Thursday, November 30, 2017

Airwave of the Future "Electric Airplanes"

Friendly Electric Air Travel (F.E.A.T.)  

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Lets take a moment to ponder History

1808 François Isaac de Rivaz designed the first car powered by an internal combustion engine fueled by hydrogen

The battery electric car owes its beginnings to Ányos Jedlik, one of the inventors of the electric motor, and Gaston Planté, who invented the lead-acid battery in 1859

1870 Siegfried Marcus built the first gasoline powered combustion engine

1886, with the First vehicle to run on gasoline or petroleum 

1903, 17 Dec, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk with their first powered aircraft.

The world of Automobiles, Planes & Trains is born, along with the Pollution produced 

In the past 150 years, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have risen an estimated 35 percent, and humans went from being earth-bound to sending 3 billion passengers into the air each year.

CO2 — a naturally occurring gas that is also emitted at great levels by human activity — is one of several greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.   Other greenhouse gases include water vapor, methane, ozone, nitrous oxide and halocarbons.

So Why Not Electric Airplanes replacing fuel driven Aircraft Carrying People with an average of 9,728 planes — carrying 1,270,406 people — in the sky at any given time ?

Conversion has many definitions as a physical transformation from one material or state to another: a substitution of one component for another so as to effect a change.

Conversion from Fossil Fueled Vehicles...fossil fuels principally consist of carbon and hydrogen bonds.  There are three types of fossil fuels which can all be used for energy provision; coal, oil and natural gas.

Refineries make gasoline and other petroleum products from crude oil.

Electrodes in the battery contain atoms of certain conducting materials.  An Alkaline battery, the anode is typically made of zinc, and manganese dioxide acts as the cathode.  And the electrolyte between and inside those electrodes contains ions.

A Lithium-ion battery are the positive and negative electrodes and electrolyte.  Generally, the negative electrode of a conventional lithium-ion cell is made from carbon.  The positive electrode is a metal oxide, and the electrolyte is a lithium salt in an organic solvent.

I am sure most everyone is familiar with Batteries, and in the News comes the Hooplah about Batteries & Smartphone's catching Fire and some of which has happened aboard Aircraft.

At least 17 Lithium-Ion Batteries Have Exploded On Planes by June this Year (2017), Samsung Reveals Why the Galaxy Note 7 Kept Exploding, Exploding headphones reignite fears about batteries on planes, FDA workshop to examine exploding e-cigarettes, iPhone 8 battery involved swelling incidents.

Tesla the automaker, had previously taken steps to prevent the lithium-ion batteries used in its vehicles from inadvertently catching fire, but the crash raises questions not only about whether Tesla has gone far enough.

Sure there are gasoline-powered vehicles that are involved in fires every year, now ask yourself, did the Car Battery cause the Fire. 

The Tesla car's battery may not have caused the crash, however 2 died as a result of Explosion & Fire of the crash and it is unknown "if there’s an answer to the explosive nature of lithium-ion when those batteries are disturbed.”  Other issues/accidents with the Tesla car have been reported as fires triggered by road debris unexpectedly puncturing the battery pack. 

Tesla quickly responded by adding a new titanium shell that reduced the likelihood of such punctures.    Will Tesla Fly ?

But Wait !, this is the 21st Century, in the attempt to reduce Pollution from Fossil Fuels, or reduction of Global Warming (Greenhouse affect)...we move towards Solar, Wind, Water the Future is looking toward the Electric Air Plane.

In the 20th Century, a self-launching 20-meter sailplane with a 42-kilowatt DC/DC brush-less motor and lithium-ion batteries, it can climb up to 3,000 meters with fully charged cells.  The first flight was in 2003.

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft.

All in the Name of Progress, making Life Better...comes the Ecological Footprint of Humans. 

The simplest way to define ecological footprint would be to call it the impact of human activities measured in terms of the area of biologically productive land and water required to produce the goods consumed and to assimilate the wastes generated.

All contributes to the Global Footprint of the Air we breathe, Population Growth, More Vehicles on the Ground, Air and on Water increases contamination, pollution, airborne disease, etc.

Many common infections can spread by airborne transmission at least in some cases, including: Anthrax (inhalational), Chickenpox, Influenza, Measles, Smallpox, Cryptococcosis, and Tuberculosis.  

Airborne diseases can also affect non-humans, meaning our Pets, Farm Animals, etc.

Lets not forget why there are those trying to get off this Planet Earth (12 April 1961-Present day).

So why not take to the Skies of our Friendly Electric Air Travel (F.E.A.T.) an achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength. 

When flying at 500 to 30,000+ feet and the Electricity Goes Out/Down, Batteries Catch Fire, will the Plane have an on-board generator to keep flying, and what will that Generator Run On / Off of ?  

What about Extinguishing the In-flight Fire ?  

Now is when You Need Great Courage, Strength, and any Skill to Survive, did you bring a Parachute as Carry On ?

I am done Pondering.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Our Insensitive POTUS

Sgt. La David T. Johnson

President Donald Trump today denied telling the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier "he knew what he signed up for" in a phone call he made Tuesday, contradicting a Florida congresswoman who said she was with the woman at the time.

Rep. Frederica Wilson said, she was with Myeshia Johnson in a car headed to Miami International Airport Tuesday afternoon to meet the body of Johnson's late husband, Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who died in Africa this month, when the president called.

"Basically, he said, 'Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for. But I guess it still hurt.' That's what he said."  Wilson said she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone.

Now a day later, is this Fake News and did Our POTUS actually say "he knew what he signed up for" to the Widow of Sgt. Johnson, a US Army Green Beret ?  Did the POTUS Disrespect ?

There needs to be a Wall Built Around President Donald J Trump's Mouth !!! Sad, I cannot get behind this President...Cpl. D. R. "Doc" Young, USMC Nam Era Vet.

Although I took the following Oath, I have a hard time with the part of Obey, specifically Our Current POTUS.

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

POTUS & Russia

There is a lot of Hoopla about Donald J Trump, now the POTUS and Russia, is it a hoax or reality?  

Ivana Marie "Ivanka" Trump is an American businesswoman who is an Advisor to President Donald Trump, the daughter of the President and his First Lady, wife.

This 1967 anti-nepotism law comes to mind, "A public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he/she is serving or over which he/she exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official."

Other words come to mind are Double Agent, Triple Agent aka Spy...not necessarily for another Country.

Ivanka Trump did get a White House office, access to classified info, despite not being a staffer, one never knows within the Halls of the Capitol or White House which other Officials need to "beware of unguarded talk"

What is known about About Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

NFL National Anthem Know Your Rights

No Matter How You Feel about America, Our National Anthem, Prayer...Stand for you are Playing in America, because of America you are able to Play, Earn $$$, having a Career/Job as Other American's who do not have the Gift You Have.

If you were in a Foreign Land playing against a Foreign Team you would stand out of Respect for that Country and their Team Players, before the Game, Win or Lose.

Besides American Player, you are already at the Stadium to Play, you are going to hear the National Anthem or Prayer unless you plug your Ears.  Neither a National Anthem or Prayer affects your Game, and if your Fellow Team is Standing, then join the Team, it is about Camaraderie and Your Love of the Sport and Playing to Win or Lose.

Last I Checked, President Donald J Trump does not provide your paycheck, he is a loose tongue wanting to be a President.  

American's Pay to Come See You Play, Youth & Adults Look-up to you, some Betting on your Team will Win, so do not let one American Idiot Stand in your Way - You Do Have the Right of Freedom of Speech, to Stand, Sit or Lay Down for what you believe.  

Know Your Rights: Free Speech, Protests & Demonstrations, the right to Assemble and Peacefully protest against the government as you see fit.  Derived from the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  

You Are American's and Stand Up for Your Rights.  

President Trump will leave office in less than 4 yrs, if the POTUS makes it that far with the mouth of his and Twitter.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Do Not Buy Products from Overseas

My Question is: Does China, South Korea, & Japan experience the same hazards of their Products ?

Reasons for this post are consumer awareness, education & safety. 

Spinners from China with batteries, the Hoverboard catching fire or exploding while Chinese factories pump out copies, Shane Chen – who patented the original Hoverboard – is sanguine. 

“We only made maybe a few thousand,” Chen said. “I got a report that there are over 11,000 factories making them in China. 

You may re-call Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smart-Phone by South Korea & China 

Vehicles with Air Bags by Takata an automotive parts company in Japan (vehicles made by 19 different automakers have been recalled)

America needs to Stop Buying Products from China, maybe Asian Products is a more all-inclusive term.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

American Parties & Healthcare

America is 214 years is Time for the Democratic Party 189 years old and the Republican Party 163 years...To Get Their Act Together and Stop Pointing Fingers.

These two parties have won every United States presidential election since 1852 and have controlled the United States Congress to some extent since at least 1856 (161 years).

American Citizen's Deserve the Very Best in Healthcare, which should not be costly as it is today.

American's work having made America what it is today GREAT!, pay taxes, vote for those in Politicians in Office (who reap the rewards of their position), at the expense of Working American's struggling for a Better Healthy Life, to own a Home or afford a residence to Live, Educate and Watch their Children Grow, hoping they too will have a Future and have the American Dream.

Our Ethos a set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers.

The American Dream is rooted in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that "all men are created equal" with the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

American's have Paid for the Cost of Our Freedom for over 241 years, with American Lives...Our Federal, State & Local Governments need to Protect American's and Future American's

Created equal Falls short when our Headlines read

With healthcare bill derailed, GOP wonders: What now?

What's Next for Health Care if GOP Can't Repeal Obamacare

How the Senate Health Care Bill Failed: G.O.P. Divisions and a Fed-Up President.

It is not One Man who can Right this Wrong of American Citizens, it takes a Nation.

I say to Politicians of any and all parties to work together and give American's what they Deserve, continue to Work for, reasons they join the Military to Protect Our Freedom.

Politicians stop the undermining of Our Hard Work, losing Jobs to other Countries that do not Support the American Way.

American's, Politicians should ask How Much Money Does the Federal Government Waste ?

Our Military made up of our Children, Men & Women, need the Best Equipment & Protection all the time in War, Combat, Conflicts, Training and Special Operations to Rescue American's, to take down Dictators, Tyrants, and Oppressors.

America is the Police Force for Democracy & Freedom World Wide