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Is a chore. Also, you’re at the mercy of unreliable companies. Perhaps openphoto might be able to change it. (link found at hacker news) At work, I sometimes hear of the kind of funny approach from non-IT companies: they’re afraid … Continue reading
The next fifteen years. Pure Electric – will be marginal Battery energy density will probably be lousy and they will be expensive so that pure electric cars can’t fill that many needs in the next fifteen years. What kind of … Continue reading
Dunno if WordPress, does something evil when it’s “crunching”. Of course it generates thumbnails then.
Can’t disclose my source right now, but a big Japanese camera maker has been secretly working on this ever since the first small sensor interchangeable lens systems by its competitors Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony started getting some market share. … Continue reading
Here’s my estimate of the situation. I’m no nuclear engineer but I know something… We use data from JAIF: And an annotated picture of a GE boiling water reactor from UCS: Now, using the above: At least half of the … Continue reading
Status of the reactors: JAIF, Japanese Atomic Industrial Forum: http://www.jaif.or.jp/english/ Radiation status in Japan: http://www.bousai.ne.jp/eng/speedi/pref.php?id=08 Radiation status in Finland: http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/images/P867_02.gif Radiation units: Becquerel is counts per second (particles/photons) A 1 GW coal plant releases radioactive stuff in a year that produce … Continue reading
The Iso-Haisu (big skunk) hybrid rocket just flew, on wednesday second of March 2011. More info on the Haisunäätä pages. Done by members of SATS ry, Suomen Avaruustutkimusseura or SAFF, Sällskap för Astronautisk Forskning i Finland by its Swedish name or Finnish … Continue reading
They could very easily be pedal powered, requiring no charging or battery changes ever. Old dynamos resisted pedaling because of the old lamp technology, and the lamps also burned out often. No more. This seems to be a nice diagram, … Continue reading
Described by Barnaby Wainfan in the nineties: And in use in 2010 (click to get huge full view): Here’s another view of the beautiful Sukhoi T-50 / PAK FA: All photos from Sukhoi.