Your Questions About Solar Power International

Sandy asks…

what is the difference between aerospace, aeronautical engineering and astronautics?

I am in year 12 right now and Im very interested in stuff like International Space Station, Venus probes, space-based solar power and space crafts. So I'm going to apply for aerospace engineering courses using ucas but it lists even the courses for aeronautical engineering which I though is about the aircraft and not about the space crafts. In the future I want to pursue a career in the space development industry and not the that of aircraft. I dont want to be an aeronautical engineer so I should apply for a AEROSPACE engineering course right? This ucas makes me really confused…
So aerospace is about spacecraft and aeronautical is about aircraft right?
Please someone confirm me if Im right and I would be grateful if anyone could advice me on the course i should apply for….

ssadmin answers:

Aerospace engineering is a combination of aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Each university teaching aerospace varies on their weighting of each of these subjects, so you need to be VERY careful, as there are uni's in the UK that claim to teach aerospace engineering, but in fact are teaching aeronautical engineering. A good plan would be to go onto the specific uni websites and look into the course details (the actual modules taught) … From that you will get a good idea on what exactly you'd be doing.

So what you want to do is look for either astronautical engineering courses, or aerospace courses with weighting on astronautics. I know Southampton has the perfect course for you, and is one of the best universities for aerospace and astronautics in the UK.

Good luck, dude

Mark asks…

can you proff this?

More than half the total Danish population, Denmark has a population of about 5,418,000,is employed with roughly 67 percent of the labor force working in the service sector and roughly 27 percent engaged in manufacturing, construction, and mining. It said on Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia “Almost all Denmark’s electricity is produced in thermal plants using coal or petroleum products, though the use of coal has declined in the 1990s. Production in 1997 was 39.2 billion kilowatt-hours. There have also been efforts to develop renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.” I wish that we had solar powered and wind powered electricity.

Among the universities in Denmark are Alborg University; Arhus University; the University of Copenhagen, the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University; and the Technical University of Denmark. These are 7 of the 12. In the early 1990s some 360 folk high schools, agricultural schools, home economics schools, and other specialized high schools. Many of the schools are private, but the state contributes to their support.
In Denmark they have three main meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, the adults usually have coffee or tea and bread with jam or cheese, and the kids have milk with cereal products, like us. For lunch they have bread and butter with meat, or pig’s liver and lard in a spread able state. For dinner, also called middag, which is eaten in the early evening, they always try to eat a hot dinner at home with their family, that’s very important to most Danes. They also have another meal that is called Kaffeborde, which is like a tea time type thing in which they have a desert and tea.
The religion of Denmark is mostly Christian, but they also have other churches, nobody forces anybody to go to any church or even church at all. There are some people that believe in the Nordic religion. That is one of the religions that believe in many gods. Another prominent church in Denmark is the church of Denmark; this is run by an important political person and is practically run by state. Many citizens of Denmark are members of this church. That’s one difference between their country and ours, the separation of church and state.
The Danish currency is the krone, or crown, 6.60 kroner equal U.S. $1; 1997 average. The National Bank of Denmark is the bank of issue and is the center of Danish finance, with head offices in Copenhagen.
Denmark has a temperate climate the average temperature in summer is about 61° F and in the winter the average temperature is about 33° F. Average annual rainfall is about 24 in. Compared to us the average annual temperature ranges from 51 degrees on the Pacific coast to 40 degrees in the northeast
In the writing of this paper, I learned many new things that I didn’t know before about a country that is in my heritage. I learned about Denmark’s Danish, currency, religion, Denmark meals, their jobs, and Universities in Denmark. I also learned that they speak Danish; many also speak German and French. Very few non-Danish people speak Danish, so almost all Danish international business people speak English as a second language. The reason that I choose this culture is because my moms and dads culture both are this and this was a great chance to find out about more about my heritage.

ssadmin answers:

Prove if what you've written is true….? Well, most of it seems correct enough, though a few pieces of information made me smile, and some things would probably need a few more nuances to be absolutely correct, but I guess that's the way it always is. Right now the US $1 is about 5.60 danish kroner btw.
Did you happen to use some of these websites for information:
http://denmark.dk/portal/page?_pageid=374,477789&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/da.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark

Mary asks…

List of future improvements to the world?

2010
The International Space Station will be completed.

The Space Shuttle program will be retired by NASA and replaced by Project Constellation. This project will include new space vehicles called Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles, as well as the Orion capable of traveling to the Space Station, to the Moon, and eventually to Mars.

GM expects to release a production model of the Chevrolet Volt electric car.

2011
California will open the world's largest solar power plant.

Several electric vehicles are expected to enter the U.S. market.

2012
a proposed super computer built by Intel and SGI for NASA's Ames Research Center, will be completed, reaching a peak performance of 10 Petaflops

a proposed super computer built by IBM for the National Nuclear Security Administration will be completed, reaching a peak performance of 20 Petaflops

2013
The new fuel efficient, Airbus A350-900 is scheduled to enter airline service in the summer
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a9/A350xwb.jpg

Solar power will be cost-competitive with fossil fuels by 2013.

2014
The Masdar City is scheduled to be completed. Its goal is to be the world's first fully sustainable, zero-carbon, and zero-waste city. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c8/Masdar_City.jpg

The United States Government ban on incandescent lightbulbs to take effect.

2017
O. J. Simpson may be eligible for parole from the Nevada correctional system.

2018
China's One-child policy is expected to end.

NASA currently projects that its Vision for Space Exploration program will reach the Moon by 2018 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vision_for_Space_Exploration

According to notable futurist Ray Kurzweil, by 2018 “there will be a drug that lets you eat whatever you want without gaining weight.

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be completed.

2019
Super computers are projected to reach 1 Exaflop.

2020
NASA starts moon colonization for future human exploration to Mars

JAXA plans to send robotic astronauts to the Moon, followed by human astronauts

Last nuclear power plant in Germany will be shut down

British newspaper The Guardian published a series of magazines in September 2004 predicting life in 2020. These predictions include widespread use of artificially intelligent cars, “smart” clothing incorporating computer chips, and green energy sources.

Global oil production is expected to peak

According to current plans and workings for Project Constellation, NASA should be returning Humans to the Moon by 2020.

Volvo hopes to use radar, sonar and other advanced technologies to create a crash-proof car by 2020

all automobiles will have some level of hybridization by 2020. all Toyota cars produced will be hybrid vehicles by the year 2020

2021
Intel scientists predict that the shrinking of microchips roughly every 18 months (Moore's Law) will reach a fundamental limit by 2021.

2026
Automatic mission to Mars as proposed in the Aurora Programme

2027
Release of FBI documents pertaining to Martin Luther King, Jr

2028
Institution of the Afro as the official currency of the African Union

By this time, according to notable futurist Ray Kurzweil, all our energy will come from clean sources, such as solar power

2029
Intel predicts the performance of supercomputers to reach zettaflops scale.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to leave the solar system.

2030
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will construct a manned lunar base.

All New Zealand cars will be hybrid, bio-fuel, or electric.

2031
Researchers and investors in space elevator technology hope to start funding the construction of the first elevator by 2031. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator

2037
The 2037 Bomber, an optionally manned, stealthy, hypersonic, heavy-bomber is scheduled to enter service this year

2039
According to the Kabbalistic commentator Nachmanides, the Messiah must come by this time or else Armageddon will occur.

2040
The population of Earth is expected to be 9 billion people

2042
According to the United States Census Bureau, Americans who identify themselves as Hispanic, African American, Asian, Indian American, Native Hawai?ian and Pacific Islander will together outnumber non-Hispanic whites

2045
Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts a Technological Singularity for 2045, i.e. a runaway cycle of self-improvement by intelligent machines, resulting in explosive technological development

2046
World coal supply presumed to peak.

Robotics experts predict that around this time most work in advanced industrial nations will be done by Robots (news reports, December 2006).

2050
In July 2008, the G8 agreed to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

In October 2007, artificial intelligence researcher David Levy predicted that by 2050, human-robot marriages and human-robot sex will become common.

ssadmin answers:

Here is a larger view on mankind's continual progress on earth.

First will come one standard world language of English, with many words from other languages being added as expanded “English”. Maybe in one hundred or less years.

Then one world race will be largely achieved; this mixed race will be superior to today's nine somewhat blended races. Life expectancy will increase to several hundred years on average. Maybe in a few hundred more years.

Then one planetary government of all people, by all people, and for all people will be established and well functional. Maybe in one or two more thousand years.

Then one planetary and universe supernal philosophy and religion will happen in a few thousand to 50,000 (maximum) more years. Sooner if there is another Divine Visitation perceived by some or all.

David asks…

hard riddle?

An aircraft takes off and moves quickly out of sight. The aircraft doesn't use gas, wind, nuclear, or solar power– but it flies farther and faster than any craft before it

What is the aircraft's name and what's its power source

Clues
The aircraft is part of a fleet
The aircraft usually flies for 60 minutes at a time
An international crew flies the aircraft
The aircraft needs special crystals to fly
The aircraft uses fuel based on an lement with the symbol Li
The crew and its aircraft boldly go where no other has gone before

ssadmin answers:

The Starship Enterprise, power source dilithium crystals

Helen asks…

how to leave motley fool for erasing my stocks and shares?

So I had an idea to invest in the future, and I believed in solar power. I found Motley Fool's website, saying how easy they made share dealing, anyone could do it, as long as you picked good stocks.

So… I went for it. I picked solar power stocks, (gone up since!).

However, MF have been nothing but incompetant. From day 1 they messed me around so much I dont have space to list it all. Motley Fool have:

* neglected to tell me that I can't use ISAs to invest in US stocks despite me clearly repeatedly telling them before hand I wanted to invest in some US companies.

* forced me to move money OUT of MF back to my bank, and back to MF… just to get it out of the ISA and into the international thing. Incurring extra charges each way.

* Reported a loss when my stocks went up!

* Now all my stocks are ERASED. ALL my stocks do not exist on their system.

This is MY FUTURE. They treat my money like a joke. How do I get my money back? I want to leave them, but keep my shares. I hate them.
By the way… I invested in two stocks. One has gone up more than the other, but I didn't keep track of how much of each I invested in. So knowing Motley fool, they'll not take my money seriously or and con me out of more money.

Also, I tried asking about this problem on their forum, but they deleted the post. 🙁 Nice way to treat your customers Motley Fool! Delete their attempts to get help!
Yes you can invest money via motley fool… http://www.fool.co.uk/share-dealing/share-dealing.aspx

but don't ever use it 🙁 they'll waste your money like they wasted mine.

ssadmin answers:

You invested money in Motley Fool? I believe they only write articles and give investment advice. They aren't a brokerage company, at least that I've seen.

They have CAPS which is just a game that tracks your stock picks.

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