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A Step Closer To Cheap Nuclear Fusion

product byproduct Re:Fusion? (404 comments)

By your reasoning, the fission of uranium would be fusion because the reaction n + U temporarily creates a heavier nucleus.

The real reason the AC is wrong is because in the H + B -> 3 He reaction, most of the energy comes from combining H with something, not splitting B.

more than 5 years ago

TerreStar Launches World's Largest Telecom Satellite

product byproduct It's so large (57 comments)

it was cheaper to launch the Earth in the other direction.

more than 5 years ago

New Pattern Found In Prime Numbers

product byproduct Re:The real article, and what it does and doesn't (509 comments)

Their experimental result is a trivial consequence of the fact that prime number density around n is about 1/log(n). One could work out the exact theoretical distribution in one paragraph and that'd be all. I guess the authors are either ignorant or they prefer to market their result as "mysterious". Probably both.

more than 5 years ago

February 13th, UNIX Time Will Reach 1234567890

product byproduct Re:so what? (376 comments)

11.23 seconds later UNIX time will reach 10^11/3^4. You can celebrate that instead.

about 6 years ago

20-Year Copyright Extensions Coming To Europe

product byproduct Re:I don't get it... (268 comments)

It's kind of convenient. In a random town a kid concentrates sunlight with a magnifying glass and you can claim the headline "Solar Power Coming To America".

more than 6 years ago


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