Basically, any dumbass with CAD software can throw together a concept of whatever deranged idea, and then I feel compelled to ruin it.
Remember four years ago when I wrote a blog about how space-based solar power is a terrible idea and won't work? Now, Engadget is reporting that China wants to do exactly what I was talking about in that post, which will still not be possible for the same reasons and because of science.
Ever been to the website Elite Daily? If you haven't, don't bother. Home of such journalistic masterpieces as "Zayn Malik Isn't Worried About Leaving One Direction Because His Fiance Is Hot As F*ck" and "Man Given 18 Months To Live Says Cannabis Oil Cured His Cancer," it's a long-running stream of feel-good drivel that's generally... Continue Reading →
A while ago, several news outlets of varying degrees of reputability reported on the intentions of a company called Liftport to build a space elevator, but not on the Earth where it'd be accessible by human beings. They want to build one on the moon. But first they have to figure out if it's possible.... Continue Reading →
There's a lot of science that's kind of boring if you don't understand it or its implications. I get that. But there's also a lot of stuff that's awesome in the world of science, despite being almost literally unbelievable when you first hear about it. This is one that I was perusing recently that, upon... Continue Reading →
First of all, the first sentence of this post's title is taken from Phil Plait's book of the same name, which is awesome. It looks like this. You should buy it and read it, and then make all the people you know do the same thing. It's a really good book and Phil is really... Continue Reading →
You've all heard of Richard Branson, right? He started Virgin Records from the crypt of a church when he was a teenager and now he's a multi-billionaire. He also owns Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Mobile, and 400 other companies. He also tried to set the speed record for sailing across the Atlantic in 1985 (and... Continue Reading →
Recently, I found yet another article with a title in the form of a question. Here's a hint for all you people that read things on the internet: if someone titles an article in the form of a question, it's not as interesting as the question would lead you to believe. Before you go checking... Continue Reading →
First things first. This story came from Inhabitat. Based on the vast majority of my previous experience with Inhabitat, we can immediately assume that they don't know what the fuck they're talking about. Second, they're talking about space and rockets, and based on my previous experience with basically any news source, no one knows what the... Continue Reading →