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TT 198 The Long Leg Show


TESLA,THE STOCK & EV STORIES“Hey SIRI, what’s Tesla’s stock price?”

Tesla Tells California DMV that FSD Is Not Capable of Autonomous Driving

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35785277/tesla-fsd-california-self-driving/ 

  • Tesla’s Auto Pilot is in fact Full (by yourself) Driving feature
  • The key correspondence comes from December 28, 2020, between Tesla’s associate general counsel Eric C. Williams and California DMV’s chief of the autonomous vehicles branch, Miguel D. Acosta


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All the coronavirus in the world could fit inside a Coke can, with plenty of room to spare

https://theconversation.com/all-the-coronavirus-in-the-world-could-fit-inside-a-coke-can-with-plenty-of-room-to-spare-154226 

  • Christian Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath
  • Author of  The Maths of Life and Death
  • My wife suggested it would be the size of an Olympic swimming pool
  • this is an approximation based on the most reasonable assumptions
  • rough estimates for peak viral loads range from 1 billion to 100 billion virus particles. 
  • Take a value in the middle, 10 billion. 
  • add up all the contributions to the viral load of each of the 3 million people who became infected on each of the previous days (assuming this 3 million rate is roughly constant) 
  • then there are roughly two hundred quadrillion (2x10¹? or two hundred million billion) virus particles in the world at any one time.
  • roughly the same as the number of grains of sand on the planet.
  • remember that SARS-CoV-2 particles are extremely smal
  • the diameter range from 80 to 120 nanometres
  • gives us a total volume of about 120 millilitres (ml)
  • He considers close sphere packing, spheres take 26% more space when filling a space
  • Even taking the upper end of the diameter estimate and accounting for the size of the spike proteins all the SARS-CoV-2 still wouldn’t fill a Coke can.


SPACE-X & AEROSPACE

A quickie, science story. To a lot of folks science is too slowly progressing and boring, but here we have a giant leap seen from in a grain of rock from an asteroid pretty much everyone is unaware of! 


SCIENTISTS SHOCKED AT WATER AND ORGANIC MATERIAL FOUND ON ASTEROID FOR THE FIRST TIME

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/space/water-asteroid-hayabusa-mission-space-b1812285.html

  • Finding could rewrite our understanding of how the Earth developed
  • Scientists have found water and organic matter on the surface of an

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 2021-03-31  1h22m