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Message 1701786 - Posted: 15 Jul 2015, 15:56:28 UTC

We have all heard about the data we may get at some time from Green Bank. I saw this article about Green Bank, and wanted to post it. It may have been posted elsewhere, but I didn't see it in my quick search. (I am currently at work.)

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2015/07/us/quiet-town-american-story/

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Message 1702031 - Posted: 16 Jul 2015, 4:21:30 UTC

I've never owned a microwave, and I totally commiserate with complaints about cell phone usage. I could live there. ;~)

I didn't know diesel vehicles don't have spark plugs!
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Message 1702038 - Posted: 16 Jul 2015, 4:42:15 UTC - in response to Message 1702031.  

I didn't know diesel vehicles don't have spark plugs!

Gordon that's how they work, pv = nrt, the ideal gas law.
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Message 1702039 - Posted: 16 Jul 2015, 4:45:52 UTC - in response to Message 1702031.  
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I've never owned a microwave, and I totally commiserate with complaints about cell phone usage. I could live there. ;~)

I didn't know diesel vehicles don't have spark plugs!

I couldn't survive without a microwave oven due to the bulk meals that I cook up and freeze here, though I can certainly live without a mobile phone (and don't get me started on stupid smart phones).

As to diesel engines, they require a high compression ratio to ignite fuel after their glow plugs have produced the initial heat to start.

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Message 1702063 - Posted: 16 Jul 2015, 6:09:52 UTC

SETI is very educational, that's all I can say. :~)
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Message 1703242 - Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 6:53:26 UTC

I didn't know diesel vehicles don't have spark plugs!

Gordon that's how they work, pv = nrt, the ideal gas law.

Diesel engines are of the "compression-ignition" type, petrol engines are of the "spark-ignition" type.
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Message 1703288 - Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 12:39:12 UTC - in response to Message 1703242.  

That's right.

I always wondered how a diesel engine could be timed so that the cylinders fired at the correct part of the compression stroke, I would think that there would be variations due to temperature and fuel volatility. I guess that strict requirements for #2 diesel and the fact that the injectors introduce fuel on split second demand make everything work.
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