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  • Mr-Brett 9 May 2013 11:12:24 12,799 posts
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    Sea Orbiter - Awesome sci-fi looking lab/ship/thing.

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • DaM 9 May 2013 11:25:33 13,226 posts
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    Looks like a Kickstarter for The Man From Atlantis!
  • Bremenacht 17 May 2013 00:07:41 18,286 posts
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    A two billion year old glass of water please.
  • sirtacos 30 May 2013 11:26:05 7,280 posts
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    Some people applied quantum mechanics to black hole simulations. Result: being sucked into a black hole may not lead to death by spaghettification. A human plunged into the abyss might emerge unscathed in another universe, or another part of our own world.

    The 'black holes as dimensional portals' thing is old hat, I know, but I thought it was fascinating reading anyway.

    I wish I knew physics. I'd really love to follow the reasoning behind stuff like this.

    Edited by sirtacos at 14:38:36 30-05-2013
  • glaeken 30 May 2013 11:28:33 11,177 posts
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    The key words there being "may not"

    Not sure I would want to try it based on a may not happen statement.
  • DFawkes 30 May 2013 11:35:26 22,978 posts
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    I'd probably use it to comfort myself were I to find myself falling towards a black hole so in what may be my last minutes, I think I'll end up in a parallel universe. Though knowing my luck I'd end up in the universe of the rapiest alien race there is, with massive barbed genitals.

    Edited by DFawkes at 11:36:12 30-05-2013

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • localnotail 30 May 2013 19:54:53 23,093 posts
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    Apes throw hissy fits when they lose at games too.

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

  • Ged42 19 Jun 2013 20:13:38 7,732 posts
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    Billion pixel panoramic image of the surface of Mars.
  • X201 26 Jun 2013 10:21:41 15,484 posts
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    "A species of bird that is completely new to science has been discovered - hiding in plain sight in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23044469
  • glaeken 28 Jun 2013 09:48:11 11,177 posts
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    Some interesting news on Voyager.

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/06/voyager-unexpected-region/

    It's entered a region of space scientists did not expect to exist.
  • altitude2k 7 Jul 2013 20:19:10 4,356 posts
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    Latest SpaceX Grasshopper test
  • monkehhh 7 Jul 2013 20:46:32 3,327 posts
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    @altitude2k Very cool, I'd love to have been near - it looks and sounds ridiculous :)
  • altitude2k 7 Jul 2013 21:00:21 4,356 posts
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    You kinda don't really see the scale of it either. It's proper rocket-sized!
  • senso-ji 10 Jul 2013 09:40:09 5,914 posts
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    Japanese company makes world's first wearable mech suit
  • mcmothercruncher 23 Jul 2013 07:36:40 7,079 posts
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    How Gorilla Glass is made.

    Not a single gorilla on the production line :(
  • senso-ji 6 Aug 2013 09:52:43 5,914 posts
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    Deep Sea fish with transparent head discovered:

  • RedSparrows 6 Aug 2013 09:58:55 22,749 posts
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    Just read that Voyager story, and for a split-second had that utterly overwhelming feeling of awe when you think that we're, as far as we know, the only sentient life in the entire universe. Then it passed and I wanted some cereal.

    Strange feeling: not a 'woah yeah so cool' thing, but a genuine uncontrollable excitement/fear.

    Edited by RedSparrows at 09:59:23 06-08-2013
  • Fake_Blood 6 Aug 2013 11:14:12 4,213 posts
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    I'm still amazed voyoger still works after 36 years. And that it only has a 20watt transmitter that we still can pick up.
  • FogHeart 7 Aug 2013 23:20:04 946 posts
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    We'll be getting some serious improvements to flash storage in the next couple of years

    If we really can get 24 layers then imagine the 64Gb MicroSD card in your phone/tablet eventually being replaced with a 1.5Tb one. Even if they only get halfway there it's far more data than anyone needs to carry around on a daily basis.
  • Razz 8 Aug 2013 00:06:50 61,205 posts
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    FogHeart wrote:
    Even if they only get halfway there
    Woah-oh
    Livin' on a prayer

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  • altitude2k 11 Aug 2013 06:57:26 4,356 posts
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    Quite disappointing. This guy was like a hero to me when I was a kid.
  • Psychotext 12 Aug 2013 14:33:41 54,225 posts
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    altitude2k wrote:
    Quite disappointing. This guy was like a hero to me when I was a kid.
    I don't think I'd want to try to keep up with the fitness requirements in my mid fifties either.


    Not sure why you're disappointed though. He can still be your childhood hero... it just makes him human. :p
  • Ashleyfiddes 12 Aug 2013 14:37:29 980 posts
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    ok might be sounding stupid, did that mean that in 26 years he only did 375 days of actual austronauting???

    i know it is mega difficult and he must have spent alot of time training and recovering but just makes me wish i could have done it
  • altitude2k 12 Aug 2013 20:55:55 4,356 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    altitude2k wrote:
    Quite disappointing. This guy was like a hero to me when I was a kid.
    I don't think I'd want to try to keep up with the fitness requirements in my mid fifties either.


    Not sure why you're disappointed though. He can still be your childhood hero... it just makes him human. :p
    I think he gave up being an astronaut a while ago, but he was still working at NASA. Knowing he, and one of our countrymen was acting in such an important role there was heartening.
  • mcmonkeyplc 23 Aug 2013 10:52:07 39,457 posts
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    ESA is about to start accurately mapping our entire galaxy

    That is fucking awesome. Charting our galaxy for future exploration.

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 11:06:17 23-08-2013

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 11:06:35 23-08-2013

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Chopsen 23 Aug 2013 11:02:44 16,000 posts
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    From article.

    The one billion to be catalogued by Gaia is still only 1% of the Milky Way's total
    Post is not true for actually meaning of "entire."
  • neilka 23 Aug 2013 11:03:52 15,956 posts
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    You have to ruin everything with your "facts" don't you.

    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • mcmonkeyplc 23 Aug 2013 11:07:25 39,457 posts
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    Easily fixed :)

    I did get a little carried away. Practically had a mini sex wee reading that.

    We need Nasa to hurry up with that warp drive :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Chopsen 23 Aug 2013 11:11:21 16,000 posts
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    Meh. Come back when we've got something that can detect dark matter (or someone shows why the maths is wrong) and then I'll get excited. This is stamp collecting.

    Here's a q for you: galaxies are moving away from each other due to the expansion of space, causing a doppler effect type phenomena: the red shift. The energy of a photon is proportional to the frequency of the radiation it carries, so red shifting reduces the energy transmitted by those photons.

    Now, energy should be conserved. Fairly fundamental thing that. So where's the energy gone that is "lost" due to red shift?
  • mcmonkeyplc 23 Aug 2013 11:14:45 39,457 posts
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    Well think of it this way..baby steps.

    We're not evening stumbling around, we've barely managed to learn to crawl.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

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