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Thursday, March 30, 2006

calling all alpha geeks

do you get a "charge" out of really neat scientific pictures? are you interested in things most people you know have no clue about? ever wonder what the static charge of 50 trillion watts would look like?
click on the picture for a full sized view. warning, this is a >2Meg picture.


ok, interested in what the hell you just looked at?
go read about the Z accelerator at Sandia National Labs
if you get bored reading and drop out before getting to the juicy part, the accelerator generates 50 trillion watts fed through 30 foot cables "as thick as a horse". the power comes from wall outlet current, to a huge bank of capacitors.

that is your geek update for today.

1 Comments:

Blogger Redneck Nerdboy! said...

(Grunting like Tim Allen)

3/31/06, 8:28 AM  

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