7 posts • joined Thursday 14th June 2007 22:43 GMT
If I'm understanding this correctly, it's not the energy of compression that's being used to store energy, it's the altered chemical bonds. In the same way you can take graphite and pump energy into its bonds to make diamond. If you compress different compounds their properties sometimes change radically, even when back at normal pressure. Now since this is a relatively new area of experimentation, the scientists probably only have a vague idea what they can make. The problem is those who have the money want 'practical results' as opposed to interesting results. Hence the 'possible' application list.
Duel Route Mentality
If you want total control over your app installations just install them manually! All you have to do is tick a box in the menu to say you know what your doing.
Personally I like the way google has it set up. The market is a sandbox like system. And if something goes wrong google can pull the app. However, if I REALLY want it. I just install it myself. That way google have no control over it (for better or for worse). How is that not the best of both worlds?
A better analogy is a delivery company photographing front gates/doors to help delivery only to catch a glimpse into a places because the front door was open.
No they should not have stored the data, but then again, no deliberate attempt to enter private networks was made.
@ Nano nano
A neutron star is technically the biggest nucleus going, but it's held together by gravity rather than the strong force.
On a side note, the cannon ball-wall analogy is a little wrong; a fraction of a second is a LONG time as far as sub atomic reactions go. It's more akin to the rolling away with 1/2 a dozen bricks attached to it. This gives enough time for the nucleus to stabilize before it decays again. We can study it within this window (mostly by how exactly it falls apart again but...)
Give the police a try
I still dont know why they dont make the police have to experiance the taser themselves before they can use it. If they want one capable of giving 3 5 second shocks at full power they should have HAD 3 5 second shocks at full power! I think most would think twice in a situation like this (or at least know why the perp wont stop writhing on the floor after being zapped). If there totally safe as clamed then this wouldnt be an issue.
x,y,z no problem
sadly the time travel will be on the order of milliseconds while the decoding time in days. I'm guessing it's just making a pulse propergate back along a laser beam along all 4 dimentions (x,y,z and time) back too the start where it can be detected. No chance of any paradoxes (or lotto numbers).
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