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[-] sramder@lemmy.world 59 points 6 months ago

Popular Science/Mechanics runs this story every 5 years. I'm not even going to read it this time ;-)

[-] bernieecclestoned@sh.itjust.works 8 points 6 months ago

They are cool though. I remember watching the one in the bond film as a kid

[-] kirklennon@kbin.social 47 points 6 months ago

She's built like a steakhouse, but she handles like a bistro.

[-] this_1_is_mine@lemmy.ml 1 points 6 months ago

Douglas Adams had such a gift for drawing the scene.

[-] newH0pe@feddit.de 10 points 6 months ago

Well this one is a quote from the irreplaceable Zapp Brannigan (Futurama)

[-] admin@lemmy.my-box.dev 4 points 6 months ago

True, as did Terry Pratchett.

Utterly irrelevant here, but true nonetheless.

[-] Rooty@lemmy.world 12 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

I've been reading stories about the return of airships all my life. Unless they make them weatherproof, it's not happening.

[-] eddietrax@dmv.social 11 points 6 months ago

“It’s electric”

Boogie woogie woogie

[-] qooqie@lemmy.world 7 points 6 months ago

Any links to a non paywalled article?

[-] bernieecclestoned@sh.itjust.works 15 points 6 months ago
[-] Imgonnatrythis@sh.itjust.works 3 points 6 months ago

Ahhh, much better. Thank you.

[-] theangryseal@lemmy.world 2 points 5 months ago

Any time you need to bypass a paywall just copy the link to the wayback machine.

[-] ripcord@kbin.social 3 points 6 months ago

Or just open it in Firefox and click the reader mode button.

[-] qooqie@lemmy.world 0 points 6 months ago

I’m mobile only, but if I ever need to this is good to know

[-] bit_thanos@monero.town 1 points 6 months ago

Try Tor browser

[-] ripcord@kbin.social 0 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Are you on iphone? You can definitely do this on Firefox Android, not sure about iOS (but I would guess you can)

Heck, Safari has a reader mode too.

[-] blackstampede@sh.itjust.works 4 points 6 months ago

I'm entirely on board with this, figuratively but also literally, if given the opportunity. It would be a blast to ride one of these things long distance. As far as cargo goes, I'd like to see a comparison on volume- if it can carry more cargo, it might still out-perform faster cargo planes just for sheer tonnage.

[-] JaymesRS@literature.cafe 3 points 6 months ago
[-] dan1101@lemm.ee 2 points 6 months ago
[-] bernieecclestoned@sh.itjust.works 14 points 6 months ago

“In 1930, there was no way to detect [hydrogen]—it was a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas,” Prentice says, noting that today you can buy handheld detectors on Amazon that are capable of sensing hydrogen in parts per million. “Hydrogen will not burn at anything less than four parts per hundred, so long before you get to any risk of a fire with hydrogen, you can ventilate the area… Hydrogen is much harder to burn than people think.”

[-] afraid_of_zombies@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago

We should strap a nuclear reactor to one and use it for cargo that is dangerous.

[-] sramder@lemmy.world 8 points 6 months ago
[-] just_squanch_it@lemmy.one 4 points 6 months ago

"one broad with a static-y vest..."

[-] Maltese_Liquor@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago

It's rigid airship!

[-] Kolanaki@yiffit.net -2 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

This got me wondering: Are there that many flights that their emissions alone would be problematic (assuming all other forms of emissions are eliminated with EVs and other green energy sources)?

[-] 4am@lemm.ee 9 points 6 months ago

About 3.5% of the effects of climate change in 2022. So, yes.

[-] TheEighthDoctor@lemmy.world 5 points 6 months ago

Big electric zeppelins could replace some shipping as well.

[-] Railcar8095@lemm.ee 5 points 6 months ago

You have a MASSIVE assumption in there honestly.

[-] Taringano@lemm.ee 4 points 6 months ago

Of course, there are all. Those. Chem trails

[-] Kolanaki@yiffit.net 3 points 6 months ago

To be fair, water vapor is a chemical.

[-] fubo@lemmy.world -2 points 6 months ago

She's got a zeppelin full of eccentrics.

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