Monday, May 17, 2010

Obama assembles A-Team to plug oil leak.


Check this out.. it's kind of wild (i found this on fark.com).  Obama has assembled a crack team of scientists and engineers to take a look at the oil leak problem that BP has had trouble dealing with.  As some of the commentors have noticed 2 of the guys are nuclear physics dudes... 1 guy is a robotics guy... 1 guy is a petroleum guy... and one guy is a physics guy (Washu Astrophysics Prof dude) who doesn't feel he can help out much.  But if you take two nuclear guys, 1 robot guy, and 1 petroleum guy... it seems like they want to build a autonomous robot that will deliver a nuclear payload underground to seal off the pipeline.... ok that seems a bit far fetched but apparently Russia has done it several times (5 apparently)....  So basically take Johnny 5, bolt on some tactical nuclear warheads... have the petroleum dude tell you where to point the robot and go kaboom underground......  ok maybe that's not actually what they wanna do.... but it sure makes for a good narrative...

Excerpt from article:
Still, asking one of the key inventors of the hydrogen bomb, along with an engineer who helped develop techniques for mining on Mars, counts as out-of-the-box thinking. Here's a quick rundown on the president's unlikely team:

1 comment:

kyler0cks said...

this is most definitely a b-team without red adair...
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."