• They retired the Space Shuttle because it cost to much, Space X, blows up, How much have we really lost?

    Best answer: Failure is the stepping stone to success. It is foolish to imagine that every first attempt is crowned with success. As per Murphy's Law "If a thing 'can' go wrong it 'will' ", that is the cardinal rule in every hitherto-untested Engineering project. Falcon 9 is the rocket being tried for a powered, new... show more
    Best answer: Failure is the stepping stone to success. It is foolish to imagine that every first attempt is crowned with success. As per Murphy's Law "If a thing 'can' go wrong it 'will' ", that is the cardinal rule in every hitherto-untested Engineering project. Falcon 9 is the rocket being tried for a powered, new role. After studying what went wrong precisely, improving & testing it the next Falcon 9 will be successful.
    3 answers · Astronomy & Space · 4 years ago
  • Does NATO, UN or any other international body have jurisdiction in the Americas, independent of US control; ..or is it run by the US?

    Best answer: This hypothesis of yours is yet to be tested in the Americas. I don't think such a day will come, ever.
    Best answer: This hypothesis of yours is yet to be tested in the Americas. I don't think such a day will come, ever.
    2 answers · International Organizations · 4 years ago
  • Who killed the Dead Sea and when it happened?

    Best answer: Dead Sea is on a suicidal mission. It killed itself being the recipient of the waters of (Holy) Jordan River. If it wanted to live, that is not the place to be.
    Best answer: Dead Sea is on a suicidal mission. It killed itself being the recipient of the waters of (Holy) Jordan River. If it wanted to live, that is not the place to be.
    7 answers · Geography · 2 years ago
  • Do you use wheat & rice both in your meals or anyone of the two ?

    Best answer: I am a rice eater basically & occasionally use wheat. In hot climate as here as staple cereal rice is suitable to the stomach while wheat isn't.
    Best answer: I am a rice eater basically & occasionally use wheat. In hot climate as here as staple cereal rice is suitable to the stomach while wheat isn't.
    2 answers · Other - Food & Drink · 1 year ago
  • Why did nation-states become so important to people in the 19th century?

    Best answer: Reduced to its basics "nation-state" is a European notion (like in most other cases) crystalised in the Westphalian treaty. It by no means, mean that that is the only conceptual platform but the most successful. After the Wars (WW I & WW II) & the disbandment of all Imperial regimes (a stumbling block for a nation-state) this... show more
    Best answer: Reduced to its basics "nation-state" is a European notion (like in most other cases) crystalised in the Westphalian treaty. It by no means, mean that that is the only conceptual platform but the most successful. After the Wars (WW I & WW II) & the disbandment of all Imperial regimes (a stumbling block for a nation-state) this concept has come to be accepted as the norm for the form of a State for governance by a self-ruling (that defines the Nation) people anywhere. Creation of nation-state impinges on "boundaries" that define a country & the ultimate meaning of Sovereignty. Always troubled, many non-Sovereign States exist. The contemporary version of Sovereignty is as guaranteed by a UN membership. In fact UN as a standard serves that purpose. It has gone through the vicissitudes of this conceptual framework of "nation-state"- like when USSR & Yugoslavia broke up into their constituents. This ironic confirmation to their prefix "Republic of..". points to their veracity of the word "republic" as a constituent of a Union(I wonder whether this simple notion, not uneasy to understand if one's mind is free, has ever penetrated the thick Western skulls full of $hit), flies in the face of the Western arguments. It deludes or beguiles the spirit of a supra nation-state or of a poly-national European Union ! Europe of many nation-states (USA can afford the luxury of a smirk across its face) has a $hit of a chance & in a deserving manner too, for a Union.
    1 answer · History · 4 years ago
  • Does allies geographically mean allies worldwide?

    Best answer: The term "Allies" has no geographical connotation or context, except that you can see those countries (Allies) on a map or for military purposes. It is a purely political term or one of international relations.
    Best answer: The term "Allies" has no geographical connotation or context, except that you can see those countries (Allies) on a map or for military purposes. It is a purely political term or one of international relations.
    1 answer · Geography · 3 years ago
  • Jessica from 'merchant of venice' was she good or bad?

    Best answer: Good daughter of a bad father
    Best answer: Good daughter of a bad father
    2 answers · History · 3 years ago
  • At what altitude must be a town to be classified as a hill station ? Is Bangalore a hill station ?

    Best answer: Bengaluru, at 920 m (3,020 ft), was to be a hill station that the British created. Ever since it was made the capital of Karnataka state (erst-while Mysuru, as city of Mysuru was the capital), very rapid urbanisation set in. With about 8.42 million in the city it became a vast concrete jungle and can be no more called a hill station. show more
    Best answer: Bengaluru, at 920 m (3,020 ft), was to be a hill station that the British created. Ever since it was made the capital of Karnataka state (erst-while Mysuru, as city of Mysuru was the capital), very rapid urbanisation set in. With about 8.42 million in the city it became a vast concrete jungle and can be no more called a hill station.
    2 answers · Geography · 1 year ago
  • Why are big cities shrinking in population now than they were back in the 1990s? 😢?

    Best answer: America is gradually ceasing to be a manufacturing country.
    Best answer: America is gradually ceasing to be a manufacturing country.
    4 answers · Geography · 1 year ago
  • Why a country can not be landlocked inside another country?

    Best answer: Global trade relies very heavily on 'shipping' as a means of trade. It is far cheaper, enabling bulk transport & handling. Next are the political points. The global Ocean (almost all seas are connected except some named seas like Aral, Caspian, Salton or Dead sea) makes possible any ship to saol anywhere for tens of thousands of... show more
    Best answer: Global trade relies very heavily on 'shipping' as a means of trade. It is far cheaper, enabling bulk transport & handling. Next are the political points. The global Ocean (almost all seas are connected except some named seas like Aral, Caspian, Salton or Dead sea) makes possible any ship to saol anywhere for tens of thousands of miles, without the constraints of land borders. Only when one gets near a land or sovereign territory, one needs to observe some constraints. This Free passage is a prized convenience that all sea-faring countries enjoy & denied to land-locked countries (there are about a forty). This freedom offers fertile ground too, for pirates to thrive. A few years back, an Italian (merchant) ship strayed into Indian territorial waters & two security guard on board the ship shot at & killed two fishermen of India on a routine sail. The ship was impounded and the two shooters were jailed by the local (state) government for this callous act ending in loss of life for two. The Italian government too stepped into the melee. They argue that it happened outside the territorial waters of India, where clear lines cant be established on water. Thus all countries committed to protect the lives of their citizens are perforce to extend their jurisdiction. Landlocked countries don't have these hassles
    3 answers · Geography · 2 years ago
  • What is 21st century NATO for?

    Best answer: NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Its chief purpose is to defeat Communism or its spread in Europe. now that the Communism stands vanquished round & square - what is the purpose of NATO, may I ask. The sundry operations it is involved in, far from North Atlantic shores is no justification for its existence. It reduced itself... show more
    Best answer: NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Its chief purpose is to defeat Communism or its spread in Europe. now that the Communism stands vanquished round & square - what is the purpose of NATO, may I ask. The sundry operations it is involved in, far from North Atlantic shores is no justification for its existence. It reduced itself to the stature of mercenary outfit.
    2 answers · International Organizations · 4 years ago
  • What if in 1982, without warning, a runaway planet passes between the Earth and the Moon? What will happen?

    Best answer: That is about 35 years ago. And you are asking it 'now'? You must have seen the consequences of that.
    Best answer: That is about 35 years ago. And you are asking it 'now'? You must have seen the consequences of that.
    3 answers · Astronomy & Space · 2 years ago
  • Anyone think that now that Britain has left the EU,we could potentially build a better nation,that is more fairer than we could in the EU?

    Best answer: Britain is already a better nation, that is a cut above any of the European ones (may be Germany is an exception). Always there is scope for betterment. Britain is battling with the consequences of giving up an Empire, albeit in subterranean level (that the present generation there fail to see). Its Economy is the most important thing... show more
    Best answer: Britain is already a better nation, that is a cut above any of the European ones (may be Germany is an exception). Always there is scope for betterment. Britain is battling with the consequences of giving up an Empire, albeit in subterranean level (that the present generation there fail to see). Its Economy is the most important thing for its people (& might be the reason why it joined EU).
    4 answers · International Organizations · 3 years ago
  • Does Iraq border the Arabian Gulf?

    Best answer: Yes, to a very narrow extent.
    Best answer: Yes, to a very narrow extent.
    1 answer · Geography · 3 years ago
  • Is there any possibilities the sun could disappear any minute in the timeline?

    Best answer: No chance whatever. To vanish (that act) may take billions of years.
    Best answer: No chance whatever. To vanish (that act) may take billions of years.
    6 answers · Astronomy & Space · 1 year ago
  • Does math work in the quantum realm?

    Best answer: Yes. If not for Mathematics, we wouldn't have unraveled Quantum realm.
    Best answer: Yes. If not for Mathematics, we wouldn't have unraveled Quantum realm.
    9 answers · Astronomy & Space · 1 year ago
  • Why are shops and offices located near or in the CBD?

    Best answer: That is where the business is. It is the business(-es) that create the CBD & not the other way round as you might 've imagined (& your stance while asking revealed it). Business (& enquiries & meetings) comes to where the place marked for it & evolved over time and not to some poky corner buried in the recesses of... show more
    Best answer: That is where the business is. It is the business(-es) that create the CBD & not the other way round as you might 've imagined (& your stance while asking revealed it). Business (& enquiries & meetings) comes to where the place marked for it & evolved over time and not to some poky corner buried in the recesses of a megalopolis. Industry, unless it emits pollutants & effluents, needs to be as near as possible to shops & offices, for ease of interaction with them. It is even stupid to ask the question, why should "agriculture located further away"? I wonder why such un-thought, brainless questions get asked here. Agriculture is located further away from a place without farms, a city is not agriculture or pasture land. Know & learn it first. People move their residences away from such places of hustle-bustle, to quiet suburbs in shady greens & a wide porch. High cost of real estate in CBD is a big disincentive too.
    1 answer · Geography · 3 years ago
  • Does Mars have any mountains?

    Best answer: Many. The loftiest is Olympus Mons.
    Best answer: Many. The loftiest is Olympus Mons.
    9 answers · Astronomy & Space · 2 years ago
  • South Ossetia?

    Best answer: South Ossetia is the only "autonomous region" within Georgia (tier III in the now reduced to, three tier system after SSRs or tier I became countries on their own, in the earlier four tier organisation hierarchy in USSR ). Tskhinvali is the capital. North Ossetia (capital: Orjonikidze) is an AR (Autonomous Republic, with the... show more
    Best answer: South Ossetia is the only "autonomous region" within Georgia (tier III in the now reduced to, three tier system after SSRs or tier I became countries on their own, in the earlier four tier organisation hierarchy in USSR ). Tskhinvali is the capital. North Ossetia (capital: Orjonikidze) is an AR (Autonomous Republic, with the middle "Socialist" dropped - tier I now, in the hierarchy) is adjacent, across the border in Russia. The hierarchy preserves the identity & socio-cultural distinctiveness of these ethnic units (SSR, ASR, AR & AD), as USSR is far more diverse country than most others. So the arrangement is inviolable though the 15 republics (SSRs) in which they are, assume overall control. Egged on by America (it is the mischief by Bush), the Georgian President Sakashvili absorbed or amalgamated South Ossetia in Georgia, that attracted military action from Russia as the successor of USSR responsible for upholding the constitutional hierarchy. It restored the status quo ante. In the most predictable manner we saw the Crowing over by America, on this.
    1 answer · Geography · 4 years ago
  • Can a person see Polaris from the Equator?

    Best answer: No. If at all, it will just graze the horizon at north.
    Best answer: No. If at all, it will just graze the horizon at north.
    5 answers · Astronomy & Space · 2 years ago