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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby neophool on Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:37 pm

Anyone who even has a remote interest in the universe, or what we're all made of, should watch Carl Sagan's Cosmos if you havn't already. It is incredible, imo. And not just the content, but Carl Sagan is just so amazing you just can't help but get caught up in it all.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:43 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:45 am

I can still remember Comet Hale-Bopp from junior high school. What an amazing comet that was...I was outside every night for weeks looking at it through binocs/telescope
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:02 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I can still remember Comet Hale-Bopp from junior high school. What an amazing comet that was...I was outside every night for weeks looking at it through binocs/telescope


That ship behind it was even better.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:05 pm

Corvidae wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I can still remember Comet Hale-Bopp from junior high school. What an amazing comet that was...I was outside every night for weeks looking at it through binocs/telescope


That ship behind it was even better.


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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby wallflower on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:13 pm

Is anyone else planning on watching Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel tonight?

I'm looking forward to it, though I suspect I'll already know most everything they cover...
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:14 pm

wallflower wrote:Is anyone else planning on watching Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel tonight?

I'm looking forward to it, though I suspect I'll already know most everything they cover...


I don't get the Science Channel. :(
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:15 pm

I don't have that channel. :(
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:16 pm

doublem wrote:I don't have that channel. :(


*hugs* We'll be OK... *sniff*
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:16 pm

Corvidae wrote:
wallflower wrote:Is anyone else planning on watching Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel tonight?

I'm looking forward to it, though I suspect I'll already know most everything they cover...


I don't get the Science Channel. :(


Ahhhhh, I posted almost the same thing. :scared: :scared: :scared:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:20 pm

haha you guys suck....Verizon FIOS all the way ********!
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby wallflower on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:21 pm

Aw, that makes me so sad for both of you. :(

I love the Science Channel. Especially days when all their programming is Astronomy related. (Though, by now, I think I've seen just about all those shows/documentaries.)
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby wallflower on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:21 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:haha you guys suck....Verizon FIOS all the way ********!

So mean! :P But, yes, FIOS is awesome.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:35 pm

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/06 ... um=twitter

Sleeping In Could Help Teen Drivers Avoid Accidents

Sleep in people.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby bh on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:38 pm

bhaw wrote:I think we had this posted before, but it is very appropriate for this thread... and it's mind blowing...

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkxieS-6WuA&feature=fvw

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySBaYMES ... re=channel
Wow, these are awesome. Thanks!
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby bh on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:42 pm

wallflower wrote:Aw, that makes me so sad for both of you. :(

I love the Science Channel. Especially days when all their programming is Astronomy related. (Though, by now, I think I've seen just about all those shows/documentaries.)
That and "how it's made" are awesome. I love seeing how objects I use everyday are made.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:10 pm

neophool wrote:Anyone who even has a remote interest in the universe, or what we're all made of, should watch Carl Sagan's Cosmos if you havn't already. It is incredible, imo. And not just the content, but Carl Sagan is just so amazing you just can't help but get caught up in it all.

Carl Sagan is the man. I took an astronomy class in HS and we watched a lot of his videos. They have an almost trippy like quality.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:13 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
neophool wrote:Anyone who even has a remote interest in the universe, or what we're all made of, should watch Carl Sagan's Cosmos if you havn't already. It is incredible, imo. And not just the content, but Carl Sagan is just so amazing you just can't help but get caught up in it all.

Carl Sagan is the man. I took an astronomy class in HS and we watched a lot of his videos. They have an almost trippy like quality.


Well, he did love his weed.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:30 am

http://discovermagazine.com/2010/the-br ... -placebos/

Psychologist Says Antidepressants Are Just Fancy Placebos

Hmmmm.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Geezer on Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:09 am

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/06/ ... e-jaguars/
Any of you cologne user types better be careful if you visit South America; at least if you go near the jungle. You may attract something you don't want.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby eddysnake on Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:23 pm

I love blowing stuff up as much as the next guy, but could this actually work? If it didn't, then there would be no way to contain the oil at all, right? it just sounds like a bad idea

Now he thinks he has a solution to the BP oil spill -- blow the hell out it.

Gayl suggests using the GBU-43 MOAB — known as the “Massive Ordinance Air Burst” or “Mother of All Bombs” — which has been "proven, safe and ‘green", according to Gayl. If a MOAB is unavailable, Gayl says a Vietnam-era Daisy Cutter would also do quite handsomely.

The USMC genius suggests:

Either one … can be enclosed in a simple pressure shell, that is augmented with several tons of liquid oxygen canisters, and lowered to just a few meters above the leaking well head. An oxygen-enhanced MOAB or Daisy Cutter detonated at a water depth of 5,000 feet will indeed have an interesting effect on all the well-related plumbing and equipment that is above, at, and slightly below the sea floor…. The exploding MOAB or Daisy Cutter would have an incredible implosive-sealing effect on oil plumbing within the immediate vicinity of the detonation.


blow it up link
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby eddysnake on Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:29 pm

3D Holographic Display... totally rad

While a user can't "feel" or "touch" matter the way that a member of Star Fleet might in Star Trek, those who watch the pyramid-shaped InnoVision HoloAd Diamond Series Projector can walk around the display to see its special effects. It uses three displays and reflecting glass plates that are strategically placed to give viewers a look at the moving video -- comprised of multiple objects from multiple perspectives. Objects can even change shape. A similar image that comes to mind is Princess Leia's virtual message in “Star Wars


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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:53 pm

Why do they talk about using a nuclear device to blow up asteroids or knock them off course? A nuclear explosion in space is basically just a big ball of light since there are no air molecules to create heat and shock waves. So how would that work?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby guiner on Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:00 pm

Corvidae wrote:Why do they talk about using a nuclear device to blow up asteroids or knock them off course? A nuclear explosion in space is basically just a big ball of light since there are no air molecules to create heat and shock waves. So how would that work?


oh jeez, that's easy, cuz Bruce Willis will hand dig and deliver it to the center of that asteroid. come on.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Corvidae on Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:18 pm

Could someone explain particle "spin" to me without making my brain explode?

Also "flavour" and "color," but those seem even father outside of my realm of understanding.
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