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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby eddysnake on Fri May 21, 2010 8:44 am

mmmmm cow brains

The concept centers on a particular protein called clathrin, which has a unique knack for assembling itself into versatile structures that foster the formation of complex molecules. Clathrin is present in every cell in the human body, but cows possess a vast wealth of it in their bovine brains that make them an ideal source for the stuff. And given the right biochemical directions, researchers think they can coax clathrin into creating better batteries and solar cells


http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-04/protein-cow-brains-could-build-better-batteries-solar-cells
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby eddysnake on Fri May 21, 2010 8:46 am

Sounds like MJ was way ahead of this with Billie Jean?

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In the French city of Toulouse, the newest craze in sustainable energy is about to hit the streets. Literally. Inspired by a nightclub in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the city of Toulouse has begun investigating the installation of energy-absorbing sidewalk panels that would harvest pedestrian power to fuel the street lights.

The panels, made by the Dutch company Sustainable Dance Club, compress by 0.4 inches every time they are stepped on, and a motor converts that mechanical energy into electrical power. According to Sustainable Dance Club, a person dancing on one of the tiles can generate between 2 and 20 watts, depending on their weight. Toulouse plans to install the panels in the city center, and test them out for two weeks.


http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-04/french-city-harness-pedestrian-energy-power-street-lights
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Kraftster on Fri May 21, 2010 9:24 am

I have gotten away from visiting this site very often, but, this is a good science site. http://www.daviddarling.info/

I found out about the site after reading the guy's book Equations of Eternity, which I really enjoyed. Its a very quick read that I would recommend.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby MelicharSux on Fri May 21, 2010 9:39 am

Hey, I like science.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Fri May 21, 2010 9:39 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby roland on Fri May 21, 2010 10:53 am

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10132762.stm

Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic DNA.


I thought of something else at first glace of that picture.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby roland on Fri May 21, 2010 11:14 am

Last shuttle mission counts as science right?



fast forward to 2:55. What passes by in the background from the right to the left?

.....and then more of them pass by. :scared:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby eddysnake on Fri May 21, 2010 11:20 am

roland wrote:fast forward to 2:55. What passes by in the background from the right to the left?

.....and then more of them pass by. :scared:


I think it's pretty obvious, the invasion has begun
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Fri May 21, 2010 1:37 pm

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6 ... nt=Twitter

Scientists are reviving long-ignored African rice to cut dependence on Asian varieties that may be less able to withstand the impact of climate change on the poorest continent, a report said on Friday.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby bhaw on Fri May 21, 2010 11:52 pm

Japan promised holograms for the 2022 World Cup. They said that fans will be able to go into their home stadiums and watch the game being played in 3D as a hologram on the actual soccer field. :thumb:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby bhaw on Fri May 21, 2010 11:55 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Dan H on Sat May 22, 2010 12:56 am

SCIENCE!
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sat May 22, 2010 12:14 pm

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/m ... 00521.html

Jupiter's Disappearing Cloud Stripe Mystifies Scientists
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Re: LGP Science Thread

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sun May 23, 2010 11:40 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sun May 23, 2010 8:12 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

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Re: LGP Science Thread

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Re: LGP Science Thread

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Re: LGP Science Thread

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Mon May 24, 2010 2:12 pm

I thought Cow poop caused Global Warming?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

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Re: LGP Science Thread

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Mon May 24, 2010 7:23 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

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