Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:02 pm

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That gets you mobile dirtside for six hundred schmuckers.

Plus cold beer on hand.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:39 am

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Blow up car.

Or air/raft.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby steve98052 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:55 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:39 am
Blow up car.

Or air/raft.
Haha!
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:04 pm

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:37 am

New Experimental US Army Rifle Uses "Telescoped" Ammunition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe8bCfL9kzw

Belted ammunition probably provides enough separation to prevent cook off for caseless ammunition, as well as visual quality control.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:39 am

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You're always need a pickup.

For a pickup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6FLU1ny9E
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:36 pm

Strange But True: Astronauts Get Taller in Space

By Miriam Kramer, Space.com Staff Writer | January 7, 2013 06:00am ET

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 33 commander; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, flight engineer, pose for a photo in the Cupola of the International Space Station. This image was taken Sept. 23, 2012.
Credit: NASA
Astronauts in space can grow up to 3 percent taller during the time spent living in microgravity, NASA scientists say. That means that a 6-foot-tall (1.8 meters) person could gain as many as 2 inches (5 centimeters) while in orbit.

While scientists have known for some time that astronauts experience a slight height boost during a months-long stay on the International Space Station, NASA is only now starting to use ultrasound technology to see exactly what happens to astronauts' spines in microgravity as it occurs.

"Today there is a new ultrasound device on the station that allows more precise musculoskeletal imaging required for assessment of the complex anatomy and the spine," the study's principal investigator Scott Dulchavsky said in a statement. "The crew will be able to perform these complex evaluations in the next year due to a newly developed Just-In-Time training guide for spinal ultrasound, combined with refinements in crew training and remote guidance procedures."

A better understanding of the spine’s elongation in microgravity could help physicians develop more effective rehabilitation techniques to aid astronauts in their return to Earth’s gravity following space station missions.

This image shows the opening screen for a training tool used by astronauts to practice taking ultrasound scans of their spines while in space. The study aims to measure how astronauts grow taller while living in microgravity.

Past studies have shown that when the spine is not exposed to the pull of Earth's gravity, the vertebra can expand and relax, allowing astronauts to actually grow taller. That small gain is short lived, however. Once the astronauts return to Earth, their height returns to normal after a few months. But still, scientists haven't been able to examine the astronaut's spinal columns when experiencing the effects of microgravity until now.

This month, astronauts will begin using the ultrasound device to scan each other's backs to see exactly what their spines look like after 30, 90 and 150 days in microgravity. Researchers will see the medical results in real time as the astronaut take turns scanning their spines of their crewmates.

Astronauts typically visit the space station in six-month increments, allowing for long-term studies of how the human body changes over time in microgravity.

"Ultrasound also allows us to evaluate physiology in motion, such as the movement of muscles, blood in vessels, and function in other systems in the body," Dulchavsky said. "Physiological parameters derived from ultrasound and Doppler give instantaneous observations about the body non-invasively without radiation."

Astronauts typically visit the space station in six-month increments, allowing for long-term studies of how the human body changes over time in microgravity.

https://www.space.com/19116-astronau...ce-spines.html
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 am

Uplifted: Who's A Pretty Candidate?

Courtesy of the Milford Road Alliance ( Downer / NZTA). Keas often watch them doing activities in the scrub, and then try to copy the actions when they have gone - particularly if the action has a consequence. So they would have watched the road workers at the Homer tunnel placing cones on the road with the consequence being traffic movements - then thought 'lets have a go at that'.

Keas are attracted to people, because people bring fun things to play with. Sadly, their intelligence and curiosity led to them being branded as pests, and resulted in their rapid decline. While they are now protected, they are nationally endangered.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BomW3hlFuM

One estimate is the intelligence of a four year old.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:19 am

Wikipedia notes that there is evidence of keas attacking healthy sheep. That’s contributed to their decline as well.

But take away (or modify) that behavior and they might make interesting (if troublesome) pets for Travellers.

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