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Saw this on /. today. Really cool.

Two MIT students launched a balloon that reached over 17 miles above the earth and took photos from low space...on a budget of $150

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MASSIVLY cool! holy fack!

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Hmm, FAA don't give a monkeys about anything below four pounds. I wonder what the captain of ingested balloon and accompanied payload into his Boeing or Airbus engine would have to say about that


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didn't Britain use dirigables during WW2 to catch incoming bombers during the blitz?

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That's awsome!
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I gotta admit that when I was a kid, I learnt to make hydrogen at home using basic household items. I had heard about radar and how it worked in different wave lengths. Being the aspiring rocket scientist. I decided in my infinite 12 year old wisdom to launch party balloons (several actually) with strips of aluminum foil attached to them. Not sure if I ever got the foil size right but I do know that my father was talking to one the engineers at work. He had mentioned that the airport radar had picked up several unidentified objects in the air away for our neighbourhood. Of course I asked if that was problem and dad said nothing had happened and they disappeared.
After that I decided no more aluminum foil launches for me.
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Oh yeah, you won't believe how easy it is to make hydrogen. Would you guys believe that there was the equivalant of the Alchemist cook book back even then. Early 70s.
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isn't it just water and then separating with electricity some how



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isn't it just water and then separating with electricity some how
Nope didn't use any electrical devices, so simple you will kick yourself and I used everyday household items.


But I won't post here because I don't want any prick blowing themselves up or burning themselves and blaming me.


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there's looooooots of shit you can make with the shit under the sink.

Who wants to place bets on whether I could disable an Abrams or a T-72 with a home made HEAT round or not?

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Junior, how about a Sabot round starting with an egg cup and then...

I walked into a school supplies shop in Thailand awhile back. Thinking I would just see books and stuff until I walked down the back and saw all the lab supplies. Holy shit, gallon bottles of hydrogen peroxide, glycerine, condese crystals, magnesium etc etc. No seperation distances, shit if someone were to knock that shit over...I thought it was hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing at the violations they would have in my country and the US. I'm a qualified hazardous materials storage area manager and a multi-modal HazDec certifier, so I do know some of rules. Amazing Thailand so they say.
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yea you can make a damned good shaped out of an egg cup, or a flower pot for a little extra mass, but you're losing some on the form factor.

Probably best not to discuss such things on an open forum tho I guess.

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Yeah Junior,
definitely not the place. One of the things I liked when I was in the Army (yep I was in two services, Navy first Army second) was I got to blow shit up. Ha ha ha.
The biggest users of shaped charges is the demolition industry. You get to see some real neat stuff on the Discovery Channel.
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