroud everything in secrecy. Who knows when, if ever, the public will hear about it. Political forces may kill it even...
by Carl White
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Population Control Solves Alot of Problems
Replies: 214
Views: 19422

In every developed country (save for the United States), birthrate has fallen below replacement rate.

Raise the standard of living in the undeveloped countries and populations might well decline everywhere in the world.
by Carl White
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EMdrive resurfaces (unexpectedly)
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

EMdrive resurfaces (unexpectedly)

Roger Shawyer's EMdrive is back in the news.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/10/impossible-drive-designers-dream-flying-cars-stealth-missiles/

No conclusive demonstration model or anything to make it more plausible, however, just big plans.
by Carl White
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In the beginning...reverse evolution.
Replies: 83
Views: 10000

If we were descendents of some advanced alien species, we would not share genes with even the most primitive of lifeforms on earth as we are. Why do you say this? Surely if an alien species turned up and needed quick adaptation for their future offspring, then engineering-in native genetic adaptati...
by Carl White
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In the beginning...reverse evolution.
Replies: 83
Views: 10000

Re: In the beginning...reverse evolution.

Sorry, no. Genome sequencing has demonstrated that we are most definitely linked to the other primates. Not sure that counters what I am saying. I am not aware the evidence shows us to be 'decendants' of apes, only that we share common ancestors. (So I agree we can be shown to be 'cousins', but not...
by Carl White
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: In the beginning...reverse evolution.
Replies: 83
Views: 10000

Re: In the beginning...reverse evolution.

Just some thoughts I had today, the like of which seem to be enjoyed on this forum: I was debating in my thoughts just now why it might be that the original hebrew Genesis begins by naming god as 'elohim', which I understand to be a female plural and a word with strong associations with 'coming fro...
by Carl White
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty unbelieveable...
Replies: 225
Views: 68364

I wonder whether a group like the Planetary Society would be interested in sponsoring (i.e. putting up some funding) for experimental work of this sort.
by Carl White
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: EEStor news
Replies: 175
Views: 46782

To add fuel to the debate, here is an article concerning some (non-EEStor) supercapacitor progress.

http://www.gizmag.com/nanoscale-supercapacitor/11297/

"New Nanoscale supercapacitor can store 100 times more energy"

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