All those presents, all those kids, how does Santa do it? North Carolina State University’s Dr. Larry Silverberg, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering let’s in on Santa’s secrets to getting what seems impossible done in one night.
According to Dr. Silverberg, Santa uses nanotechnology to miniaturize the presents (solving the problem of the bulk) along with what he calls “relativity clouds” which bend time and space to allow Santa the needed time to visit all those homes.
What seems like a blink of the eye to us outside the cloud, is months to Santa and his trusty team of reindeer.
Still, reindeer are equipped with jet packs to increase their speed. Dr. Silverberg is a aerospace engineer after all. The naughty vs. nice tracking is done with a powerful listening network.
Read more in the researchers blog here or read the NC State news release
Don’t forget, NORAD will get in on the Santa business again this year with their Santa Tracker. I’m going to tag this with “manned spaceflight” for obvious reasons!