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Physics and war

by Willy / September 24, 2014 2:22 AM PDT

Well,everything in life is about physics if you want to look at it that way. In war you pretty much want controlled or desired physics to being working for you. Here is an example when Mother Nature own physics gets in the way.

http://phys.org/news/2014-09-space-aided-enemy-fatal-afghan.html

Let's not forget the classic, "crap rolls downhill" physics that is taught on day 1 of boot camp. ------Willy Happy

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That is learned on the first day of your first job.
by Diana Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 2:39 AM PDT
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We have to worry about what the sun is producing with our electronics. Now we have to worry about space bubbles?

Diana

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Interesting. But [personified] Physics would
by drpruner / September 24, 2014 10:12 AM PDT
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have written the headline, 'Localized plasma bubbles may have affected human efforts'
Physics has no enemies, or friends.
BTW "everything in life is about physics if you want to look at it that way" is a good paraphrase of Richard Feynman's view.

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(NT) Talk about an inspirational figure, Dr. Richard Feynman !
by Rob_Boyter / September 24, 2014 7:34 PM PDT
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... who is now part of the universe.
by drpruner / September 26, 2014 6:28 AM PDT

As he predicted.

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BTW I highly recommend
by drpruner / September 26, 2014 6:31 AM PDT
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Amazing, and it explains a lot, especially to the military
by Rob_Boyter / September 24, 2014 7:31 PM PDT
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folks here who have long suffered from the vicissitudes of radio reception.

In 1944, the radios issued to the British 1st Paratroop Regiment who went into Arnhem went silent the moment they landed. They then just as suddenly began to work a week later, but too late to make any difference, and all were either killed wounded or captured by that implacable Nazi Walter Modell, who committed suicide in April 1945 rather than live without his beloved Fuhrer. Sadly he might have saved much trouble if he'd moved up his schedule a decade and offed himself in 1934.

Rob

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Voice detection
by ChromeFan / October 4, 2014 10:38 PM PDT

... is now being used to detect the voice of Jihadi John in Syria. I've read that these thingies are able to detect (and distinguish) particular voice even from a thousand feet bellow (or something like that). I just hope they succeed in this! But, I'm afraid it will likely end up like this story suggests Sad - http://artificial-intelligence.com/comic/17

OK, I believe that the US military has a bit more advance technique than I'm aware of. Still, I find it hard to believe that something like this is even theoretically possible.

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That's why I always wear
by drpruner / October 6, 2014 7:05 AM PDT
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nose glasses when posting on SE.

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