The Space Shuttle doesn’t Work

(via What’s New — Robert L. Park Friday, 29 Jul 05) SHUTTLE: THE SPACE SHUTTLE DOESN’T WORK IT NEVER DID WORK. Why is everyone afraid to say so? The real problem isn’t foam falling off the fuel tank. The shuttle was sold to Congress as a way to launch things into space more cheaply. On … Continue reading “The Space Shuttle doesn’t Work”

HAFNIUM-178 BOMB: SOME BELIEVE IT, BUT FEW HAVE SEEN IT

(via APS – What’s New by Bob Park – October 24, 2003) Some in the Pentagon apparently choose scientific beliefs the way they choose to be Methodists, or Democrats or Chicago Cubs fans. Claims that the Hf-178 isomer can be triggered to release its stored energy by irradiating it with X-rays found plenty of fans … Continue reading “HAFNIUM-178 BOMB: SOME BELIEVE IT, BUT FEW HAVE SEEN IT”