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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Oppenheimer Oscar leaves bad taste

Posted: 14 Mar 2024, 7:35 am 

Replies: 50
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I did a calculation today on the shipment, assuming that it contained only UO3. The 550 kg. Of UO3 could produce approximately 467.7 kg of uranium metal. The isotope separation part is tricky, but can be done with cyclotrons that the Japanese had. It would yield enough U-235 to make at least a few ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Oppenheimer Oscar leaves bad taste

Posted: 13 Mar 2024, 7:49 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 4,480


A little historical piece often lost to time: Germany did attempt to sent over their collection of processed uranium oxide (not enriched) to Japan right before the Nazi government fell. The captain of the submarine U-234 decided to surrender to US forces off the Eastern coast of the US. He had hear...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: We will succeed or not in brining back the mammoth?

Posted: 13 Mar 2024, 8:58 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,733


I love mammoths as much as the next guy but.......why? Where are they going to live? Siberia? Canada? Patagonia?? What about the animals already living in those ecosystems? What will happen to species that share food sources with hypothetical mammoths? Will their populations partially die off to ma...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Oppenheimer Oscar leaves bad taste

Posted: 13 Mar 2024, 7:54 am 

Replies: 50
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Can't we just admit that the US really screwed the world over in the longrun by intoducing the atom bomb into the world and making us all less safe? I think the original plan was to use against the Nazis. You have to remember the Germans were on the verge of developing a nuclear bomb so technically...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: cost of spaceship

 Post subject: Re: cost of spaceship
Posted: 08 Mar 2024, 8:46 am 

Replies: 44
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funeralxempire wrote:
misha00 wrote:
maybe some type of AI or a simple computer program could figure out how to make the technologies less expensive.


So, your plan to save us from the AI threat is with more AI? :scratch:


Yes, keep trusting AI to do the thinking. Nothing bad can come from that.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: cost of spaceship

 Post subject: Re: cost of spaceship
Posted: 05 Mar 2024, 8:46 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 4,032


How exactly would it provide a hedge against AI? :scratch: I imagine he thinks that boarding a mother-ship will be an escape from a scorched Earth where evil AI reigns supreme. I feel like assuming the AI wouldn't be on the spaceship as well isn't a very sound assumption to make. I agree with your ...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: A question for game console geeks

Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 10:43 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4,480


My guess would be the Nintendo WII system. It had sensors that could react to players movements. I think they had a add on that was a bar placed under the tv screen. That is why I chose “other” in the poll. I do know it had programs for sports, dancing and even virtual bowling. WIIs are fairly commo...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Zombie Deer Disease

 Post subject: Re: Zombie Deer Disease
Posted: 25 Feb 2024, 10:33 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 4,377


Misslizard wrote:
They stagger around and look like they are dying( which they are) and are usually drooling.


This has been known to exist in Kansas for around a decade or so. The locals there are split between being concerned and indifferent about it. That still does not stop them from eating deer though.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Valentines Day

 Post subject: Re: Valentines Day
Posted: 13 Feb 2024, 11:10 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 4,279


I don’t know why they say diamonds are the girl best friend, that not true for me. I don’t like diamonds now, they tooooo expensive. They say diamonds are a symbol for your love. However they don't directly say that buying diamonds is a sign that a guy is willing to spend a lot of money on his part...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Valentines Day

 Post subject: Re: Valentines Day
Posted: 12 Feb 2024, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 4,279


It is an excuse to sell chocolate, gift cards, and diamonds. Jewelry commercials like to push the thought that diamonds are forever. In my chemistry classes, I like to point out that diamonds are not forever based upon the thermodynamics of carbon. They are formed under high temperature and high pr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: utility bills

 Post subject: Re: utility bills
Posted: 09 Feb 2024, 8:56 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 3,905


One trick to reduce your electric bill is to shop for items that use less energy than the ones you are currently using. For example, old tube TVs require a lot more electricity than efficient led TVs. You can find the energy efficient stuff at thrift stores if you look hard enough. The cheapest way ...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: 50 year nuclear battery developed

Posted: 28 Jan 2024, 7:07 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 3,834


If it's "radioactive" then...woundnt it be too dangerous for any consumer use? Though it might be great in unmanned outerspace probes. Actually, no it would not be too dangerous. There is already radioactive batteries on the market if you have the license: pacemaker batteries are made wit...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: 50 year nuclear battery developed

Posted: 28 Jan 2024, 7:01 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 3,834


funeralxempire wrote:
So, how many of them will I need to run a car? :lol:


I think there would be legal restrictions for having that many in one place on a roadway. It would likely take a semi truck sized battery pack of them to move an electric car. However, they would be unaffected by cold weather.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: 50 year nuclear battery developed

Posted: 28 Jan 2024, 6:57 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 3,834


auntblabby wrote:
i wonder if it'd work for my iphone?


If you want to carry around a telephone booth sized battery pack, it might work. The amount of energy given off per cell is very low.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: 50 year nuclear battery developed

Posted: 26 Jan 2024, 11:58 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 3,834


If it's "radioactive" then...woundnt it be too dangerous for any consumer use? Though it might be great in unmanned outerspace probes. Actually, no it would not be too dangerous. There is already radioactive batteries on the market if you have the license: pacemaker batteries are made wit...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: 50 year nuclear battery developed

Posted: 26 Jan 2024, 8:54 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 3,834


A Chinese company has developed a radioactive battery using a radioactive nickel isotope (Ni-63) and doped graphene. They claim that it could last up to 50 years off of the beta decay of the source. It does not have a high output, so do not plan on it going into your smart phone anytime soon. The so...
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