Stanistani writes "According to Newsweek, at US airports some security personnel will be observing passengers for facial expressions which indicate malicious intent. If they believe you look like you might be thinking of causing harm, you can be taken aside for further questioning. Welcome these new overseers: 'Behavior Detection Officers.' Their potentially life-changing decisions will be based on the pseudoscience of 'micro-expressions.'" Link to Original Source top
Stanistani writes "For 11 years physicist Robert Bussard quietly worked on Boron Fusion research for the U.S. Navy.
Just as his experiments promised to bear fruit, the funding ran out, and an explosion in his laboratory put an emphatic end to his efforts.
Now, in a Defense News article, the details of this fusion technology emerge, along with Bussard's claims that a remarkably small amount of funding could finish the job and deliver a working fusion reactor decades ahead of competing efforts — a reactor that runs on Boron and produces electricity directly — without radiation." top
Stanistani writes "A Connecticut middle-school substitute teacher was convicted last month of exposing her seventh-grade students to pornography on a classroom computer, and faces up to 40 years in state prison. She claimed that spyware generated the obscene pop-ups. The investigating detectives never checked the system for spyware. MSNBC has the story" top
The target substrate consists of coherently aligned (vertically) carbon nanotubes saturated with a one to one mix of deuterium-tritium fuel, and sealed with a single-molecule layer of lithium deuteride. A fuel wafer so formed is approximately 100 mm in diameter and.01mm thick - it is backed with a GaS-doped silicon substrate which is wired into a central power bus. A megawatt Nd:glass laser is optically split into 256 equal beams and focussed on the fuel wafer at minimal power. When fired, the laser beam will strike the target, and the lithium deuteride seal will be driven into the fuel mixture at relativistic speeds, and sufficient temperature/pressure levels will be produced inside the confined space of the carbon nanotube to achieve fusion of the fuel mixture. The energy of fusion will produce helium nuclei, each having almost three million electron volts of energy, which when they strike the silicon backing, will deliver an enormous burst of electrical energy to the power bus which can be smoothed and rectified to usable power as subsequent cells are fired. Power levels are sufficient to not only drive the laser and fuel replacement mechanism, but provide 1900% net power gain.
For 11 years physicist Robert Bussard quietly worked on Boron Fusion research for the U.S. Navy. Just as his experiments promised to bear fruit, the funding ran out, and an explosion in his laboratory put an emphatic end to his efforts.
Now, in a Defense News article, the details of this fusion technology emerge, along with Bussard's claims that a remarkably small amount of funding could finish the job and deliver a working fusion reactor decades ahead of competing efforts - a reactor that runs on Boron and produces electricity directly - without radiation.
Metamodding today - ----------------- Re:Don't let your head explode by - on Thursday November 03, @05:21PM (#13946869) In other words: you don't know what you are talking about, yet you just can't bear to shut the fuck up.
(See your other clueless posts.) Original Discussion: Microsoft Calls for National Privacy Law Rating: Informative. ----------------- Informative? I think not. Metamod Unfair. ************** You have 5 Moderator Points! Use 'em or lose 'em! ----------------- The game is afoot.
Metamodded yesterday once. Nothing of notice. ************** Metamodded this afternoon. Slammed two mods. One Off-topic mod was of a post that was spot-on topic. One Flamebait mod was about the sdem/fyodor business, which probably needs to keep having a little light on it.
Metamodded today. Slashdot seems listless and febrile today. Zonk posting about the CEV as if NASA had tossed the Shuttle in a dumpster... A Slashdot article about Wikipedia that was factually incorrect on its face... Wimpy reactions to everything... what's up with everybody? Could it be...*gasp* the bird flu?