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Christopher Hitchens gets to the core of the problem of religion 52% Posted Dec 2012

Christopher Hitchens gets to the core of the problem of religion

Comment: 3327 days ago
Not any time soon, but I hope so
Chest cam view of Felix Baumgartner's free fall from the edge of space 44% Posted Oct 2012

Chest cam view of Felix Baumgartner's free fall from the edge of space

Comment: 3385 days ago
What happened to the balloon he jumped out of?
Curiosity finds first evidence for water on Mars 50% Posted Sep 2012

Curiosity finds first evidence for water on Mars

Comment: 3399 days ago
That's because smart scientists chose their landing area carefully
Welcome to Mars, proposal for a floating London airport 49% Posted Sep 2012

Welcome to Mars, proposal for a floating London airport

Comment: 3414 days ago
I wonder if the airport will turn into the wind to make landing easier - like an aircraft carrier does.
Frog in the throat 51% Posted Aug 2012

Frog in the throat

Caption: 3446 days ago
She never did like Kermit. He always made her want to vomit!
The meaning of afterlife 52% Posted Aug 2012

The meaning of afterlife

Comment: 3452 days ago
Where would heaven be if a rogue black hole passed by and gobbled up our sun and the whole of humanity in one almighty gulp? Would heaven also be gobbled up, or is it immune to black holes?
KFPS Friesian horses 52% Posted Jul 2012

KFPS Friesian horses

Comment: 3471 days ago
I can now appreciate Friesian horses more than I could. Thanks for the info. How come you're so knowledgeable about these horses?
Arthur Scargill comments on Margaret Thatcher 50% Posted May 2012

Arthur Scargill comments on Margaret Thatcher

Comment: 3536 days ago
Thirded
Neil deGrasse Tyson's pet peeve - Earth 49% Posted May 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson's pet peeve - Earth

Comment: 3536 days ago
but brilliant nevertheless
Domino chain reaction 50% Posted May 2012

Domino chain reaction

Comment: 3539 days ago
Different physics, but this makes me think of the butterfly effect, when the flutter of a butterfly's wings can lead to a tornado forming on the other side of the planet.
Vacuum tube travel, the future of travel 49% Posted Apr 2012

Vacuum tube travel, the future of travel

Comment: 3561 days ago
I'm not sure you understand how this is supposed to work. The capsules are magnetically levitated meaning there is no friction from wheels on tracks. The Shanghai maglev train has been in commercial operation since 2004, and is the world's first high speed magnetic levitation system. What limits the speed of maglev trains is air resistance, which is where the vacuum tubes come in. And your point about the water board, leakages are due to parts of the system built in the days of Queen Victoria.
Vacuum tube travel, the future of travel 49% Posted Apr 2012

Vacuum tube travel, the future of travel

Comment: 3562 days ago
I'm no expert but I'm guessing that if the vacuum was lost, you'd still have the mag-lev effect but you'd slow down because of the air resistance. I believe the Japanese have just tested a mag-lev train at 500 mph. If the capsule 'breaks down' in the middle of nowhere, then that's no different from a train breaking down in the middle of nowhere today. Emergency services would come to the rescue but would only have to deal with 6 people rather than a full train's worth. You don't get the problem of 'deer or fallen trees on the tracks', and the system is imune to weather conditions. About terrorist attacks, we have the same problem today with railways and oil pipelines, and vacuum tubes could well be easier to monitor. It's a brilliant idea.
Fukushima radiation so high even robots can't work there! 52% Posted Apr 2012

Fukushima radiation so high even robots can't work there!

Comment: 3564 days ago
Can you name some? Not trying to be clever, just want to be better informed.
Dirt bike on a mountain crest 48% Posted Jan 2012

Dirt bike on a mountain crest

Comment: 3566 days ago
Maybe he's a chicken. Chickens can keep their heads still like that. http://www.boreme.com/posting.php?id=20247
The Great Global Warming Swindle - Debate 45% Posted Mar 2012

The Great Global Warming Swindle - Debate

Comment: 3588 days ago
Durkin knows he produced a nonsense documentary - you can see it in his body language.
What would it be like to travel inside a black hole? 50% Posted Mar 2012

What would it be like to travel inside a black hole?

Comment: 3599 days ago
There may be more people interested in this stuff than you might imagine. When reality is turning out weirder than science fiction, what is there not to like?
The joy of home schooling 49% Posted Mar 2012

The joy of home schooling

Caption: 3607 days ago
2016, London had grown so big the only way to get the Knowledge was to start young
Ice skating in Norway 50% Posted Feb 2012

Ice skating in Norway

Comment: 3632 days ago
Do you know about the Iceman? He can handle the cold pretty well, without vodka. http://www.boreme.com/posting.php?id=16356
What sets Curiosity apart from other Mars rovers?49% Posted Dec 2011

What sets Curiosity apart from other Mars rovers?

Comment: 3692 days ago
We're seeding life on Mars
Iran shows footage of captured US drone 51% Posted Dec 2011

Iran shows footage of captured US drone

Comment: 3696 days ago
It looks like a model to me. Why do they cover up the wheels? Maybe its because there aren't any. And the front grill looks too uneven to be from a high tech stealth plane. To my untrained eyes, it looks like cardboard.

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