# How to look like the long straight, on which one can cross the ocean and land

Date:

2018-05-03 16:30:05

Views:

345

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

In 2012, a Reddit user Patrick Anderson has published a map on which was shown the longest video that I can follow the ocean and not see land. He has provided no evidence that his data is correct, and a couple of researchers decided to develop an algorithm that would find the longest line, not only on water but on land.

Rohan Chabukswar from the Research center of United Technologies Ireland and Kushal Mukherjee of IBM Research India has created an algorithm that was to confirm that the route from Pakistan to Siberia really is the longest straight line in which may accompany the seafarer. On a two-dimensional map, the route doesn't look like video, but do not forget that the Earth is .

Calculate the route was not the easiest task. The researchers got a card with a high enough resolution NOAA. They had to check 5 038 848 000 000 points possible. This 5 trillion 38 billion 848 million points. Have Chabukswar and Mukherjee did not have sufficient computing power for calculations, and for this reason, scientists have used branching algorithms for solving optimization problems. This approach reduces the time of solving the problem, breaking it down into smaller parts and subsets.

With this incredible technology, scientists have made calculations on ordinary personal computer for 10 minutes. Surprisingly, the result was the same that was published by Reddit user in 2012. The length of this route is 32 089,7 kilometers.

In the same way Chabukswar and Mukherjee decided to find the longest line that can go on land without colliding with large bodies of water. The length of the straight was 11 241 kilometers. This video runs from China through Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Spain and ends in Portugal.

It is Worth noting that the route from China to Portugal might not be the most optimal, as the calculations do not take into account mountains and rivers. The same can be said about the route through the ocean.

Recommended

The quantum compass will help to determine the location without GPS

In today's world almost anywhere without the means for orientation in space. We use navigators, and special programs driving the car, the maps looking for the desired object and determine its location, and when traveling to another city or country wi...

Drones to find lost people in the woods, quickly and without GPS

Drones can be highly effective search-and-rescue tool, but not in dense forests, where tree cover can block the GPS signals. Fortunately, MIT has developed a clever solution: use the same technology that drives Autonomous vehicles. Scientists have de...

## Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Zipline launched the world's fastest drone for commercial delivery

a Few years ago Zipline has created a national delivery system through drones for the delivery of blood and medicines in remote health centres in Rwanda. Now the company introduced the world's fastest drone for commercial delivery...

Fitness app revealed the secret locations of US military bases

Many fitness trackers and fitness apps allow you to track your results and find the most optimal routes for Jogging and walking in your city. But sometimes these programs can pose a threat to national security. That's exactly what...

A private Chinese company will release a dedcation drone

a Young but ambitious Chinese company Tengoen Technology, founded in 2016, is planning a huge drone with a payload of twenty tons. The company already produces drones for military purposes, plans to use private development to impl...