STEX (Space Technology Experiments) satellite during ground testing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Satellites are designed for satellite tv, satellite radio, or satellite internet for telecommunications. You may have some questions such as:
How are satellites built?
How much power do the microwave transmitters take?
What components are in a satellite?
How long do they last?
How and why do they maneuver?
What conditions does it have to withstand?
Why do they use pure gold?
What do they use pure silver for?
How much does it cost?
What do they need quartz crystal for?
What tests are conducted on parts?
Why does launch location matter?
Find out the answer to all these questions in this documentary as you experience the creation of a satellite in the UK.
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Apr · 30
RepRap v2 ‘Mendel’. Self-replicating fused deposition modelling (FDM) machine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: RepRap v.2 ‘Mendel’ open-source FDM 3D printer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A 3d Printer called the RepRap can now be cloned with only the cost of materials. Normally a commercial 3d printer costs $40000, but the material costs for a RepRap is only $460. Of course it can also print many other things. This is incredible and is like science fiction. Here is more on what is happening.
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Check out this fascinating creature that is like no other, that can survive in space, and can dry up. It is called a Tardigrade.
Cancer and a heart condition were cured with incredible new science using retroviruses like HIV to reprogram cells.
Physarum polycephalum, sponge bob square pants, can mysteriously find the most efficient route to food in any layout. Find out how it can be used and watch it in action.
Quants are the engineers of financial instruments, or the people who decide how to deal with money. Here is a great Documentary about quants and some insight into the crash of 2008.
“The Secret World of Gold” highlights history and manipulation as well as bullion banks and the recent Venezuela and other countries asking for their gold back.