Going off of a very rough historical comparison to WW1 and earlier naval organizations try: The logistical support ships, cargo, colliers, oilers, etc. Some support vessels were never organized into units at all. Assuming a techlevel more advanced than nearfuture i.
If you place a sheet of cavorite between an object and Terra's center, the object is no longer subject to Terra's gravity. Cavor's space ship is covered with cavorite roll-up window shades.
All the shades are down except for the one facing the planet you want to travel to. The ship will be attracted to the planet; since the attraction of all other planets, moons, and the Sun are cut off. This of course violates the law of conservation of energy, which is a no-no. But what did you expect from something written in ?
The object of Mr.
Cavor's search was a substance that should be "opaque" — he used some other word I have forgotten, but "opaque" conveys the idea — to "all forms of radiant energy.
All these things, he said, radiate out from centres, and act on bodies at a distance, whence comes the term "radiant energy. Glass, for example, is transparent to light, but much less so to heat, so that it is useful as a fire-screen; and alum is transparent to light, but blocks heat completely.
A solution of iodine in carbon bisulphide, on the other hand, completely blocks light, but is quite transparent to heat. It will hide a fire from you, but permit all its warmth to reach you. Metals are not only opaque to light and heat, but also to electrical energy, which passes through both iodine solution and glass almost as though they were not interposed.
Now all known substances are "transparent" to gravitation.
You can use screens of various sorts to cut off the light or heat, or electrical influence of the sun, or the warmth of the earth from anything; you can screen things by sheets of metal from Marconi's rays, but nothing will cut off the gravitational attraction of the sun or the gravitational attraction of the earth.
Yet why there should be nothing is hard to say. Cavor did not see why such a substance should not exist, and certainly I could not tell him. I had never thought of such a possibility before.
He showed me by calculations on paper, which Lord Kelvin, no doubt, or Professor Lodge, or Professor Karl Pearson, or any of those great scientific people might have understood, but which simply reduced me to a hopeless muddle, that not only was such a substance possible, but that it must satisfy certain conditions.
It was an amazing piece of reasoning. Much as it amazed and exercised me at the time, it would be impossible to reproduce it here. Doubt has been thrown upon this detail, but I am almost certain it was helium he had sent him in sealed stone jars.
It was certainly something very gaseous and thin.
If only I had taken notes… ed note: Cavor creates a sheet of Cavorite, which immediately causes widespread local devastation on the scale of a tornado strike "But the explosion — " "It was not an explosion. Only, as I say, I'm apt to overlook these little things.
Its that zuzzoo business on a larger scale. Inadvertently I made this substance of mine, this Cavorite, in a thin, wide sheet…. I suppose you know — everybody knows nowadays — that, as a usual thing, the air has weight, that it presses on everything at the surface of the earth, presses in all directions, with a pressure of fourteen and a half pounds to the square inch?
You see, over our Cavorite this ceased to be the case, the air there ceased to exert any pressure, and the air round it and not over the Cavorite was exerting a pressure of fourteen pounds and a half to the square in upon this suddenly weightless air.
The air all about the Cavorite crushed in upon the air above it with irresistible force. The air above the Cavorite was forced upward violently, the air that rushed in to replace it immediately lost weight, ceased to exert any pressure, followed suit, blew the ceiling through and the roof off….Zen and the Art of Divebombing, or The Dark Side of the Tao.
Whoever is called a great minister, when he finds that he cannot morally serve his prince, he resigns. Conspiracy Theories, Transponders, Rogue Pilots and Media Madness.
UPDATE: August 2, SO THIS is what it comes down to. Earlier this week, the multi-nation team investigating the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight announced that the hunt for the missing Boeing , which had been concentrated in the southeastern Indian Ocean, was at last being called off.
The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate. Initially, few questioned President Truman’s decision to drop two atomic bombs, on. A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter.
The first test of a fission ("atomic") bomb released . In the section Ship Design Analysis we will examine what spacecraft warships will need, what they won't need, and what sort of tasks they will likely be required to perform. In the section Ship Types we will examine the thorny issue of the terminiology of the various types of spacecraft.
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