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  • ecu 5 Apr 2012 14:19:05 78,344 posts
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    T.rex was possibly feathered.

    Edited by ecureuil at 14:19:32 05-04-2012
  • localnotail 19 Apr 2012 13:55:55 23,084 posts
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    Around the world in 6 hours - with evacuated tube transport. Sounds interesting. You go first.
  • mal 19 Apr 2012 14:01:44 25,022 posts
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    Are the stations all old converted Argos shops? I used to love their 'shuplunk' messaging system that used to transfer your order to the guys upstairs. Shame it's all electronic now.
  • localnotail 19 Apr 2012 14:09:01 23,084 posts
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    Vacuum tubes make me think of that scene in Brazil.
  • X201 19 Apr 2012 14:15:27 17,065 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Around the world in 6 hours - with evacuated tube transport. Sounds interesting. You go first.
  • Fake_Blood 19 Apr 2012 14:36:24 5,667 posts
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    Well that sucked.
  • Psychotext 19 Apr 2012 14:40:15 58,653 posts
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    Man, if one of those goes wrong they'll be scraping up what's left of you for a month.
  • DaM 19 Apr 2012 14:50:11 14,945 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Man, if one of those goes wrong they'll be scraping up what's left of you for a month.
    I don't think there'd be much left!

    Mystery of cosmic rays?.

    No mystery, if they've ruled out everything else, it's clearly energy beams from star destroyer class spacewarships.
  • Deleted user 19 April 2012 19:16:59
    DaM wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:
    Man, if one of those goes wrong they'll be scraping up what's left of you for a month.
    I don't think there'd be much left!
    Dogfood production line. In cans too!
    DaM wrote:
    Mystery of cosmic rays?.

    No mystery, if they've ruled out everything else, it's clearly energy beams from star destroyer class spacewarships.
    Why do they always fail to explore that angle? Rubbish scientists.
  • Deleted user 24 April 2012 09:47:29
    Planetary Resources announces intentions to open up near Earth mining

    You what?!
  • Nanocrystal 25 Apr 2012 17:56:40 1,412 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Planetary Resources announces intentions to open up near Earth mining

    You what?!
    Nice write-up here.
  • Deleted user 25 April 2012 18:02:47
    That's a cover I reckon. They identified an asteroid that will collide with and destroy the earth, and they conjured up this plan of lassoing it and dragging it to the moon and saying that it's part of some bullshit enterprise.
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    Interesting short video on cognitive awareness and mobility issues.

    Also has babies zooming about!
  • DaM 30 Apr 2012 12:48:27 14,945 posts
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    Don't have sound at work, but where does the Biotech bit come into it?
    I was expecting to see them hardwired in like a junior Davros.
  • Deleted user 30 April 2012 12:51:26
    @DaM The robotic assistance devices are designed to help infants whose mobility and independence is limited by conditions such as autism, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy.
  • lucky_jim 30 Apr 2012 13:37:05 5,520 posts
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    I'm with DaM on this one. Baby Davros or I'm out.
  • glaeken 4 May 2012 14:55:45 11,505 posts
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    Hoverboard at last.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM8kEHjQz9U&feature=related

    Well sort of. This does look absolutely brilliant. The fact it works off a jet Ski that you tow on the water pipe is genuis meaning you can fly anywhere you want as long as its on water.

    Edited by glaeken at 14:56:50 04-05-2012
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 10 May 2012 20:35:05 84,902 posts
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    Probably does need it's own thread just because it's awesome, but Transparent aluminium is a thing.



    Edited by Dirtbox at 20:46:19 10-05-2012
  • localnotail 15 May 2012 23:21:07 23,084 posts
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    Amazonian fungi can digest polyurethane
  • Deleted user 25 May 2012 11:32:33
    So we might be martians after all?
  • Deleted user 28 May 2012 15:15:21
    Transistors are so slow, the future is vacuum tubes.
  • Deleted user 28 May 2012 15:18:08
    Li-Fi!

    A Li-Fi lighthouse sounds very cool.

    Being a fan of the film 'Contact', I wonder if anyone's analysed starlight for bitstreams.
  • glaeken 28 May 2012 15:45:59 11,505 posts
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    This was a pretty cool story on Sky the other day.

    http://news.sky.com/home/technology/article/16234942

    It's about 3d printing. The applications for this are pretty amazing and they were talking up how bespoke items cost very little to manufacture and how that could feed into a lot more unique engineering that does not rely on the economies of scale of mass production.

    It's not actually that new tech now but I guess Sky have only just caught up. It's really cool anyway. It's amazing to think if you could create something in a CAD program you could produce it fairly easily as long as your individual component size is not too large for the 3D printer you have.

    Edited by glaeken at 15:49:52 28-05-2012
  • ResidentKnievel 3 Jun 2012 22:23:31 6,653 posts
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    Probably a spoof, one-way mission to Mars being planned byDutch group:

  • monkehhh 3 Jun 2012 22:57:09 4,177 posts
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    @glaeken Printers that can print printers are the future.
  • glaeken 6 Jun 2012 09:23:29 11,505 posts
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    @monkehhh That will be the dawn of the age of printers. It will be all over for man.
  • Deleted user 6 June 2012 09:49:37
    I saw a story somewhere about using massive 3D printers to build houses, it's pretty awesome tech, I'd love a Makerbot but they're still a bit too expensive.
  • Deleted user 6 June 2012 14:04:09
    ResidentKnievel wrote:
    Probably a spoof, one-way mission to Mars being planned byDutch group:

    I've just noticed - all those ships are SpaceX 'Dragon' capsules.
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