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u/SpaceIsKindOfCool · 20 pointsr/woahdude

The U-2 was an amazing airplane.

At cruising altitude of 70,000 feet (over 13 miles) nothing else in the world at the time could even get close to touching it. When the US started using the U-2 to fly over the USSR the Russians were able to track the flights, but even their highest performance jets and surface to air missiles were unable to take out the U-2. Russia spent a considerable amount of time and money working on a way to stop these flights. For 4 full years the US was able to photograph any part of Russia with amazing resolution before the Soviets managed to shoot one of the planes down with their newly developed SA-2 missiles. According to people who worked on the U-2 program around 90% of US intelligence information for those 4 years was provided by the U-2.

I highly recommend Skunk Works by Ben Rich. He worked on the U-2, SR-71, F-117A, and several other top secret aircraft. His book is probably the best I've ever read.

u/QuasarsRcool · 20 pointsr/woahdude

I don't know what it's primarily used for, but it's a metal that melts at just above room temperature. You can play with a solid piece in your hands and it will melt into a puddle in seconds, it's also non-toxic (to touch at least) and you can buy it online. It will also eat through certain kinds of other metals like aluminum, if you put some on a can of soda for a while it'll go right through it. It's an interesting metal for sure.

u/whitedawg · 1 pointr/woahdude

Well, I believe that quantum physics indicates that the space in which we exist is in fact four-dimensional (including time), so the likelihood that we're in fact a dot on a higher-dimensional Mona Lisa is pretty small. Our universe may be 10-dimensional overall, but six of those dimensions split off from our four-dimensional space when energy density dropped shortly after the big bang and are currently curled up in an infinitesimal ball. One hypothesis is that, if you raise energy levels high enough, the 10 dimensions will unify again and the gravitational force will unify with the electromagnetic forces.

For a fantastic explanation of all this, check out Hyperspace by Michio Kaku - it's a book about quantum physics and crazy higher-dimensional stuff, written for people who don't know anything about physics, that reads like a novel.

u/nspectre · 10 pointsr/woahdude

Really good read: Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed

He's top o' the list of my engineer heros, right along side Burt Rutan.

u/milesmac · 6 pointsr/woahdude

Have two picture books illustrated by him - "Imagine a Day" and "Imagine a Night" My son and I loved them as bedtime books - lots to look at and dream about.

u/coloco93 · 1 pointr/woahdude

You can buy it Here it's really long, but you can read some stories and leave others, personally, I think the whole book is worth it, one of my favorites of all time

u/lickmyplum · 0 pointsr/woahdude

Actually, all you need is a projector. That's how this sort of thing is done - much like paint by number without the outlines done for you. You might like David Hockney's book Secret Knowledge about the use of optics in art.

u/mushpuppy · 1 pointr/woahdude

Reminds me of the spiral stairs in The Hero and the Crown.

u/lawrnk · 1 pointr/woahdude

It's local in most cities.

Or buy sodium on amazon?
Sodium Metal Ingots 99.8%, One Pound Packed in Individual One Ounce Packets, by Solution Materials, LLC

u/fuluffel · 8 pointsr/woahdude

The artist is Rob Gonsalves. If you like his stuff there are at least three books available with his paintings set to poems by Sarah L. Thomson.

"Imagine a Day", "Imagine a Night", and "Imagine a Place".


u/misslehead3 · 2 pointsr/woahdude

Courtesy of /u/Rinarra

Cryptex Round Lock USB Flash Drive 32 GB, USB 3.0

u/skepticallygullible · 1 pointr/woahdude

If you like this, I highly recommend this book.

u/CanuckPanda · 65 pointsr/woahdude

It's a large part of many desert and steppe societies (basically those that live in harsh and unforgiving climates: Inuits, Samis, and other Arctic peoples can be included here) to provide some bare minimum of sustenance and safety to travellers.

In a world where everyone historically (and still do in some modern places) lived a nomadic or semi-nomadic life, it was a basic politeness to provide these things to any traveller, as you may at any day find yourself in a similar position to theirs and having to rely on the same goodwill and custom that you would provide. You can trace some of these customs in places like Afghanistan, Iran, and North Africa to the proliferation of travelling scholars, monks, or other learned men in the Roman Christian period and later in the dar-al-Islam and Caliphate periods.

You can see evidence in this is a number of modern travel journals for contemporary sources. I'd recommend On the Trail of Genghis Khan, about Australian Tim Cope's travels by horseback from Mongolia to Ukraine, or The Places in Between, which covers Rory Stewart's 2002 solo trek across Afghanistan, where he spends nights with Taliban commanders (among others) in the beginning periods of the NATO intervention by relying on a knowledge of these kinds of customs and traditions. They're not scholarly articles by any means, but they provide a modern view of how these customs and traditions still shape contemporary interactions in these places.

u/Twobirdsstonedatonce · 9 pointsr/woahdude

The pictures at the end with weird inventions is all from a book I used to have as a kid called 101 unuseless inventions,, great book I remember always cracking up at the ridiculous inventions.

u/arc309 · 1 pointr/woahdude

Idk if this is against the rules, but Here is the link for the company. Here is the Amazon link.

u/Kowzorz · 2 pointsr/woahdude

Moar chaos!. If you're the reading man, I highly recommend reading Chaos: Making a New Science about the discovery and applications of fractals and I Am A Strange Loop about fractals and their relation to the concept of self and other things with "strange loopiness".

u/mszegedy · 3 pointsr/woahdude

What do you mean? We already know what's down there, in detail. If you want a picture book, check out The Deep (compiled by Claire Nouvian), mostly a result of a single series of expeditions at and around 2006. Spoiler: mostly cephalopods, jellyfish, and siphonophores

u/ApulMadeekAut · 1 pointr/woahdude

Salt is sodium chloride only about 40% sodium. Sodium metal is different.

u/Josh6889 · 5 pointsr/woahdude

> Gallium

Now I kind of want to buy some. I expected it to be irrationally expensive, but it's not.