ConcreteBoard

Bandwagon Central => General => Topic started by: hbionic on August 23, 2011, 02:37:52 PM

Title: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 23, 2011, 02:37:52 PM
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/07/a-new-fuel-that-reversibly-stores-solar-energy.ars

Pretty cool stuff there. It's only a matter of time before we get to the future.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 23, 2011, 02:49:26 PM
http://news.discovery.com/animals/orangutan-washes-110822.html

Check out the video of the Urangutan...either Adam and Eve were apes, or proof we Evolved from these guys.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on August 23, 2011, 04:29:59 PM
fargin magnets. how do they work?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 23, 2011, 06:02:46 PM
Simple explanation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DliixjfHY0
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on August 23, 2011, 06:04:45 PM
this is more 'n shtein than science, but still pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6u2WOtPCqs
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 23, 2011, 06:31:30 PM
Proof that Genie's exist?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on August 23, 2011, 06:47:35 PM
At least we know for sure now where lightening bolts come from, and it isn't Zeus, like some people stupidly believe.

That reminds me, somewhere I have a similar pic of a less distinct but much more malevolent looking genie face in a cloud, and it was the first front of Katrina making landfall at Bay St Louis 6 years ago.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 23, 2011, 06:48:48 PM
yeah, there's one of satan's face in the smoke from 9/11 too

idiots
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 23, 2011, 07:00:11 PM
Satan is a woman. And he has a huge rack.

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on August 23, 2011, 07:02:33 PM
yeah, there's one of satan's face in the smoke from 9/11 too

idiots

Settle down, Nancy. It's not for anyone to take seriously.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 23, 2011, 07:07:47 PM
no shtein, Sid
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 23, 2011, 07:09:17 PM
yeah, there's one of satan's face in the smoke from 9/11 too

idiots

Settle down, Nancy. It's not for anyone to take seriously.
Ha, seriously.

I'll give Dio a hall pass. Even though he's pissy right now, I think it's due to the fact he's been rattled by the wind blowing earthquake today.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on August 23, 2011, 07:16:51 PM
Well I'm pissy too because I didn't get an earthquake today and all I have to look forward to is some little zesty hurricane remnants. And we don't get enough lava in the US either, as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 23, 2011, 08:43:43 PM
I'd happily ask Don Ho to ship you a crate-o-lava...but seeing as to what happened to Big Brother's crate today...I'm a bit hesitant at the moment.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on August 23, 2011, 09:58:05 PM
I'd lava crate o' porn
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Yeti on August 24, 2011, 02:00:51 AM
It's only a matter of time before we get to the future.

By new sig.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 24, 2011, 01:42:44 PM
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-08/first-generation-cognitive-chips-based-brain-architecture-will-revolutionize-computing-ibm-says

Paging John Connor. Please report to America.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on September 23, 2011, 01:04:23 AM
http://news.discovery.com/tech/euthanasia-sucicide-rollercoaster-ride-110919.html

Pretty effin cool. If I every decide suicide is the way to go, this is it! :yay
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Yeti on September 23, 2011, 02:03:00 AM
It's only a matter of time before we get to the future.

my new sig.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Yeti on September 23, 2011, 02:04:10 AM
 :-D wtf
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on October 18, 2011, 02:54:52 PM
Counting cricket chrips can give you the estimated temperature

http://www.snopes.com/science/cricket.asp
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: BigEd76 on October 18, 2011, 02:58:20 PM
floating (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6AAhTw7RA)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 18, 2011, 03:06:30 PM
Flying cars, yo. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on November 03, 2011, 04:58:48 PM
a few days ago, the northern lights could be seen as far south as Georgia.

From the as above so below files:


NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of M-class solar flares during the next 24 hours. One such eruption has already occurred: An M4-flare at 2200 UT on Nov. 2nd produced a bright flash of extreme UV radiation and shot forth a mass of geomagnetic radiation into space.

However, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory predicts a possibility within 3 days of a solar filament eruption which will hurl forth a massive coronal ejection (MCE) that could splash across the face of the northern hemisphere.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on November 03, 2011, 05:04:32 PM
sounds sexy.

also some gigantic asteroid is supposed to pass by us tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on November 03, 2011, 05:18:44 PM
Yeah, there are groups that actually track asteroids that could hit the earth.  I don't think this one will be visible though. There's a chart half way down the page.

http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on November 03, 2011, 06:42:19 PM
wanna translate that post about the solar flares for me? :-D
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 03, 2011, 11:06:12 PM
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/07/a-new-fuel-that-reversibly-stores-solar-energy.ars

Pretty cool stuff there. It's only a matter of time before we get to the future.

Yeah, like tommorow, or the day after.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 18, 2011, 05:34:09 PM
2nd test affirms faster-than-light particles (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-502223_162-57327392/2nd-test-affirms-faster-than-light-particles/)

Quote
A second experiment at the European facility that reported subatomic particles zooming faster than the speed of light -- stunning the world of physics -- has reached the same result, scientists said late Thursday.

The "positive outcome of the [second] test makes us more confident in the result," said Fernando Ferroni, president of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics, in a statement released late Thursday. Ferroni is one of 160 physicists involved in the international collaboration known as OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion Tracking Apparatus) that performed the experiment.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 18, 2011, 07:35:51 PM
That gives me hope that we would see a new set of rules for physics during our lifetime and that it would bring us a step closer to the solution to traveling to distant solar systems in a short period of time...without having to use infinite energy and growing really, really, fat!
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 25, 2011, 01:01:45 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15837145

Cloaking devices for sure during our lifetime.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 03, 2011, 05:06:17 AM
Two Diamonds Linked by Strange Quantum Entanglement (http://www.livescience.com/17264-quantum-entanglement-macroscopic-diamonds.html)

Quote
Scientists have linked two diamonds in a mysterious process called entanglement that is normally only seen on the quantum scale.

Entanglement is so weird that Einstein dubbed it "spooky action at a distance." It's a strange effect where one object gets connected to another so that even if they are separated by large distances, an action performed on one will affect the other. Entanglement usually occurs with subatomic particles, and was predicted by the theory of quantum mechanics, which governs the realm of the very small.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MMH on December 03, 2011, 08:31:35 AM
The Force?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 03, 2011, 12:24:18 PM
No, it turns out that was a bacterial infection.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MMH on December 03, 2011, 01:24:40 PM
Oh yeah.  I'd deleted that from memory.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 04, 2011, 10:38:04 PM
Researchers short-circuit the immune system to block HIV (http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/12/short-circuiting-the-immune-system-to-block-hiv.ars)

Quote
The modified virus was then injected into mice that had had their immune systems humanized (the stem cells in their bone marrow were killed off and then repopulated with human cells). The mice were then exposed to levels of HIV many times higher than are normally present during initial infections. Not all antibodies effectively blocked new infections, but at least one did so consistently. The resistance to new HIV infections persisted for the life of the experiments.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on December 05, 2011, 06:47:13 PM
Earth-like planet in a "habitable zone" (http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-telescope-confirms-alien-planet-habitable-zone-162005358.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on December 05, 2011, 07:04:41 PM
We need to stop worrying about global warming--which is real, SD, you ignorant sheep denier sheep--and focus on getting the F off this planet.

For real.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on December 05, 2011, 08:40:24 PM
Same. Maybe the discovery of particles that travel faster then light or whatever it is could eventually help aid in our ability to reach these distant planets.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on December 05, 2011, 09:15:04 PM
shtein, we could get there.  We went to the moon!*



*SD thinks this one was a hoax, too.


Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on December 06, 2011, 07:54:21 AM
We need to stop worrying about global warming--which is real, SD, you ignorant sheep denier sheep--and focus on getting the F off this planet.

For real.

Every time you bold my name I increase my carbon footprint
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 06, 2011, 10:21:31 AM
Lol
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Don Ho on December 06, 2011, 09:57:29 PM
shtein, we could get there.  We went to the moon!*



*SD thinks this one was a hoax, too.

Did you ever see "Capricorn One"?  OJ begs to differ.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on December 13, 2011, 03:39:42 PM
Quote
(Reuters) - International scientists said on Tuesday they had found signs of the Higgs boson, an elementary sub-atomic particle believed to have played a vital role in the creation of the universe after the Big Bang.

Peter Higgs, the 82-year-old British theoretical physicist who first proposed the existence of the particle in 1964 as the missing link of a grand theory of matter and energy, was watching the announcement on a webcast with colleagues at Edinburgh University, where he is an emeritus professor.

"I won't be going home to open a bottle of whisky to drown my sorrows, but on the other hand I won't be going home to open a bottle of champagne either," his colleague Alan Walker quoted him as saying after the announcement.

The leaders of two experiments, Atlas and CMS, revealed their findings to a packed seminar at the CERN physics research centre near Geneva, where they have tried to find traces of the elusive boson by smashing particles together at near light-speed in the Large Hadron Collider.

The experiments generated such excitement by independently reaching very similar conclusions. But the scientists were quick to warn that their results have not yet reached the level of certainty that would let them claim a discovery -- hence Higgs's caution.

Under what is known as the Standard Model of Physics, the boson is posited to have been the agent that gave mass and energy to matter after the creation of the universe 13.7 billion years ago - leading some to nickname it the "God particle."

Its discovery would fill the last remaining hole in the model. However, that does not mean it must exist, and some eminent physicists such as Stephen Hawking believe it does not.

"If the Higgs observation is confirmed ... this really will be one of the discoveries of the century," said Themis Bowcock, professor of particle physics at Britain's Liverpool University.

"Physicists will have uncovered a keystone in the makeup of the universe ... whose influence we see and feel every day of our lives."

BIG BANG CONDITIONS

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, a vast underground particle accelerator that costs 200,000 Swiss francs ($215,000) an hour to run, is designed to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang to allow particles such as the Higgs boson to be found and studied.

While the boson's discovery would cement current knowledge about particles such as electrons and photons, proof that it does not exist would undermine the foundations of accepted theories of the make-up of the universe.

The particle is so short-lived that it can only be detected from the particles that it decays into. In the course of millions of collisions, the scientists are hunting for a significant excess of a particular combination of decay particles.

Although they are now converging on a particular profile for the Higgs, they will need another year's worth of such collisions to rule out a statistical fluke.

"The window for the Higgs mass gets smaller and smaller," said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. "But please be prudent. Remember, we have not found it yet, nor have we excluded it yet. There is still Higgs hunting to be done."

Oliver Buchmueller, senior physicist on the CMS experiment, said: "It can still happen that it is a fluctuation, but all we see from both experiments is compatible with what we would expect for a Higgs signal to build up...

"But we really need the data from next year to be sure of what we're seeing."

Claire Shepherd-Themistocleus, head of the CMS Group at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, said: "We are homing in on the Higgs ...

"We have had hints today of what its mass might be and the excitement of scientists is palpable. Whether this is ultimately confirmed or we finally rule out a low-mass Higgs boson, we are on the verge of a major change in our understanding of the fundamental nature of matter."

I bet that isn't his real name, probably just a podium name.

Interesting to think though, that before this kick ass particle came along matter didn't have mass.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on December 26, 2011, 07:50:19 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-incredible-plans-revealed-072440612.html

Pretty amazing if it actually works and doesn't cost more than the actual computer/device.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on January 03, 2012, 04:19:51 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/world-first-hybrid-shark-found-off-australia-070347608.html
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on January 03, 2012, 05:42:50 PM
Quote
Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world's first hybrid sharks in Australian waters, a potential sign the predators were adapting to cope with climate change.

lol

Yes it's climate change that a local Australian black tip shark mated with a global black tip shark. Anything else we can attribute to 'Climate Change'? How bout Jerry Sandusky molesting children, lets chalk that up to climate change too.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on January 03, 2012, 05:52:15 PM
Climate definitely not changing...that much we know.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on January 03, 2012, 06:36:29 PM
The climate has been changing since the big bang.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on January 03, 2012, 07:55:13 PM
You mean since God created Earth?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Yeti on January 03, 2012, 09:33:22 PM
Monkeys created the Earth.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on January 03, 2012, 09:41:49 PM
No they didn't, but they did pitch in with the last train to Clarksville.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on January 03, 2012, 10:01:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KIbyxQQgSE
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Don Ho on January 03, 2012, 11:04:34 PM
Monkeys created the Earth.

Ah, I think it was Charlton Heston.  No, wait, he ended the world.  farging apes.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on January 10, 2012, 03:14:21 AM
cool
Quote
(Reuters) - New DNA reader could bring genetics to medical clinics. After years of predictions that the "$1,000 genome" - a read-out of a person's complete genetic information for about the cost of a dental crown - was just around the corner, a U.S. company is announcing Tuesday that it has achieved that milestone and taken the technology several steps ahead...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/10/us-dna-reader-idUSTRE8090B820120110
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on January 26, 2012, 02:12:36 AM
...and more cloaking technology progress

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16726609
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Zanshin on January 26, 2012, 08:37:39 AM
Pfft. They've had that for years...I saw The Philadelphia Experiment, so I know it for a fact.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 01, 2012, 12:21:32 AM
Science decodes 'internal voices' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16811042)

Quote
Researchers have demonstrated a striking method to reconstruct words, based on the brain waves of patients thinking of those words. The technique reported in PLoS Biology relies on gathering electrical signals directly from patients' brains. Based on signals from listening patients, a computer model was used to reconstruct the sounds of words that patients were thinking of. The method may in future help comatose and locked-in patients communicate.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 01, 2012, 12:32:27 AM
Farg the comatose. Can this shtein be used to find out what dogs are thinking?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on February 01, 2012, 02:50:25 PM
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-01/blending-two-technologies-new-handheld-device-could-diagnose-hiv-30-minutes

Hand held devices take on a new meaning.

This is pretty cool.

I don't know if people realize it or not, but we are living in an era akin to the industrial revolution. It's just amazing how many advances are made each day from medicine, to nanotechnology, to processors, to finding exoplanets by the thousands.

I really hope to live old enough to see what 50 years from now looks like.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on February 01, 2012, 07:22:46 PM
Farg the comatose. Can this shtein be used to find out what dogs are thinking?

Literally
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on February 01, 2012, 09:35:24 PM
In the long run, farging the comatose did not work out well for the guys in Kill Bill
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on February 01, 2012, 09:46:08 PM
I can't imagine what an unbelievable wreck this world will be by 2060 if things continue on as they have been.  Human population should be eclipsing 9 billion starving & illness-ravaged souls, most of our natural resources will have long since been plundered, clear air & water will be rarer and more valuable than platinum, the soil will be poisoned, the oceans will be bereft of life, just terrifying.

Bottom line is we're on an unsustainable course and unless something happens to radically change that course, there's nothing but misery & doom ahead.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 01, 2012, 09:48:00 PM
I can't imagine what an unbelievable wreck this world will be by 2060 if things continue on as they have been.  Human population should be eclipsing 9 billion starving & illness-ravaged souls, most of our natural resources will have long since been plundered, clear air & water will be rarer and more valuable than platinum, the soil will be poisoned, the oceans will be bereft of life, just terrifying.

Bottom line is we're on an unsustainable course and unless something happens to radically change that course, there's nothing but misery & doom ahead.

I think you stole this from the bible.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on February 01, 2012, 09:48:50 PM
Scientific Fact: The world will end in December
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 05, 2012, 01:21:45 AM
More nature than science, but Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic (http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679201/fungi-discovered-in-the-amazon-will-eat-your-plastic)

Hopefully that leads to a way to getting rid of the giant plastic island floating in the middle of the Pacific.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on February 21, 2012, 03:17:38 PM
nm
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 21, 2012, 05:08:41 PM
Russians revive Ice Age flower from frozen burrow (http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/story/2012-02-20/russia-ice-age-flower/53179022/1)

Triffids can't be far behind.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on February 21, 2012, 09:10:21 PM
More nature than science, but Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic (http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679201/fungi-discovered-in-the-amazon-will-eat-your-plastic)

Hopefully that leads to a way to getting rid of the giant plastic island floating in the middle of the Pacific.

Pretty amazing.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on February 21, 2012, 10:43:44 PM
I can't imagine what an unbelievable wreck this world will be by 2060 if things continue on as they have been.  Human population should be eclipsing 9 billion starving & illness-ravaged souls, most of our natural resources will have long since been plundered, clear air & water will be rarer and more valuable than platinum, the soil will be poisoned, the oceans will be bereft of life, just terrifying.

Bottom line is we're on an unsustainable course and unless something happens to radically change that course, there's nothing but misery & doom ahead.

Ah, rub some dirt on it.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on February 22, 2012, 06:28:05 AM
http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_skerry_reveals_ocean_s_glory_and_horror.html
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on February 22, 2012, 07:19:03 AM
Brian Skerry reveals ocean's glory -- and horror



i didnt see any glory in that piece....that must be part two?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 22, 2012, 05:16:23 PM
Dutch scientists have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16972761)

Between this and Japan's shteinjerky, we might get to see the end of livestock in first world countries.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 29, 2012, 04:03:49 PM
Researchers have created a working transistor out of a single phosphorus atom and in the process have shown that Moore’s Law, the cornerstone of the semiconductor industry, might hold true much longer than anyone expected. (http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/nanotechnology/a-singleatom-transistor)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 29, 2012, 04:09:50 PM
Holy shtein man, reading that put me to sleep before I could even click on the link.  Next time try an attention getter like this:

NSFW (http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/nanotechnology/a-singleatom-transistor)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on March 01, 2012, 03:12:01 PM
Maybe we can use one here on the board.

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-03/speech-jamming-gun-freezes-even-fastest-fast-talkers-mid-sentence
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on March 08, 2012, 10:27:29 PM
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/48882

Quote
A light-emitting diode (LED) that emits more light energy than it consumes in electrical energy has been unveiled by researchers in the US....The possibility of such a device was first predicted in 1957, but a practical version had proved impossible to create until now. Potential applications of the phenomenon include energy-efficient lighting and cryogenic refrigeration.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on March 09, 2012, 03:51:30 PM
Regardless of all the shtein that's happening around the world...we are living in an amazing area in terms of scientific and technological advances....just wished I lived in the era when we finally found a way to traverse great distances in little time across space to other star systems.

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on March 09, 2012, 03:57:53 PM
I want to hear more about that fungus that eats plastic (I think GF posted about it?). I mean, does anyone understand the implications of that? A man made product, one that legitimately makes life better/easier/safer but is toxic, fills our lands and oceans with shtein and was previously thought to be effectively non-biodegradable, could potentially be brought under control. That's huge and really scientifically interesting.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on March 09, 2012, 04:13:47 PM
My balls are huge and scientifically interesting.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on March 09, 2012, 04:14:07 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on March 09, 2012, 04:25:13 PM
Agreed about the fungus. All I can think of is all of those diapers taking up space just being eaten up by shtein/piss loving fungus.

Also...a while back...I had seen something about the fact that eggshells absorb carbon dioxide. Have not seen anything regarding that lately.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 09, 2012, 05:24:57 PM
I'm a little confused.....Dio's ball fungus eats plastic? 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 09, 2012, 05:26:39 PM
Regardless of all the shtein that's happening around the world...we are living in an amazing area in terms of scientific and technological advances

Louis CK agrees with you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1CZTLk-Gk
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on March 09, 2012, 08:15:08 PM
I'm a little confused.....Dio's ball fungus eats plastic? 

Doesn't sound like you're confused at all. In fact it sounds like you nailed it.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on March 28, 2012, 11:47:28 AM
US face transplant gives man new jaw, teeth and tongue (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17532303)

With pictures, so you'll really want to check it out.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: reese125 on March 28, 2012, 12:28:51 PM
Damn-crazy.

Dr Rodriguez was one of my top docs I worked with in the operating room at UMMC. He was already considered world renown in plastics but this surgery just put the stamp on it. Very cool dude too.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 28, 2012, 12:32:09 PM
Yeah, that is absolutely insane.  Previous face transplant recipients were still kind of messed up looking but this dude looks relatively normal. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on April 02, 2012, 01:56:53 PM
One capsule could make radioactive liquids potable (http://io9.com/5895636/one-capsule-could-make-radioactive-liquids-potable)

Quote
The technique uses metal oxide nanoparticles which bond to a number of chemicals, removing them from the liquid. They've been shown to absorb all of the radioactive actinides: actinium, thorium, protactinium, uranium, neptunium, plutonium, americium, curium, berkelium, unobtanium, californium, einsteinium, fermium, mendelevium, nobelium and lawrencium; as well as strontium, lead, arsenic, and radioactive and non-radioactive elements.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on April 12, 2012, 04:29:50 PM
Scientists discover a plastic eating mushroom (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/more-mere-magic-mushrooms-154207424.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 12, 2012, 04:44:34 PM
Scientists discover a plastic eating mushroom (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/more-mere-magic-mushrooms-154207424.html)

More nature than science, but Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic (http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679201/fungi-discovered-in-the-amazon-will-eat-your-plastic)

Hopefully that leads to a way to getting rid of the giant plastic island floating in the middle of the Pacific.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on April 12, 2012, 04:57:39 PM
I thought the story sounded familiar. These scientists seem like real fungis
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on April 12, 2012, 07:05:07 PM
Fail all around.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: BigEd76 on May 14, 2012, 02:52:37 PM
http://www.wimp.com/creaturecaught/

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on May 14, 2012, 03:05:10 PM
That was a 6 minute video? Whoa...that went by so quickly. What a beautiful...thing. I'm pretty sure its alien.

Nice post Ed.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: BigEd76 on May 14, 2012, 03:16:33 PM
Reading up on it, it's a deepstaria enigmatica, first discovered about 50 years ago.  This one was spotted last week near the UK...
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on May 14, 2012, 03:23:46 PM
Probably the most fitting name of any animal.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 22, 2012, 07:52:21 PM
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679878/mits-freaky-non-stick-coating-keeps-ketchup-flowing
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on May 22, 2012, 09:35:55 PM
cool. i would coat the sides of my toilet bowl with that stuff.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on May 24, 2012, 02:38:47 AM
New Mars Rover picture...but someone brought up the disc shaped object on the bottom left hand right below the rover...looks like a man-hole or an artifact of some kind. Don't it? (yes, I did say man-hole...that's what they look like).

(http://news.discovery.com/space/2012/05/23/rover-zoom.jpg)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on May 24, 2012, 06:16:52 AM
It looks like a rock
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 24, 2012, 02:35:47 PM
City keen on Coupland's 'V-Poles' (http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/City+keen+Coupland+Poles/6670300/story.html)

Quote
To clear its streets of cellphone towers, parking meters, Wi-Fi terminals, street lights and even community message boards, the city of Vancouver is pushing forward with a scheme to compress all the technologies together into specialized "Vancouver poles" planted throughout the city.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 31, 2012, 06:39:49 PM
Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to work out when precisely our Milky Way Galaxy will crash into its neighbour, Andromeda. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18285583)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on May 31, 2012, 10:08:25 PM
+ 5% Science Research
- 2 Gold Per Turn.


Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 31, 2012, 10:16:53 PM
Now I want to play Civilization.  Thanks, Dio!
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 06, 2012, 01:54:39 AM
Why do some people blame themselves for everything? (http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/why-do-some-people-blame-themselves-for-everything)

Quote
People prone to depression may struggle to organize information about guilt and blame in the brain, new neuroimaging research suggests.
 
Crushing guilt is a common symptom of depression, an observation that dates back to Sigmund Freud. Now, a new study finds a communication breakdown between two guilt-associated brain regions in people who have had depression. This so-called "decoupling" of the regions may be why depressed people take small faux pas as evidence that they are complete failures.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on June 06, 2012, 07:40:03 AM
That news is so obvious, I should have known it already.  What a farging piece of shtein I am.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 24, 2012, 12:46:28 PM
The fake meat race is heating up! (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/22/fake-meat-scientific-breakthroughs-research?INTCMP=SRCH)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2012, 02:14:48 PM
there was a heated debate on maher this week over genetically modified foods and whether their labels should note the food as such
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on June 24, 2012, 09:19:09 PM
there was a heated debate on maher this week over genetically modified foods and whether their labels should note the food as such

The code on fruit and vegetables designates whether it's been genetically modified. 4 digit code means it's conventionally grown but not organic. 5 digit code that begins with an 8 means it's genetically modified, 5 digit code that starts with a 9 means it's organic.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2012, 09:53:01 PM
yeah and low fat milk says low fat
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on June 25, 2012, 06:00:28 AM
The code on fruit and vegetables designates whether it's been genetically modified. 4 digit code means it's conventionally grown but not organic. 5 digit code that begins with an 8 means it's genetically modified, 5 digit code that starts with a 9 means it's organic.

This is mostly true, but the labeling is not strict enough to rely upon 100%.  There are genetically modified fruits being sold without the correct fifth (leading) digit qualifier being applied.

If the PLU starts with an 8 then yeah, you know it's GMO.  But what we don't have is an assurance that ALL GMO fruits and vegetables are so labelled.

PLUs are used for stock management, not for consumer notice.   
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on June 25, 2012, 07:01:47 AM
you also have 95% of the population having no idea what you are referring too....stop the dumb coding and just tell people in english on the packaging that its genetically modified
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on June 25, 2012, 07:41:13 AM
The code on fruit and vegetables designates whether it's been genetically modified. 4 digit code means it's conventionally grown but not organic. 5 digit code that begins with an 8 means it's genetically modified, 5 digit code that starts with a 9 means it's organic.

This is mostly true, but the labeling is not strict enough to rely upon 100%.  There are genetically modified fruits being sold without the correct fifth (leading) digit qualifier being applied.

If the PLU starts with an 8 then yeah, you know it's GMO.  But what we don't have is an assurance that ALL GMO fruits and vegetables are so labelled.

PLUs are used for stock management, not for consumer notice.

There are 3 places I buy my produce from, buck o bag, fruit and produce junction...and most recently because there's one next to my gym is Radnor. All 3 places use conventionally grown produce which I'm fine with. Fruit and produce junction and buck o bag are straight produces places so I asked the employees behind the register and they told me where they get their produce from [mostly local farms] and that it's conventionally grown. I went to Radnor for the first time last week and asked the guy in the produce section who was spraying down the fruit. He said all their produce was conventionally grown. I do agree that they should section off the gmf but if it's that big of a concern to you there are ways of telling such as reading the sticker [maybe not 100% accurate but still a decent indicator] or by simply asking. In all honesty I don't think most people care that much and will buy whatevers cheapest.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on June 25, 2012, 09:15:48 AM
The best way to avoid modified fruits and veggies is to eat more meat.  Get on it, fairies.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on June 25, 2012, 10:38:12 AM
The best way to avoid modified fruits and veggies is to eat more meat.  Get on it, fairies.

Meat is modified more so than veggies are
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on June 25, 2012, 10:43:21 AM
thats why i hunt and fish for all my food
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 25, 2012, 10:51:41 AM
Finally coming around I see LOL. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on June 25, 2012, 01:01:53 PM
The best way to avoid modified fruits and veggies is to eat more meat.  Get on it, fairies.

Meat is modified more so than veggies are

Yeah, so?  You guys sound like a sewing bee.

Eat more meat and the more roids the betta.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on July 01, 2012, 02:23:12 AM
Wi-Fi To Transmit Seven Blu-ray Movies Per Second (http://nocamels.com/2012/06/wi-fi-to-transmit-seven-blu-ray-movies-per-second/)

Quote
So far, the researchers, from University of Southern California, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Tel Aviv University, have twisted together eight data streams, each operating at 300 Gbps, to achieve the new record of 2.5 terabits per second. At the moment, they’ve only transmitted signals as far as 1 meter. That should be scaled up before long—though the researchers admit 1 kilometer is probably an upper limit.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on July 04, 2012, 12:41:20 AM
How to create living tissues with 3D-printed vascular networks made from sugar (http://www.kurzweilai.net/penn-researchers-improve-living-tissues-with-3d-printed-vascular-networks-made-from-sugar)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on July 04, 2012, 02:59:24 AM
That news is so obvious, I should have known it already.  What a farging piece of shtein I am.

(http://momtomomtalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/quote.jpg)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on July 08, 2012, 01:32:36 AM
For the First Time, A Snapshot of A Single Atom's Shadow (http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-07/first-time-snapshot-single-atoms-shadow)

also,

Here's the deal with airline food (http://signeemma.com/Airline-Food)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on July 21, 2012, 04:45:14 PM
New surgery turns Colorado woman's damaged eye into a telescope (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21098064/new-surgery-turns-colorado-womans-damaged-eye-into)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on August 03, 2012, 06:14:11 PM
my dreams of x-ray vision into the girls locker room is coming true

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/133936-using-wifi-to-see-through-walls


Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 03, 2012, 07:28:19 PM
batman had this years ago
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on August 03, 2012, 07:57:37 PM
yeah the video made it way less cool. like watching the scrambled spice channel in high school.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on August 03, 2012, 08:02:49 PM
lol I preferred scrambled TuXXedo network and the best was American Triple Ecstasy
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 03, 2012, 08:35:42 PM
Sounds like a breakfast. I'll take it to go.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 05, 2012, 10:44:05 PM
So NASA's doing some Wile E Coyote shtein to get another robot on Mars. Once it enters the atmosphere, they'll deploy the parachute, then have it hang from four stabilizing rockets until it hits the surface. They're showing it in about 45 minutes.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 05, 2012, 11:25:04 PM
I can't stay awake long enough for that.  Godspeed, NASA.

Also, stop being such pusses and start fighting for your right to party.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 06, 2012, 01:34:00 AM
It landed successfully, but discovered and was eaten by a sand worm.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on August 06, 2012, 01:37:00 AM
Touchdown confirmed, the ruling on the field stands. Mars will be charged with its first team timeout.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on August 06, 2012, 01:40:22 AM
Also the landing pictures were lame, just a computer simulation...but the moment when they confirmed landing and the room went nuts was really cool. A lot of crying happy people.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 06, 2012, 01:41:29 AM
The pictures from the rover are still coming in. They forgot to tow a fiber optic cable out with them, so they're going slow.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on August 06, 2012, 01:49:03 AM
Shoulda just brought a NETGEAR Wifi with them...it works for my laptop and xbox.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on August 06, 2012, 01:50:58 AM
Hopefully in its search for life, it finds and kills a martian cat. Proving once again that Curiosity killed the cat.


I should probably go to bed now.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 06, 2012, 02:09:58 AM
My wife's cat deserves the death penalty well before any other.  Son of a bitch doesn't even concern himself with the mice.  Like I don't have better things to do.

The mouse=pacolypse count, for those who care, has risen only to five dead so far, and I'm doing my level best.  I could use some help, vlade.

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on August 06, 2012, 02:41:17 AM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/551091_10152013157770078_1248162667_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on August 06, 2012, 08:37:06 AM
i have a friend who's a huge space nerd so i heard a lot about this landing all weekend...the whole seven minutes of terror and all of the crazy shtein that needed to happen is actually really cool to learn about...MFer went from 13,000 MPH to like 2 in minutes. science.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on August 06, 2012, 08:39:37 AM
those nasa guys are gonna get a lot of ass today
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 06, 2012, 12:44:57 PM
From their wives.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on August 06, 2012, 01:19:22 PM
Yeah did you see all those awkward bro hugs and high fives when it landed? Those dudes have no game.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 06, 2012, 01:22:30 PM
Ha...yeah...they were like, 'wait, you're not gay right, we just doing this to celebrate'. These two other guys couldn't get the high five going. I was hoping to see the guy going for a high five and then left hanging...but I didn't see that.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on August 06, 2012, 01:47:41 PM
From their wives.

the point is nerds who dont have sex are going to have to shoo away all the ladies tonight because of their big mars landing...all the ladies will flock to them

i know my humor is deep but not so deep that i have to explain it
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 06, 2012, 01:58:58 PM
You also fail to recognize that in the pool of groupies...NASA nerds have less than .0001 groupies per 100 nerds...compared to rock stars and NBA athletes who have 1000 to 1 groupie to star ratio.

That's a sever lack of ass, which would equate to your joke needing the necessary explanation hence making your 'deep' remarks completely not relevant. The only justification for your attempt at humor would have been the insertion (no pun intended) of Hooker Hoyda, thence commenced side splitting diaphragmatic spasms also known as laughing.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on August 06, 2012, 02:05:07 PM
today was like the nerds winning the nba championship...they WILL have their choice of women tonight
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on August 06, 2012, 02:10:40 PM
lol riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight....it was the equivilant of Bobby Fischer (where is he?) beating some commie in the world championship chess match
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on August 06, 2012, 02:45:04 PM
bobby fischer is dead. because of dick schaap.

the scale of this thing landing is incredible though...someone described it like this today:

Quote
Think of it this way: He just shot an interplanetary hole in one, a 350 million mile shot. Using a radioactive six-wheeled mini-Cooper as a ball. Using a putter that had never been fully tested before.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 06, 2012, 02:48:48 PM
Yet somehow we can't figure out how to set the time on our VCR's...oh wait.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on August 06, 2012, 02:49:12 PM
if that dont get you laid i dont know what would
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 06, 2012, 02:53:26 PM
Maybe one day MDS can tell you.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on August 06, 2012, 04:36:27 PM
if that dont get you laid i dont know what would

Not being a nerd
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on August 06, 2012, 05:32:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/B8mDT.gif)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: DH on August 07, 2012, 11:31:37 AM
If and when the Eagles win a SB, I reserve the right to look like the biggest nerd in history while celebrating..that guy probably doesnt even scratch the surface to what I'd look like.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: reese125 on August 07, 2012, 02:10:37 PM
I didnt know why this Mars mission was even such a big deal, being they done it before, but if anyone was curious why it seems to be here is a good q and a.

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/06/158208047/curious-about-curiosity-what-well-learn-from-mars (http://www.npr.org/2012/08/06/158208047/curious-about-curiosity-what-well-learn-from-mars)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on August 07, 2012, 04:52:30 PM
Leave it to the pros, Ruskies

Quote
MOSCOW — Russia failed to launch two multimillion-dollar satellites that were to have provided Indonesia and Russia with telecom services, casting new doubt on a once-pioneering space industry.

Russia's space agency said the failure of the upper stage of the launch atop its workhorse Proton rocket led to the loss of Indonesia's Telkom-3 and Russia's Express MD2 satellites.

The error happened after takeoff from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan late on Monday. The total loss of the two satellites was estimated at $100 million to $150 million, a space industry source told Interfax news agency.


Moscow, which carries out 40 percent of global space launches, is struggling to restore confidence in its industry after a string of mishaps last year, including the failure of a mission to return samples from the Martian moon Phobos and the loss of a $265 million communications satellite.

Maybe ask your friends in N Korea for some help.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on August 07, 2012, 06:14:01 PM
jon stewart went with my hilarious nasa doods getting laid joke last night
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 07, 2012, 06:19:06 PM
He can make most jokes work. You... well, the important thing is you tried.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 08, 2012, 12:17:34 PM
Panoramic view of Mars. (http://www.panoramas.dk/mars/greeley-haven.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 08, 2012, 12:19:57 PM
NASA nerds doing donuts with the rover.  I'm jealous. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 08, 2012, 12:52:50 PM
Look straight up at the sky on there.  Is that the sun?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on August 08, 2012, 01:07:02 PM
I did that too, thought it looked pretty cool...and incredibly small
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 08, 2012, 01:18:38 PM
Look straight up at the sky on there.  Is that the sun?

It's Nibiru.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on August 08, 2012, 11:40:15 PM
Look straight out at the horizon near the beginning. Is that a McDonalds?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on August 09, 2012, 05:50:58 AM
Look straight up at the sky on there.  Is that the sun?

usually....unless its at night then its the moon
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: SunMo on August 09, 2012, 08:54:33 AM
Look straight up at the sky on there.  Is that the sun?


its a vent in the ceiling of the sound stage they are in
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 09, 2012, 09:01:36 AM
I'm guessing its just an optical issue with the camera based on where it is in relation to the camera. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 09, 2012, 02:37:54 PM
I say its one of the space gods looking in.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 10, 2012, 10:43:37 AM
Woman's missing digits grow back in phantom form (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22158-womans-missing-digits-grow-back-in-phantom-form.html)
Quote
The woman, RN, was born with just three fingers on her right hand. Aged 18, RN had the hand amputated after a car accident. She later began to feel that her missing limb was still present, and developed a "phantom" hand.

"But here's the interesting thing," says Paul McGeoch at the University of California, San Diego. "Her phantom hand didn't have three digits, it had five."

A living "brain" of cultured rat cells can control an F-22 fighter jet flight simulator. (http://news.discovery.com/tech/brain-dish-flies-plane-041022.html)
Quote
A University of Florida scientist has created a living "brain" of cultured rat cells that now controls an F-22 fighter jet flight simulator.

Scientists say the research could lead to tiny, brain-controlled prosthetic devices and unmanned airplanes flown by living computers.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on August 10, 2012, 11:21:33 AM
And just like that, Skynet was born.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on August 17, 2012, 06:47:53 PM
360 view which also goes up and down of Curiosity on Mars:
http://www.360pano.eu/show/?id=731
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 21, 2012, 02:00:52 AM
The Trogloraptor is at once a new species, genus and family of spider. (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/08/-this-picture-shows-the.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on August 23, 2012, 09:28:38 AM
Inching closer to an indestructible pandemic. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/superbug-stalked-nih-hospital-last-year-killing-six/2012/08/22/5be18b1a-ec66-11e1-9ddc-340d5efb1e9c_story_1.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on August 23, 2012, 09:36:12 AM
wow thats scary....they dont really explain how the new york patient got better....does the bug just run its course in some people or did something nih treated her with work

whats really interesting is what to do with people who have a bug but dont get rid of it...they basically have to be quarantined forveer  or until it leaves them or kills them

this also is another example of big government at its best
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on August 23, 2012, 09:42:57 AM
Great question and I have no idea how patient zero got better, but this shtein is scary.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on August 23, 2012, 12:03:05 PM
Quote
Still, they found Klebsiella on a ventilator that had been bleached twice. They found it in a sink drain in a patient’s room, so they tore out the plumbing. And they kept finding it in patients, at a rate of about one per week.

Damn
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 24, 2012, 11:04:24 PM
Disabled Chinese farmer builds his own bionic arms. (http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/disabled-chinese-farmer-builds-his-own-bionic-arms/12756?tag=nl.e662)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 25, 2012, 12:28:01 AM

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/1209/Are-you-scientifically-literate-Take-our-quiz/


Quiz results


26 Correct  24 Wrong

You answered 26 of 50 questions correctly for a total score of 52%.

It's really not that tough a quiz....but I guess I thought I knew more than I do.  :'(
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on August 25, 2012, 01:29:58 AM
i got three of the first 30 correct and two of those were guesses....then i quit
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 25, 2012, 02:20:53 AM
32 correct, making me slightly smarter than hbionic and slightly dumber than IGY for sticking through that ad trap. If only they could figure out a way to make you visit three pages of ads for each question.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 25, 2012, 08:21:07 AM
34 of 50

I think I broke my mouse button clicking so much.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Geowhizzer on August 25, 2012, 08:39:38 AM
Answered 5, got 4 right, then got annoyed from all the clicking.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 25, 2012, 08:49:54 AM
you can be forgiven, but I'm curious how you'd do overall.

I'm hoping MMH will take the quiz..he should do better than anyone else
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on August 25, 2012, 09:00:57 AM
I stopped at 20 but got 14 right.

And Pluto isn't classified as a planet anymore.  Just sayin'...

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on August 26, 2012, 01:23:09 AM
35. But I thought the chemistry questions were too elementary.

I took their 'do you know more about religion than an atheist' quiz and got 31/32. a lot easier than the science test which seemed weighted more towards physics and chemistry and less toward biology.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 26, 2012, 08:48:57 AM
Oh, I forgot about you, Eagaholic.  You're some kind of research scientist as well, right?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on August 26, 2012, 01:48:09 PM
I'm no research scientist but I've watched a lot of tv so I should be intelligent. It's not surprising how much I've forgotten from college but I definitely got the nitrous oxide question right.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 26, 2012, 05:14:34 PM
Squid love Cypress Hill (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/25/insane-in-the-membrane-squid-cells-cypress-hill_n_1828758.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 27, 2012, 01:41:54 PM
Sensing Cyborg Tissues Now Feasible (http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/sensing-cyborg-tissues-now-feasible/81247231/)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on September 03, 2012, 01:42:19 PM
Stem cells bring back feeling for paralysed patients. (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22235-stem-cells-bring-back-feeling-for-paralysed-patients.html)

Quote
For the first time, people with broken spines have recovered feeling in previously paralysed areas after receiving injections of neural stem cells.

Three people with paralysis received injections of 20 million neural stem cells directly into the injured region of their spinal cord. The cells, acquired from donated fetal brain tissue, were injected between four and eight months after the injuries happened. The patients also received a temporary course of immunosuppressive drugs to limit rejection of the cells.

None of the three felt any sensation below their nipples before the treatment. Six months after therapy, two of them had sensations of touch and heat between their chest and belly button. The third patient has not seen any change.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on September 03, 2012, 04:15:18 PM
I love science.


Except when it prescribes medicine or concludes that the earth is warming, of course.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on September 03, 2012, 04:16:37 PM
You left out, when it tells you to stop drinking. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on September 03, 2012, 06:27:35 PM
Lies. All of it.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on September 18, 2012, 12:36:33 PM
NASA: Warp drive is 'plausible and worth further investigation' (http://dvice.com/archives/2012/09/nasa-warp-drive.php)

Quote
"The math would allow you to go to Alpha Centauri in two weeks as measured by clocks here on Earth," White said. "So somebody's clock onboard the spacecraft has the same rate of time as somebody in mission control here in Houston might have. There are no tidal forces, no undue issues, and the proper acceleration is zero. When you turn the field on, everybody doesn't go slamming against the bulkhead, (which) would be a very short and sad trip."
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on October 09, 2012, 06:48:58 PM
Voyager 1 may have left the solar system (http://phys.org/news/2012-10-voyager-left-solar.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on October 09, 2012, 09:22:43 PM
graph of all life on earth, ever

http://i.imgur.com/bOsCd.gif
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on October 09, 2012, 09:55:18 PM
Just goes to show you how utterly insignificant we are as a species.  We could wipe ourselves out and from a historical standpoint, we'd barely register as a blip on the cosmological radar.  The good news is the planet would heal quickly and move on quite nicely without us.

So...

Go Earth!
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on October 10, 2012, 01:03:55 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on October 15, 2012, 02:21:14 PM
Physicists smoke a ton of weed, attempt to prove the universe is a computer simulation (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/11/physicists-may-have-evide_n_1957777.html)

Quote
Technology Review explains that "the problem with all simulations is that the laws of physics, which appear continuous, have to be superimposed onto a discrete three dimensional lattice which advances in steps of time."

What that basically means is that by just being a simulation, the computer would put limits on, for instance, the energy that particles can have within the program.

These limits would be experienced by those living within the sim - and as it turns out, something which looks just like these limits do in fact exist.

For instance, something known as the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin, or GZK cut off, is an apparent boundary of the energy that cosmic ray particles can have. This is caused by interaction with cosmic background radiation. But Beane and co's paper argues that the pattern of this rule mirrors what you might expect from a computer simulation.

Naturally, at this point the science becomes pretty tricky to wade through - and we would advise you read the paper itself to try and get the full detail of the idea.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on October 15, 2012, 05:35:05 PM
I want to get me some

Quote
    NEWS

Electric underwear? They're for bedsores

By MSN News

For those immobilized in a hospital bed, pressure sores can bring pain, slow recovery and require medical attention.
"Pressure ulcers can be terribly debilitating," Robyn Rogers, a research nurse at the University of Calgary, told BBC News. "Their incidence has not changed since the 1940s, indicating that the current methods of prevention simply are not working."
Hence a new, well-named idea: The Smart-e-Pants system.
Researchers at the university developed and tested boxer shorts with two pads of electrodes, one for each butt cheek. Twenty-three patients wore them, got 10 seconds of electrical stimulation at 10-minute intervals, 12 hours a day during the four-week test.
The mild current mimicked fidgeting, preventing the development of pressure sores, which arise when people are stuck in one position for too long, compressing the skin and cutting off the blood supply. Elderly patients are particularly susceptible because of their poor circulation.
The findings were reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans on Monday.
Sean Dukelow, who led the study, said the pants worked so well in the small trial that none of the patients involved got pressure ulcers for the month of the experiment. "Most of them wanted to keep the device after they were done," he told The Guardian.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on October 18, 2012, 08:09:57 PM
A small British company has produced the first "petrol from air" using a revolutionary technology that promises to solve the energy crisis as well as helping to curb global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/exclusive-the-scientists-who-turned-fresh-air-into-petrol-8217382.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on October 18, 2012, 08:55:53 PM
That's almost enough to make a guy happy for a day.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on October 18, 2012, 09:29:59 PM
At least until it either flops or gets bought out by an oil company and we never hear another word about it.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on October 19, 2012, 12:38:57 AM
Some of you are going to get to talk to cops more often. (http://www.businessinsider.com/police-can-pick-drunks-out-of-crowd-with-new-facial-rec-tech-2012-10)

Quote
Nidhi Subbaraman of MIT Review reports that scientists are working on infrared facial recognition algorithms that will map the heat along the surface of the face.
Drunks, it turns out, have certain patterns of heat along their faces. As Liat Clarke of Wired put it, the scientists found that "when inebriated, an individual’s nose tends to become warmer while their forehead remains far cooler."
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: SunMo on October 19, 2012, 07:15:28 AM
A small British company has produced the first "petrol from air" using a revolutionary technology that promises to solve the energy crisis as well as helping to curb global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/exclusive-the-scientists-who-turned-fresh-air-into-petrol-8217382.html)


news from the future:

that guy dies in a "car accident"
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on October 19, 2012, 11:18:31 PM
Move over fetal stem cells, virgin blood is back in style. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/oct/17/young-blood-reverse-effects-ageing?CMP=twt_fd)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on October 22, 2012, 10:29:30 PM
MIT's artificial leaf is ten times more efficient than the real thing (http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-03/28/artificial-leaf)

Quote
With a single gallon of water, Nocera says, the chip could produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for an entire day. Provide every house on the planet with an artificial leaf and we could satisfy our 14 terrawatt need with just one gallon of water a day.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on October 24, 2012, 01:39:24 AM
MIT's artificial leaf is ten times more efficient than the real thing (http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-03/28/artificial-leaf)

Quote
With a single gallon of water, Nocera says, the chip could produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for an entire day. Provide every house on the planet with an artificial leaf and we could satisfy our 14 terrawatt need with just one gallon of water a day.

Only because the house in a developing country doesn't have anything that requires electricity.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 01, 2012, 12:16:39 AM
Curiosity Mars rover finds soil similar to Hawaii's (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20151789)

Experimental concrete that patches up cracks by itself is to undergo outdoor testing. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20121303)

Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they have uncovered the oldest prehistoric town found to date in Europe. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20156681)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: methdeez on November 02, 2012, 03:43:47 PM
Some of you are going to get to talk to cops more often. (http://www.businessinsider.com/police-can-pick-drunks-out-of-crowd-with-new-facial-rec-tech-2012-10)

Quote
Nidhi Subbaraman of MIT Review reports that scientists are working on infrared facial recognition algorithms that will map the heat along the surface of the face.
Drunks, it turns out, have certain patterns of heat along their faces. As Liat Clarke of Wired put it, the scientists found that "when inebriated, an individual’s nose tends to become warmer while their forehead remains far cooler."
I don't think cops need a $10 million machine to recognize drunks. It's really not that hard, especially when they roll down a window to a car full of thier own fumes.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 05, 2012, 11:30:36 PM
All that time spent hiding from the sun was completely wasted. (http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/11/for-redheads-skin-cancer-may-be-in-the-genes/)

Quote
It turns out that redheads may be vulnerable to more oxidative DNA damage, even if they stay out of the sun: the researchers found several indicators of DNA damage—lipid peroxide and two cyclopurine levels—were much higher in mice that produced large amounts of pheomelanin.  This DNA damage, in turn, contributes to the development of malignant melanoma.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 08, 2012, 02:44:06 PM
Fairy wrens teach secret passwords to their unborn chicks to tell them apart from cuckoo impostors (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2012/11/08/fairy-wrens-teach-secret-passwords-to-their-unborn-chicks-to-tell-them-apart-from-cuckoo-impostors/)

Quote
When Colombelli-Negrel recorded the chicks after they hatched, she heard that their begging call included a single unique note lifted from mum’s incubation call. This note varies a lot between different fairy-wren broods. It’s their version of a surname, a signature of identity that unites a family. The females even teach these calls to their partners, by using them in their own begging calls when the males return to the nest with food.
These signature calls aren’t innate. The chicks’ calls more precisely matched those of their mother if she sang more frequently while she was incubating. And when Colombelli-Negrel swapped some eggs between different clutches, she found that the chicks made signature calls that matches those of their foster parents rather than those of their biological ones.  It’s something they learn while still in their eggs.
This also explains why bronze-cuckoos don’t make the same calls. The female bronze-cuckoo tends to deposit her eggs while a fairy-wren’s clutch is around 12 days old. At this point, they’re just a couple of days away from hatching. “The cuckoo embryo appears to have insufficient time to correctly learn the password note,” says Sonia Kleindorfer, who led the study.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 08, 2012, 05:10:52 PM
Synthetic molecule could stop acute allergic reactions (http://www.gizmag.com/synthetic-molecule-allergic-reactions/24894/[/url)

Quote
The first time that a potential allergen enters the body, some people’s systems react by creating what are known as IgE (Immunoglobulin E) antibodies. These antibodies remain in the body even after the allergen has cleared out, where most of them proceed to link with Fc receptor molecules, which are found on the outer surface of mast cells.

When that same allergen is introduced to the body again, it binds with the antibodies clinging to the mast cells, causing those cells to release “inflammatory mediators” such as histamines – the result is a nasty allergic reaction.

What the scientists discovered was that an engineered protein-inhibiting molecule by the name of DARPin E2-79 is able to quickly strip the IgE antibodies from the Fc receptors. In practical terms, this means that “an interaction that normally lasts for hours or days in terms of its stability is stripped off in a matter of seconds,” according to Stanford’s Dr. Ted Jardetzky, senior investigator on the study. In other words, it should stop an acute reaction in its tracks.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 08, 2012, 05:46:50 PM
Synthetic molecule could stop acute allergic reactions (http://www.gizmag.com/synthetic-molecule-allergic-reactions/24894/[/url)

Quote
The first time that a potential allergen enters the body, some people’s systems react by creating what are known as IgE (Immunoglobulin E) antibodies. These antibodies remain in the body even after the allergen has cleared out, where most of them proceed to link with Fc receptor molecules, which are found on the outer surface of mast cells.

When that same allergen is introduced to the body again, it binds with the antibodies clinging to the mast cells, causing those cells to release “inflammatory mediators” such as histamines – the result is a nasty allergic reaction.

What the scientists discovered was that an engineered protein-inhibiting molecule by the name of DARPin E2-79 is able to quickly strip the IgE antibodies from the Fc receptors. In practical terms, this means that “an interaction that normally lasts for hours or days in terms of its stability is stripped off in a matter of seconds,” according to Stanford’s Dr. Ted Jardetzky, senior investigator on the study. In other words, it should stop an acute reaction in its tracks.

IN.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 12, 2012, 12:13:29 PM
Touch-Sensitive Plastic Skin Heals Itself (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121111153759.htm)

Quote
Nobody knows the remarkable properties of human skin like the researchers struggling to emulate it. Not only is our skin sensitive, sending the brain precise information about pressure and temperature, but it also heals efficiently to preserve a protective barrier against the world. Combining these two features in a single synthetic material presented an exciting challenge for Stanford Chemical Engineering Professor Zhenan Bao and her team.

Now, they have succeeded in making the first material that can both sense subtle pressure and heal itself when torn or cut. Their findings will be published on November 11 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 12, 2012, 03:11:09 PM
Now I can have some foreskin implanted. For UV ray protection of course.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 13, 2012, 02:47:49 AM
Ticks are turning victims into vegetarians (http://grist.org/news/ticks-are-turning-victims-into-vegetarians/)

Quote
A bite from the lone star tick, so-called for the white spot on its back, looks innocent enough. But researchers say saliva that sneaks into the wound might trigger a reaction to meat agonizing enough to convert lifelong carnivores into wary vegetarians.

“People will eat beef and then anywhere from three to six hours later start having a reaction; anything from hives to full-blown anaphylactic shock,” said Dr. Scott Commins, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on November 13, 2012, 03:10:33 AM
African teen girls 'invent' urine powered generator (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/urine-powered-generator-unveiled-international-exhibition-234718329.html)


Bunch of wiz kids
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 13, 2012, 09:12:36 AM
Yellow energy?

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 29, 2012, 12:09:47 PM
Scientists Identify Depression and Anxiety Biomarker in Youths (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121128182949.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News%29)

Quote
The test for the unique cognitive biomarker, which can be done on a computer, could be used as an inexpensive tool to screen adolescents for common emotional mental illnesses. As the cognitive biomarker may appear prior to the symptoms of depression and anxiety, early intervention (which has proven to be one of the most effective ways of combatting mental illness) could then be initiated.
For the study, 15-18 year old participants underwent genetic testing and environmental assessment, an exercise which would currently be too expensive and take too long to use as a widespread method of screening. The adolescents were then given a computer test to gauge how they process emotional information. The test had the participants evaluate whether words were positive, negative or neutral (examples included 'joyful' for positive, 'failure' for negative, and 'range' for neutral).
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 03, 2012, 04:46:38 PM
The SMS text message is 20 years old today. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20555620) Here's an article that explains why they went with a 160 character limit.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/05/invented-text-messaging.html
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on December 03, 2012, 05:33:16 PM
160 seems to be the number of the day. Just saw an article that said $160,000 is the minimum amount of yearly income people thought they need to have the most happiness in life (international study, I think generally 1st world).
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on December 03, 2012, 05:42:06 PM
Because $120,000 just won't cut it.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on December 03, 2012, 06:03:08 PM
not if you want to buy an Eagles PSL it won't
(and nothing screams happiness like an Eagles PSL)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on December 10, 2012, 08:45:09 PM
Deadened HIV cells used to reprogram body's immune system to fight cancer (http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/13465/20121210/revolutionary-treatment-uses-hiv-reprogram-cells-fighting.htm)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 10, 2012, 09:08:43 PM
If dead HIV cells can fight cancer then imagine how much cancer ass live HIV could kick.  Cancer patients could just bang out a few Peruvian hookers and be fine. 

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 11, 2012, 11:25:41 AM
A new method for generating brain cells from urine samples could be useful for research into neurodegenerative diseases and for screening for new drugs (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/neurophilosophy/2012/dec/09/turning-urine-into-brain-cells)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 12, 2012, 09:09:30 PM
Physicists smoke a ton of weed, attempt to prove the universe is a computer simulation (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/11/physicists-may-have-evide_n_1957777.html)

Quote
Technology Review explains that "the problem with all simulations is that the laws of physics, which appear continuous, have to be superimposed onto a discrete three dimensional lattice which advances in steps of time."

What that basically means is that by just being a simulation, the computer would put limits on, for instance, the energy that particles can have within the program.

These limits would be experienced by those living within the sim - and as it turns out, something which looks just like these limits do in fact exist.

For instance, something known as the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin, or GZK cut off, is an apparent boundary of the energy that cosmic ray particles can have. This is caused by interaction with cosmic background radiation. But Beane and co's paper argues that the pattern of this rule mirrors what you might expect from a computer simulation.

Naturally, at this point the science becomes pretty tricky to wade through - and we would advise you read the paper itself to try and get the full detail of the idea.



Physicists smoke more weed, test if universe is a simulation. (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/12/physicists-universe-simulation-test-university-of-washington-matrix_n_2282745.html?utm_hp_ref=tw)

Quote
Essentially, Savage said that computers used to build simulations perform "lattice quantum chromodynamics calculations" - dividing space into a four-dimensional grid. Doing so allows researchers to examine the force which binds subatomic particles together into neutrons and protons - but it also allows things to happen in the simulation, including the development of complex physical "signatures", that researchers don't program directly into the computer. In looking for these signatures, such as limitations on the energy held by cosmic rays, they hope to find similarities within our own universe.

And if such signatures do appear in both? Boot up, baby. We're inside a computer. (Maybe).

"If you make the simulations big enough, something like our universe should emerge," Savage told the University of Washington news service.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 13, 2012, 11:50:25 PM
Primate species: new slow loris found in Borneo (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20704172)

Quote
A new species of small nocturnal primate has been discovered by scientists in Borneo.

The primate is a type of slow loris, a small cute-looking animal that is more closely related to bushbabies and lemurs than to monkeys or apes.

Uniquely among primates, they have a toxic bite, belying their appearance.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 18, 2012, 12:48:21 PM
In the Flesh: The Embedded Dangers of Untested Stem Cell Cosmetics (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=stem-cell-cosmetics)

Quote
When cosmetic surgeon Allan Wu first heard the woman's complaint, he wondered if she was imagining things or making it up. A resident of Los Angeles in her late sixties, she explained that she could not open her right eye without considerable pain and that every time she forced it open, she heard a strange click—a sharp sound, like a tiny castanet snapping shut. After examining her in person at The Morrow Institute in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Wu could see that something was wrong: Her eyelid drooped stubbornly, and the area around her eye was somewhat swollen. Six and a half hours of surgery later, he and his colleagues had dug out small chunks of bone from the woman's eyelid and tissue surrounding her eye, which was scratched but largely intact. The clicks she heard were the bone fragments grinding against one another.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 18, 2012, 06:33:45 PM
Click-clack!

Under Armour should be all over this broad
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 27, 2012, 12:48:30 PM
A biologist working in the Peruvian rainforest has stumbled upon the first evidence of a tiny spider with a deadly clever game: constructing its own decoy. (http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1305024--spider-phil-torres-new-species-tambopata-research-center-peru-rainforestnew-spider-species-biologist-has-discovered-a-tiny-spider-with-a-deadly-clever-game)

Quote
Constructing a decoy many times its size, the spider can lure a substantial meal into its web or scare off smaller attackers it doesn’t want to tussle with.

The decoy is painstakingly pieced together from twigs, leaves, uneaten parts of other insects and rain forest mulch, Torres said.

As he approached the web, he saw what he thought was a dead spider. Then it started to move. Inching closer, he spotted “this little guy going like crazy” in one corner, jiggling the web to animate its decoy and fool its prey.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 27, 2012, 05:22:47 PM
Cool yet disgusting.

lol at one of the comments that says the spider is smarter than the average republican
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 27, 2012, 05:24:50 PM
Come on now, politicians all know about straw men and pulling strings.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 31, 2012, 04:45:17 PM
27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012 (http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/27-science-fictions-that-became-science-facts-in-2)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on December 31, 2012, 11:26:20 PM
That's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on December 31, 2012, 11:50:37 PM
http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 01, 2013, 01:29:28 PM
http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd



Hahaha!  So true.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on January 26, 2013, 11:47:37 AM
Science is "fanny central" according to a guy named Cox (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/science-technology/science-is-fanny-central-claims-professor-brian-cox-201102033510)

Quote
Professor Cox said: “The amount of fanny I’m getting is mental.

“And I say that as someone who’s used to thinking of things on a quantum scale. Seriously, I’m quite at home with the vastness of the universe, time, space etc. but if I start thinking about the sheer volume of hairy pie I’m tucking into, it properly does my head in"
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on January 27, 2013, 08:58:38 PM
Anyone following this thing about the correlation between lead levels and crime? The gist is that exposure to lead affects development in the parts of the brain that manage impulse control and decision making and that as lead levels have decreased there has been a corresponding drop in crime rates.

This would seem like a perfect example of correlation vs. causation except that 1. Lead exposure directly impacts portions of the brain that are predictive of criminal behavior and 2. the crime drop has happened in both the US and Europe in perfect timing with reductions in lead and the corresponding generations, so cultural/social/legal factors (improving economy, the Freakonomics abortion argument) can't explain it.

Anyway, interesting stuff.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on January 27, 2013, 09:18:04 PM
I am not following this story but I can corroborate it: poor kids in Baltimore eat a lot more lead paint than not poor kids do, and are also a lot more violent.

Proof.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 28, 2013, 07:58:44 AM
I was just going to say, there's studies just about inner city Baltimore and the correlation of lead/violence.  When you buy a house in Maryland, there's 20 pages of paperwork tied to lead paint because of all the lawsuits in Baltimore. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on January 28, 2013, 08:08:53 AM
There's a massive judgment against the City for lead paint in public housing that the City has just flat out refused to pay.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 28, 2013, 08:40:08 AM
Farging Carcetti. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on January 28, 2013, 08:52:38 AM
He's governor now.  You mean Nerese Campbell.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on January 28, 2013, 12:20:48 PM
The book The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (farging great book btw) uses Baltimore and it's syphilis epidemic as a reference throughout.

Baltimore sucks.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on January 28, 2013, 07:12:34 PM
The book The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (farging great book btw) uses Baltimore and it's syphilis epidemic as a reference throughout.

Baltimore sucks.

I had to read that for a class I had and yes it's very good.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on January 28, 2013, 08:33:47 PM
Baltimore sucks.

farg you and DC too.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 07, 2013, 12:09:33 AM
Old news, but still neat.

Scientists breed goats that produce spider silk (http://phys.org/news194539934.html)

Quote
Researchers from the University of Wyoming have developed a way to incorporate spiders' silk-spinning genes into goats, allowing the researchers to harvest the silk protein from the goats’ milk for a variety of applications. For instance, due to its strength and elasticity, spider silk fiber could have several medical uses, such as for making artificial ligaments and tendons, for eye sutures, and for jaw repair. The silk could also have applications in bulletproof vests and improved car airbags.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on February 14, 2013, 07:00:05 PM
Has anyone been following the pissing contest between a NYT writer who test drove the Tesla Model S & Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla?

Holy shtein.  It's fascinating in a bizarre way.  You have a news organization that routinely bends over backwards for companies just like Tesla being harangued for intentionally trying to create false results to embarrass Tesla.

It's insane.

Here's the latest he said/she said:  http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/that-tesla-data-what-it-says-and-what-it-doesnt/
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on February 15, 2013, 08:51:00 AM
this meteor shtein is bonkers


http://zyalt.livejournal.com/722930.html
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on February 15, 2013, 12:53:43 PM
I was just reading about the Tunguska Event. Coincidence? I think not.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on February 15, 2013, 01:20:39 PM
omgtheendisnigh
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 15, 2013, 01:35:30 PM
Apparently one exploded over Cuba as well.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on February 15, 2013, 01:40:33 PM
Last night around 5:30pm PST I saw what I thought was a ufo. It's was traveling at what seemed like a 15 degree angle, in a straight line and was white in color, had a small tail or streak and then it was pulsating every second or so. I did see three other white lights around it and then disappeared.

Of course, there was no mention of it anywhere around here....but it was traveling from north east to south west I would say what looked like over orange county from the proximity I was in but it could have been much farther. Based on the russian videos of the meteor, it looks like most likely it was a meteorite of some kind that must have burned up somewhere in the skies without incident.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 15, 2013, 01:51:09 PM
It's was traveling at what seemed like a 15 degree angle, in a straight line and was white in color, had a small tail or streak

That wasn't a UFO, dummy. That was a money shot.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 15, 2013, 02:41:57 PM
Last night around 5:30pm PST I saw what I thought was a ufo. It's was traveling at what seemed like a 15 degree angle, in a straight line and was white in color, had a small tail or streak and then it was pulsating every second or so. I did see three other white lights around it and then disappeared.

Of course, there was no mention of it anywhere around here....but it was traveling from north east to south west I would say what looked like over orange county from the proximity I was in but it could have been much farther. Based on the russian videos of the meteor, it looks like most likely it was a meteorite of some kind that must have burned up somewhere in the skies without incident.
Sounds like the beginning of "Battle: Los Angeles"
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 16, 2013, 12:41:34 AM
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fireball-Streaks-Across-Bay-Area-Sky-191503601.html
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on February 19, 2013, 02:22:56 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/subatomic-calculations-indicate-finite-lifespan-universe-225300183.html

So, I guess its the end of the Universe?

By the way, the comments following the article are pretty damn funny.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on February 20, 2013, 06:39:26 PM
Fecal transplantation is becoming the hot new thing in gastrointestinal medicine. It is being used to treat a number of conditions relating to changing the balance bad bacteria to good. The research is now having success with new artificial feces they are developing so in the future you may not even need a donor.

Just thought I'd post about in this thread since from what I've seen it's the only thing that is completely on topic. Then, talk about an asteroid would be about a new cortisone butt cream. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 26, 2013, 01:29:13 AM
Long-lost continent found under the Indian Ocean (http://www.nature.com/news/long-lost-continent-found-under-the-indian-ocean-1.12487)

Quote
Those crustal anomalies may be the remains of a landmass that the team has dubbed Mauritia, which they suggest split from Madagascar when tectonic rifting and sea-floor spreading sent the Indian subcontinent surging northeast millions of years ago. Subsequent stretching and thinning of the region’s crust sank the fragments of Mauritia, which together had comprised an island or archipelago about three times the size of Crete, the researchers estimate.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on March 11, 2013, 10:05:46 PM
Quote
COMET PAN-STARRS UPDATE: Yesterday, March 10th, Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) made its closest approach to the sun. Inside the orbit of Mercury, the comet was hit by solar rays ten times more intense than we experience on Earth. This sets the stage for a good show as Pan-STARRS, glowing brightly, moves into the night sky later this week.

Visibility will improve in the nights ahead as the comet moves away from the sun. Dates of special interest include March 12th and 13th when Pan-STARRS passes not far from the crescent Moon. The tight conjunction on the 12th provides a splendid opportunity for sunset photographers. Look low and west for a beautiful view.

dragons?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on March 11, 2013, 11:16:23 PM
I think it's just a sign of the wolf pup's battlefield success
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on March 12, 2013, 06:40:24 AM
No no no, it's a signal from the R'hllor. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on March 29, 2013, 01:08:26 AM
Audio and video of a nuclear explosion. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2174289/Ever-heard-sound-nuclear-bomb-going-Historian-unveils-surviving-audio-recordings-blast-1950s-Nevada-tests.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on March 30, 2013, 01:30:10 PM
Quantum interaction: 10,000 times faster than light (http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/15/17327430-quantum-interaction-10000-times-faster-than-light#.UVcfGrqGK3Y.twitter)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on April 18, 2013, 11:37:26 PM
Very interesting study in New England Journal of Medicine in which researchers can map a pain signature in the brain with MRI. When people are exposed to pain from heat, it lights up a signature pattern.

Maybe this could open the door to great possibilities down the road. Small children, semi-conscious patients, maybe even animals. You know there's really something wrong but can't help. To be able to tell what kind and how much pain, maybe where it is coming from for those who can't communicate would be a tremendous thing. Your wife keeps saying she doesn't want to farg because she has a headache. Throw her ass in an mri. Your kid doesn't want to go to school or employee calls out sick, maybe in a couple decades they'll have an app for your cell you can just zap them with and call bullshtein.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1204471 (boring technical stuff)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 19, 2013, 09:51:01 AM
Quote
maybe in a couple decades they'll have an app for your cell you can just zap them with and call bullshtein.

Haha, that'd be farging legit. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on April 23, 2013, 04:15:53 PM
Archeology and anthropology are science, right? (http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/19/world/meast/israel-ancient-structure-mystery/index.html?hpt=hp_t5)

Pretty cool stuff here.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on May 01, 2013, 01:52:02 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2013/05/01/2126425/

World's smallest movie. (Made)

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 09, 2013, 10:54:52 PM
Hoping to give new meaning to the term “natural light,” a small group of biotechnology hobbyists and entrepreneurs has started a project to develop plants that glow, potentially leading the way for trees that can replace electric streetlamps and potted flowers luminous enough to read by. (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/energy-environment/a-dream-of-glowing-trees-is-assailed-for-gene-tinkering.html?ref=science&_r=0)

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/05/08/business/GLOW/GLOW-articleLarge-v2.jpg)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on May 09, 2013, 11:23:38 PM
So, Avatar?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 09, 2013, 11:27:25 PM
Yes, but you still can't plug your ponytail into people to farg them. Well you can, but I don't know how good that's going to feel for anyone involved.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on May 21, 2013, 12:34:15 AM
So it wasn't too much green beer after all


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57585318-1/boom-nasa-captures-massive-moon-explosion-on-video/
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on May 24, 2013, 05:16:18 AM
Quote
Though a third of amphibian species worldwide are thought to be imperiled, existing assessments simply categorize extinction risk, providing little information on the rate of population losses. We conducted the first analysis of the rate of change in the probability that amphibians occupy ponds and other comparable habitat features across the United States. We found that overall occupancy by amphibians declined 3.7% annually from 2002 to 2011. Species that are Red-listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declined an average of 11.6% annually. All subsets of data examined had a declining trend including species in the IUCN Least Concern category. This analysis suggests that amphibian declines may be more widespread and severe than previously realized.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0064347


Pretty f'n terrifying.  All the guns in the world won't help when the ecosystem collapses.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on May 29, 2013, 07:00:53 AM
cool

http://rt.com/news/mammoth-blood-ice-siberia-908/

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on May 29, 2013, 12:14:33 PM
That's pretty dope.

Clone them, breed them, then slaughter them for burgers.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 30, 2013, 10:13:33 PM
Harvard creates cyborg flesh that’s half man, half machine (http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/135207-harvard-creates-cyborg-flesh-thats-half-man-half-machine)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 02, 2013, 09:20:20 PM
Astronomers Find First Evidence Of Other Universes (http://www.technologyreview.com/view/421999/astronomers-find-first-evidence-of-other-universes/)

Quote
There’s something exciting afoot in the world of cosmology. Last month, Roger Penrose at the University of Oxford and Vahe Gurzadyan at Yerevan State University in Armenia announced that they had found patterns of concentric circles in the cosmic microwave background, the echo of the Big Bang.
This, they say, is exactly what you’d expect if the universe were eternally cyclical. By that, they mean that each cycle ends with a big bang that starts the next cycle. In this model, the universe is a kind of cosmic Russian Doll, with all previous universes contained within the current one.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on June 02, 2013, 09:34:47 PM
This is the kind of thing I need to remember more often. 

My life is utterly insignificant, so maybe I should stress so goddamn much.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 02, 2013, 10:30:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmfAyK6CeIg
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 11:51:33 PM
god is such an easier answer than any of this actually fascinating breathtaking scientific discovery

its all part of gods plan. all of it.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on June 03, 2013, 01:27:08 AM
And if you question god....then...god created god exactly for that reason.

Wow, that was easy. I didn't even have to use my head, it just came out instinctively.

Before I accept this new 'God' method of explaining things, can I praise God after he creates a really farged up situation in which things will get even more farged up but have a small statistical chance of getting better and when those odds actually do hit, can I just say how great God is? Is that allowed?

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on June 09, 2013, 12:57:15 AM
http://www.nature.com/news/temporal-cloak-erases-data-from-history-1.13141
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 15, 2013, 06:49:00 PM
Scientists Have Found the Ancient Secret of Indestructible Concrete (http://gizmodo.com/scientists-have-found-the-ancient-secret-of-indestructi-513592527?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow)

Quote
Concrete, while often not exactly pretty, is a super important tool of city-building today. We've been using Portland cement (an ingredient in concrete) as a binder for nearly 200 years as a building block of modern architecture, but it just can't hold a candle to that old Roman stuff. There are concrete harbors in Italy that are still doing pretty damn well after thousands of years. Meanwhile, a modern-day Portland cement structure is lucky to last 50 years when exposed to saltwater.


Keep checking ConcreteField for all your ConcreteNews.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on June 18, 2013, 05:48:16 PM
http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/18/19012073-photographer-documents-subway-construction-nine-stories-below-manhattan?lite
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on June 18, 2013, 05:54:01 PM
What a great life, getting a work on that job.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on July 18, 2013, 04:24:32 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/curiosity-reveals-mars-losing-atmosphere/storynew?id=19701439

Isotope enrichment. That's something new for me.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on August 05, 2013, 03:23:49 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1093836_10201746249998440_1028356379_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 05, 2013, 04:39:03 PM
That's awesome.

I just rubbed one out to that.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 06, 2013, 01:24:12 PM
To all of it, or just Uranus? 

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 06, 2013, 07:16:53 PM
Probably just when he said Betelgeuse three times in a row
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 17, 2013, 01:58:58 AM
Scientists at the Smithsonian in Washington announced Thursday the discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito (pronounced oh-lin-GHEE-toe). (http://fox43.com/2013/08/15/cute-new-mammal-species-discovered/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fox43%2FNewsatTen+%28WPMT+-+News+at+Ten%29#axzz2c5UoC9Os)

Quote
This animal had been seen before by humans, Helgen said, but it had been “a case of mistaken identity.”

“It was in museums, it’s been in zoos, and its DNA had even been sequenced, but no one had connected the pieces and looked close enough to realize, basically, the significance of this remarkable and this beautiful animal,” Helgen said.

Previously, scientists had assumed that olinguitos were members of their sister species, the olingos, Helgen said. Olingos are larger, less furry and have longer faces than the newly discovered species.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 17, 2013, 07:17:45 AM
And they'll be extinct in how long, 20, 25 years? 

Cut down the rainforests!  [/SD]
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on August 17, 2013, 09:24:20 AM
Forests have it coming. [/KochBrothers]
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on September 25, 2013, 11:38:01 PM
dayyum

(http://a.abcnews.com/images/Health/RT_man_nose_forehead_nt_130925_16x9_608.jpg)

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/09/25/doctors-grow-nose-on-mans-forehead/
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 26, 2013, 09:15:22 AM
Ummm...no.

He should walk around picking it all day
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 05, 2013, 01:32:12 PM
How video gaming can be beneficial for the brain (http://www.mpg.de/7588840/video-games-brain)

Quote
In comparison to the control group the video gaming group showed increases of grey matter, in which the cell bodies of the nerve cells of the brain are situated. These plasticity effects were observed in the right hippocampus, right prefrontal cortex and the cerebellum. These brain regions are involved in functions such as spatial navigation, memory formation, strategic planning and fine motor skills of the hands. Most interestingly, these changes were more pronounced the more desire the participants reported to play the video game.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 12, 2013, 02:03:47 AM
Strap-on robotic Titan Arm wins £30,000 Dyson award (http://www.dezeen.com/2013/11/08/strap-on-robotic-titan-arm-wins-30000-james-dyson-award/)

Quote
The arm allows the user to lift an additional 18 kilos and is designed to reduce the incidents of back injuries caused by heavy lifting, and allow people with injuries to rebuild and retrain their muscles.

Weighing around 9kg and worn like a backpack, the arm is powered by an on-board battery and uses cables to control a robotic elbow joint.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Munson on November 12, 2013, 08:24:08 AM
Someone just thought Jax from mortal combat was cool.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 17, 2013, 08:42:47 PM
New Hammerhead Shark Species Found Off South Carolina (http://www.livescience.com/41060-new-hammerhead-shark-species.html)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 21, 2013, 10:10:48 PM
3 Phila. men to receive science prize (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/science/20131121_3_in_Phila__men_to_receive_science_prize.html)

Quote
This year's recipients are P. Leslie Dutton, a biochemist and biophysicist at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and two physicians who will share an award, N. Scott Adzick, surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Robert L. Brent, former chairman of pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dutton has spent his career seeking a way to understand how in biology, electrons are organized in cells, and how they convert light or oxygen into energy for the cell. This is known as electron transfer, he said.

He and his lab have figured out a way to manipulate the electron transfer to create man-made versions of proteins, which could have implications for curing disease, harnessing solar energy, even making synthetic blood for battlefield emergencies, he said.

The second award will be shared by the two physicians because of their work with birth defects.

Adzick has been a pioneer in fetal surgery, an idea born of frustration.

Doctors realized that in many cases of birth defects, babies could have been perfectly normal at birth - if only surgeons could have resolved the defects in the womb. That wish led to years of testing with animals and refining surgical techniques until the first fetal surgery took place at Children's in 1996.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 21, 2013, 11:14:53 PM
I've never heard of fetal surgery and that's incredible that they realized children could be born normal and avoid defects at birth with surgery.

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 23, 2013, 01:02:18 AM
How could you have never heard of fetal surgery?  It's not like it plays for the Eagles.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 23, 2013, 01:07:25 AM
Unlike fetal alcohol syndrome, which started at linebacker every year Reid was the head coach.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on November 23, 2013, 02:23:17 PM
How could you have never heard of fetal surgery?  It's not like it plays for the Eagles.

lol
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 26, 2013, 03:13:35 PM
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/at-scientific-american/2013/06/27/science-in-action-winner-for-2013-elif-bilgin/

Quote
Bilgin spent two years toiling away on her project to develop a bioplastic from discarded banana peels, enduring 10 failed trials of plastics that weren’t strong enough or that decayed rapidly. She was undaunted. As she put it in her project description: “Even Thomas Edison said, ‘I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’” Finally, in her last two trials, she made plastics with the features she sought, and it did not decay.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 30, 2013, 04:30:25 PM
Two unrelated links, I think.

Chernobyl Fungus Feeds On Radiation (http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20070422222547data_trunc_sys.shtml)

Radioactive bacteria attack cancer (http://www.nature.com/news/radioactive-bacteria-attack-cancer-1.12841)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 30, 2013, 05:12:04 PM
Two unrelated links, I think.

Chernobyl Fungus Feeds On Radiation (http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20070422222547data_trunc_sys.shtml)

Radioactive bacteria attack cancer (http://www.nature.com/news/radioactive-bacteria-attack-cancer-1.12841)

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091118000049/villains/images/d/de/Audrey2.jpg)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 04, 2013, 11:48:05 AM
http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/isons-ghost-comet-of-the-century-is-now-ex-comet-131202.htm
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: smeags on December 04, 2013, 12:01:13 PM
just hope it doesnt become a zombie comet
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on January 23, 2014, 11:21:26 AM
‘Glow-In-The-Dark’ Piglets Born In China With Fluorescent Protein From Jellyfish DNA [PHOTO, VIDEO] (http://www.ibtimes.com/glow-dark-piglets-born-china-fluorescent-protein-jellyfish-dna-photo-video-1520640#.UuE-sKRdl9o.twitter)

http://vimeo.com/82227865
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Zanshin on January 23, 2014, 11:51:15 AM
Thank god. No more losing my bacon in the dark of night.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 23, 2014, 12:03:43 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/blimplike-surveillance-crafts-set-to-deploy-over-maryland-heighten-privacy-concerns/2014/01/22/71a48796-7ca1-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html?hpid=z1
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 03, 2014, 12:04:46 AM
Mushrooms can change the weather, scientists reveal (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10473002/Mushrooms-can-change-the-weather-scientists-reveal.html)

Quote
Scientists in the US used high-speed filming techniques and mathematical modelling to show how oyster and shteinake mushrooms release water vapour that cools the air around them, creating convection currents. This in turn generates miniature winds that lift their spores into the air.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 05, 2014, 11:56:46 AM
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/02/05/natpkg-orig-creation-debate-mashup-bill-nye-ken-ham.cnn.html

Bill Nye:  Thats what makes the world so great, we're not sure, so we will continue to study and try to find the answer
Hambone: GOD, GOD, GOD, Jeebus
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 05, 2014, 12:01:09 PM
Without even watching it, I'm going to assume that was a waste of Bill Nye's time.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 05, 2014, 12:22:13 PM
When an aussie is saying the world is 6000 years old, and trying to state that Noahs Ark is totally conceivable, and Bill Nye's counterpoint is a tree that is over 9000 years old in what would have surely been a flooded out location.  Game over. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on February 07, 2014, 08:49:12 AM
http://what-if.xkcd.com/
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 11, 2014, 02:13:07 PM
Norse Rune code cracked (http://www.medievalists.net/2014/02/07/norse-rune-code-cracked/)

Quote
However, those thinking that the coded runes will reveal deep secrets of the Norse will be disappointed. The messages found so far seem to be either used in learning or have a playful tone. In one case the message was ‘Kiss me’.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 12, 2014, 05:23:25 PM
Fusion slightly less impossible, still implausible (http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/nuclear-fusion-hits-energy-milestone-1.2534140)

Quote
Now, researchers at the National Ignition Facility of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the U.S. announce that they managed to use lasers to compress fuel made from two heavier forms of hydrogen enough to kick off a nuclear fusion reaction. And for the first time, the reaction managed to generate more energy than was absorbed by the fuel from the lasers.

"That's a major turning point in our minds," said Omar Hurricane, lead author of a paper describing the results, published in Nature today.

However, he was quick to point out that because the fuel absorbed only a small amount of the energy from the lasers, there is still far more energy put into the entire process than comes out.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on February 14, 2014, 09:56:49 AM
Ferrofluid is pretty neat. The plungers move effortlessly until a magnet is applied and "locks" it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuyP6SWLFAs
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 14, 2014, 01:57:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmKMIBvdm9M#t=57
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on February 14, 2014, 02:27:08 PM
http://gizmodo.com/the-worlds-largest-solar-plant-started-creating-electr-1521998493
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on March 05, 2014, 03:52:51 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/05/world/europe/siberia-giant-virus-discovered/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

I saw this on an X Files episode already
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on March 19, 2014, 02:24:19 PM
what the different planets would look like in the sky if they were the same distance from earth as the moon.....

http://imgur.com/a/v9Bax
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on March 19, 2014, 02:29:49 PM
this is really cool....

http://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on March 19, 2014, 04:32:43 PM
its so much easier to just say god
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on March 19, 2014, 04:34:52 PM
I just scrolled through the whole thing...and yes...I concur with MDS.  :-D
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 19, 2014, 08:02:57 PM
I got tired after Jupiter...that is pretty cool
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on March 21, 2014, 03:02:07 PM
Child's heart fixed at Kosair Children's Hospital with help of 3-D printing (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140221/NEWS01/302210103/Child-s-heart-fixed-Kosair-Children-s-Hospital-help-3-D-printing?nclick_check=1)

Quote
At Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, heart surgeon Erle Austin of University of Louisville Physicians had done plenty of pediatric surgeries. But he knew that Roland’s complex condition would be particularly tricky. He showed two-dimensional scans to other surgeons and got conflicting advice on how to proceed.

So Austin and his team turned to U of L’s engineering school, which used a 3-D printer to create a polymer model of Roland’s heart, replicating its complex structures and defects.

“Once I had a model, I knew exactly what I needed to do and how I could do it,” said Austin, who was able to make fewer exploratory incisions, reduce the operating time and ensure that 14-month-old Roland wouldn’t need follow-up operations. “It was a tremendous benefit.”
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on March 27, 2014, 12:38:44 AM
discovery of an asteroid with rings, and maybe moon
Quote
   
    
STRANGE BUT TRUE--AN ASTEROID WITH RINGS: Today at a press conference in Brazil, astronomers announced the surprising discovery of an asteroid with rings. The 250-km-wide asteroid, named Chariklo, is located in the outer solar system between Saturn and Uranus. In June 2013, observers used seven different telescopes in South America to watch the asteroid pass in front of a distant star. The star winked out not just once, as would be expected for a solitary asteroid, but multiple times, revealing a pair of dense narrow rings surrounding the space rock.

"We weren't looking for a ring and didn't think small bodies like Chariklo had them at all, so the discovery — and the amazing amount of detail we saw in the system — came as a complete surprise!" says Felipe Braga-Ribas of Observatório Nacional/MCTI in Rio de Janeiro. He planned the observing campaign and is the lead author of a March 26th paper in Nature describing the results.

According to their analysis, the rings are only 3 km and 7 km wide, respectively, with a 9 km gap between them. "I try to imagine how it would be to stand on the surface of this icy asteroid and stare up at a such a ring system 1000 times closer than the Moon," adds team member Uffe Gråe Jørgensen of the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark.

Because the rings are so narrow, they are probably confined and shepherded by small satellites. "So, as well as the rings, it's likely that Chariklo has at least one small moon still waiting to be discovered," adds Felipe Braga Ribas. For more information about this discovery, click here.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 17, 2014, 05:40:36 PM
Dinosaur Unearthed in Argentina Breaks Record for Largest Ever Discovered (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dinosaur-unearthed-argentina-breaks-record-largest-ever-discovered-n107966)

Quote
A team of scientists in Argentina have unearthed the remains of the largest species of dinosaur discovered to date, paleontologists announced Saturday.

Seven "huge" herbivorous dinosaurs were discovered at one site in the province of Chubut, Argentina, according to the Paleontological Museum Egidio Feruglio, which led the dig.

The new species are estimated to have been 40 meters in length and 80 tons in weight, surpassing the previous record-holder for the world's largest dinosaur — the Argentinosaurus.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on May 18, 2014, 12:49:36 AM
it was only 5,000 years ago. not that hard to find.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on May 18, 2014, 10:02:50 AM
this is really cool

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/girls-12000-year-old-skeleton-may-solve-a-mystery/2014/05/15/e45a6330-da90-11e3-8009-71de85b9c527_story.html
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on May 23, 2014, 07:11:45 PM
Quote
It's not too often that we get a "new" meteor shower, but you may have already heard a little bit about this (potentially) excellent celestial event with the very funny name... the Camelopardalids.
 
Where should you look?
As with all meteor showers, it is named after the constellation from which the meteors will appear to radiate. In this case, the meteors will appear to stream from a spot in the northern sky in the dim constellation Camelopardalis. Don't worry... you won't need to be able to find the constellation in order to see the meteor shower. All you need to know is that if you face north, most all of the meteors you see will seem to radiate from an area of sky low on the northern horizon. In fact, you don't even need to face north... the meteors can and will appear ANYWHERE in the sky. But after you've seen a few, you'll start to notice that they're mostly radiating from a point in the north.
 
 
When should you look?
The peak of this shower is expected to be around 3 in the morning, this Saturday (May 24), so a good two-hour window might be between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
 
 
What should you expect?
This is a new shower, and the astronomers who predict such things have forecast rates ranging from about 30 per hour, to many hundreds per hour. Even if it ends up being a terrific shower, bear in mind that a lot of things can negatively impact the number of meteors you see. Bright lights nearby can "wash out" most of the visible meteors. Having trees, buildings, or other large structures blocking a portion of the sky will also reduce the number of meteors you'll see. As a new shower, there's no "track record." The predictions are based upon the likelihood that there's a fair amount of debris in the orbital path of Comet 209P/LINEAR. If there's a lot of debris...we get a great shower. If there isn't... we don't!
 
Even if it is a great shower, keep in mind that there will likely be stretches of time ranging up to several minutes where you won't see a thing. So if you do get up in the middle of the night to watch, don't give up after five minutes if you haven't seen anything. Give it at least 15 minutes to a half hour.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on May 23, 2014, 09:18:35 PM
Why the hell can't these things peak at 10 PM? It always seems to be best just before the ass crack of dawn.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 23, 2014, 10:00:33 PM
Haha I thought the same. Oh 2am? No.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on May 24, 2014, 04:13:52 AM
Got up around 330 to take a leak...poked my head outside for 15 minutes...didn't see a thing
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on May 24, 2014, 06:41:58 AM
um
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on May 24, 2014, 06:55:03 AM
I watched last night and saw about a half dozen meteors so all in all it was pretty meh. I've been watching meteor showers since I was in my teens and find they can be real hit or miss.

Once I went out to a beach to watch about 2am for a meteor shower with a 6 pack. As I was walking along I thought "I wonder if the beach closes at a certain time and the cops will hassle me." No sooner than I had that thought than a bright light came sweeping across the sand. I though "oh farg" and turned around, but saw a fireball type shooting star streaking across the sky with a bright green tail. It then exploded and continued in a yellow/gold streak that took up maybe 1/3 of the sky.

By the end of the night there were meteors falling at a rate over 3000 per hour. I saw starbursts with 10 or 15 at a time like coming from the center of an umbrella and cascading down in all directions. It was raining shooting stars, probably the most spectacular thing I've ever seen (it was the Leonid showers around 15 years ago). People often stay up drinking or sacked out in front of a tv til 2 or 3am, I figure might as well go out if there are good prospects for a shower. I enjoy them enough the ones I hit on make the rest worthwhile.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on May 24, 2014, 10:49:22 AM
I peeked out before going to bed around 1AM, and the sky was pretty overcast. So even if there was some activity, I probably wouldn't have been able to see it.

From what I've seen on the net, this event was pretty much a dud.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 29, 2014, 07:30:57 PM
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will unveil the first manned Dragon spacecraft Thursday night (May 29) at 7 p.m. PDT/10 p.m. EDT (0200 May 30) in a live event at the company's Hawthorne, California rocket factory. (http://new.livestream.com/spacex/DragonV2/images/52328529)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 31, 2014, 10:49:53 PM
Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram (http://www.nature.com/news/simulations-back-up-theory-that-universe-is-a-hologram-1.14328)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 04, 2014, 03:55:42 PM
Plastic Legacy: Humankind's Trash Is Now a New Rock (http://www.livescience.com/46057-human-trash-becomes-new-plastiglomerate-rock.html)

Quote
Melted plastic trash on beaches can sometimes mix with sediment, basaltic lava fragments and organic debris (such as shells) to produce a new type of rock material, new research shows.

The new material, dubbed plastiglomerate, will forever remain in Earth's rock record, and in the future may serve as a geological marker for humankind's impact on the planet, researchers say.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: smeags on June 04, 2014, 04:30:33 PM
so 1,000 years from people will be digging in the plastic at the jersey shore.

and SD will still be denying that man plays any part in the planet's enviroment in the future.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on June 04, 2014, 05:08:13 PM
so 1,000 years from people will be digging in the plastic at the jersey shore.

and SD will still be denying that man women play any part in the planet's enviroment in the future.
  fixed
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 09, 2014, 08:33:48 AM
'Super computer' first to pass Turing Test, convince judges it's alive (http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/super-computer-first-to-pass-turing-test-convince-judges-its-alive-20140608-zs1bu.html)

Quote
The test was devised in 1950 by computer science pioneer and World War II code breaker Alan Turing, who said that if a machine was indistinguishable from a human, then it was "thinking".

Advertisement
No computer had ever previously passed the Turing Test, which requires 30 per cent of human interrogators to be duped during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations, organisers from the University of Reading said.

But "Eugene Goostman", a computer program developed to simulate a 13-year-old boy, managed to convince 33 per cent of the judges that it was human, the university said.

The program now has a full time job working for the FBI as a pedophile honeypot.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 09, 2014, 09:36:02 AM
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/106/2/0/pedobear_is_in_your_windows_by_indusium-d3e3kf5.png)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on June 09, 2014, 02:17:56 PM
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/godzilla-huge-shark-eaten-by-mystery-sea-monster-according-to-scientists/story-fnjwkt0b-1226947396017
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on June 09, 2014, 05:41:32 PM
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/godzilla-huge-shark-eaten-by-mystery-sea-monster-according-to-scientists/story-fnjwkt0b-1226947396017

Mystery solved
Quote
Data captured on the device showed there was a rapid temperature rise along with a sudden, sharp 580-metres plunge.

The shark was eaten by global warming
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 09, 2014, 07:04:48 PM
Global warming causes Godzillas.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 10, 2014, 07:56:21 AM
Definitely a Kaiju
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on June 10, 2014, 04:26:59 PM
If there's some huge sea monster out there that the scientists haven't found yet, they better get kraken.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on June 10, 2014, 05:17:12 PM
I agree. They may find a big foot up their ass if they don't hurry.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 12, 2014, 07:45:29 PM
CEO Elon Musk opens up Tesla's patents to all (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/06/12/tesla-patents-drop/10374433/)

Quote
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday that the company is taking the unusual step of going to an "open source" approach, suspending enforcement of its patents to encourage development of advanced electric cars.

Tesla, considered a leader in development of long-range electric cars, battery packs and the electronics and software that power them, has about 200 patents. None are being held back, Musk says.

"Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology," he wrote in a blog post.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Yeti on June 12, 2014, 11:59:31 PM
I agree. They may find a big foot up their ass if they don't hurry.

not funny.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on June 16, 2014, 11:35:26 PM
I agree. They may find a big foot up their ass if they don't hurry.

not funny.

Yeah, you need to knock less monsters.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on June 17, 2014, 06:43:49 AM
CEO Elon Musk opens up Tesla's patents to all (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/06/12/tesla-patents-drop/10374433/)

Quote
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday that the company is taking the unusual step of going to an "open source" approach, suspending enforcement of its patents to encourage development of advanced electric cars.

Tesla, considered a leader in development of long-range electric cars, battery packs and the electronics and software that power them, has about 200 patents. None are being held back, Musk says.

"Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology," he wrote in a blog post.

wow thats refreshing....someone who actually cares about stuff other than himself
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 25, 2014, 10:32:03 PM
Students Show Common Compound Breaks Down Air Pollution (http://txchnologist.com/post/88500055810/students-show-common-compound-breaks-down-air-pollution)

Quote
The students coated two sample roof tiles with different amounts of titanium dioxide and put them in an experimental rig meant to mimic outdoor conditions. Nitrogen oxides were fed into the chamber and ultraviolet lights bathed the tiles in a proxy for sunlight.

A gas concentration detector told them the two coated tiles removed 88 percent and 97 percent of nitrogen oxides introduced into the chamber. Since the two tiles removed similarly high numbers of pollutant and one of the tiles was coated with 12 times the amount of titanium dioxide, the student researchers found that the amount of surface area coated in the catalyst was more important than the amount of catalyst that coats each unit of area.

Scaling the results of their research up, the team found that an average-sized residential roof over the course of a year could break down the equivalent amount of nitrogen oxides produced by a car driven 11,000 miles. They also calculated that 21 tons of nitrogen oxides would be eliminated daily for every one million roofs coated with titanium dioxide.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on July 17, 2014, 02:05:53 PM
Scientists discover the new black: British researchers devise material so dark it looks like a black hole (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2690424/Scientists-discover-new-black-British-researchers-devise-material-dark-looks-like-black-hole.html)

Quote
British researchers have created the 'new black' of the science world - and it is being dubbed super black.
The material absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light, a new world record, and is so dark the human eye struggles to discern its shape and dimension, giving the appearance of a black hole.
Named Vantablack, or super black, it also conducts heat seven and half times more effectively than copper, and is ten times stronger than steel.
It is created by Surrey NanoSystems using carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 17, 2014, 02:12:49 PM
some of the nano tech stuff I've seen or heard about are astounding.  Self repairing tools, and vehicles. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on July 27, 2014, 02:25:44 PM
Genome Editing Cuts Out HIV (http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40531/title/Genome-Editing-Cuts-Out-HIV/)

Quote
Like other retroviruses, the genetic material of HIV wedges itself into the genome of its human host. While antiretroviral therapies are effective at repressing HIV, they don’t eliminate the integrated virus, which can lie low in a latent state and reactivate if the treatment is stopped. In a study published today (July 21) in PNAS, researchers take advantage of the snipping precision of a genome-editing technique to cut HIV out of the human genome.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 12, 2014, 09:59:10 AM
Wasn't exactly sure where to put this, maybe we should have a farg the Earth thread just for SD. 

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/08/3467685/chesapeake-bay-pollution-conowingo-dam/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wO3SwuQQGhk

I can attest that after TS Lee, the bay looked darker than chocolate milk for months.  Fishing was jacked up for months, crabbing hasn't recovered.  I wouldn't at all attribute everything to the dam, but it does beg the question of what can happen.  What is more interesting to me is that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has all of its funds tied up in the cayman islands which just doesn't seem right when you're a tax exempt foundation? 

(http://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/_photosets/irene_lee_plume/cb_plume_475.jpg)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 12, 2014, 11:30:23 AM
This issue is complicated.  There are a goodly number of people who point to the dam, which is every bit the problem described here, as an excuse to not do anything themselves.  Literally, they say "why should I care or do anything about the runoff from my roof and driveway when the dam is such a problem."  These are often the same folks who scream about the "rain" tax.

In order to repair and care for the Bay, ALL of these measures, and more need to happen.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 13, 2014, 08:22:47 AM
Agree completely, it's no single issue that's causing the problem's we're seeing today.  At the same time I do understand where residents are frustrated with all of the requirements and taxes that have been implemented over the past 30 odd years, and the bay has only gotten worse. 

I look at the BAT septic system law that was enacted in 2012.  It's a great idea to require new homes and failing systems to have the best technology available to prevent runoff.  The issue is with implementation and execution because they're dealing with the same installers.  Bubba who's dug septics for 30 years just had to apply for a license, and then install a system thats infinitely more complicated than a tube to a cistern, to a drain field.  I've seen 2 of my neighbors go thru the process only to have their septics dug up 2 months after the install to fix issues. 

Again, it's a small subset, and i live in a backwards county so chances are AA/Talbot/Baltimore all have had much more success with the new systems. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 14, 2014, 05:49:28 PM
ATL, extremely busy airport, through a thunderstorm:

(http://i.imgur.com/HL4jqNm.gif)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 14, 2014, 07:29:51 PM
That's cool
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 15, 2014, 04:56:02 PM
That's pretty damn interesting. That's cool how they work around the clouds to get in.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on August 15, 2014, 09:34:34 PM
They're working around precipitation, not clouds.  You know that.

Smart.

=====
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 20, 2014, 11:50:45 PM
Ka-Pow: Watch These Fish Cannons Shoot Salmon Safely Over Dams (http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034549/ka-pow-watch-these-fish-cannons-shoot-salmon-safely-over-dams?utm_campaign=home&utm_source=tumblr&utm_medium=exchange&partner=tumblr)

Quote
Salmon have serious swimming skills--some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can't manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 mph and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 21, 2014, 11:20:40 PM
The Great Green Wall of Africa (http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-great-green-wall-of-africa)

Quote
The United Nations estimates that, by 2025, two thirds of Africa's arable land will be covered in Saharan sand, vastly expanding the current 9 million square kilometers. Even if these predictions prove aggressive, the effects of farmland destruction on a continent already hard-pressed for food would be devastating on any level.

With this peril in sight, the leaders of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti have banded together on an unprecedented endeavor to stave off impending catastrophe. Once complete, Africa's Green Wall will be a manmade forest of drought-resistant trees (principally acacia) stretching across the entire continent.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: SunMo on August 25, 2014, 02:47:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMG-LWyNcAs

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on August 25, 2014, 03:21:44 PM
The Great Green Wall of Africa (http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-great-green-wall-of-africa)

Quote
The United Nations estimates that, by 2025, two thirds of Africa's arable land will be covered in Saharan sand, vastly expanding the current 9 million square kilometers. Even if these predictions prove aggressive, the effects of farmland destruction on a continent already hard-pressed for food would be devastating on any level.

With this peril in sight, the leaders of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti have banded together on an unprecedented endeavor to stave off impending catastrophe. Once complete, Africa's Green Wall will be a manmade forest of drought-resistant trees (principally acacia) stretching across the entire continent.
The Great Green Wall of Africa (http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-great-green-wall-of-africa)

Quote
The United Nations estimates that, by 2025, two thirds of Africa's arable land will be covered in Saharan sand, vastly expanding the current 9 million square kilometers. Even if these predictions prove aggressive, the effects of farmland destruction on a continent already hard-pressed for food would be devastating on any level.

With this peril in sight, the leaders of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti have banded together on an unprecedented endeavor to stave off impending catastrophe. Once complete, Africa's Green Wall will be a manmade forest of drought-resistant trees (principally acacia) stretching across the entire continent.

The fact that humans have come together, put aside their differences, and come up with a plan to stave off disaster blow my mind. If in fact they end up accomplishing this goal, I will give humans hope for once.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on September 04, 2014, 03:11:29 PM
Dreadnoughtus, a 130,000-Pound Dinosaur That Wasn’t Done Growing (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/science/dinosaur-dreadnoughtus-discovery.html?_r=0)

Quote
Eighty-five feet long, 30 feet tall, 130,000 pounds and still growing when it died, this dinosaur is among the largest land animals that ever lived — so big its discoverers are calling it the Dreadnoughtus.

Its skeleton, unearthed in the Patagonia region of Argentina, is the first of this species and most complete ever found of this group of gargantuan dinosaurs known as titanosaurs, scientists reported on Thursday. A team led by Kenneth J. Lacovara, a paleontologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, describe the fossil in the journal Scientific Reports.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 13, 2014, 02:42:25 PM
Woman plays violin during her brain surgery

http://www.khou.com/story/news/health/2014/09/13/woman-plays-violin-during-her-brain-surgery/15581771/

(Sent from KHOU 11)

That is farging cool. And weird.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on September 13, 2014, 11:48:06 PM
Cool for her playing. As long as she didn't hit a spinal chord.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 13, 2014, 11:49:36 PM
hahaha booooooooooooo
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on September 14, 2014, 12:07:45 AM
fine, suture self.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on September 14, 2014, 12:54:56 AM
You strung those two jokes together quite well!
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 14, 2014, 01:28:52 AM
GF needs to set an alert for Rome's iPhone 6 for when punny comments are made
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on September 14, 2014, 01:36:31 AM
ROME
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on September 24, 2014, 08:10:45 PM
The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space (http://www.dezeen.com/2014/07/25/movie-silk-leaf-first-man-made-synthetic-biological-leaf-space-travel/)

http://vimeo.com/101734446
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on September 25, 2014, 12:41:32 PM
Ka-Pow: Watch These Fish Cannons Shoot Salmon Safely Over Dams (http://www.fastcoexist.com/3034549/ka-pow-watch-these-fish-cannons-shoot-salmon-safely-over-dams?utm_campaign=home&utm_source=tumblr&utm_medium=exchange&partner=tumblr)

Quote
Salmon have serious swimming skills--some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can't manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 mph and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.

I'm not a civil engineer, but I'm pretty sure "we" didn't build those dams with the specific purpose of blocking their journey.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on September 25, 2014, 03:17:14 PM
icehole, this whole time I thought you were a civil engineer. So, you were just simply a mildly retarded drooling mongoloid this whole time?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on September 25, 2014, 10:52:46 PM
Still am a moderately retarded drooling mongoloid
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on September 28, 2014, 12:46:02 AM
Mantis shrimps can see cancer, and scientists have now created a camera that does the same (http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20142609-26244.html)

Quote
We see colour with hues and shades, and objects that contrast – a red apple in a green tree for example – but our research is revealing a number of animals that use polarised light to detect and discriminate between objects.”

His team have now worked with international collaborators to create a camera that can replicate this ability - eventually they hope they could lead to smartphone cameras that would allow people to scan their body for cancers at home.

“The camera that we’ve developed in close collaboration with US and UK scientists shoots video and could provide immediate feedback on detecting cancer and monitoring the activity of exposed nerve cells,” said Marshall.

They did this by revealing that the compound eye of the mantis shrimp contains groups of photocells called ommatidia. Each of these ommatidium has thin micro-villi that can filter polarised light, as well as light-sensitive receptors.

To mimic this in the camera, the scientists used aluminium nanowires to replicate the polarisation-filtering microvilli, and placed these on top of photodiodes, which convert light into electrical current.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on October 15, 2014, 03:06:42 PM
Is fusion finally here?

Quote
Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project

(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade.

Tom McGuire, who heads the project, said he and a small team had been working on fusion energy at Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works for about four years, but were now going public to find potential partners in industry and government for their work.

Initial work demonstrated the feasibility of building a 100-megawatt reactor measuring seven feet by 10 feet, which could fit on the back of a large truck, and is about 10 times smaller than current reactors, McGuire told reporters.

In a statement, the company, the Pentagon's largest supplier, said it would build and test a compact fusion reactor in less than a year, and build a prototype in five years.

In recent years, Lockheed has gotten increasingly involved in a variety of alternate energy projects, including several ocean energy projects, as it looks to offset a decline in U.S. and European military spending.

Lockheed's work on fusion energy could help in developing new power sources amid increasing global conflicts over energy, and as projections show there will be a 40 percent to 50 percent increase in energy use over the next generation, McGuire said.

If it proves feasible, Lockheed's work would mark a key breakthrough in a field that scientists have long eyed as promising, but which has not yet yielded viable power systems. The effort seeks to harness the energy released during nuclear fusion, when atoms combine into more stable forms.

"We can make a big difference on the energy front," McGuire said, noting Lockheed's 60 years of research on nuclear fusion as a potential energy source that is safer and more efficient than current reactors based on nuclear fission.

Lockheed sees the project as part of a comprehensive approach to solving global energy and climate change problems.

Compact nuclear fusion would produce far less waste than coal-powered plants since it would use deuterium-tritium fuel, which can generate nearly 10 million times more energy than the same amount of fossil fuels, the company said.

Ultra-dense deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, is found in the earth's oceans, and tritium is made from natural lithium deposits.

It said future reactors could use a different fuel and eliminate radioactive waste completely.

McGuire said the company had several patents pending for the work and was looking for partners in academia, industry and among government laboratories to advance the work.

Lockheed said it had shown it could complete a design, build and test it in as little as a year, which should produce an operational reactor in 10 years, McGuire said. A small reactor could power a U.S. Navy warship, and eliminate the need for other fuel sources that pose logistical challenges.

U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers run on nuclear power, but they have large fission reactors on board that have to be replaced on a regular cycle.

"What makes our project really interesting and feasible is that timeline as a potential solution," McGuire said.

Lockheed shares fell 0.6 percent to $175.02 amid a broad market selloff
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 12, 2014, 11:11:27 AM
The European Space Agency just landed a probe on a comet 317 million miles away.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 12, 2014, 04:33:00 PM
...but yet they can't find their car in the mall parking lot?

*Stolen from a comedian.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on November 12, 2014, 06:11:44 PM
Last I heard, harpoons didn't fire.  It's out of contact for a few hours because the mothership satellite is behind the comet, so there's still much to learn.  How f'n dramatic, and what an amazing success.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on November 12, 2014, 07:53:12 PM
whats incredible to me is that it took ten years to reach the comet....then had to make a seven hour free fall drop in the hopes it would hit the comet perfectly and land

oh the comet was travelling 41,000 miles per minute
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on November 12, 2014, 08:01:05 PM
So was the probe.  It's a pretty amazing accomplishment, though. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on November 12, 2014, 08:24:33 PM
not impressed
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on November 12, 2014, 08:50:25 PM
So was the probe.  It's a pretty amazing accomplishment, though.

Quote
For the mission team, the seven-hour descent, during which Philae fell at walking speed towards the comet’s surface, was a nail-biting experience. The lander separated from its mothership at 0835 GMT with confirmation received on Earth at 0903. For the early part of the 20km descent, Philae was expected to be out of contact with Rosetta. Around 1100 GMT the mothership reacquired a signal from the lander, which duly unfurled its legs and began to take pictures. The first image taken just 50 seconds after separation revealed a look back at the mothership, one of its 14-metre-long solar arrays clearly visible, as Philae fell silently to its destination.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on November 12, 2014, 09:37:30 PM
how mad are republicans right now
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 12, 2014, 10:44:49 PM
how mad are republicans right now

MDS, don't know where that came from, but it it seems that that statement can be applied to many things. Nice job.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: LBIggle on November 12, 2014, 11:11:29 PM
i wonder if they played the armageddon theme song in the control room.

definitely cool though. i really wish they would make a solid push to land on mars.  but you know.. wars and shtein.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 13, 2014, 12:32:15 AM
i wonder if they played the armageddon theme song in the control room.

They were going to, but the guy in charge of music left his iPod in the car. They told him to hurry and go get it but it was too close to the landing time and he said he didn't wanna... well, you know.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on November 13, 2014, 07:44:19 AM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanspaceagency/sets/72157638315605535/
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 14, 2014, 12:12:53 PM
I just watched a very interesting Ancient Aliens titled "Aliens and the Creation of Man." Basically, the show credited aliens with the rapid advances made thousands of years ago, like language, alphabet and the ability to write. The show suggested that ancient aliens came to our world to mine gold for their planet, and engineered human beings using their own DNA coupled with the DNA of whatever species existed at that time to be smart enough and able to work at mining the gold. Neanderthals maybe? It seems to me that could explain the missing link. It was said that in the first written records of every culture on earth, language is said to have been a gift of beings from the sky and that the engineering of the new species of man is what created Adam and Eve. All over the world there are unexplainable events in history scientist have been trying to figure out were people created structures and used architecture and stuff to make giant advances their civilizations that were just beyond the scope of what was known and available to people back then. If you haven't seen it, watch it, it makes a whole lot more sense than anything I've seen before about answers to the question about the missing link. It makes you think of the Bible like a comic book. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on November 14, 2014, 12:31:55 PM
I just watched a very interesting Ancient Aliens titled "Aliens and the Creation of Man." Basically, the show credited aliens with the rapid advances made thousands of years ago, like language, alphabet and the ability to write. The show suggested that ancient aliens came to our world to mine gold for their planet, and engineered human beings using their own DNA coupled with the DNA of whatever species existed at that time to be smart enough and able to work at mining the gold. Neanderthals maybe? It seems to me that could explain the missing link. It was said that in the first written records of every culture on earth, language is said to have been a gift of beings from the sky and that the engineering of the new species of man is what created Adam and Eve. All over the world there are unexplainable events in history scientist have been trying to figure out were people created structures and used architecture and stuff to make giant advances their civilizations that were just beyond the scope of what was known and available to people back then. If you haven't seen it, watch it, it makes a whole lot more sense than anything I've seen before about answers to the question about the missing link. It makes you think of the Bible like a comic book.

lol wtf?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 14, 2014, 12:40:27 PM
Yeah I know, the show was from '11' but I hadn't seen it. Call me crazy but it makes sense.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on November 14, 2014, 12:45:49 PM
no, it doesnt
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 14, 2014, 12:47:01 PM
Well, it makes sense to me. and it all comes from people a whole lot smarter than we are. What would you say explains it better?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on November 14, 2014, 12:53:26 PM
i honestly dont even know what you wrote....it might as well been written in swahili

i did find it hilarious how you wrote a bunch of non sensical gibberish that could easily be from a graphic novel and then said it makes the bible look like a comic book
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 14, 2014, 01:04:32 PM
Well, it's not from a graphic novel, watch the show and it'll come across better. Or don't.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 14, 2014, 01:12:03 PM
...and really, if you're going to try to sound smart you should at least make an attempt to spell correctly. I know you don't care, but man, c'mon.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on November 14, 2014, 01:27:31 PM
you are a prince of a man, shore. dont let anyone ever tell you otherwise.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: smeags on November 14, 2014, 01:57:09 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzza3AiWPkCg1S0kP7e0MbI887216ilhIcfc_mXBNnrwfzgRPFNzYp7w)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 14, 2014, 04:52:16 PM
Well, it makes sense to me. and it all comes from people a whole lot smarter than we are. What would you say explains it better?

Well, it's not from a graphic novel, watch the show and it'll come across better. Or don't.

Holy farging shtein Shore. I was pulling for your Shore this whole time, but jesus farging christ. Christ himself would find your nonsense so bad, that he would come back to Earth, just so he can kill himself on the cross again. And don't say you weren't serious either, because you are.

You're that couple in that commercial where a DJ acts like a financial advisory, spits out some industry jargon about investing, and has the people fooled...only because he took a shower a wore a suit. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccck, that's some looney toon shtein right there.

*For the record, I've seen that episode. I've also watched Star Wars, but I'm pretty sure the Sith don't exist anymore.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 14, 2014, 05:09:14 PM
It says right at the start of the movie that it was a long time ago.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on November 14, 2014, 06:07:47 PM
i did find it hilarious how you wrote a bunch of non sensical gibberish that could easily be from a graphic novel and then said it makes the bible look like a comic book

lol

Scientology might be a good fit for you, shore.  They are all over the alien tip.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 15, 2014, 06:30:36 AM
Nobody has a better explanation,  unless you want to count hbionic's belief in God to be a explanation as to how we got here.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on November 15, 2014, 07:53:42 AM
Evolution.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on November 15, 2014, 10:21:38 AM
Nobody has a better explanation

holy farging shtein
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on November 15, 2014, 11:21:01 AM
hes right though, nobody DOES have a better explanation
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 15, 2014, 01:14:54 PM
Nobody has a better explanation,  unless you want to count hbionic's belief in God to be a explanation as to how we got here.

Hey there, let's not go putting words in my mouth. I never said I believed in anything specific.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on November 15, 2014, 02:25:50 PM
Nobody has a better explanation,  unless you want to count hbionic's belief in God to be a explanation as to how we got here.

Hey there, let's not go putting words in my mouth. I never said I believed in anything specific.

You specifically believe in having balls in your mouth

Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 15, 2014, 02:30:37 PM
Your mom's balls.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on November 15, 2014, 04:06:11 PM
I'm starting to really like shore
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 15, 2014, 05:00:26 PM
He played the long game, and it paid off bigtime.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 16, 2014, 10:33:27 AM
Evolution.

That's my point, I do believe in evolution, but there is a gap in there called the missing link.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 16, 2014, 10:37:05 AM
Nobody has a better explanation,  unless you want to count hbionic's belief in God to be a explanation as to how we got here.

Hey there, let's not go putting words in my mouth. I never said I believed in anything specific.

Then what do you believe? Everyone is quick to say what is not right, but apparently have no opinion or belief of what is. It's like the guy at work who all the time is saying, "well, that won't work", but has no idea as to how it will work.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 16, 2014, 10:41:37 AM
Nobody has a better explanation

holy farging shtein

IGOR being the prime example of my last post. I know from reading his post he doesn't believe in God, and thinks anyone who does is an idiot. I guess he believes in evolution, and if any of you do, haven't you ever wondered about the missing link? There's a big gap in ancient history's evolution of man that is still unexplained.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on November 16, 2014, 10:49:36 AM
Sure.  It's enough for me to say, I don't know.  What's clear so far is that mankind has been able to scientifically prove answers to questions that humanity has had forever, and that until science were "answered" by religion.  Incorrectly.  So, given the evidence, I'll take science, which is a work very much in progress and freely admits "we don't know yet" over religion, which has proven nothing yet but claims to know.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 16, 2014, 11:19:31 AM
And science might yet uncover the missing link. Someone might dig him up tomorrow for all I know, but I think it's interesting to hear other explanations. I'm fascinated by the exploration and study of our solar system and the universe. In the grand scheme of things that go on out there humans are so insignificant that it's a billion times less than an ant to an elephant. We haven't been here one tick of the earths clock, much less the universe's. When you think of how vast the universe is, I think it's naive to not think that there's life out there some were, from a single celled organism to intelligent beings. Aliens having been here before would explain a lot of what happened in ancient times, what people believed back then. Every culture had their Gods who did things that are beyond explanation even today. It makes me think that there was something, or some being that changed everything. That, or ancient people back then did a lot of embellishing or exaggerating in most of their records. I really don't know but it's interesting and fun to explore the options. I thought a big part of science was the exploration of the universe and the search for life. That's why I posted my comments in this thread. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 16, 2014, 11:32:00 AM
Something else that's really interesting to me would be the means of travel that we'd have to acquire to really explore out there. Even at the speed of light, it would take thousands of light years to go from one side of our galaxy to the other. And the laws of physics state that you can't go any faster than the speed of light. Now, scientist are talking about bending the laws of space and time to use worm holes for travel. That kind of shtein blows my mind.

Now, if we are ever visited by aliens more than likely they would have already have acquired a means of travel like what scientist are looking for today, and if they gave us that type of technology we'd make a giant leap in our ability to travel space. Kinda' like the giant leap that was made back in ancient times. Just saying.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 16, 2014, 11:35:07 AM
or ancient people back then did a lot of embellishing or exaggerating in most of their records. 

Of course they did. It's called the bible.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 16, 2014, 11:53:43 AM
or ancient people back then did a lot of embellishing or exaggerating in most of their records. 

Of course they did. It's called the bible.

I don't think the bible is an absolute true story or account of what happened back then, but if it's that simple to say that the bible is just a bunch made up stories, then that means that all the cultures on earth were making up the same kind of stories at the same time.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on November 16, 2014, 12:25:31 PM
shore what are you on
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 16, 2014, 12:37:13 PM
I'm on something that makes me think Jesus might have been an alien and the Virgin Mary was unknowingly abducted and implanted with human DNA that was infused with alien DNA producing an alien/human hybrid that was able to take a empty basket and magically make it have an endless supply of fish.

Ha! And you bitches just thought I was crazy. Now you know it.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 16, 2014, 01:07:26 PM
I'm on something that makes me think Jesus might have been an alien and the Virgin Mary was unknowingly abducted and implanted with human DNA that was infused with alien DNA producing an alien/human hybrid that was able to take a empty basket and magically make it have an endless supply of fish.

Ha! And you bitches just thought I was crazy. Now you know it.

Mormonism. You're thinking of Mormonism.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on November 16, 2014, 01:10:01 PM
that means that all the cultures on earth were making up the same kind of stories at the same time.

Yeah, turns out humans make up the same basic myths worldwide.  I wonder if anyone has ever studied that?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 16, 2014, 10:57:59 PM
that means that all the cultures on earth were making up the same kind of stories at the same time.

Yeah, turns out humans make up the same basic myths worldwide.  I wonder if anyone has ever studied that?

Of course they have. Just like they've studied the fact that all of a sudden cultures started writing and keeping records and how most of them wrote about getting the knowledge from beings that came from the sky. Even the Hopie Indians from right here in the USA, who were a little late to the party have records saying basically the same thing. There are some scientist who think the crazy headress helmet looking things they wear are patterned after some alien spacemen's spacesuits. 

I shtein you not.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on November 16, 2014, 11:08:41 PM
shore is LEGIT farged up
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on November 16, 2014, 11:15:00 PM
If you make a helmet out of aluminum foil, you can communicate with aliens.

I shtein you not.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on November 16, 2014, 11:27:51 PM
If you keep that butt plug inserted your ass, you will shtein me not.

I shtein you not.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 16, 2014, 11:58:46 PM
If you keep that butt plug inserted your ass, you will shtein me not.

I shtein you not.

Stop telling my secrets.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 17, 2014, 12:01:34 AM
If you make a helmet out of aluminum foil, you can communicate with aliens.

I shtein you not.

C'MON MAN!! Thats so the aliens can't read your thoughts. At least it was in the Mel Gibson movie, Signs.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 17, 2014, 12:04:00 AM
shore is LEGIT farged up

And you are a legit small minded trolling asswipe.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 17, 2014, 12:06:31 AM
Researchers Prove Tin Foil Hats Boost Receptivity To Government Signals (http://www.howtogeek.com/114037/researchers-prove-tin-foil-hats-boost-receptivity-to-government-signals/)

Quote
Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government’s invasive abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason.

If you want to block signals, you have to cover yourself entirely in foil, making your own personal Faraday Cage.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on November 17, 2014, 11:14:02 AM
Is there really a helmet craze? I mean really?? Other than the meat helmet crave craze
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 17, 2014, 12:16:15 PM
Craze only in the sense that you need psychological help if you feel that strongly about alien or government radio waves controlling you.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on November 18, 2014, 01:38:05 PM
Is there really a helmet craze? I mean really?? Other than the meat helmet crave craze

You mean like the bacon bowl? Bacon helmet??
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 04, 2014, 08:15:16 AM
Waiting to see if ORION launches today. 
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/cvplive/cvpstream3.html

My cousins both work for NASA, apparently he did a video skit for Sesame Street and a few other interviews etc. 

The launch window is some time within the next 90 minutes, otherwise they have to scrub it
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 04, 2014, 08:16:16 AM
Just set a new launch time  8:26 AM
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: SunMo on December 04, 2014, 08:21:22 AM
is this one gonna blow up too?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 04, 2014, 08:28:50 AM
who knows, they just scrubbed it again.  Sunny loves Challenger moments. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: SunMo on December 04, 2014, 08:53:14 AM
im watching it lol but they keep holding for this goddamn valve.  it's only a valve, what can go wrong?


oh...

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1239968/challenger-explosion-o.gif)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 04, 2014, 09:01:44 AM
LOL, it sounds like they're working on a hot water heater.  Increasing the pressure to 35psi in the core to force out whatever could be clogging the valves.  Honestly 35psi seems super low. 

NASA has done a great job trying to rebuild their brand, utilizing social media, and gaining interest in space travel again.  I watched a documentary called The Cosmonaut Coverup, and Gagarin wasn't the first Russian in space.  It really went into detail of how the Russians scrubbed any failures from history.  Which in turn is what made the US Space program go next to the next level by using that adversity. 

Scrubbed till tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: SunMo on December 04, 2014, 09:36:25 AM
mother fargers...all that waiting for nothing. stop being Hoydas
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on December 22, 2014, 09:03:32 AM
the year in science denying

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/12/worst-science-denial-2014
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on January 17, 2015, 04:21:24 PM
if you like explosions - and who doesn't - watch this spacex booster landing
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/16/377785786/watch-spacex-booster-crashes-on-barge
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on February 13, 2015, 07:09:47 PM
NASA Wants to Send a Submarine to Titan's Seas (http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/nasa-wants-to-send-a-submarine-to-titans-seas-150212.htm)

Quote
In a sneak peek of a possible future mission to Saturn’s moon Titan, NASA has showcased their vision of a robotic submersible that could explore the moon’s vast lakes of liquid methane and ethane.

Studying Titan is thought to be looking back in time at an embryonic Earth, only a lot colder. Titan is the only moon in the solar system to have a significant atmosphere and this atmosphere is known to possess its own methane cycle, like Earth’s water cycle. Methane exists in a liquid state, raining down on a landscape laced with hydrocarbons, forming rivers, valleys and seas.

Several seas have been extensively studied by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during multiple flybys, some of which average a few meters deep, whereas others have depths of over 200 meters (660 feet) — the maximum depth at which Cassini’s radar instrument can penetrate.

So, if scientists are to properly explore Titan, they must find a way to dive into these seas to reveal their secrets.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on February 14, 2015, 12:09:06 AM
why did god put water on one of saturn's moons? is this explained in the bible???
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on February 14, 2015, 12:52:25 PM
why did god put water on one of saturn's moons? is this explained in the bible???
::)

Maybe you should actually read the quote. It's not water. It's liquid methane. Although in the last five years scientist have uncovered strong evidence of a ocean under the crust relatively close to the surface. The evidence is gathered from around ten years of gravity data and the movement of the moons surface, which according to scientist can only be explained by a ocean of liquid underneath it. They even estimate from the movement of the crust that the ocean is very salty, as salty as any on earth.

July 2, 2014:  Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini mission have firm evidence of an ocean inside Saturn's largest moon, Titan, which might be as salty as the Earth's Dead Sea. (http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/02jul_saltyocean/)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on February 14, 2015, 01:09:33 PM
If you like this stuff, the NASA site (http://science.nasa.gov/) I posted the link from is loaded with cool science stuff, amazing pictures and up to date articles on their missions like the Cassini probes mission to Titan. Imo, it's better than the tv channel.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Geowhizzer on February 14, 2015, 01:22:12 PM
why did god put water on one of saturn's moons? is this explained in the bible???

It's the Promised Land.  Better get your Exodus ready.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: shorebird on February 14, 2015, 01:33:06 PM
Send Dio, first time he lights up he'll ignite the atmosphere.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on February 15, 2015, 07:37:04 PM
If it was part of god's plan for that to happen to Dio, it would happen here. Maybe he can still get kid cancer instead.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on March 13, 2015, 02:21:35 AM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bd4_1425519804
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: hbionic on March 24, 2015, 01:04:25 AM
http://www.cnet.com/news/boeing-patents-star-wars-style-force-fields/
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on April 13, 2015, 05:37:08 PM
Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars (http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/13/nasas-curiosity-rover-finds-water-below-surface-of-mars?CMP=share_btn_tw)

Quote
Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.

Until now, scientists had thought that conditions on the red planet were too cold and arid for liquid water to exist, although there were known to be deposits of ice.

Prof Andrew Coates, head of planetary science at the Mullard Space, said: “The evidence so far is that any water would be in the form of permafrost. It’s the first time we’ve had evidence of liquid water there now.”

The latest findings suggest that Martian soil is damp with liquid brine, due to the presence of a salt that significantly lowers the freezing point of water. When mixed with calcium perchlorate liquid water can exist down to around -70C, and the salt also soaks up water vapour from the atmosphere.

New measurements from the Gale crater show that during winter nights until just after sunrise, temperatures and humidity levels are just right for liquid brine to form.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 13, 2015, 06:40:55 PM
It's exciting to think that mankind could wreck another entire planet in the near future.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on April 13, 2015, 08:14:48 PM
We spent millions of dollars to send a robot to Mars to draw penises in the dirt. We're on our way!
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on April 18, 2015, 01:34:40 AM
Dinosaur Feathers Discovered in Canadian Amber (http://io9.com/5840854/dinosaur-feathers-discovered-in-canadian-amber)

Quote
Today a group of paleontologists announced the results of an extensive study of several well-preserved dinosaur feathers encased in amber. Their work, which included samples from many stages in the evolution of feathers, bolstered the findings of other scientists who've suggested that dinosaurs (winged and otherwise) had multicolored and transparent feathers of the sort you might see on birds today. The researchers also presented evidence, based on the feathers' pigmentation and structures, that today's bird feathers could have evolved from dinosaur feathers.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on April 23, 2015, 04:24:23 PM
(http://spaceweather.com/images2015/23apr15/volcaniclightning_strip.jpg)

VOLCANIC LIGHTNING: For the first time in more than 42 years, the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted. Two blasts in 24 hours on April 22nd sent plumes of ash and volcanic gases shooting at least 33,000 feet high, well into the altitudes where planes fly. One of the eruptions occured at night and put on a spectacular display of volcanic lightning:

Researchers have long known that volcanic eruptions produce strong lightning. Findings published in a 2012 Eos article reveal that the largest volcanic storms can rival massive supercell thunderstorms in the American midwest. But why? Volcanic lightning is not well understood.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on April 23, 2015, 04:36:09 PM
that's awesome
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 23, 2015, 07:46:13 PM
Yeah that is pretty damn awesome
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on May 08, 2015, 02:14:38 PM
Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine (http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2015/05/07/404963436/scientists-crack-a-50-year-old-mystery-about-the-measles-vaccine?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150508)

Quote
Like many viruses, measles is known to suppress the immune system for a few weeks after an infection. But previous studies in monkeys have suggested that measles takes this suppression to a whole new level: It erases immune protection to other diseases, Mina says.

So what does that mean? Well, say you get the chicken pox when you're 4 years old. Your immune system figures out how to fight it. So you don't get it again. But if you get measles when you're 5 years old, it could wipe out the memory of how to beat back the chicken pox. It's like the immune system has amnesia, Mina says.

"The immune system kind of comes back. The only problem is that it has forgotten what it once knew," he says.

So after an infection, a child's immune system has to almost start over, rebuilding its immune protection against diseases it has already seen before.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 08, 2015, 04:24:51 PM
Hmm, wonder if that applies when scientist use the measles virus to attack cancer cells?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on June 21, 2015, 11:06:28 PM
https://youtu.be/7KcPNiworbo
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 22, 2015, 09:04:26 AM
I accidentally a fleshlight
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on June 24, 2015, 12:46:37 PM
Incredible Octopus Behavior Nearly Caused Scientist To Drown From Laughing (https://www.thedodo.com/octopus-carries-coconut-1178413280.html)

Quote
As it turns out, some octopuses, like this one, possess the foresight to actually pack along coconut shells to use as protective shelters when exploring areas without adequate places to hide.

Scientists say this behavior is the first evidence of tool use by an octopus, putting the aquatic animals in a league with a small number of other animals known to do the same.

(https://assets.rbl.ms/1266154/980x.jpg)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on July 15, 2015, 05:43:12 PM
this Pluto success story is absolutely amazing....vox did a nice little breakdown of it...thinking about the whole thing while watching the YouTube of the launch is almost chilling

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/13/8920645/new-horizons-pluto-mission-photos
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on July 15, 2015, 07:39:20 PM
I was talking with my daughter about this and she mentioned what an amazing accomplishment that was completely and totally conceived by human genius.  She then mentioned the colossal inbred fargfaces that protested President Obama with confederate flags today. 

Her summation:  Big Minds & Little Minds
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: MDS on July 15, 2015, 07:45:11 PM
next stop: putting a man on mars

why?

because we can thats why
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 15, 2015, 07:46:20 PM
That picture of Pluto was awesome.

(https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2HSSQOxhMmZVnG9Uhtnm4k46ZOU=/2000x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/3871646/20150714_pluto-nh-ehealth1.0.png)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Rome on July 15, 2015, 07:46:37 PM
Gay marriage on Mars.  LET'S DO THIS!
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on July 15, 2015, 08:08:40 PM
Gay marriage on Mars.  LET'S DO THIS!


(http://newnownext.mtvnimages.com/2012/10/Martian-Obama.jpg)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on July 15, 2015, 08:17:41 PM
Gay marriage on Mars.  LET'S DO THIS!

I'm pretty sure Mars already has marriage equality for robosexuals.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on September 23, 2015, 09:19:51 AM
http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html

Sweet dreams, cupcakes.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on October 09, 2015, 09:46:04 AM
HIV vaccine to be tested on people (http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-aids-vaccine-20151007-story.html)

Quote
After years of research, a promising HIV/AIDS vaccine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is moving into the critical human testing stage.

The school's Institute of Human Virology, headed by Dr. Robert Gallo, who helped discover the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS and who developed the HIV blood test, announced the next big step in the research Thursday.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on October 15, 2015, 09:21:39 AM
Ultrasound therapies target brain cancers and Alzheimer’s disease (http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/03/ultrasound-therapies-target-brain-cancers-and-alzheimer-s-disease)

Quote
This month, in one of the first clinical tests, Todd Mainprize, a neurosurgeon at the University of Toronto in Canada, hopes to use ultrasound to deliver a dose of chemotherapy to a malignant brain tumor. And in some of the most dramatic evidence of the technique's potential, a research team reports this week in Science Translational Medicine that they used it to rid mice of abnormal brain clumps similar to those in Alzheimer's disease, restoring lost memory and cognitive functions. If such findings can be translated from mice to humans, “it will revolutionize the way we treat brain disease,” says biophysicist Kullervo Hynynen of the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, who originated the ultrasound method.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on November 05, 2015, 08:21:27 PM
NASA just saw something come out of a black hole for the first time ever (http://www.blastr.com/2015-11-4/nasa-just-saw-something-come-out-black-hole-first-time-ever)

Quote
You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted something mighty strange at the supermassive black hole Markarian 335.

Two of NASA’s space telescopes, including the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), miraculously observed a black hole’s corona “launched” away from the supermassive black hole. Then a massive pulse of X-ray energy spewed out. So, what exactly happened? That’s what scientists are trying to figure out now.

“This is the first time we have been able to link the launching of the corona to a flare,” Dan Wilkins, of Saint Mary’s University, said. “This will help us understand how supermassive black holes power some of the brightest objects in the universe.”

NuSTAR’s principal investigator, Fiona Harrison, noted that the nature of the energetic source is “mysterious,” but added that the ability to actually record the event should provide some clues about the black hole's size and structure, along with (hopefully) some fresh intel on how black holes function. Luckily for us, this black hole is still 324 million light-years away.

So, no matter what strange things it’s doing, it shouldn’t have any effect on our corner of the universe.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 09, 2015, 08:06:16 AM
And then they see this off the coast of California
https://youtu.be/69Ij5ad4gFk

Navy says its a missile test. 
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 09, 2015, 08:17:27 PM
There's shtein going around FB now with people claiming that there's a bunch of dead aliens all around San Jose. Lol.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 09, 2015, 10:33:48 PM
That would be cool

Probably meaning illegal aliens?
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 09, 2015, 10:39:58 PM
Sadly, no.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=955575744513715&id=100001838957453
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 09, 2015, 10:52:55 PM
No clue wtf that thing is

But Aurelia has one nice rack on her
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on November 21, 2015, 02:15:23 AM
http://cloudvid.cachefly.net/vid/10_Mind_Bending_Facts_About_The_Universe.mp4
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on November 21, 2015, 07:39:06 AM
I have to admit that my mind is bent.  Not as much as my cork, but my cork saw that video before and took it really hard.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 13, 2015, 03:06:01 PM
Germany Just Successfully Fired Up A Nuclear Fusion Reactor (http://www.iflscience.com/technology/germany-just-successfully-fired-their-nuclear-fusion-reactor)

Quote
Controlled nuclear fusion – a clean, near-perpetual source of energy – would revolutionize the world. In recent years, significant steps on the path to a fully operational, efficient fusion reactor have been made, and this week another milestone has been reached: German engineers from the Max Planck Institute have successfully fired up their nuclear fusion reactor, announcing that they have managed to suspend plasma for the first time.

Their 16-meter-long (52-foot-long) experimental fusion reactor, Wendelstein 7-X (W7X), is one of the largest in the world. It took 19 years and €1 billion ($1.1 billion/£715 million) to complete, and contains over 425 tonnes (470 tons) of superconducting magnets, all of which need to be cooled to absolute zero. Within it, the process that operates at the heart of stars can hypothetically take place.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 13, 2015, 09:27:53 PM
http://m.nydailynews.com/nc-town-rejects-solar-farm-due-unscientific-concerns-article-1.2464816?utm_content=buffer1d573&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw

When did SD move to North Carolina?!
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on December 14, 2015, 07:30:00 AM
I'm not sure what's worse - the townspeople afraid of the technology, or the company man's use of the word "toxical."
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 14, 2015, 05:45:11 PM
lol I missed that

Must be some southerner speak trying to sound smart
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: rjs246 on April 04, 2017, 08:51:35 AM
http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/04/simple-device-that-could-make-seawater-drinkable-giving-millions-access-to-clean-water-6552223/
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on April 04, 2017, 09:00:44 AM
its always amazed me that of all the things that have ever been invented how can we not easily just take salt out of water
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on April 04, 2017, 09:03:38 AM
It is easy, but to do it on a massive scale costs too much for anybody to make any money off it so it's a terrible idea.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on April 04, 2017, 09:11:41 AM
my point is isnt shouldnt cost that much....there should be a machine to easily run it thru and take the damn salt out and pipeline it where you want it to go
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 04, 2017, 09:12:58 AM
Check out the documentary called Slingshot, available on Netflix.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Tomahawk on April 04, 2017, 09:28:10 AM
Check out the documentary called Slingshot, available on Netflix.

Added to the queue...thanks. Judging from the description somebody needs to tell Matt Damon about this so he quits relying on Stella and I to help us be remembered as the generation who solved the world's water crisis.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: AO1 on April 04, 2017, 02:57:29 PM
Navy ships use desalinization units. They've been around for years.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Diomedes on April 04, 2017, 05:37:42 PM
I love Stella Artois.  Love.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 04, 2017, 05:48:15 PM
Me too.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on April 04, 2017, 06:16:57 PM
Check out the documentary called Slingshot, available on Netflix.

just finished this....a lot like the warren buffett doc the man at the center of it is better than the documentary itself but it was still a good watch.....i just wish they had explained how the machine works
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Susquehanna Birder on April 11, 2017, 09:39:50 AM
There was some description of it as being a distiller vs using a filteration system and/or reverse osmosis (what the Navy uses for desalination). Makes it faster and more compact.

A big problem, briefly described in the film, is that the target users don't know how to handle water in a sanitary fashion. Apparently there have been efforts to educate them, with very little positive results.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on April 08, 2018, 07:33:19 PM
We Finally Know How Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Field (https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/04/we-finally-know-how-birds-can-see-earths-magnetic-field/#6d815cfe20e1)

Quote
While scientists have known for quite some time that birds can see Earth's magnetic field, it was unclear exactly how birds are able to visualize the magnetic field. Two recent studies from researchers at Lund University in Sweden and Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Germany discovered that the ability is a result of a special protein in bird's eyes. The two papers studied European robins and zebra finches and found evidence for an unusual eye protein called Cry4.

The Cry4 protein is part of a class of protein called a cryptochrome that is sensitive to blue light. Cryptochromes are found in both plants and animals and are responsible for circadian rhythms in various species. In the two bird species above, it appears that the presence of cryptochromes, specifically the Cry4 protein, is responsible for the ability of birds to visually detect Earth's magnetic field.

The ability to see Earth's magnetic field, known as magnetoreception, relies on the presence of specifically the blue wavelength of light. The complex process involves "radical" intermediate molecules which are sensitive to Earth's magnetic field. The Earth's magnetic field, as it relates to the direction the bird is facing, could alter the intermediate radical molecules differently, giving the bird a sense for where it is facing in relation to the Earth's magnetic field.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Eagaholic on May 17, 2018, 04:22:40 AM
Super crescent moon tonight.
Quote
A "SUPER" CRESCENT MOON AND VENUS: When the sun goes down tonight (May 17th), step outside and look west. A beautifully slender crescent Moon is passing by Venus in the twilight sky. Take a closer look at that Moon. Does the crescent seem extra big and bright? You might be right. It's a "supermoon."

On May 17th the Moon is at perigee--that is, the side of the Moon's elliptical orbit closest to Earth. This makes the Moon 5% wider and almost 11% brighter than average crescent moons of the same phase. You've probably heard the term "supermoon" applied to full Moons. It applies to crescents as well.

This is also a good night to see the Da Vinci Glow, also known as "Earthshine." Inside the arms of the lunar crescent there is a faint image of the full Moon. That is caused by sunlight reflected from Earth onto the dark lunar surface. In the northern hemisphere, Earthshine is extra visible in spring because springtime crescent Moons are high in the sky at sunset.

A springtime super crescent Moon with Earthshine and Venus? It doesn't get much better than that.
Less cliche than "it doesn't get much better than that," some have referred to it as Orion dunking the ball (moon) right over Taurus, for those with an astro app on the phone.
http://spaceweather.com/  -thought the page will change soon
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: Geowhizzer on August 02, 2018, 09:36:36 AM
Wasn't sure where this post would belong, but this is as good a place as any.  Found this fascinating.

From Bloomberg: How America Uses It's Land (https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-us-land-use/)
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on August 02, 2018, 09:42:19 AM
Neat.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: QB Eagles on August 02, 2018, 09:48:04 AM
Life goals: don't end up living in a "miscellaneous" square.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: General_Failure on December 03, 2018, 02:29:14 PM
Man Postpones Retirement to Save Reefs After He Accidentally Discovers How to Make Coral Grow 40 Times Faster (https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/man-postpones-retirement-to-save-reefs-after-he-accidentally-discovers-how-to-make-coral-grow-40-times-faster/)

Quote
Furthermore, their tests showed that it works with every single species of coral found in the Florida Reef.

In fact, the method is so efficient, the researchers are reportedly producing coral faster than they can get tanks to hold them.

Vaughan’s team now plans on planting 100,000 corals on the Florida Reef Track by 2019. The researchers also plan on sharing their method with conservationists around the world so they can collectively plant one million corals within the next few years.
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: ice grillin you on January 11, 2019, 06:40:34 AM
Neat

https://twitter.com/rainmaker1973/status/1083625338293370880?s=21
Title: Re: Science 'n Shtein
Post by: phattymatty on January 11, 2019, 02:52:02 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/HLeBURDggmPQc/giphy.gif)