Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Trust the World's Fastest VPN with Your Internet Security & Freedom - A Lifetime Subscription of PureVPN at 88% off. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×

Comment Re:Artificial Gravity (Score 1) 154

You are going to need a large MASSIVE space wheel to do that easily without causing the rest of the station to wobble. If you want to do it "small" with a counterweight, you will have to balance it perfectly (won't happen) as the person is MOVING around in the rotating space. This will cause wobble in the rest of the space station - destroying the zero g environment you want there. And when the person wants to go to zero G, what are you going to do with all the rotational energy and momentum? So it's not just a counterweight - you need a counter-counterweight that is spinning in the OPPOSITE direction of the person+counterweight to ensure that Total Rotation Momentum = 0. And since it is spinning, the direction of rotation is fixed in space, which means over the 90 minutes of the orbit the rotational section will need to rotate 360 degrees.

Comment Re:Phrases (Score 1) 137

Musk is now in a good position to potentially influence Trump. Don't forget that Trump in his inauguration said "We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow." Sounds like he is throwing a few carrots Musk's (and Zuck's with the diseases) way. They should take and chomp them.

Slashdot Top Deals

Writing software is more fun than working.

Working...