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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2016
     
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    I'm fairly sure it's a real star and not just an idea.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2016
     
    NBF

    Another attempt to make the case for Project Orion nuclear pulse propulsion.

    http://www.nextbigfuture.com./2011/11/another-attempt-to-make-case-for.html
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    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2016
     
    NBF 2010

    Quasi-steady Fusion Reactor based on the Pulsed High Density FRC.

    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2010/12/quasi-steady-fusion-reactor-based-on.html
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2016
     
    NBF 2012

    NASA working on lightweight Z-pinch and Dense plasma focus Pulsed Nuclear Fusion Propulsion Feasability Tests.

    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2012/06/nasa-working-on-lightweight-z-pinch-and.html
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2016 edited
     
    We need more sovereign countries to keep the national anthem writers busy.

    I suggest that Texas, Alabama and Mississippi be the first to win sovereignty.
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    Won't they all be about trucks?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2016
     
    Nope, guns.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2016
     
    Sweden has no national anthem (officially).
    • CommentAuthortinker
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2016
     
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    There exists an active Texas secessionist movement. And we have a lot of air force and other military bases, so the battle would be an interesting one. More likely, though, is that Texas could split into 5 states. That is, if its status as Northeast Aztlan somehow goes by the wayside.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2016
     
    Ah, the states of "South Oklahoma", "South New Mexico", "West Louisiana"...
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2016
     
    Po 2014

    Researcher shows that black holes do not exist.

    http://phys.org/news/2014-09-black-holes.html
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2016
     
    Her again?
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    She worked with Hawking on this one, so it's not some nutjob.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/physics-saying-black-holes-dont-exist-is-wrong-2014-11

    The right way to model core collapse, Psaltis said, is to incorporate both the quantum effects of Hawking radiation and the gravitational effects predicted by Einstein's Theory of General Relativity — something Mersini-Houghton and Pfeiffer did not do.

    And LIGO proves BHs exist. But that came later.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2016
     
    Thanks.
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    LIGO proves that something can make it produce a signal.
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    In this nihilistic weltanschauungsbild, nothing proves nothing. Why bother?
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    Not quite. One could imagine experiments ... that is, +true+ experiments... that could assign causality in the case of the LIGO signals. However, observations are not experiments and unfortunately astrophysics is largely an observational and theoretical, not experimental, science.