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Friday, July 07, 2006

Mad Scientists
We all know that Radar detectors are essential for safety systems like the new Pre-Safe-Brake from Mercedes. Space researchers however are against it, since they (radar) could disturb the reception of the telescopes, and are requesting that the electronic aids be partly switched off when entering certain areas. There are only 20 of those telescope research centers throughout Europe, which are located in Central Europe away from cities. Before Mercedes was able to install the Pre-Safe-Brake system in the new S-class and CL coupe, they had to lay the system out in such a way that it can be also switched off. According to experts, the radar waves from the car would not disturb the telescopes, not only because people rarely come near the research centers, but also because the dishes would have to be pointing down and not up. They also point out that at least 100 cars would have to drive by one of those telescopes to actually have an affect, which of course is unlikely at this time. I have respect towards the scientist for trying to find other life forms, but is it really more important than having a system that can potentially save lives. Like the author says: “Should we forbid the use of parachutes because there may be a possibility that the person lands on a historically valuable excavation place. Original article (in German) Source:Der Spiegel
posted by Muamer Hodzic @ 7/07/2006 03:13:00 PM    
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