Anonymous 05/13/17 (Sat) 17:38:48 No. 211
I would think something designed for objectivity would be.
Anonymous 05/19/17 (Fri) 01:37:54 No. 212
TLDR: natural gas trapped in ice, "potentially more energy than in all other fossil fuels combined"
>China said Thursday it has successfully extracted samples of natural gas hydrate for the first time in the South China Sea. >The samples came from the Shenhu area in the northern part of the sea, starting last Wednesday about 200 meters below the seabed at a depth of 1,266 meters, the China Geographical Survey said. >The institution under the Ministry of Land and Resources said about 16,000 cubic meters of gas, almost all methane, were extracted on average each day and described its trial mining as achieving a "historic breakthrough." http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/China-says-succeeded-in-extracting-gas-hydrates-in-South-China-Sea >Gas hydrate, methane hydrate in particular, is a cage-like structure of crystallized ice, inside of which are trapped molecules of methane, the chief constituent of natural gas. >According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), global estimates vary, but the energy content of methane in hydrates is "immense, possibly exceeding the combined energy content of all other known fossil fuels". Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
Anonymous 05/19/17 (Fri) 02:29:25 No. 213
>Using AI to make pony waifus real
Bioengineer that shit. There are people working on engineering pigs to grow human organs. Why not engineer some pones with human wombs?
Anonymous 05/23/17 (Tue) 10:57:47 No. 214
>Traditional jet engines create thrust by mixing compressed air with fuel and igniting it. The burning mixture expands rapidly and is blasted out of the back of the engine, pushing it forwards. Instead of fuel, plasma jet engines use electricity to generate electromagnetic fields. These compress and excite a gas, such as air or argon, into a plasma >The challenge was to develop an air-breathing plasma propulsion engine that could be used for take-off as well as high-altitude flying. “We are the first to produce fast and powerful plasma jets at ground level,” says Göksel. “These jets of plasma can reach speeds of up to 20 kilometres a second.” https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431264-500-plasma-jet-engines-that-could-take-you-from-the-ground-to-space/
Only problem is getting a power source good enough.
Anonymous 05/23/17 (Tue) 12:28:20 No. 215
I wonder, couldn't we move some of this discussion to /cyb/? This thread is pretty low-traffic, but so is that board.