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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2011, 01:01:45 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15837145

Cloaking devices for sure during our lifetime.
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2011, 05:06:17 AM »

Two Diamonds Linked by Strange Quantum Entanglement

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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.
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2011, 08:31:35 AM »

The Force?
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2011, 12:24:18 PM »

No, it turns out that was a bacterial infection.
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2011, 01:24:40 PM »

Oh yeah.  I'd deleted that from memory.
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2011, 10:38:04 PM »

Researchers short-circuit the immune system to block HIV

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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.
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2011, 06:47:13 PM »

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perhaps you could explain sd's reasons for "disliking" it as well since you seem to be so in tune with other peoples minds

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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #37 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.
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #38 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.
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perhaps you could explain sd's reasons for "disliking" it as well since you seem to be so in tune with other peoples minds

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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #39 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.


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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #40 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
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2011, 10:21:31 AM »

Lol
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #42 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.
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2011, 03:39:42 PM »

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(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.
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Re: Science 'n Shtein
« Reply #44 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.
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