Archive Pages Design$type=blogging

The New Plan to Bring Back the Hindenburg Without the “Oh, the Humanity!”

“It is bursting into flames … This is terrible. This is one of the worst catastrophes in the world … Oh, the humanity!” Those last three...

>

“It is bursting into flames … This is terrible. This is one of the worst catastrophes in the world … Oh, the humanity!”

Those last three words – familiar to many who may not know who said them nor why — were uttered on May 6, 1937, by journalist Herbert Morrison as he watched German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catch fire as it was docking at the Naval Air Station Lakehurst in New Jersey. (This was before WWII.) The ship was destroyed and 36 people died – passengers, crew members and one person on the ground – a number by today’s mass death standards is low, especially since most of the 36 passengers and 61 crew members survived.

However, that accident and horrific newsreel coverage (the viral video of the day) swiftly ended what had, until that point, been the most cost-effective and least polluting method of transporting cargo. In fact, it still is. That’s why researchers who have figured out a way to make hydrogen-filled zeppelins a mile-and-a-half long are now scrambling to get them airborne despite the 80-year-old memory of a single accident. Did he say “a mile-and-a-half long”?

“They used to use cow intestines to build the gas bags.”

Julian Hunt, a postdoctoral fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, and lead author of the research paper on these new hydrogen airships published in the journal Energy Conversion and Management and reported in ZME Science, describes the funniest out of the many improvements these new hydrogen airships have over the Hindenburg. Carbon fiber and other modern ultra-light yet ultra-strength materials would replace the cow intestines, while onboard computers and sensors would replace the crew, making these new ships completely autonomous.

On the other hand, some things haven’t changed. The new zeppelins would still be filled with highly-flammable hydrogen. As anyone planning a balloon-filled birthday knows, the world is running out of helium. Hydrogen is renewable, lighter than helium and could also power onboard fuel cell to power the ship’s propulsion system. The byproduct of that is not CO2 but water, which could be dropped over drought areas. The new zeppelins would also take advantage of the free natural propulsion system known as the jet stream, which the study calculates could help them deliver cargo faster than ocean ships and to places that even highly-polluting trucks can’t reach.

Yeah, but what about “Oh, the humanity!”?

“I see no technological hurdles that cannot be overcome. It is really more a question of regulatory hurdles.”

Barry Prentice, president of Winnipeg, Canada-based Buoyant Aircraft Systems International – a builder of airships – tells NBC that the sophisticated navigation systems of today using the sophisticated weather tracking systems of today (not perfect, as hurricane Dorian proves, but much better) will enable the new giant zeppelins to quickly steer around turbulence and dangerous conditions. Combined with the speed of the jet stream, one of these new hydrogen haulers could haul more than 20,000 tons of cargo around the world in two weeks. Prentice, Hunt, the other authors of the study and zeppelin builders looking for investors know that all of this pushes humanity out of the way as the people who influence and control the regulators realize, “Oh, the huge profit margins!”

“It is estimated that 1125 airship hydrogen carriers would be able to transport energy equivalent to 10% of current world electricity consumption. The possibility of cheap and clean transportation of hydrogen would be convenient for the implementation of a global hydrogen economy. This would ultimately support the widespread adoption of intermittent renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind, and promote sustainable development on a global scale.”

Five times longer than this building is tall

The study throws in the noble causes of clean energy and the potential to switch from carbon-based power generation to hydrogen fuel cells, but the real thing that will launch airships five times longer than the Empire State Building is tall is the amount of cargo they can haul. Profits over people. Perhaps that will be the reason some future newscaster cries:

“This is terrible. This is one of the worst catastrophes in the world … Oh, the humanity!”

COMMENTS

Loading...
Name

Âm Nhạc Ẩm Thực Angela Phương Trinh Angelina Jolie Bảo Thy benh-gan Bộ Ảnh - Video Brad Pitt Bùa Ngải Bước Nhảy Hoàn Vũ cac-benh-ve-gan Cao Thái Sơn Chi Pu Chuyện chỉ có ở Trung Quốc Chuyện kỳ lạ về trẻ em Chuyện Lạ Chuyện lạ bốn phương chọn lọc Chuyện lạ cảm động về các loài vật Chuyện lạ khó tin nhưng lại có thật Chuyện lạ ở Nhật Bản Chuyện lạ thế giới khó tin nhưng có thật Chuyện lạ về các loài vật Chuyện lạ về các tài năng hiếm có Chuyện lạ về chó và mèo Chuyện lạ về du lịch Chuyện lạ về hôn nhân - vợ chồng Chuyện lạ về những kỷ lục giảm cân Chuyện lạ về sữa Chuyện lạ Việt Nam có thật Cine Cộng Đồng Mạng Công Nghệ Cung Hoàng Đạo Cường Đô La Đàm Vĩnh Hưng Đàn Ông Đặng Thu Thảo dang-mieng Đĩa Bay Diễm My 9x Điện Ảnh Diệp Lâm Anh Đỗ Mạnh Cường Đời Sống doi-song Đông Nhi Đồng Tính Động Vật Du Lịch Đức Phúc fashion Gay Giảm cân Giáo Dục Giới Trẻ Hồ Ngọc Hà Hoa Hậu Hòa Minzy Hoài Linh Hoàng Thùy Linh Học Tiếng Anh hoc-duong Hot News HotNews Hương Giang Idol Hương Tràm Huỳnh Hiểu Minh Issac Jennifer Phạm Jessica Minh Anh Kenbi Khánh Phạm Khám Phá kham-pha Khánh Hiền Khmer News khoa-hoc khoa-hoc-cong-nghe Khoảnh Khắc Lan Khuê Lazada Lê Xuân Tiền Lều Phương Anh Linh Nga Lý Hải Mai Phương Thúy Maria Ozawa Mẹo Vặt Midu Minh Hằng Miu Lê Món ngon mỗi ngày Mọt Phim Musik Mỹ Linh Mỹ Tâm News Ngô Kiến Huy Ngọc Trinh Người ngoài hành tinh Nhật Kim Anh Những chuyện kỳ quặc trên thế giới Những hiện tượng bí ẩn và khó hiểu Những người có khả năng đặc biệt Noo Phước Thịnh Ốc Thanh Vân oto-xe-may Phạm Băng Băng Phạm Hương Phẫu Thuật Thẩm Mỹ Phong cách Phượng Channel Pokémon Go Quang Dũng Sao Shopping Sĩ Thanh Sơn Tùng M-TP sport Star Sức Khỏe suc-khoe suc-khoe-gioi-tinh Tâm Linh Tâm Sự Tăng Thanh Hà Taylor Swift Thanh Hằng Thành Lộc Thanh Thảo The Face - Gương mặt thương hiệu Thể Hình The Remix – Hòa Âm Ánh Sáng the-gioi Thời Trang Thu Minh Thu Phương Thượng Ẩn Thúy Nga Tin Nổi Bật Tin Nóng Tin Thế Giới Tin Trong Nước Tình Yêu Tom Cruise Trà Ngọc Hằng Trấn Thành Trường Giang Trương Nam Thành Tử Vi tv-show UFO Ung Thư Video Việt Hương Vietnam's Next Top Model Vĩnh Thụy Võ Cảnh Võ Hoàng Yến Vũ Khắc Tiệp Vũ Ngọc Anh Vũ Ngọc Đãng xa-hoi xe xo-gan Xu Hướng - Làm Đẹp
false
ltr
item
GIẢI TRÍ SAO 24H: The New Plan to Bring Back the Hindenburg Without the “Oh, the Humanity!”
The New Plan to Bring Back the Hindenburg Without the “Oh, the Humanity!”
https://mysteriousuniverse.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zeppelin-4380732_1920-643x440.jpg
GIẢI TRÍ SAO 24H
https://www.giaitrisao24h.com/2019/09/the-new-plan-to-bring-back-hindenburg.html
https://www.giaitrisao24h.com/
https://www.giaitrisao24h.com/
https://www.giaitrisao24h.com/2019/09/the-new-plan-to-bring-back-hindenburg.html
true
5412201294335186192
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All BÀI CÙNG CHỦ ĐỀ LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago