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Algae, that when dried and processed formed a fine powder that could be
burnt as fuel in Diesel engines.
 

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This reminds me of a great line from Mock the Week

Dear Points Of View,
Its now 30 years on and I'm no closer to owning a robotic housemaid ........Tomorrows World???? Tomorrows Horsesh*t more like :lol: :lol:
 

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Show me a photograph taken from the earth of any lunar landing site and I'll believe you. Until then......
Dont think anyone has a lense that big :lol: I'm pretty sure though that our atmosphere would distort any pic so you couldnt see anything in that much detail. I would imagine the pic would have to be taken from space itself
 
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Show me a photograph taken from the earth of any lunar landing site and I'll believe you. Until then......
Isn't that like asking for a photo of a 1p piece taken from an airliner ? :confused: Never going to happen I'm afraid.


The best you can hope for is orbital images from probes like SELENE.

And these only show that the sites were disturbed. You won't see
what's left of the landers even from orbit. ;)
 

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Even if the earths atmosphere allowed to see things in such detail I think you would need a lens which is about 300m wide (I remember asking this question in physics a long while back) and even then it would just be a fuzzy shape with no real detail.
 
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Show me a photograph taken from the earth of any lunar landing site and I'll believe you. Until then......
With current technology? Impossible.

The largest earth based telescopes are capable of resolving lunar detail up to around 0.07 arc seconds, which is apparently equivalent to about 130metres across. Far larger than the landers.

Here's a pic of the Apollo 15 landing site taken from an orbiting craft.
 

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Coloured car and bike tyres.

You must have Rip Van Winkled your way through the coloured BMX tire phase, Nev. They were a big hit a number of years back. I seem to recall yellow being the preferred colour in this area.

Actually it seems as if there are still places selling the multi-hued rubber.
Odyssey Path Coloured Tires BMX :: The Local Bike Shop Upper Coomera servicing all your bike repairs, parts and service Gold Coast

As for the world of tomorrow, you're living in it today. ;)
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You must have Rip Van Winkled your way through the coloured BMX tire phase, Nev. They were a big hit a number of years back. I seem to recall yellow being the preferred colour in this area.

Actually it seems as if there are still places selling the multi-hued rubber.
Odyssey Path Coloured Tires BMX :: The Local Bike Shop Upper Coomera servicing all your bike repairs, parts and service Gold Coast

As for the world of tomorrow, you're living in it today. ;)
b3ta.com links
--Toronto
You can also still buy coloured motox tyres too :D

ps, just remembered, I had a bmx with blue tyres when i was a kid :lol:
 
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Ah but TS. Tomorrows World (An old, studio based, weekly BBC science/tech show if you haven't seen it)
showed these specifically for cars and motor bikes.

They were touted as a safety feature for bikes, iirc.

:cool:
 

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If I recall correctly they were always showing
robots helping around the house...

and after all this time all I've seen is a vacuum cleaner
and a lawnmower that don't work very well...

There are obviously robotic applications in
manufacturing (repetitive tasks) but we have
yet to see any real applications outside this
area?

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Also what happened to:

Motorised roller skates
Cd's that still work.. even when they are badly scratched :)lol:)
 
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