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Only 7 inches?
It seems to me to be a more useful size than 10 inches, which is in netbook territory. I bought a Kobo .Vox two weeks ago. I find it better than my smartphone for email and browsing, and still small enough to go in my coat pocket (this time of year at least).
And W H Smith seem to be shifting them. My local branch had sold out today, and they now cost £189.99 as against £169.99 at launch.
We never had such a Shuttle.
A salvage mission couldn't have taken place even in time even if there had been a Shuttle ready for launch. A cradle to hold it in the payload bay would have had to be designed and built, and astronauts trained. With future missions put back months.
And a $450 million Shuttle mission to rescue a $163 million probe makes no economic sense at all. I wish things were different. After 50 years of space travel they should be.
Get your ass to Mars.
Probably cheaper to buy a 16GB one locally.
With any luck, it might actually be 128MB.
Face reignition systems?
I really can't see why anyone would want to set their face on fire more than once.
This is the yeast-bound carriageway, I assume.
Re Seven-inch models represented just 2 per cent of volume tablet sales in August,
Yes, well there aren't as many of them. And until the Kindle Fire and Kobo Vox they were no cheaper than the 10 inchers.
I had a play with the Vox in W H Smiths, and judging by the 20 or so dummy boxes, they expect to shift them. It's slower than the Fire apparently, which doesn't worry particularly. I just want something that fits the size gap between my smartphone and netbook for email and web browsing.
It's a pity that it couldn't have grabbed Fobos-Grunt by the scruff of its neck and taken it along.
"Sounds" is the operative word, but it's 30% of a very small percentage. Put another way, the percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere has gone up from 0.030% to 0.039%. It doesn't sound so bad now does it? Is it a significant increase? That what the argument is about.
Look on the bright side.
If there's a lot of GW hysteria in the Bebo transmission, there will be no invasion from Gliese 581 as they'll believe we are extinct.
Playmobil reconstruction then?
I've seen one Russian report that it could still get to Phobos if it leaves Earth orbit by the end of the month.
For all we know, they invented the Internet 70 years ago and we will be receiving some even crappier Web 3.0 content from them in the next year or so.
There are precedents. The Japanese Venus probe that failed to go into orbit in December 2010. A further attempt is planned in 2015. And Hayabusa which got back to Earth three years later than planned. Space probes seem capable of a lot when pushed.
"it could still make the journey to Mars, though it might be too late for that now. " Possibly not as NASA is launching a Mars mission on Saturday.
If its orbit can be raised, I wonder if it could wait a couple of years for the next Mars/Phobos window?
Daily Mail headline 23 November 2041
"Does wireless power cause cancer?"
The Hilton which equals .08 (Paris's level when done for DUI a few years ago.
I'm sitting on the toilet as I post this.
Most of that 168,000 light years is "empty" space. You could hypothesise that neutrinos only exceed the speed of light ot tale a short cut in the presence of mass.
While |I'm keeping an open mind, there are three indisputable facts.
1) We can measure distances of hundreds of miles to with a few mm,
2) We can measure time to better than 60ns.
3) After several months, nobody has come up with a plausible refutation of the Opera results.
Have you ever known the GPS in your car to be 56 feet out? The distance measurement will be accurate to within 40mm. Surveying is a precise science.
There's nothing the Shuttle could have done in any event. Unless a launch was imminent, there wouldn't have been time to arrange one at such short notice. And there would have been many problem to solve. P-G wasn't designed to be grabbed by the Shuttle's robot arm. A housing to hold P-G would have to be designed and built. Astronauts to be trained for the mission. And all to retrieve something that cost less than a Shuttle launch.
Theory also says that they can't exceed the speed of light. If this theory is wrong, how much reliance can we place on the theory that they must lose energy in the process? What if they only seem to go faster because they somehow take a short cut?
I'm keeping an open mind, but nobody has yet found any errors in the experiment. Nowhere near 60ns that is.
So if you eat a Chocolate Orange, that's two of your Five a day?
Ban di-hydrogen monoxide!
You know it make sense.
I understood that the GPS system allowed for time dilation. And that all the possible errors fell well short of 60 nanoseconds.
This plus recent reports about how some anti-matter particles decay. Exciting times!
Whisky is also good for you.
It's made from grain, so it's practically muesli.
NASA approved the Dragon escape system last month, so SpaceX can no start building the hardware.
I can see a manned Dragon test flight within two years.
"which is intended to dock automatically with the ISS"
Not quite. It gets very close automatically, but is grabbed by the station's robotic arm and docked.
Why the downvotes?
The universe seems to be expanding at an increasing rate, and a mysterious repulsive force called dark energy invoked to explain it. Even though there is no theory to explain this repulsive effect.
Is matter and anti-matter repelling each other not a possible alternative hypothesis that also explains why we don't see equal amounts of anti-matter?
"Right, you've all been testing the update for the past week. Any problems?"
Well, WiFi doesn't work."
"Bluetooth is broken."
"I found some video playback issues."
"The screen won't rotate."
"I can't get the Kies app to sync."
"But apart that, it's OK? Fine. Release it.
I've long wondered if matter and anti-matter repel each other. Something that CERN would like to test. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13666892. If they do, it would explain a lot.
"Reason", one of a series featuring Powell and Donovan.
Won't this just replace the question "Why is there more matter than anti-matter?" with "Why do mesons and anti-mesons decay differently?"
"In a bid to make the trains run on time"
Wasn't that Mussolini?
It's also heavier than NASA's UARS that re-entered last September. Because of 11 tons of toxic propellants. So this is one you don't want landing in your back garden.
No Android user would do that.