Kevlar sounds like a possible solution, no?
If the hole is filled with air, the air pressure would increase the further you fall. Pressure increase = increase in temperature (at a constant volume). Also, terminal velocity decreases as the pressure & density increase. In short, you would be roasted and your carbonaceous remains would slowly fall to the center… Read more
I'm glad we agree :)
I know that the best advice is that one *MUST* replace one's helmet after ANY "appreciable" impact (or whatever the wording is), so I wonder how this sort of helmet crumples in response to more minor impacts.
If it deforms more, would that mean people would replace their helmets when they should, or would more people… Read more
I can see why it's prohibitively expensive to install inductive charging in the roadway itself - especially in a highway - but what if inductive charging was installed along the guardrails in the right lane? You could then have a fully electric bus fleet without having to install rails or overhead cables. Read more
If you must have at least one port, why not find room for at least a second? If you're charging, you're already tethered to the wall by at least one cable, so you're not going anywhere without unplugging at least one attachment. If you're the kind of person who uses your laptop plugged-in most of the time, aren't… Read more
Thanks for the link and for the info - it's much appreciated!
The sun is in the top 20% of stars in terms of mass in the galaxy. Compared to some giants, sure it's small, but in the grand scheme of things I'd hardly call it "small and unimpressive."
How much does Comcast pay you?