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Beam Me Up #283 We Honor Those We Serve – Steve Singleman

Oct
16

 

 

 

 

 

This week on episode 283, the program  seems to write itself!  I decided to play it straight and see how things proceed.  All in all though you will have to listen to get my drift.

I start right out with expert by Weird Al Yandovic on the Beam Me Up Blog.  A new song “Stop Forwarding that Crap to Me!”   This puts a spin on some of the abuse that is foisted off on us by some users that have more cell phones than brains.  Recent surveys have it that more than 4% of the countries cell phone users have more than one cell.  The survey pointed out that there are more cell phones in operation in the us than there are people.  It is a certainty then with this kind of density that parody performers would comment on this.  First up is Weird Al Yankovic  with his protest song about junk email.  “Stop Forwarding that crap to Me”

More from the blog…..From two astronomers at the Observatory of Côte d’Azur in Nice, France come an interesting article on the reason Uranus is on it’s side.  It would appear that Uranus was struck with at least two massive planet sized bodies in it’s distant past that knocked it completely on it’s side.

HP’s new technology may well make DRAM and SRAM obsolete by 2015. flash memory in a year and a half.  This new technology that HP is betting on is called the memristor. Memristors are wires made of titanium dioxide a mere 150 atoms wide.   They can preserve memory states when off and can be written to trillions of times.

I found a great online film of the Alma telescope.  Higher than any other ground based observatory, located in Chile, is the new ALMA’s only about a third of the dishes in the array are installed as of yet, but ALMA is the most powerful scopes of it’s type. By 2013 all of it’s 66 dishes will be installed, bringing ALMA to full power,  Check out the film describing the telescope.

Back in August of 2010 I reported on this odd little series, a bit more than webisodes but not quite network tv called Pioneer One  it is a viewer supported project that seems to have worked!
There are now five episodes available online.  I have the link online or you can go here http://www.pioneerone.tv/   for more episodes plus the original.

What’s a Q-Drive? Well over at Cannae LLC in Pennsylvania,they describe the QDrive as a resonating cavity with design features that redirect the radiation pressure exerted in the cavity to create a radiation pressure imbalance on the cavity. This differential in radiation pressure generates an unbalanced force that creates thrust. The cavity is accelerated without use of propellant.  ooooooooooooooooo kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

 

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