Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Stepmother of All Submarine Updates

For legitimate naval historians...
Submarine Medicine on U.S.S. Nautilus and U.S.S. Seawolf
Chile Miners Keep the Shades On
The glasses are typically used for high-performance sports such as biking and skiing because they also minimize UV light. An exterior coating should help prevent water, mud, oil and dust from building up on the surface as the miners are hoisted to freedom, the company said.
Oakley donates sports sunglasses to help bridge Chilean miners' path to sunlight
Will there be a cheap solar cell that can compete with grid electricity?
Today an installed solar panel system costs anywhere from between $3/Watt to around $6/Watt (approximately) around the world. The US Department of Energy has an ambitious cost target of less than $1/Watt, which means that the panels themselves should be around $0.50/Watt. If we come within striking distance of these numbers, and these solar panels were available in plenty, the energy production landscape of the world would change.

IBM researchers were able to increase the efficiency to around 9.7% by adding a bit of selenium and changing the deposition process. There is now worldwide research interest in this material.
MIT Introduces Paper-Thin Solar Cells
Argentina Wants a Third TR-1700 Submarine: The Santa Cruz and San Juan
The Santa Fe submarine was 70% finished; it has since been cannibalized to provide spare-parts for the Santa Cruz and San Juan. The 2,300-ton submarine is 68.6 meters long and 8 meters in diameter.
National Endowment for Democracy, or NED, is a [1] Although administered as a private organization, its funding comes almost entirely from a governmental appropriation by Congress and it was created by an act of Congress. Carl Gershman is President of NED. He received The Order of the Knight’s Cross, from the Government of Poland.
Submarines are always silent and strange.



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