NASA has recently been getting its nose stuck into a rather exotic area. This is the concept that humans may one day live on the planet Venus. Yes, this is the same planet which is capable of melting lead and crushing you to a pancake simply under the weight of its atmosphere.
So how on earth would life even be partially conceivable in such a ridiculously hostile environment? The answer is airships. These airships would be suspended at a certain point within the atmosphere which has an atmospheric pressure close to that of the earth.
But why would you ever want to send anyone to live on Venus even if you could? Dave and Brit Morin do not see the point just yet. After all, its not exactly like you can just get out and go for a walk if you are getting bored. The purpose of the endeavour would be to make scientific advances into the atmosphere of Venus.
The airship itself is planned to be roughly twice the length of your standard Boeing 747. This would be topped with an absolutely astounding one thousand metres squared of solar panels. This would then have a gondola suspended from it which would contain all of the instruments as well as a small living space which would be suitable for human survival.
It would also include a vehicle used to jump up to an orbiter for the return journey.
Wi-fi has become very prevalent throughout the globe, as networks are put into place in homes, offices, or even cafes to deliver the services that everybody needs at every opportunity.
Mayor de Blasio has decided to change old pay phones in New York district into Wi-Fi hotspots. The plan met with unanimous approval from the review committee which will see the administration installing thousands of Wi-Fi zones in public areas around New York over the next decade.
After much deliberation the committee had last month chosen CityBridge which is composed of a group of companies which includes major brands like Titan and Qualcomm as well. These companies will now help develop the project to prove free domestic calls, internet access and charging stations for mobile handsets.
The project is expected to cost CityBridge close to $200 million to complete the project.
By providing faster internet access, it is predicted that it will help the committee generate more in term of revenue through digital displays.
Mayor de Blasio during his address to the media, said that “every New Yorker stands to gain from this historic result that will make New York City a global leader in free wireless access at super fast speeds”.
Elon Musk presented a revolutionary concept of transportation means in 2013: the hyperloop. The hyperloop is a type of train that would transport its passengers at tremendous speed using the power of the vacuum and an aerodynamic capsule.
This is a very significant difference in train travel, and one that could very well shape public transportation quite quickly.
At that time, it was viewed as a futuristic ideal to be implemented towards 2020 approximately. Well at the end of 2014 there already are engineers working at it. Among the routes proposed for the hyperloop there is a Los Angeles-Las Vegas direct route, with the traveling time being 30 minutes.
The company with 100 engineers uses a model service called JumpStartFund, which means that the engineers will get their payment for the work later, in case the project is successful and brings income. Would you be interested in taking a trip?
Most of the people react cheerfully and obviously agree, so it is more likely that the volunteers will not regret their work. That is nice for people on Skout to discuss amongst themselves. The assembling of the parts is due to mid 2015. The workers are now looking at a route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but a map connecting all the cities is slated as a long-term plan.
The vacuum tube is almost ready. According to the company’s CEO, Dirk Ahlborn, the price of $6-10 billion for a 400-mile construction was correct.
When the Seminoles were trying to come back against Oregon, Jameis Winston was trying to make something happen. All season the Seminoles have been coming back against lesser opponents. People had rightly assumed that the Noles were bored. They would just come back when they felt like it, at least according to Dr Rod Rohrich. However, Jameis Winston could not fix things last night. In the middle of getting trounced by Oregon 59-20, Winston fell backwards and the ball flew up in the air. This is the kind of embarrassing fumble that could break a career that was good up to that point.
The problem with this fumble is that it gave way to an Internet meme. Winston could go on to be a hall of famer in the NFL, but he will likely never live down the meme that was started last night. People were quoted as saying that Manti Teo’s fake girlfriend caused the fumble, and there were other people saying that Odell Beckham made it look better. All in all, Winston was at the heart of a sad effort from what should have been a good team. Also, he was the person who gave away the ball at the worst time possible. Their winning streak is over, and Winston is the laughingstock of college football.
A classic shootout-style bowl game with a thrilling conclusion was immediately marred by players fighting on Monday night.
The University of Memphis Tigers, states thewrap.com, had just beaten the Brigham Young University Cougars in a double-overtime football game, says Tom Rothman advocate, when several players from both teams fell into a pile filled with flailing arms and kicking legs.
Organizers of the brand new Miami Beach Bowl must have been initially thrilled with the product they put on the field. The two schools’ teams fought to a high-scoring tie at the end of regulation time.
In the second overtime with a touchdown advantage, Memphis player DaShaughn Terry snatched Christian Stewart’s pass from the air to seal the victory for the Tigers. Moments later, several Memphis players began celebrating in front of BYU’s sideline, and the fight quickly ensued.
The bowl’s organizers’ hearts surely sank. Hopefully, the next Miami Beach Bowl will end with sportsmanlike conduct.
American taxpayers spend 150 billion dollars every year on federal financial aid for colleges. By ranking more than 6,000 colleges based on graduation rates, tuition costs and the amount of low income students who receive an education, the administration hopes to inform the American people of the benefits received for the money paid to educate college students.
The aim is to direct federal financial aid to the schools that deliver, and clampdown on for-profit career-training colleges.
In Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address, he promised to stop funding schools that were not producing.
The ability to evaluate colleges before attending will prevent many students from dropping out before graduation or discovering their degrees will not result in good jobs. High drop-out rates and disappointing employment opportunities are responsible for a student loan default rate of 20 percent.
The federal ratings are not intended to give elite standing to highly rated schools.
The official ratings should be available before the fall ’15 school term and Lee G. Lovett says he is really interested in seeing these official ratings reports.