Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by ScienceRocks, Aug 10, 2012.
Scientist Discovers Plate Tectonics On Mars
Scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars
You do bring up some really cool shit, but maybe you could consolidate it all in "Matthew's Marvelous Science Thread".
With the billions spent to get us to Mars, this helps my life how? It is a great jobs program for scientist but how about the garden variety tax payer. How am I better off for having made this investment.
Mars is not an "early state of Earth"...it is more in a state of "after Earth".
Can't believe a scientist would say that.
Mars had an atmosphere at one time when it's volcanism was active...and probably even had plant life. But without a magnetic field the solar winds carried the atmosphere away - and the planet died.
Same could be said about being in the middle east while our borders are open. Talk about a giant fucking drain. At least science helps us keep our edge.
Look all through history and you will find that the ones at the cutting edge of technology are normally the powers. Want to become a piss ant country like Mexico? Well, kill science.
NASA has contributed immensely to our lives in discoveries and inventions...
Scratch resistant lenses.
long distance telephone
small sized water filtration units (Brita and so on)
Nasa is a regular invention production plant.
Here's the deal...Threads of the same subject, I will put the updates into. New subjects will get get a new thread.
Well, excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me!
These same people want us to have the most powerful military on earth, but you certainly don't have the most powerful military, without the most cutting edge technology. Saddam Hussein had an 800,000 man army in the first gulf war, but with over 40 year old equipment didn't have a chance. We blew his military into the ground.
The sky crane that landed this rover is something that could advance our military greatly. Imagine being able to move assets this way and fast? Simply by dropping in anywhere.
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