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  1. How sure are you of that? How would that work for symmetrical airfoils or aircraft flying upside down? https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/wrong1.html https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/wrong3.html Turning of the airflow the better model for how lift is generated. https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/right2.html
  2. Apple has added alerts to identify if an unknown AirTag is following you, such as in the same car or in your bag. However, it would still be easy for an Android user to miss as they won't get alerts on their phone, and would need to hear the sound they make. If the AirTag is on the outside of your car, especially somewhere far from the driver, they may not hear it. https://ioshacker.com/how-to/tell-airtag-is-following-you-and-disable-it There is an Android app one can download. https://www.lifewire.com/using-airtags-with-android-5188775
  3. Looks like the film crews got to have some fun filming the movie. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/i-bet-youve-never-seen-a-private-jet-fly-an-approach-to-a-supercarrier-before
  4. Not all of that right now, but it really is just limited by the available sensors, and there are new ones coming out all the time. Diabetics can better monitor blood glucose levels with connected sensors, which is great for kids as you don't need to get blood samples. With some of the recent advances in prostate testing, they may one day be able to just use blood or urine samples rather than a finger too. https://www.dexcom.com/en-GB/dexcom-g6-cgm-system-uk Others have developed ultrasound devices that can connect directly to an iPhone that could possibly one day be used at home. While you may not be able to interpret the images, they could easily be sent to your doctor for review, or directly to a specialist in another city if there isn't one available locally. https://newatlas.com/butterfly-iq-smartphone-ultrasound/51962/ This will not entirely replace your doctor, but it would mean people could catch conditions well before your regular visit. For example, there have been a number of stories over the years where people with Apple Watches have discovered heart conditions that their doctors had missed, or caught them earlier than an annual physical would have. Like I said above, we are basically witnessing the birth of the tricorder from Star Trek which the doctors in the show used to diagnose people.
  5. It won't be the smartphone, but a watch or something else wearable. https://wccftech.com/apple-watch-ecg-detects-80-year-old-heart-condition-hospital-missed/ https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-apple-watch-ecg-could-help-detect-dangerous-heart-conditions-in-young-cancer-patients/188251/ We're basically watching the birth of the Tricorder from Star Trek.
  6. Hmm, didn't see that the first time. Think it might be a sign to shut the computer down and get outside. 🙃
  7. Pocket is owned by Mozilla, and is now included with Firefox. The Learn More link at the top has more details. I find Pocket to be a handy service to save articles I come across online. https://getpocket.com/en/firefox/new_tab_learn_more/
  8. It's not just Iceland that is limiting what pet cats can do. In most cities they aren't native and are causing problems for local songbird populations, among other animals. https://blog.scienceborealis.ca/the-effects-of-outdoor-domestic-cats-on-wildlife/ For some it is better to keep them indoors for their own safety though as there are bigger cats in the wild. https://globalnews.ca/news/8775828/calgary-bobcat-attack-caught-on-camera/
  9. Which Wikipedia page? The one I linked above says all four died. Either way, I wouldn't turn down a flight with Mr. Cruise or the Thunderbirds. Snowbirds would be better though... One of the best flights I have ever had was with Sky Combat Ace out of Vegas. Got to do almost all of the aerobatic flying myself, and then the Sky Combat pilot took over for the low level flying through some hills on the way back to the airport. Not sure which was more fun, the aerobatics or the low level.
  10. This would be the one Noel is referring to. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Thunderbirds_Indian_Springs_Diamond_Crash
  11. Having your account hacked is frustrating. It would be good to look into setting up two factor authentication on your primary email account(s), as well as your Microsoft account and Steam account. While the best option usually is to use a smartphone app, they usually have other options such as SMS text messages or even phoning you with the code, all of which would help keep people out of your accounts. A good password manager is also useful to help create and manage unique and more complicated passwords. For a free option, check out Bitwarden.
  12. The Klingons got it from trading with the Romulans when they had an alliance.
  13. Check out the link I posted above about the YF-23's fixed inlet design for supercruise, as well as the Diverterless Supersonic Inlet research and use. Plenty of research into modern solutions to the supersonic airflow issue, partly thanks to computational fluid dynamics. https://www.codeonemagazine.com/article.html?item_id=58
  14. There are some guides at the official site in the support section. https://flightsimulator.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016003159
  15. It might also help to read the Boom FAQ. https://boomsupersonic.com/contact#faq-section
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