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Heisenberg, in developing his case for the uncertainty principle, used the example of observing an electron by hitting it with a gamma ray photon. This act established the location of the electron, at the instant of contact, but gave no information about its velocity.
Bohr used this same example in defending complementarity; arguing that it supported the contention that observation created reality, in the quantum realm. The reasoning seemed to be that the electron had neither position, nor velocity, until an observation was made.
This must raise the questions: What was the gamma ray photon aimed at? And, what did it hit, if the electron was not there before it was hit?
You're welcome!scientizscht, the purpose of these innovation competitions is to provide a little bit of support for small teams of people who are already working on a proplem. The money can help, but (as I understand it) the primary purpose is to get publicity and generate interest for those with exciting new ideas that they can promote.
I think it would be extremely difficult for a team of people (no matter how smart) to win one of these (or even get an honorable mention) with the strategy of designing a plan de novo with the sole purpose of winning the competition. It sounds like you are just fishing for ideas that have little to do with your expertise--based on a survey of your posts here, it looks as though you are interested in burning corpses for energy, no wait, you want to get into solar energy, no wait you want to get waste energy from motions (perhaps this is also why you have asked the question about how much drag a car has? if so, please don't waste your time on trying to capture this drag energy and feed it back into the car--it's a non-starter!). So it seems like you are interested in energy and engineering, but... haven't got the maths to or googling skills to work out your car/drag problem?
It looks to me as though you are crowd-sourcing ideas for global problems, and crowd-sourcing possible competitions/funding sources, and unwilling to put in any of the leg work in doing preliminary research on any of these ideas. This entire approach is "bass ackwards", and doomed to failure.
Sorry to be harsh, but if you are truly interested in getting into the innovation/startup business, you will need to learn to deal with people who will look at 3 years of hard work for 2 minutes and tell you very directly, "It sucks, and you've wasted my time--don't contact me again!" You will also need to have a much better strategy. While it is true that there is little chance of success having a solution and looking for a problem that it solves, there is no chance of success if you don't even know what it is that you bring to the table.
You are being quite harsh.
This may be of interest.
So if a CO2 molecule absorbs outgoing radiation at x nanometers, it also emits at x nanometers,This bit is essentially correct. (there are several complications having to do with non-radiative energy transfer, rotational-vibrational coupling, and doppler shifts, but these wrinkles don't change the overall effect)
so has no net effect on amospheric temperature. Doesn't smell right to me.This bit isn't correct, and shouldn't smell right
Glucose can also be dehydrogenated by a suitable catalyst, converting one of the secondary alcohols into a ketone, and releasing H2 gas.
Thanks, which catalyst is this by the way?
Is it a Crime or Illegal to think that the Earth is Flat?
Re: How Can I Change the Mind Of A Flat-Earther ?
Why would you want to waste your time & energy in converting an unwilling religious fanatic into a being with scientific rational thinking?
If an Individual thinks that the whole matter in the Universe is merely a byproduct of poop which came out of the backhole of a Donkey, n the Big Bang expansion was due to the Donkey's Fart, and that Thee Donkey is God.
Isn't that Individual allowed/entitled to hold onto his/her/its Faith?
How Fair is it to Force wisdom down someone's throat in the name of Science?
P.S. - A brief look back in History shows Priests & Saints have been at it for thousands of years, but eventually, in the end, Preaching doesn't work out.
It would be a good thing for scientific intellectuals to not follow the same path.
Quote from: BCThe fact that the pressure is low and the eyeball is quite strong.
I'm trying to interpret that in a way that gives me information about the possibly explosive fate of the eyeball. Are you saying that the eyeball is strong enough to withstand internal pressure if exposed to a situation of zero pressure?