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  1. Another step towards a sustained human presence on the Moon A new technique could help make it possible for humans to live on the lunar surface in the not-too-distant future. In order for mankind to live on the Moon or Mars without having to rely on resources sent from Earth, it will be of critical importance to be able to produce the essentials - such as water and oxygen - from the natural resources available on those worlds. To this end, scientists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have come up with a way to produce oxygen from the regolith found on the Moon using a method known as molten salt electrolysis. It is not the first such technique to have been developed, but it is the most promising, given that alternatives are generally too difficult, too destructive or produce far too little yield to be worth it. The new method also has the added benefit of producing metal alloys as a waste product. So far it has proven effective at producing oxygen using a simulant of lunar regolith and plans are now in motion to set up the first ever prototype large-scale oxygen plant at the European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Center in the Netherlands. "Having our own facility allows us to focus on oxygen production, measuring it with a mass spectrometer as it is extracted from the regolith simulant," said chemist Beth Lomax. "Being able to acquire oxygen from resources found on the Moon would obviously be hugely useful for future lunar settlers, both for breathing and in the local production of rocket fuel." If everything goes to plan, the team's efforts could lead to the development of a facility that can be set up on the Moon itself to supply future lunar dwellers with all the oxygen they need. "ESA and NASA are heading back to the Moon with crewed missions, this time with a view towards staying," said ESA's Tommaso Ghidini. "Accordingly we're shifting our engineering approach to a systematic use of lunar resources in-situ." Full article here: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-facility-has-opened-to-make-breathable-air-out-of-moon-dust
  2. The Spitfire was a staple of the RAF's defense efforts Mathematicians have used statistical models to calculate how different WW2 strategies would have played out. The Battle of Britain - which saw a relatively small number of Royal Air Force (RAF) planes defend the skies over the UK against the much larger force of Germany's Luftwaffe - is often regarded to be one of the most pivotal moments of the Second World War. But what if Hitler had tried a different tactic - would it have ever been possible for him to win ? Now in a renewed effort to answer this question, mathematicians from the University of York have used statistical models to determine the likely outcome of various alternative strategies. "The weighted bootstrap technique allowed us to model alternative campaigns in which the Luftwaffe prolongs or contracts the different phases of the battle and varies its targets," said Dr. Jamie Wood. The results of the analysis suggested that if the Luftwaffe had started its attack 3 months earlier and had focused on Britain's airfields instead of its cities, the outcome would have been very different. If the likelihood of the RAF's success was 50% in the real battle, these changes would have reduced the chances of a victory over the Luftwaffe to a mere 10%. "It demonstrates just how finely-balanced the outcomes of some of the biggest moments of history were," said Professor Niall Mackay. "Even when we use the actual days' events of the battle, make a small change of timing or emphasis to the arrangement of those days and things might have turned out very differently." Full article here: https://phys.org/news/2020-01-mathematicians-famous-britain-scenarios.html
  3. That was a perfect shot. Probability of 0.000001%. I actually never seen that happen. A smoke arty shell killing a pilot inside the plane. Maybe thats a 1st in FH2 history ? Did it destroyed the plane also or just killed you ?
  4. Share your opinions about the battle. Replies are ok but no flaming, keep it clean! Copy and paste below: Best: - Worst: - Funniest: - Most hated player: - Most loved/liked player: - Best Battle Photo - https://cmp-gaming.com/topic/2474-best-battle-photo-medal/ Other: -
  5. Borussia Dortmund vs PSG 1-2 Real Madrid vs Manchester City 2-2 Atalanta vs Valencia 0-0 Atlético de Madrid vs Liverpoo l 1-3 Chelsea vs Bayern 1-1 Lyon vs Juventus 0-2 Tottenham vs Leipzig 3-0 Napoli vs Barcelona 0-1
  6. Lets do a friendly betting game again like we did in the past Everyone can play Place your bets for the next Champions League matches Rules Guess who wins/draws +1 point Guess the exact result +3 points __________________ Results @RAnDOOm - x Points ? - x Points ? - x Points ? - x Points ? - x Points ? - x Points
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