Steemstem Community: Respond to this with your opinions on the subject
This post is to hold intent for a seed for community engagement. What I want is for you to read this post and then make a response to it. The responses can be anything related to the subject. For instance, this one is going to be about the hyperloop and I am going to debunk it but you could make a post supporting the hyperloop, or debunk my debunking, or debunk the hyperloop yourself.... Just make your own post responding to it. Now to be as inclusive as possible these posts will be in the applied science fields such that someone with an interest in biology, chemistry, or physics could write a response (so I will never pick a topic like the CAS9 protein complex, aka CRISPR, because you would need to know a lot about biology). Another thing is that I will always pick topics with a lot of material to reference.
- You CANNOT use the thunderf00t video as your response or any other sources that debunk as your response. What I mean is make your own post, you can reference them as supporting evidence but do not make it your argument, thats just sad.
- Add reference material, you know it is a steemstem post.
- Encourage others to respond to your post, or the original post.
- Read some of the other responses.
- Have fun!
The main point of this is to have fun and create a discussion where we look at a topic, dissect it, and as a community make a boat load of posts about it... However this is not a competition, so do it at your own volition, as well you have to follow all of the steemstem guidelines. This is about giving an opportunity for the steemstem community to come together and discuss a topic, as I have said. So show us (those at steemstem) that you guys are truly a community, put your money where your mouth is and support each other.
The basic idea behind the hyperloop is to have a pressurized train that drives through a low pressure tube (to avoid air resistance)and as such it will be able to travel at high speeds between 2 points. For more information you can read up any of the plethora of sources to read about the subject.
My argument against the hyperloop is simple, the energy required to first vacuum out the tunnel, move the train/car from location A to location B, then re-pressurize the tube would be more than the energy required for maintaining the velocity of the N700 Series Shinkansen in Japan (fastest train in the world) and as such it would be more efficient to just build a regular mag-lev train. In my next post I will provide the science behind it, the mathematical values for why I state this and the outcome of the simulation (Yes I am running a simulation using a special fluid dynamics physics engine to see what it states for the difference in energy between each run and to find the relative efficiency.... It is really really slow)
Anyways I want to see others arguments as well, I know this was a bad example but I want to see how the community reacts... And if everyone seems to be attacking it/debunking it then I can always make another post showing some good things about it and play devils advocate. So, steemstem community, I choose you!