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Where is your proof that all of these technologies were only developed by degreed engineers.
Who pioneered the rocket industry?
Having graduated, Korolyov began work at an aircraft design bureau designated OPO-4, or 4th Experimental Section.
n spite of the Soviet progress on ICBM technology, Korolyov was preoccupied with the use of rockets for space travel. In 1953 he first proposed the use of the R-7 design for launching a satellite into orbit. He pushed his ideas with the Russian Academy of Sciences, including a concept for sending a dog into space. He also had to overcome resistance in the military and among party members.
In 1957, during the International Geophysical Year, the concept of launching a satellite began to appear in the American press. The US government was not well disposed toward the idea of spending millions of dollars on this concept, and so it was effectively frozen for a period. However Korolyov's group followed the Western press, and they thought it possible to beat the US to the punch. He was finally able to win over support because of competition with the United States by suggesting that the USSR should try to be the first country to launch a satellite.
The actual development of Sputnik was performed in less than a month. This was a very simple design, consisting of little more than a polished metal sphere, a transmitter, thermal measuring instruments, and batteries. Korolyov personally managed the assembly, and the work was very hectic. Finally on October 4, 1957, launched on a rocket that had only successfully launched once, the satellite was placed in orbit.
The effect of this launch was electric, and produced many political ramifications for the future. Khrushchev was pleased with this success, and decided that it should be followed up by a new achievement in time for the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution. This was less than a month away, on November 3rd. The result was Sputnik 2.
If you had a clue you would know that the concepts on which skyscrapers were designed were developed by copying the framing techniques developed by carpenters just outside of Chicago.
The United Kingdom also had its share of early skyscrapers. The first building to fit the engineering definition, meanwhile, was the then largest hotel in the world, the Grand Midland Hotel, now known as St Pancras Chambers in London, opened in 1873 with a clock tower 82 metres (269 ft) in height. The 12-floor Shell Mex House in London, at 58 metres (190 ft), was completed a year after the Home Insurance Building and managed to beat it in both height and floor count. 1877 saw the opening of the Gothic revival style Manchester Town Hall by Alfred Waterhouse. Its 87-metre-high clock and bell tower dominated that city's skyline for almost a century.
The people of the U.S., like the people of western Europe excel at technological innovation because we are free to explore new concepts, new life styles, new arts, new ways of thinking. What really shows your lack of understanding is that you can not see a connection between science and art, between innovation and imagination. It is no accident that the countries which dominate in technology also tend to dominate in the arts as well.
The historical tradition has it that the balloon frame originated with a sudden, dramatic invention, but the historical tradition appears to be wrong. Most innovative construction methods grow out of the cumulative effort of many builders, and there are times when innovations combine to the point where a completely new way of building overturns the old way of doing things. That seems to have been the case with the balloon frame. However, the traditional story of its invention still has many advocates, and it deserves to be told, if only because it is an important founding myth of the city of Chicago.
Once again, I will repeat the undeniable fact, China is not the worlds technology leader. While they MAY become the worlds technology leader, that is a very big MAY, and they certainly haven't done it yet.
The 2007 statistics show China with a technological standing of 82.8, compared to 76.1 for the United States, 66.8 for Germany and 66.0 for Japan. Just 11 years ago, China’s score was only 22.5. The United States peaked in 1999 with a score of 95.4.
The Germans in WWII were the ones who made the big breakthroughs in rocket technology, and they followed the research of an American from the twenties in Arizona. Russia got their technology from German scientist captured after WWII. This is well known.
A new study of worldwide technological competitiveness suggests China may soon rival the United States as the principal driver of the world’s economy – a position the U.S. has held since the end of World War II.
Originally posted by magicmushroom
Allseeing, there is nothing wrong with the American people or the country itself only the fact that both have been in dep slumber for some time. No the job at hand is fo the people to get back their country,take hold of the reigns once again, round up all the theieving parasites, relieve them of their ill gotten gains and put them to work on the roads.
America and the people will survive as all countries and peoples do, the main issue is to stop the rot and stop it now. All members of congress and the corporate system should be detained now for crimes gainst the country and the American people