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#60 - biscuitsunited (07/06/2014) [-]
If I can manage to make a colony with basic tech and a 60% survival rate, NASA can.
#298 to #60 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
tfw STILL CANT LAND ON THE ******* MOON because I'm too lazy to make calculations and use heavy handed "ADD MORE ******* ENGINES" tactics.

It's still fun in an evil villain that continuously fails kind of way.
#347 to #298 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
Watch this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmAMGJm-bwU

That rocket is one of the simplest and easiest to build to get to the Mun (well, he goes to Minmus since landing is easier).
User avatar #331 to #298 - therealtjthemedic ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
>making calculations
lol
Just get into orbit, put the moon at 3 o'clock on your map screen and put a burn marker at 6 o'clock on your orbit from this view and burn prograde 'til you get an intercept.
User avatar #299 to #298 - biscuitsunited (07/06/2014) [-]
Watch a tutorial, the only advice I can give is learn to make a stationary kerbin orbit first.
User avatar #326 to #60 - fukerar (07/06/2014) [-]
excuse me, what was this game? I wanna play it
User avatar #349 to #326 - zezenzerg (07/06/2014) [-]
Kerbal space program.
#165 to #60 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
But Kerbals are Tardigrades. KSP is actually what happens to Earth after the next mass-extinction, Tardigrades take over.

They require no food or water, ignore radiation entirely, don't even require oxygen, and can survive extreme Joolian pressures (pictured) and high velocity impacts.
#120 to #60 - blueboysixnine (07/06/2014) [-]
>60% survival rate
How many jebs had to die to achieve that?
User avatar #141 to #120 - rokkarokkaali (07/06/2014) [-]
about 40% of them
#136 to #120 - lokischosen (07/06/2014) [-]
So man Jebs.
#154 to #136 - fatalhermit ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
jeb never dies easily, mine managed to land a fuel-less ssto on eva and then waited for the unmanned rescue drone
User avatar #205 to #154 - lokischosen (07/06/2014) [-]
I put a jeb in orbit around the planet and left him there. He's still smiling.
#210 to #205 - fatalhermit ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
because he knows you're coming back for him
#249 to #210 - lokischosen (07/06/2014) [-]
Its been a long time... His wifes moved on and his kids have forgotten him.
Its been a long time... His wifes moved on and his kids have forgotten him.
User avatar #1 - leonhardt (07/05/2014) [-]
>Project Longshot

Real ******* optimistic, aren't they?
#305 to #1 - dross (07/06/2014) [-]
"Hello sirs, I present for your consideration files on Project Sketchy Fund Waster, named after Mr Sketchy, Mr Fund, And Miss Waster...."
"Hello sirs, I present for your consideration files on Project Sketchy Fund Waster, named after Mr Sketchy, Mr Fund, And Miss Waster...."
User avatar #311 to #1 - pictureperfectt (07/06/2014) [-]
I guess you could say it was a bit of a...

LONGSHOT

I hate myself
#329 to #1 - derpination (07/06/2014) [-]
It's not much different to a combustion engine.

Just have one open piston that uses nuclear charges as energy
#332 to #329 - derpination (07/06/2014) [-]
My bad. I was thinking of project Orion.
#330 to #329 - leonhardt (07/06/2014) [-]
Well yeah. Those explosions are entirely external.   
Nuclear Blast Wave surfing is the apex of Totally Rad
Well yeah. Those explosions are entirely external.
Nuclear Blast Wave surfing is the apex of Totally Rad
#30 to #1 - testaburger (07/05/2014) [-]
Thought the same
User avatar #53 to #1 - logicstrike (07/06/2014) [-]
I get the joke but I think the term may be more litereal
User avatar #248 to #53 - leonhardt (07/06/2014) [-]
Ya think?
#57 - duudegladiator (07/06/2014) [-]
I will join any effort to go to space..
I will join any effort to go to space..
#92 to #57 - plsremember (07/06/2014) [-]
I would gladly as well. My life goal to serve humanity as best I can and ensure a glorious future for mankind among the stars.
#106 to #92 - duudegladiator (07/06/2014) [-]
If only our military budget didn't have to be used at all, and instead was used to send Americans to Kepler-22 or other such planets.    
   
I am really surprised at the amount of Idiocrats that are coming into power in many respectable nations.    
   
Why focus on one piece of dirt in the middle of the Universe when there are literally thousands more that are larger, richer, and probably altogether better for Humanity to spread to.
If only our military budget didn't have to be used at all, and instead was used to send Americans to Kepler-22 or other such planets.

I am really surprised at the amount of Idiocrats that are coming into power in many respectable nations.

Why focus on one piece of dirt in the middle of the Universe when there are literally thousands more that are larger, richer, and probably altogether better for Humanity to spread to.
#138 to #57 - deadmaniii (07/06/2014) [-]
Apply to the programs. I applied to MarsOne. I know it's going to fail but it will be on that failure that we build success. We need failures to fuel our desire to succeed. We are a stubborn species and will try and try and try. Mistakes will be corrected and progress will be obtained. The first step is to step up to the plate.
#172 to #138 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
I too applied to mars one, kinda disappointed that 99.99% chance I won't get in (they had an absurd amount of volunteers). If another one comes up I am most certainly signing up
#12 - Rascal (07/05/2014) [-]
Also, the asteroid belt has a ******** of resources
User avatar #185 to #12 - flambenobunaga ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
isn't there like, close to $500,000,000,000,000,000 worth of precious metals in the asteroid belt?
User avatar #22 to #12 - centifolia (07/05/2014) [-]
But Mars and the Moon are closer
#90 to #22 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
Indeed, and we can use the Moon and Mars as stopover bases for mining expeditions to the asteroid belt. In fact, in order to make space travel economical, we'll HAVE to make a base on the moon - it takes a lot less energy to launch a spacecraft clear of the Moon's gravity than the Earth's.
User avatar #76 to #22 - sardinez (07/06/2014) [-]
and what resources will you be getting from the moon? **** the moon. only thing to do there is put a base for telescopes and whatnot
User avatar #162 to #76 - chevelleguy (07/06/2014) [-]
Cheese
User avatar #140 to #76 - xorioz (07/06/2014) [-]
well the maybe not so obvious thing we could get from the moon is Tritium "Helium3"
A vary powerful fuel for fusion reactors.

There is next to non of it on earth as the only place it's made is in the sun witch then deposits on planets via the solar winds.

The reason you cant find any on earth is because earth is protected by the magnetosphere.

now why Tritium is so important to make fusion power feasible is because the fusion process involving Tritium generates less harmful.....

**** this **** .. google it.
Deuterium good Tritium a **** ton better
User avatar #146 to #140 - xorioz (07/06/2014) [-]
disregard my post.

My memory must have been fussy cos some of that is complete gibberish.

did some research and it seems that the He3-He3 fusion that i have been an avid preacher of for so long might not be as fisable as originally thought.

some new research shows that anyways.
User avatar #93 to #76 - Anetheril (07/06/2014) [-]
The moon is made up of similar things as the earth because it was part of the earth once upon a time. So basically whatever the **** we got here, the moon has.
User avatar #119 to #93 - toosexyforyou (07/06/2014) [-]
No, that's not quite true.
User avatar #95 to #93 - sardinez (07/06/2014) [-]
lmao
#91 to #76 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
A launchpad for any further exploration, for starters (less gravity = less thrust required to escape its gravity = smaller, cheaper spacecraft). The lunar soil also contains hydrogen isotopes that could be used for energy production (or to produce water for a would-be colony on the moon).
User avatar #96 to #91 - sardinez (07/06/2014) [-]
whatnot includes this
User avatar #79 to #76 - matamune (07/06/2014) [-]
also the fusion material
User avatar #52 - snakephallus (07/06/2014) [-]
Yo, I've always been for space exploration. UNSC all the way.
User avatar #211 to #52 - fxuredfoxx (07/06/2014) [-]
You just know the flood is waiting for us out there
User avatar #235 to #211 - nightlynutria (07/06/2014) [-]
**** yeah ************* taka taka takataka taka takataka taka takataka taka takataka taka taka
#265 - finalfaptasy (07/06/2014) [-]
We just need to go to Mars and find the Prothean archives and everything will go great from there.
User avatar #11 - corso (07/05/2014) [-]
I'm not sure where you heard it from, but we didn't have the technology to travel 4 lightyears forty years ago.
User avatar #320 to #11 - zahnrad (07/06/2014) [-]
I think the point is, if NASA was getting these fundings in the 1970s we actually might be making these lightspeed engines on a daily basis. Science is advancing the course of history but no one is willing to let it happen. It's pretty much like the bullies and the nerds from school. If you think I'm ******** you then you're wasting my time. Military like OP said recieves pretty much all of the fundings while the little men or nerds aren't even recieving 1% and that's really ******* disgraceful.
#241 to #11 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
Check out the new discoveries and tests, nuclear fusion rockets. Sure it may not be much faster but it is, as theorized, 6 times faster than our current propulsion systems.
It is the same reaction that occurs on the sun.
www.space.com/23084-mars-exploration-nuclear-fusion-rocket.html
#13 - nytor ONLINE (07/05/2014) [-]
It would take the Helios 2 solar probe, the absolute fastest thing we've ever made, around 18,600 years to reach Alpha Centauri(unless I'm a dumbass and ****** up the calculations). Please, enlighten me as to how we had the technology to reach Alpha Centauri 40 years ago.
In case someone doubts my calculations- Alpha Centauri is 4.367 light years away, or 4.13*10^16 meters. Helios 2 travels at 70,200 m/s(check Wikipedia). 4.13*10^16 / 70,200 m/s = ~58831908831.9 s, that converted into years should be 18,600 years. Even if we had cryogenic freezing that could keep a human alive that long(hint: we don't), an Alpha Centauri colony would be effectively useless to us. It's just too far away. A ship with a hell of a lot more delta-v could maybe go faster than Helios 2, but I'm pretty sure our current rocket technology is woefully inadequate to make it 4.367 light years in any reasonable amount of time.
#39 to #13 - Rascal (07/05/2014) [-]
Use a calculator and try again.
User avatar #77 to #13 - matamune (07/06/2014) [-]
Helios 2 travels at 70.200 m/s
Light and other massless particles travels at 293.000 km/s or 293.000.000 m/s
293.000.000 / 70.200 = 4174 this means that Helios 2 travels 4174 times slower than light
4174 * 4.35 = 18155 years (or so)
#81 to #13 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
I don't think his point was how long it would take. It was more of how we could get there theoretically if things were funded.
User avatar #34 - eating (07/05/2014) [-]
i think space travel is only thing where like 95% of FJ population can agree thats its improtant and it should be funded better. space travel and porn.

fj knows their priorities
#55 to #34 - pjers (07/06/2014) [-]
and shooting down the dreams of bronies everywhere.
#197 to #34 - vorarephilia ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
Fund space porn.

Just imagine a pornstronaught pushing herself off one side of the craft, spreading her legs, and gliding onto a dildo strapped to the other side.

with zero g tits.
User avatar #2 - konradkurze (07/05/2014) [-]
yeah but the problem with colonizing other planets is modern governments would just exploit the **** out of whatever worlds humans get to so pretty much just causing the same ******* problems we have on earth....

User avatar #25 to #2 - bananarchy (07/05/2014) [-]
It's not like there's a *********** planets in the universe
User avatar #26 to #25 - konradkurze (07/05/2014) [-]
and they'll all get ****** up too....and if by chance we get a planet colonized only by rational intelligent people, theyll most likely be invaded by the hostile warmonger humans
User avatar #42 to #26 - dsendz ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
the universe is literally infinite. We can't **** them all right
User avatar #44 to #42 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
im pretty sure humanity can, itll just take longer depending on travel times planet to planet

User avatar #45 to #44 - dsendz ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
infinite. ungraspable. literally cant even be imagined.
User avatar #46 to #45 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
it'll happen
if mankind ever gets to other planets, the asshole rich will exploit everything they can their hands on

hell most likely the first colonies will be asshole rich setting up mining stations colonized by the workers and their families and later other people move up there to build settlements
User avatar #50 to #46 - dsendz ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
UNlimited INfinit
User avatar #51 to #50 - dsendz ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
*finite
#187 to #42 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
Hate to be a buzzkill but the universe is NOT infinite - not even close. Though there may be an almost innumerable number of planets in the universe, and a great many that are habitable, there are actually many scientists who warn of growing too fast as a species - if our population growth becomes exponential, then, as is always the case in exponential terms, said growth WILL plateau as we use up every last resource in the universe. After that - boom. No more species.
User avatar #190 to #187 - dsendz ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
But the universe is also constantly expanding.
#31 to #26 - Rascal (07/05/2014) [-]
What fantasy world do you live in?
User avatar #33 to #31 - konradkurze (07/05/2014) [-]
take a look at earth sometime

egyptians, romans, persians, ottomans, russians, germans, french, british, chinese, japs, mongols, huns, americans, etc etc etc

every empire has always been on paths of attacking weaker powers and either looting them or enslaving them.....you think when we get to colonize other planets it'll be any different?
User avatar #58 to #2 - biscuitsunited (07/06/2014) [-]
I expect after over 100 or so years of colonization they'll be granted independence.
When the colony becomes self sufficient it will have a representative in the U.N, if that is possible.
User avatar #64 to #58 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
well the United Naations only came into being after thousands of years of mankind attacking each other.....god help us how long it'll take for the leaders of worlds to stop attacking each other and form the United Planets
User avatar #65 to #64 - biscuitsunited (07/06/2014) [-]
If somebody invades a space colony from earth some serious **** will go down.
I have faith in humanities future.
#67 to #65 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
well given how things are looking down....intelligent people are frequently criticized by stupid people with inferiority issues....stupid people breed faster....hell even lately the UK is looking into accepting stupid peoples sperm donations because intelligent people arent donating enough....

< im kinda concerned this was a prediction rather than a movie....

the only real future for humanity would be pack the intelligent people up and ship them off earth to start again somewhere else then when they have the power...come back and sort out the stupid people on earth
#155 to #67 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
Humanity has lasted long enough for your edgy ass to get born, I think we can manage
User avatar #158 to #155 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
calling others edgy while hiding in the closet as anon and throwing **** at people

you done goofed
User avatar #308 to #67 - playeruno (07/06/2014) [-]
Really? In the US you need a college degree to donate sperm.
User avatar #314 to #308 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
well thats what oppped up in an international news report...apparently smart brits arent donating ehough so sperm banks apparently have to accept lower quality to keep supply up

sad really....id rather have a ******* dog whack off in a cup and donate than have a chav give their defective baby gravy
User avatar #343 to #2 - msypsylon (07/06/2014) [-]
So the problem is that we'd exploit other planets too instead of exploiting only earth? Are you slow?
User avatar #345 to #343 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
well thats the point, its because earth is being ****** over that we'd need to move to other planets but WITHOUT taking out ******* problems up there with us..

the whole point to colonize other words is leave the **** behind
User avatar #348 to #345 - msypsylon (07/06/2014) [-]
Lolno colonies won't magically solve all your problems. The point is that we need space and resources. Thats all.
User avatar #350 to #348 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
well at least if intelligent people are off earth, they can be alone to create solutions for the ********* on earth then later come back and put them into action to save earth from idiots
User avatar #333 to #2 - limb ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
That's when you pull an murica and start your own country.
User avatar #335 to #333 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
id love that

id create nostramo.....and start pushing genetic science to make super soldiers
#336 to #335 - limb ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
First off we get rid of any Jews in our colony, then we strike back at earth.
User avatar #337 to #336 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
aka operation Schnizel
#166 to #2 - hydraetis ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
User avatar #175 to #166 - konradkurze (07/06/2014) [-]
*bro-fist*
red faction ftw
User avatar #176 to #175 - hydraetis ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
Now if only Armageddon had followed the Guerilla style :C
User avatar #191 to #166 - jacksipian (07/06/2014) [-]
i wish i could save my game again, i used a cheat after i beat the game and now even when i start a new game i can't save and no matter what i do it won't let me do anything to fix it, which really sucks because i loved that game.
#209 - amazinggamer ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
Mandatory
#149 - Digitalphear ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
mfw reading the comments
mfw reading the comments
#300 - xerardo (07/06/2014) [-]
Im just waiting for Curiosity to find the prothean ruins in mars and discover element zero so we can fight the reapers and 			****		.
Im just waiting for Curiosity to find the prothean ruins in mars and discover element zero so we can fight the reapers and **** .
#161 - champaigne (07/06/2014) [-]
Speaking as a member of the United States Armed forces..... None of you have any idea how much of your tax paying dollars we waste on stupid 			****		 every single day. Seriously... You would loose your fricking minds and rape your parents, dead or alive, if you knew what I have seen with my own eyes about the US budget and how the military spends it. We could feed every child in Africa for the rest of their lives with the money we waste, that's WASTE, on stupid 			****		. Meaning with just the money we spend on 			****		 all because we're lazy and it's not our money it's the tax payers hahahaha trololololo. In one year we could feed every child in Africa for the rest of their lives, and not even detract from our military in any noticeable way what so ever.    
   
Tl;dr Thanks for the fat, bloated, runaway military budget that I live off of... But really, you should probably spend it on something useful like some of the stuff invented by NASA. I.e. computers, cell phones, alternative energy sources, a map of the entire surface of the planet, pretty much anything to do with a satellite... I could go on and on
Speaking as a member of the United States Armed forces..... None of you have any idea how much of your tax paying dollars we waste on stupid **** every single day. Seriously... You would loose your fricking minds and rape your parents, dead or alive, if you knew what I have seen with my own eyes about the US budget and how the military spends it. We could feed every child in Africa for the rest of their lives with the money we waste, that's WASTE, on stupid **** . Meaning with just the money we spend on **** all because we're lazy and it's not our money it's the tax payers hahahaha trololololo. In one year we could feed every child in Africa for the rest of their lives, and not even detract from our military in any noticeable way what so ever.

Tl;dr Thanks for the fat, bloated, runaway military budget that I live off of... But really, you should probably spend it on something useful like some of the stuff invented by NASA. I.e. computers, cell phones, alternative energy sources, a map of the entire surface of the planet, pretty much anything to do with a satellite... I could go on and on
#231 to #161 - mayoroftownsville ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
Can you provide examples?
User avatar #251 to #231 - champaigne (07/06/2014) [-]
I could.
User avatar #274 to #251 - anaphase (07/06/2014) [-]
Will you?
#279 to #277 - anaphase (07/06/2014) [-]
My hypothesis was correct
My hypothesis was correct
User avatar #266 to #161 - kingdork ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
A large chunk of the military spending is to supply foreign countries militaries.

Computers, satellites, cell phones all were originaly military technology.

Dpnt get disillusioned into us having a big army because we spend lots of money. UN treaties have banned us from making our B1 Bombers nuclear capable. Most of our nuclear capable bombers are B52s, made with 1940s technology. We have ten B2s that can hold nukes.

Every country that is an enemy of us, China, North Korea, Russia, Iran etc has nuclear missile on trucks. They can be launched from the trucks. That is so if they go to war, the enemy has no way of knowing where their weapons are and have no way to destroy them

A UN treaty banned Nasa from being used for military purposes. NASA's sole purpose was originally defense. They poured billions into making trains and trucks that drove around the country, every second of the day, that could launch off rockets. We dont have those anymore.

en.ria.ru/world/20130902/183111488.html
We let the enemy know where we keep our stock piles
User avatar #276 to #266 - champaigne (07/06/2014) [-]
I'm sure that's all good and well, but I was talking about all the money that we waste for absolutely no reason at all. Like anon said down there, we pretty much spend up all of our budget just to prevent it from being cut. The very fact that we need to just to not go broke in a time of crisis proves just how broken the US military is
User avatar #287 to #276 - kingdork ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
We do spend money on lots of stupid ******* things
www.ijreview.com/2013/01/29582-u-s-spends-100000-to-fund-envirocrusader-video-game/
A video game about a feminist hero saving the world from global warming

dailycaller.com/2014/05/20/group-that-listed-pitfalls-of-working-with-white-people-received-doj-grants/
White privilege awareness conferences

www.newsrealblog.com/2009/09/02/obama-using-national-endowment-for-the-arts-to-create-a-cult-of-personality/
Obama murals

It all adds up. We do need to cut foreign aid. If you;re debt, are you going to give money away? No. The thing about foreign aid is, the government of the country you give the aid to decides how it is spent. Anyone wanna go give some aid to Eritrea?

#223 to #161 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
Not to mention how the military buys **** it doesn't need simply to avoid coming in under-budget and being "rewarded" with a smaller budget.
User avatar #62 - Karibookiller (07/06/2014) [-]
I always try to tell people about this **** and they look at me like I'm a ******* dumbass. I don't understand why it's not obvious to people that possibly the only way to solve earth's problems and to ensure the survival of humanity is to expand beyond the confines of our planet in permanent colonies. We can do it, and it pisses me off when people say we can't or we shouldn't. Thank you for this post.
#97 to #62 - plsremember (07/06/2014) [-]
If we could exploit these resources and fully automate such processes, including the manufacturing of the materials we could literally all live lives of comfort and leisure with humans only having to develop and continue science, which is something I would do on my own regardless of the situation.
User avatar #173 to #97 - hydraetis ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
Yea but not everyone is the sciency/researching type, so having all of humanity only do science is not really a liable way to go.
User avatar #334 to #173 - therealtjthemedic ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
The point is that there's no need for baseball players on a mars base. If you're out there you WILL be a sciency/research type.
User avatar #47 - neokun (07/06/2014) [-]
What we need is for NASA to become a trend, they should make one of those adverts that end up on twitter n facebook n **** n hipsters get all gasmic over the new fandom for a couple of weeks that will probably spring up some cash.
User avatar #59 to #47 - biscuitsunited (07/06/2014) [-]
NASA has standards.
#156 - entername (07/06/2014) [-]
i think space exploration is the most important thing to spend money on
.. i recently heard on a science show that the chances we will ever leave our solar system are very slim.... think about that, our brilliant species might not ever achieve true greatness.. we are stuck to these 9 planets when their are trillions of solar systems out their to explore
... and the depressing part is the great majority of people spend their time worrying about what to tweet or post on Facebook, while i think about the beauty and incomprehensible universe... their are so many people on this planet that are a waste of an intelligent human
#218 to #156 - Rascal (07/06/2014) [-]
Yeah, i think thats what depresses me the most sometimes... the fact that in my lifetime the chances of seeing any true space exploration/colonization, even in our own system will be very slim :/
User avatar #237 to #218 - entername (07/06/2014) [-]
we will get to mars fairly soon and i hope we get to see Europa in my lifetime
but no interstellar explorations, possibly never
#309 - gameshredder (07/06/2014) [-]
Yes, but I don't like asparagus.

Shrekmate
User avatar #78 - garymotherfingoak (07/06/2014) [-]
Something tells me you like using the word **** .

I can't put my finger on it though.
User avatar #201 to #78 - sovietsamurai (07/06/2014) [-]
**** if I ******* know what ******* op ******* says

******
#289 - lolzordz (07/06/2014) [-]
yall 			******		 can go Mars and 			****		, im staying around for the solar panelled freaking roadways.
yall ****** can go Mars and **** , im staying around for the solar panelled freaking roadways.
User avatar #321 to #303 - lolzordz (07/06/2014) [-]
ive looked about 10 minutes into this and all the points he's making are against the LEDs which admittedly I at first thought were far fetched too. What about the real purpose of SOLAR POWERED roadways, that is, harnessing the energy of the sun with a ridiculous amount of solar panels. And the LEDs being used at night is still a very cool idea.
#351 to #321 - itsbendingtime (07/06/2014) [-]
You realise how environmentally unfriendly it is to make solar panels?
The amount of rare earth materials required for just one makes them very bad. Not to mention expensive. You'll not only have horrifically inefficient solar power due to all the dirt that is an inevitable part of road travel but you'll have gangs literally stealing the ******* road to get the precious metals inside.
User avatar #339 to #321 - jingleforth (07/06/2014) [-]
but he literally makes the point that it would be better to just put solar panels NEXT to the roads

Watch the full video, he explains why it wouldn't work in certain weather conditions, why the materials required wouldn't be able to handle YEARS of beating from a lot of very heavy vehicles degrading the fragile glass with rocks and such. And a bit more

please
#340 to #339 - lolzordz (07/06/2014) [-]
so about that mars trip...
so about that mars trip...
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