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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Tue May 20, 2014 9:44 am

Just don't embed any periodic table jokes in your research, c2i:
http://www.businessinsider.com/science- ... ook-2014-5
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Shyster on Tue May 20, 2014 11:32 am

columbia wrote:Just don't embed any periodic table jokes in your research, c2i:
http://www.businessinsider.com/science- ... ook-2014-5

I think she should be in trouble for misspelling Sulfur, Uranium, and Phosphorus. Seriously, you couldn't run that through spell-check before sending it in? :face:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue May 27, 2014 12:41 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Shyster on Thu May 29, 2014 2:15 pm

SpaceX is holding a news conference at 10 p.m. eastern time tonight to introduce the Dragon V2 capsule, which is the man-ratable crewed version. According to Elon Musk, the capsule presented tonight will be 100% flight hardware and not a mock-up. Considering the tension between the U.S. and Russia over the Ukraine, I bet NASA would really like another way to get to the ISS other than buying rides from the Russians.
http://beta.slashdot.org/story/202667
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu May 29, 2014 2:23 pm

Didn't they just launch some astronauts up to ISS yesterday?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu May 29, 2014 2:27 pm

Yes, via catapult I believe.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Shyster on Thu May 29, 2014 2:32 pm

The Russians, yes. A new 3-man ISS crew sent up yesterday on a Soyuz. The two countries are still working together on the space station, although threats are flying. In response to the sanctions over Ukraine, the Russians have threatened to stop selling the NK-33 (aka the Aerojet AJ26-62) and RD-180 engines for any "military" launches. Two of the former engines are used in the first stage of the Orbital Sciences Antares, and one of the latter powers the first stage of the ULA Atlas V. While the Antares doesn't really fly military missions, the Atlas V is a mainstay launcher for the Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Shyster on Fri May 30, 2014 4:52 pm

Coverage of the new SpaceX Dragon V2:
http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/29/space-x-dragon-v2/

An animation of a flight to and from the ISS, including the propulsive landing:

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby stopper40 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:12 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:04 pm




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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby bhaw on Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:20 pm

That's actually one of the most logical mind blowing arguments you'll hear.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby redwill on Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:04 am

Interesting. Never heard of Ophiuchus.



Incidentally, if you're a science buff and haven't watched all of Brady Haran's videos (Sixty Symbols, Deep Sky Videos, Numberphile), shame on you for six months.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:46 am

Couldn't decide if this was Pens related, belonged in the Poop thread JTOR, or this thread. Oh well.

http://iposeogsekk.com/penguano.pdf

yes... this is an actual scientific, peer-reviewed, paper.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:48 am

You're obviously spending too much time searching Science Direct.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:37 pm

I clicked that on mobile and now have a penguin poop PDF on my phone.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:44 pm

you're welcome.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:18 pm

Well I did need it for my collection. If you find anything about Kangaroos please let me know.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:34 pm

Elon Musk Donates $1 Million to New Tesla Museum

As much as I dig Elon Musk and Tesla Motors, and as glad as I am that he's being righteous here, I think this is a bit of an opportunity lost for the company. I think the five principal backers of the company should have pledged $1.5 million each; that would have resulted in $7.5 million in funding for the museum (which needs $8 million to get built) and a lot of pretty good press for TM.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby obhave on Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:13 pm

Citation scam:
http://m.washingtonpost.com/news/mornin ... view-ring/

I have many issues with the culture of academic publications and how this culture can lead to such scams.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:55 am

Scientists discover the new black: British researchers devise material so dark it looks like a black hole
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... z37SkmGRjt
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:17 pm

columbia wrote:Scientists discover the new black: British researchers devise material so dark it looks like a black hole
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... z37SkmGRjt



Just saw this. Pretty crazy.

It has been grown on sheets of aluminium foil which can be seen in pictures released by the company. While the foil is crinkled and uneven, the surface covered by Vantablack appears completely smooth because of its light absorbing property.


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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shmenguin on Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:22 pm

so...if you make a body suit with that material, you'd look like:

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:48 pm

World's largest aquatic insect found in Sichuan

http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2014/07-21/43827.shtml

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby the wicked child on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:51 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby dodint on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:57 pm

Odd that the worlds largest anything is found so late. Gives me hope for further interesting discoveries. Also, I concur: NOPE.
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