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  • Ged42 12 Jan 2012 00:21:08 7,812 posts
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    The X-Prize people have launched a Competition to build a working Star Trek style Tricorder for a prize of $10 million.

    Bonus points if it automatically diagnoses anyone wearing a red shirt as 'dead Jim.'
  • DrStrangelove 13 Jan 2012 00:34:32 4,678 posts
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    Ged42 wrote:
    The X-Prize people have launched a Competition to build a working Star Trek style Tricorder for a prize of $10 million.

    Bonus points if it automatically diagnoses anyone wearing a red shirt as 'dead Jim.'
    Can I just send in my old Panasonic clamshell?
  • Bremenacht 17 Jan 2012 21:44:25 19,666 posts
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    On TV right now:

    S P I D E R G O A T
  • FWB 17 Jan 2012 21:46:05 45,652 posts
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    Not impressed till we get spiderbabies.

    EDIT: NOW I'm impressed. Need to get myself a cell.

    Edited by FWB at 21:50:31 17-01-2012
  • Ged42 26 Jan 2012 19:11:01 7,812 posts
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    The Opportunity Rover celebrates 8 years on Mars.
  • X201 27 Jan 2012 10:12:02 15,759 posts
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    Lego man near edge of space.




    http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1120808--toronto-teens-send-lego-man-on-a-balloon-odyssey-24-kilometres-high#article

    "Two young makers from Toronto, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, both age 17, successfully sent a Lego minifig and four cameras to roughly 78,000 feet elevation on a homemade weather balloon. After a 97-minute flight, the balloon returned to Earth with great footage of the journey."
  • skuzzbag 27 Jan 2012 12:52:18 5,757 posts
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    I'm much more impressed by that than a 1000 boffins sending small crap round a big magnet trickery machine.
  • Bremenacht 28 Jan 2012 20:28:38 19,666 posts
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    NASA wants to save poop on the moon ... for science
  • localnotail 28 Jan 2012 23:23:39 23,093 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Lego man near edge of space.




    http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1120808--toronto-teens-send-lego-man-on-a-balloon-odyssey-24-kilometres-high#article

    "Two young makers from Toronto, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, both age 17, successfully sent a Lego minifig and four cameras to roughly 78,000 feet elevation on a homemade weather balloon. After a 97-minute flight, the balloon returned to Earth with great footage of the journey."
    This is so cool. The video is awesome, I'm well impressed.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • MetalDog 1 Feb 2012 10:19:10 23,920 posts
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    I woke up to the sound of someone's brain electronically echoing words it had heard.
    It creeped me the fuck out.

    Have a listen on this page

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Fab4 8 Feb 2012 15:25:26 6,216 posts
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    Billy_Sastard wrote:
    Cool outer space experiment
    +100
  • sunjumper 8 Feb 2012 15:46:03 3,248 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    I woke up to the sound of someone's brain electronically echoing words it had heard.
    It creeped me the fuck out.

    Have a listen on this page
    o_O
  • MetalDog 9 Feb 2012 15:23:55 23,920 posts
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    More cool shit from NASA.

    Edited by MetalDog at 15:24:27 09-02-2012

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Ged42 26 Feb 2012 12:03:22 7,812 posts
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    Playboy shows off it's plans for space.
  • X201 28 Feb 2012 15:50:06 15,759 posts
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    Tonight at 10:35


    The Dimbleby Lecture
    In the 2012 Richard Dimbleby Lecture, leading geneticist and Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse explores the wonder of science and how it enhances our culture and civilisation. He investigates how science can not only help solve the world's big problems, but also be harnessed to improve health and quality of life. One of Britain's most eminent scientists, Sir Paul is the president of the Royal Society and chief executive of the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cx7x0
  • Bremenacht 9 Mar 2012 14:17:35 19,666 posts
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    Cooo.

    Edited by Bremenacht at 14:18:13 09-03-2012
  • megastar 9 Mar 2012 14:18:44 17,197 posts
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    WHOA!
  • mal 9 Mar 2012 15:59:24 22,848 posts
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    Is that from the corona ejection that hit yesterday? Are we still likely to get extended northern lights tonight?

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Bremenacht 9 Mar 2012 16:05:58 19,666 posts
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    That's the one.

    Image taken:
    Mar. 8, 2012
    Location:
    Faskrudsfjordur, Iceland.
    Details:
    No words can describe the experience of the northern lights show tonight. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Lens: Canon 14mm f/2.8L USM II. ISO 1600, 1s exposure.
    I usually get my CME kicks here.
    They say there's 4/10 chance of another whopper today, and that if one does erupt it'll hit earth properly.

    ed. Northern lights will be much diminished.

    Edited by Bremenacht at 16:06:42 09-03-2012
  • Khanivor 9 Mar 2012 16:34:39 41,298 posts
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    That photo of the white sun is mental.
  • skuzzbag 9 Mar 2012 17:03:24 5,757 posts
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    I know, I had half my clothes off and was about to sacrifice myself before I came to my senses.
  • Psychotext 10 Mar 2012 05:35:12 55,057 posts
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    Gotta love heat sucking tech. :D
  • ecu 12 Mar 2012 11:48:41 77,338 posts
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    This is pretty cool. Anomaly on the sun.

    Also on this image on the NASA page.
  • Fab4 12 Mar 2012 12:54:26 6,216 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    This is pretty cool. Anomaly on the sun.

    Also on this image on the NASA page.
    I would so love that to be a spherical ship refuelling, even if it meant our imminent destruction :D
  • WrongShui 12 Mar 2012 14:04:20 6,624 posts
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    A Jupiter sized spaceship strolling about the solar system.
  • Fab4 12 Mar 2012 14:28:31 6,216 posts
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    WrongShui wrote:
    A Jupiter sized spaceship strolling about the solar system.
    Maybe that's just the size of its shield's field :p You know, that it would need for sitting on the arse of an active sun? :D
  • disusedgenius 12 Mar 2012 14:40:15 5,628 posts
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    RAMA! \0/
  • WrongShui 12 Mar 2012 14:40:50 6,624 posts
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    Nice place to be on the surface of the Sun, compared to how much hotter it is further away from it.
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