Links to Science and Technology websites

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Tarantulas, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Here is a nice link: SPACEPORT MAGAZINE

    Comparison chart

    Fatti non foste a viver come bruti,
    ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza

    Ye were not form’d to live the life of brutes,
    But virtue to pursue and knowledge high.

    Odd origin?

    ET contact pathways

    I've often wondered about looking for the paths of focal lines that might allow for an image of our system to stand out from afar.

    One thing that makes me scratch my head just a tad is how there is a warm spot for higher energy particles "in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major:"

    There also seem to be planets nearby:

    Heck of a way to say hello?

    That system has some impressive names "Chalawan" for the star and Taphao Thong and Taphao Kaew for the planets.

    "Simulations suggest that the inner part of the habitable zone of 47 Ursae Majoris could host a terrestrial planet in a stable orbit"
    on average, across the Milky Way, there’s about 40% the mass of the Sun in every cubic light year.


    Big glass


    Russian HLLVs

    Real flying Saucer?

    Space links

    Lunar cell tower

    3D printing
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  2. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Recent advances in computer simulations may make for cleaner skies:

    James Oberg space expert

    A lovely video--that being the:
    Visualization of a contra-rotating, open-rotor simulation created using the Launch Ascent and Vehicle Aerodynamics (LAVA) software framework

    Shades of the USS Franklin's Vodeberg tilings

    Stacking the moon

    Black Holes

    India space


    Bekuo spaceship&f=false

    Space simulator

    Supernovae video

    Molecule ghosts

    Atom circuits

    Dust devil
    You are here

    Our Uncles

    Gamma ray beam

    SLS facebook


    Darpa spaceplane

    Hermes spaceplane book

    Pro-HLLV group

    Asteroid mining
    Skylab auction

    Power beaming

    Depot study

    Humans to Mars

    Deep Space Hab

    zero point

    Space circus

    ISS: The end--or the beginning?

    The moon
    Oak Ridge

    Dream chaser

    Space X and Blue Origin


    The Iridium story
    Moon tech

    Internal combustion engine for space
    Antennas of different shapes

    Docking port ideas?

    Kill Delta?

    New dwarft planet

    Life's odds
    Deep space dreams

    Pulse Orion on SyFy

    Cool Mars photo

    Planetary Defense
    Math art

    water propellant

    New Booster

    Ice giant mission

    SLS to Mars

    wet stage tanks
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  3. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010

    SLS movie

    SLS to Comic-con

    SLS to Mars

    China's HLV

    ISS solar

    Burn test Saffire

    Asteroid ship
    No secrets in space now


    ]the Air Force had “bent over backward” to give ULA an advantage for a competitive launch contract.

    Space X fees
    Falcon heavy news

    Space X graphics

    Spaceplane call renewed


    Launch talk and trajectory sims

    Moon lander shapes

    A guide to moons


    New spaceport new research:

    Uh-Oh--maybe Ares I and Athena aren't dead after all.

    The return of THE STICK well--son of the stick

    Payloads getting heavier:

    Trump anti-space

    2001--could it be done?

    Proton Light

    Space X launch manifest
    But watch for new-space cool-aid

    Step towards space solar power

    Ceres--even better for mining?

    Here is something I have been hoping for for a long time

    I love it. Now we know the sound of trek computers chugging away wasn't primitive--but predictive after all.

    "Click click--working!"
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  4. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Here is some information about a manned Venus airship:

    The pdf:

    cis-lunar stations

    SLS fuel tanks

    Sea Serpent

    The big dish

    Sail design

    Spaceplane art


    Soyuz problems?

    A new field of research:
    Epicatalysis could enable a number of new applications, including chemical streams enriched in high-energy or desirable reactants; lower operating temperatures for chemical reactions; novel forms of alternative energy, and options for green chemistry.

    Deep music

    Cheap microscope:

    Water Computer:

    atmosphere as lens

    Light discovery

    Venus plane

    Moon first?

    Hydrogen metal at last?

    Space USA

    Moon-mars plans

    Vortex laser
    Maybe of use to...
    Small vortices:

    Asteroid mining
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  5. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    The ITS tank interior for Musk's Mars lander

    Shuttle II
    Shuttle 2 art

    Super heavy lifters

    Venus/ solar probe chip

    SLS endorsed

    Tornado hits SLS facility

    How to slow a solar sail

    Saturn V lamp

    Spacehab contest

    The push for space

    Vortex materials...

    acoustic cloak

    Laser advance

    The array can also be scaled up in size to create high power lasers for industrial and defense applications, he noted. “A fundamental challenge in high power lasers is heating and with the predicted efficiencies of our BIC lasers, a new era of laser technologies may become possible,” Kanté said.

    Silicon based life form?

    Carbon sea

    Global cooling idea

    lens free photography

    tiny tools

    Why space matters



    UAE space

    Uranium from seawater


    Unusual electromagnetic disturbances resembling rings, loops, links, globules, lines, knots, roses and clouds are introduced, the generation of these disturbances in the laboratory is briefly considered and some possible directions for future research are highlighted.

    For skeptics

    Twin roll steel casting

    Clear ceramic

    Space Mining

    One link of note to anyone interested in severe storms:

    A huge bank of lights

    Spaceships and spaceplanes--animated
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  6. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    It looks like we have four possible locations for the (true) ninth planet

    Still, I miss the old look of the solar system:

    Nuclear Thermal may allow us to explore it better:

    Probes may have more fuel now

    Other science links: Life is tough

    MH370--the science

    A loss

    Prometheus, they say, brought God’s fire down to man
    And we’ve caught it, tamed it, trained it since our history began
    Now we’re going back to Heaven just to look Him in the eye
    And there’s a thunder ‘cross the land and a fire in the sky

    For rocket engines

    Space elevator

    Solar breakthroughs

    Photon Rocket

    Light tubes

    Spider silk


    Ship tunnel

    Moon Temple

    New atomic test material

    The largest dinosaur?

    Thylacines-in-Queensland ?



    Figure 1. Scales of Starships compared with largest Earth vessels. From top, largest Earth ocean ships, Firefly, Ghost, 10 km diameter Sailship, all to scale. The ~3m Breakthrough Starshot sail is actually not visible on this scale. (Figure from Michael Lamontagne).



    Bigger than stratolaunch

    Water from solar paint

    ISS from Landsat

    Tabby's star

    The VEI

    Standard candle not so standard after all: lasers

    Dust to dust



    Materials in the news

    Mars news

    The SLS payload planner's guide:


    Ice Giant study available on-line:
    -----An excerpt:

    Launching on an SLS, we again see a dramatic increase in useful inserted mass at Neptune
    (>5,000 kg for 13-year flight time). Using SLS it is also possible to insert >1,700 kg in Neptune
    orbit in ~11 years from launch.

    Book on time machine travel

    nice space themed STEM book


    Got a math question? ask

    R-7 lives

    Fly over Pluto


    Lunar Gateway and more

    Last but not least

    We won't do anything like this as long as we don't place a proper value on spaceflight (that is to say, a proper value on the universe). This is the source of my major beef with "cheap" commercial space. It marks a new stage in a worrying trend that began with Space Shuttle. We need to stop trying to convince people we can do worthwhile things in space for cheap. Instead, we need to sell them on the idea that space is worth a lot more than they think it is worth.
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  7. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Asteroids in the news:

    OSIRIS-Rex seen from Earth

    Cis-lunar station

    Deployment tech

    Low power sensors

    Interesting Lightsail/solar tech

    Laser advances

    The Majorana fermion.

    Eclipse glasses

    power yarns

    A day out at oshkosh--by gosh

    Starships on the mind

    Nice book on space stations

    The blue jet

    North Korea missile tech’s-“not-quite”-icbm-can’t-hit-lower-48-states11012

    SLS info--single shot moon-mission
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  8. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 10, 2017
  9. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Light trap

    Thoughts on ISS

    The Mars Base Camp

    Musk responds

    Solar Thermal

    Yesteryear's Mars

    Mike Griffin back



    Space toys

    New ICBM

    Hypersonics text

    Anti-matter flight



    Spacecraft skin
    Nozzle tech

    Huge stations


    Differnt plastics--good for trek toys?


    Mach effect propulsion


    2001 turns 50

    Solar sails and starshot

    If the NASA Space Launch System is available to conduct human visits to suitable NEOs, the sail could serve at least two functions. Because the SLS has 2-3X the throw mass of the Falcon-Heavy, the sail could be accommodated as a pre-rendezvous abort option or as a back-up to the SLS propulsion module for Earth-return maneuvers.
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  10. ll StarTrekFan ll

    ll StarTrekFan ll Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 7, 2017
  11. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 10, 2017
  12. Tim Walker

    Tim Walker Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 8, 2014
  13. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
  14. XCV330

    XCV330 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 24, 2017
    Did you know there's a real UESPA?
    It's called UNOOSA.
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has been around since the 1950's but it has never had a mission, or much of anything else until recently, when it announced plans to launch a package of experimental payloads for member countries aboard a Dreamchaser shuttle sometime in 2021. The Dream Chaser is a lifting-body vehicle being designed in part for a contract warded for it to supply cargo to the International Space Station. It was initially designed to also transfer crew. Dream Chaser is owned by the Sierra Nevada Corporation.
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