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  1. dlogic

    dlogic Zuitarist

    "When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered
    that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this
    problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a
    pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface
    including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to
    over 300 C.

    The Russians used a pencil."

    PS: there is actuallly a debate going on this whether this is true or not! so dont pounce on me about its validity!
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  2. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    yeah even i heard taht ...

    but THIS (what am gonna write) is a true story:
    US Airforce wanted a device which could write at high altitudes ... as u might be knowing at high altitudes the air pressure is low (even if the cabin air pressure is controlled it is lower tahn atmospheric ... anyway u just need to travel in air force plane to know the diff :grin:) so the low air pressure causes ink leaks in a fountain pen ...

    so they damanded a device which wont leak like a fountain pen ...
    after much research came out the first ball pen (forgot which compnay made it) ... which doesn't leak due to pressure disturbances ...

    obviously in this case also they cuddve used a pencil ...
  3. nik_bokacheley

    nik_bokacheley :help: I'm a mad :sadbye:

    As far as i knew....as we go higher..the pressure increases..!! That is low pressure at the bottom..and hig pressure in the hills...;)...*ok am not sure*
    ....Now on offences meant..:)
  4. vivo_b

    vivo_b The Brave

    no higher pressure at bottom.....less on top. Simple logic.....if u are on the sea surface u are farther from the sky so more air above u => more pressure......if ur on everest then u are closer to the sky and there is less air above you => less pressure!!!
  5. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    ^^^ yeah guess that pretty much sums up waht i had to say ...

    Physiscs 101:
    Pressure exerted by fluid column = density of fluid * accl due to gravity * height of the fluid column ... in this case u'll havt ause calculus coz the density itself is changing ... but then the equation kinda sums it up pretty neatly ...
  6. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned


    maria sharapova is hot.
    sometimes commons sense is more imp than scientific solutions.
    o well..dunno if this is true..tho..still makes americans look like dweebs.
  7. nik_bokacheley

    nik_bokacheley :help: I'm a mad :sadbye:

    OKies....But i knew atmospheric pressure is related to temperature....:eek::...More is the temperature the less will be the pressure as the density decreases...(volume increases)...!!

    Anyway, i'll refer to some books b4 making any further comments..:)
  8. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    Nevertheless very funny, reps for you.
  9. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    Pressure is directly proportional to Temperature. Volume is inversely proportional to Pressure.

    I got this in an email a few years ago titled:

    Right Focus: A case study
  10. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    well nik waht u say is partially true ... but u have added 2 and 2 and made 'em 22 ...

    density of air at sea level is higher than at higher altitudes ... nothing to do with temperature ...
  11. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    um so a million miles from earth's surface will be the highest possibleair pressure???? :D !! wont it be almost a vacuum? i know this isnt exact but the correct equation for pressure has alrady been posted...
  12. dlogic

    dlogic Zuitarist

    take it this way dude.....if you had 100kg weight over you head and 10 kg weight over your head ...which one whould put low pressure on your head......obviously the 10kg one!!

    similarly if you go high in altitude the amount of air putting pressure on your head reduces thats why there is a low presure....and the moment you come down to earth ...the presure increases cuz the air above you is more!!
  13. real_illusions

    real_illusions Clapton Is GOD

    Ther is one more thing like this.

    "One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the
    case of the empty soap box, which happened in one of Japan's biggest
    cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer
    had bought a soap box that was empty. Immediately the authorities
    isolated the problem to the assembly line, which transported all the
    packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department. For some reason, one
    soap box went through the assembly line empty. Management asked its
    engineers to solve the problem.

    Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with
    high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soap
    boxes that passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No
    doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee
    amount to do so.

    But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the
    same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but
    instead came out with another solution. He bought a strong industrial
    electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan
    on, and as each soap box passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes
    out of the line."
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  14. dlogic

    dlogic Zuitarist

    yup this is the second part of that ........i was looking for it but couldnt find it......thx illusion
  15. bob-bobby

    bob-bobby Extinct or Banned!

    nice one , well it can be proved if right or wrong unless taken from a proper source !! but nice one !!
  16. mr singh

    mr singh New Member

    yes, i have heard of all of them, but dont know their validity.
    yet it just goes to show that common sense is all thats required
  17. mad_man

    mad_man oo my god kill Em all

    hey is this is some kindaa science class????????????
  18. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    yeah it is ...
    nothing bad in learning (or brushing up) good ol' science ...
  19. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    its not really science but more common sense
  20. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    whatever ... :grin:

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