36 posts • joined 17 Oct 2007
Re: I once lived near a wind farm
How high did he raise them? Inquiring minds...
Voyager's coming back
It has not escaped the Sun's pull, just as the Sun is not escaping the Milky Way. Voyager 1 is actually heading in the same direction as our Sun, but Voyager 2 turned left (about 48deg) at Albuquerque.
Definitely made up though...
As are all acronyms, non-acronyms, words...
Years or revoltions around the Sun?
Wasn't the Earth's orbit a little shorter back then?
Re: Named by whom?
And what was the 'name' of the proto-Earth before the collision that went on to form the Earth and Moon? Maybe us commentards could have a poll? (It is thought that Theia gave a large amount of core-stuff to proto-Earth and left a lot of mantle/crust stuff in orbit, hence our oversized core and large moon)
On reading the BBC's poor telling I came to The Reg in hope of a more fulfilling story, which will in turn make me search out other more-sciencey websites, like wikipedia, but alas my search continues...
Re: 'vaping' == drug paraphernalia
Because drugs are bad, m'kay.
Re: Mach in Earth's or Mars' atmospheres?
Having asked this question before, I've found answers:
Hope that helps :-)
Men are from Mars...
If our system for detecting planets was based at Kepler-186, how would the Sol system look? 3 similar planets in or close to the Goldilocks zone, but which one is life habitable?
Re: Announcing the bleeding obvious
I'm afraid so. The slight vagaries of chaotic aerodynamics have a greater effect on lighter objects which slows them further than heavy objects. Try it with an empty box of matches and a box full of 2 pence pieces.
Re: Science: Eleventy Billion! Religion: 0
The picture looks more like a 'fingerprint' left by the Noodely Appendage.
Re: How is a rod a motor?
Could be a Hot Rod?
Beagle 2 Found
Relative to what exactly? Each other? At the same time? Please, a little science in your science stories.
Re: Poor dusty rover
Mars' atmosphere is less than 1% of Earth's, so a fan would need to be one hundred times bigger.
It's surface gravity wouldn't be that far off our own, if it had a surface.
Cold Beer anyone>
One advantage of a compressed air engine would be that it could cool your beer on the way home from the shops!
Re: How do they know that they're arms and not legs?
Or Noodley Appendages?
External Power Supply
Why not have the wire come out of the top, then when you turn the power off it will still 'fly'!
Orbit is as much to with how fast you're going as what altitude you're at. The sat's final geosynchronous position doesn't depend on where it was launched from.
Play some Kerbal Space Program for a better explanation.
Go Pro already does this
1) Set Timer or Set to Multiple Images
4) Catch (or drop as I have, they're quite robust)
6) Edit/Delete useless images
Does this mean?
That frozen meals would heat faster?
Rise Of The Machines
Fleshies ensconced within, possibly not paying full attention to where they're being taken, what could go wrong?
Hair of the mouse?
Can Boffins not take this research further and produce an effective hangover cure?
RealLife (tm) - Graphics are great, gameplay poor
Re: What a scam.
A stake farmed from a managed, renewable source obviously
Too much Gummy Juice,
that is all
How come bit.fall never mentions pron?
Conceal or Reveal
'conceal them from predators, such as dolphin'
or if these new fish-fangled LEDs were to be used on bicycles...
'reveal then to predators, such as buses'
If any of you have ever driven (or cycled) along dark roads and come across a cyclist using powerful 'offroad lights' you'll have noticed that brighter, more efficient LEDs are sorely needed.
Re: You may call them "vampire stars"
Surely the smaller star has more mass, and a stronger gravitational force?
"made a close pass within 1.5 miles of the station"
Surely that's 2.4km?
Plan to hold a BBQ, works in Scotland every time.
Anyone else reminded of the vector-graphic drawn ships in Elite?
Shurely some mishtake
Is it just me, or does the mini moon's path not seem to hit Earth on its way out?
(Just after it turns a darker orange)
In short, Mars is the only known candidate.
Anyone know the surface distance travelled/final displacement of the Mars rovers?
In the standard El Reg unit of course.
Don't think anyone's ever died from being hit with a stationary object, not even sure if it's possible.
Oh, and to all the posters who reckon cyclists run reds, just watch as the lights cycle from Amber to Red; how many cars continue through the junction when amber means stop?
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