At the prestigious, well respected and authorative al-Azhar University in Cairo an Egyptian theologian, former Rector of the Sharia Faculty (Islamic Right) has issued a fatwa forbidding married people to undress completely when making love. "Complete nudity while having sex renders marriage invalid", declared the
I must admit that the level of scientific discourse at the prestigious, well respected and authorative al-Azhar University is breathtaking.
B.) SCENE 2: A PRESTIGIOUS, WELL RESPECTED AND AUTHORATIVE UNIVERSITY IN MASSACHEWSITTS.
At the prestigious, well respected and authorative Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, a Masters Candidate for Aerospace Engineering/Propulsion Systems, an unknown fella by the name of Michael Tsay, is developing a numerical model for describing the inductively coupled plasma (ICP) discharge of a miniature Radio Frequency ion thruster. His approach is to assume uniform electron density and temperature except in the sheath region, to solve electron temperature by balancing ionization and diffusion loss, to transform the model for calculating coupled magnetic induction, to balance the deposited RF power and the plasma power, to study the induced electrical field and calculate the skin effect, and to predict thruster performance. His motivation is: "Ion engines have been extensively studied since 1960s and it is also the type of electric propulsion device that has the most experience in space operation. The characteristics of high specific impulse (Isp) and adequate efficiency make ion engines a good candidate for high _V missions (i.e. deep space or interplanetary missions). However, the service life of ion engines is hindered by the limited operation of its internal hot cathode. Germans first came up with the solution by utilizing microwave ionization instead of traditional DC discharge for an ion engine. The German RIT-series ion engines proved to be a success but without much explanation on the physical nature of microwave discharge. My study aims to model the microwave discharge of a 30 mm miniature radio-frequency (RF) ion thruster, which is currently researched and developed by Busek, Co. The experimental results obtained from Busek, Co. will be used to validate my microwave discharge model."
I must admit that the level of scientific discourse at the prestigious, well respected and authorative Massachusetts Institute of Technology is also breathtaking.