Category Archives: aviation

How to breach Trump’s wall

Trump inspected prototype’s of his proposed Mexican border wall this week. During this there was this strange bit of theatre where a group of supposed “special forces” tried to climb it but couldn’t get over it. I mean I do … Continue reading

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I recently looked at the hyperloop system proposed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk and highlighted a number of problems with the proposed system, notably its likely very high costs, the technical challenges involved in building it, the barf enduing ride and the … Continue reading

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The Hyperloop hyperbole

I discussed the hyperloop proposal sometime ago and I thought I would be worth updating on its progress. On the one hand, they have managed to build a test track and run some tests. However, the critics argue they’ve barely … Continue reading

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A possible counter to the Fermi paradox

“If we were made of some rare isotope of Bismuth you might have an argument for us being alone in the cosmos” Neil DeGrasse One of the things that often comes up when discussing topics related to space or future … Continue reading

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Water woo devices

I came across this video promotion for a self filling water bottle device, being marketed by a company called Fontus. It supposedly can refill itself by condensing water straight out of the air, being powered by a small solar panel, thus … Continue reading

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The case for space – Part 3: Martian delusions

I previously discussed the idea of colonising space as a possible solution to climate change and a future resource crunch. I think the conclusion would be that its not really a feasible solution. Yes, I have no doubt space exploration … Continue reading

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Space a sustainability solution – Part 2: Living on the high frontier

In the previous post on this topic I outlined the general problems regarding space propulsion. In this article I’ll be looking at the problems of living and working in space, and the logistical challenges that this presents. Motivations and costs … Continue reading

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