Apollo, the Lunar Dust and NASA's Dirty Problem

Apollo, the Lunar Dust and NASA’s Dirty Problem

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Sometimes the smallest things can be one of the biggest headaches. During the Apollo missions of 1969 to 72,  the tiny particles of lunar dust turned out to be a major issue. Described as being as fine as talc but as rough as sandpaper, it also has properties that make it dangerous for both men and machines and has been cited as a bigger problem for future astronauts than radiation by some scientists. The lunar surface is covered in a thin layer of dust which has been created by the bombardment of meteorites and micrometeorites over millions of years. These …

How did Apollo deal with the Van Allen radiation belts ?

How did Apollo deal with the Van Allen radiation belts ?

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One of the most hotly contested procedures during the Apollo missions was the how NASA dealt with the issue of the Van Allen belts, the naturally occurring belts of radiation that surround the earth, both on the journey to the moon and returning from it. To some this just proves the point that NASA never went to the moon because they contest that if the crew went through the Van Allen belts they would have received a lethal dose of radiation and died during or shortly afterwards but as we know that didn’t happen, so how did they achieve this. …

Why cant we see the Apollo lunar landers from earth

Why can’t we see the Apollo lunar landers from Earth ?

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When you look up at a full moon, just remember that somewhere on the lunar face, the remains of Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 along with 8 unmanned Russian Luna missions and 5 pre-Apollo unmanned American surveyor missions are all still there….. silently looking back….. unless of course you’re a NASA non-believer. so… why can’t we see these from the earth, why can’t we train our best telescopes on to the moon’s surface and see them there exactly where we left them the best part of 50 years ago. Well, there a bit of a problem…. and …

Rise of the Terminators | Weapons that think for Themselves

Rise of the Terminators | Weapons that think for Themselves

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Weapons and warfare have become increasing sophisticated; the latest battlefield technology is starting to look more like a computer game with wirelessly connected soldiers communicating via sound and vision to drones carrying satellite linked wi-fi hotspots & given orders by commanders that could be on the of side of the world. But the weapons of the future won’t need soldiers or commanders to operate them because they will make the decision of what or whom to target themselves using Artificial intelligence. The pentagon is spending billions on developing a new generation of Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWS) like robotic fighter Jets, …

Will A.I. Artificial Intelligence take your job?

Will A.I. Artificial Intelligence take your job?

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Even in China, the land of low paid factory worker, robots are quietly taking over from their human counter parts. China has now overtaken Japan for having more robots than anywhere else in the world. The Chinese government is concerned about an aging population and the rising cost of human labor making Chinese products less competitive. It is giving over $100 Billion in subsidies for companies to replace more human workers with robots. Its hoped that the workers that will no longer work in the factories will move to the growing service sector, in part to help look after the …