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    Engineering What must I major in to design submarines?

    Had a chuckle...poor choice of words... Perry Oceanographic went out of business and the engineers formed Sea Robotics. :sorry:
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    Engineering What must I major in to design submarines?

    I would focus on Marine/Mechanical Engineering and then try at best to get hired by Perry Oceanographic (unfortunately this business is no longer active) and or Sea Robotics http://www.searobotics.com/. I worked shortly in my career for Sun-Tech Engineering which was in partnership with Perry...
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    Question about missile defense systems and lasers

    This laser combining has been researched by DARPA some time back and met with little success. However with advancements in laser/optics this research has surfaced once again with some success. Some reading in the article lends some knowledge and difficulty in combining lasers...
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    Scientific Songs

    Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby Weird Science by Oingo Boingo Mr. Roboto by Styx The Future's So Bright by Timbuk 3 Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
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    Stargazing What is Gravitational lensing?

    Proven in 1919 and still true today of gravity bending light or gravitational lensing. https://www.space.com/37018-solar-eclipse-proved-einstein-relativity-right.html
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    Engineering How to seek input on a non-patented invention

    But after exhaustive courtroom drama it will be proven without a shadow of doubt it belonged to you as long as documented evidence existed it was originated by you. Many cases have been won because of this existing documentation, dated and signed either by you or other witnesses. Microsoft was...
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    Engineering How to seek input on a non-patented invention

    Agree with the others... University IP agreements would be the first thing to investigate... any intellectual property while at the university belongs to them regardless... only way is if you designed/invented something that wasn't using university property, computers, etc. I would hire a patent...
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    Horror Movies that give you chills

    Actually looking at Peter De Niro's fingernails he's got better fingernails than I for a guitarist! LOL
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    Horror Movies that give you chills

    Seen that sometime back... more comedic than full fled horror... Found the movie with gargoyles 'Gargoyles; Wings Of Darkness - 2004'. Pretty scary movie better than the 1972 version.
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    Horror Movies that give you chills

    I just watched 'The Grudge' for the first time and it had me terrified, the second 'Gudge II' movie came afterwards and I can tell you I was creep'd out on that one too. There are others that had me scared... 'Jeepers Creepers', and one I can't recall that involved demons with gargoyles sometime...
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    Engineering Can one successfully be an Engineer AND a Physicist?

    Cathr... A little about how I got to where I am now... I graduated with an EE degree and did 2 summers intern at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in West Palm Beach, FL where UTC had a turbine research facility... I was recruited into the Physical labs dept. doing 'sputtering deposition' work getting...
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    B Can someone please identify what I saw? (lights in the night sky)

    What you describe may be some craft in the night as recorded by others in this video: Not sure of the validity of the photos or video but this subject came up in a meeting with NASA officials sometime back.
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    I Micro Black Holes and Dark Matter as fuel for spaceship?

    Hence why the 'feeding' of the micro BH would have to follow some protocol.
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    I Micro Black Holes and Dark Matter as fuel for spaceship?

    Understood and if the thread needs to be locked so be it... but thought this would be a good discussion since some of the science is there along with papers.
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    I Micro Black Holes and Dark Matter as fuel for spaceship?

    I've been reading several ideas postulated by some researchers using either Dark Matter and or a micro Black Hole as energy sources to power a future spacecraft. 1) using dark matter as fuel to power a spacecraft by taking dark matter into a cavity and shrinking it to critical point using...
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    Stargazing Lightning ball - please help me to analyze this rare video

    https://weather.com/news/news/ball-lightning-seen-first-time-20140120 Why such controversy on this subject? Already proven ball lightning exists and been recorded by scientists?
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    I Terraforming Mars by using Europa

    Terraforming Mars is useless until a magnetic shield to protect it from the Sun and it's effects are in place... much better than slamming a Jupiter satellite onto Mars which is an engineering feat we could never do. https://www.space.com/31044-mars-terraforming-nasa-maven-mission.html...
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    FaceBook AI runs away with secret coding of it's own

    The engineers/programmers did point out the bots understood each other as the article indicates even if the engineers could not understand what they were communicating to each other. They created their own 'babble talk'.
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    Stargazing Cloud of moving stars

    I've seen something similar to this while on the NAVY base at Andros back in the early 1980's... we were all at the beach sitting around talking just after the sun had set... in the sky we noticed a group of stars all of a sudden start moving in different directions and then come together as one...
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    FaceBook AI runs away with secret coding of it's own

    So reading this today where FACEBOOK engineers had to unplug an AI system because the AI bots started to create it's own language and programmers could not decipher the code/language between the bots. They 'panicked' and pulled the plug on it...
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    Stargazing Star telescope photo

    Nope no software needed... it is plug and play like a USB memory device. My Celestron imager does have PC software and is 5 megapixel (wish list is the 10 megapixel imager) and does take excellent photos as well as videos. I think as a starter imager the XSOURCE is a good deal... but I have...
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    Stargazing Star telescope photo

    I use a video cam camera on my Meade cassegrain telescope... I also have microscopes that this unit can adapt to... nice images and uses USB to the PC. I use USB extenders when too cold to be out and I'll view the stars/galaxies on the PC. Here is a low cost alternative...
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    Writing: Input Wanted What if sea level rose dramatically?

    I live in Savannah, Georgia so it would be gone... so would almost the entire state of Florida... I would be moving to a more mountainous state or country to survive. I've see the map before and it is ominous to think (and it will happen) this will happen eventually.
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    Surviving a fire by going underwater in the bath with a ball

    Some home fires due to materials it burns or consumes can be 900-1100 F. (well known) in temperatures and if it happens you are in such a bath you could become human soup! Not sure this is smart, best is the wet towels/sheets and get out as best you can. Others may have other insights.
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    Invisibility like Predator, Ghost in the shell

    I would envision fabric strands of some nylon or polyesters who would have embedded pixels axially on the outer perimeter woven in such a way it would mimic an LED based screen but pliable like fiberglass/nylon/polyester cloth... such a fabric could be made into the fabled cloak of invisibility...
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    I Photon Sphere and time travel around a Black Hole?

    Would this be the same for supermassive BH's on the order of millions of Suns?
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    I Photon Sphere and time travel around a Black Hole?

    OK... perhaps I was seeing some time dilation as the light/vehicle traveled around the BH. But if you see your past then you would be in the future would it? https://apod.nasa.gov/htmltest/gifcity/nslens_bh.html
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    I Photon Sphere and time travel around a Black Hole?

    Reading the post below on event horizon of a black hole (BH) got me thinking about the photon sphere of the BH. We all know light will travel around this photon sphere and how light from a source would completely travel back to it's source if one could see it real time, we all know this from...
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    Engineering Feeling like I'm working too hard (mentally) for the pay

    These are basic salaries and there is a bell curve with the salaries based on years of experience since out of college and then based on merit so a Level 2 engineer can actually make more than what is posted and if they choose to get a higher degree then a higher salary, and stock options are...
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    Engineering Feeling like I'm working too hard (mentally) for the pay

    To add to this discussion.... starting salaries for engineers are in the $50-75K a year based on many factors including where you graduated, top of the class, GPA, etc. This is a rundown of the engineers at our company. Entry engineers: Level 1 with salaries in the $45-75K range (0-2 years...
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