Tag Archives: ask hentzau
Tagged ask hentzau, fast breeders, lftr, molten salt, molten salt reactors, NERVA, nuclear power, thorium cycle
For the sake of my sanity, I’m just going to deal with this question which has been sitting in my inbox for the last two months.
What is your view on LFTR technology in general. What are the biggest obstacles holding it back? Does it have a real chance at being the number one energy provider?
Since LFTR technology would allow smaller and lighter reactor housing would it be cost effective to put LFTR technology in space?
Tagged ask hentzau, egg, grapefregg, grapefruit, orbital velocity, orbits
So, put a grapefruit and an egg in an area of space which has no other gravitational influences. Would they orbit each other and what would that orbit look like?
It rather depends on the initial parameters of the system, but assuming no other information my answer is going to be absolutely not.
Tagged ask hentzau, dragon, mars, spaceX
Baron von Awesome asks
How likely is this?
I can’t be bothered to listen to the full programme so I demand that you do the hard work for me. I’m expecially interested in how he plans on getting the fuel to Mars if he wants to refuel there.
I’m thinking he’s living on another planet already when he suggests the average person could afford it at half a million dollars.
Tagged ask hentzau, site gubbins
Hey, I noticed a screenshot of SpaceChem on the banner up on top. When are you going to post a review?
Anyway, my question, if you have the time, is concerning your layout actually. I’ve been playing around with Chunk and I just cant get the top links (Science/Gaming on your site) to link to a page where all my posts on that specific category get listed.
I know that your links lead to the category itself (http://scientificgamer.wordpress.com/category/science/). Can you guide me on how it is that you edited the links ? Thanks in advance!
Tagged ask hentzau, special relativity, speed of light, time dilation
Noah Rhee asks
A question professor, what is time dilation and how does it work? Furthermore, if time indeed is relative, how would this play into futuristic space colonization?
Tagged ask hentzau, do not google testicular torsion, pseudo-science
Longbranch Pennywhistle asks
What do you know of Newtonian Torsion physics? Is there a reason this information isn’t more widely known or even distributed?
Here is some info I found, not all inclusive by any means but does this hold any credence?
Tagged ask hentzau, asteroid mining, asteroids, self-replicating machines, von neumann
Empress Josh asks
This wacky Lets Mine All the Asteroids scheme. Viable y/n.
Ah, a question where my answer isn’t immediately “That’s stupid” or “We couldn’t ever do that.” Mining asteroids isn’t stupid, and we probably will be able to do it at some point. The real question here is, can we do it today or (as I suspect Sergey Brin et al. damn well know) even fifty years in the future? And is it going to be worthwhile?