Category: Technology & ideas

scientific developments, inventions, design, sci fi

Space Station

1. What is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer for? 2. What percentage of earth’s gravity is it at the ISS? 3. When did assembly begin? 4. What was the first module of the ISS launched? 5. What’s the joint airlock’s name?…

SpaceX launch

Best turn this into a post for any who might wish to comment, Mark M just has. SpaceX text update – BBC – liftoff was 20:22! Anything further we’ll run here or in comments through the night.

Are British cars better or worse now?

Second question – is there anything which can be called a ‘British’ car anymore?  Stupid questions, as Dearieme might say.  😀 Simon [Richards, CEO Freedom Association] gives his take: The Marina worse than the Pinta in the US? https://carbuzz.com/features/the-worst-british-cars-ever-made https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2047860/British-car-industry-Why-none.html…

The teardrop yard

This is going to take some explaining, it follows on from the last post on rig. The sail is essentially the oceanic lateen – there are upsides and downsides to it. The up are that it spills wind better than…