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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby guiner on Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:14 pm



No word from drillers for 5 days. They need to get packed up and out real soon before winter hits... uh oh...

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/ ... p=features
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Physical_Graffiti on Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:08 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:31 am

Pretty cool video of a substance at it's triple point. I've always heard of the triple point, but have never actually seen it. Essentially what's happening is at the right temperature and pressure, a substance will attempt to go into an equilibrium state between solid liquid and gas. So what does that mean? It means boiling, freezing, condensing, melting, sublimation and deposition are all occurring simultaneously. I was always told it's very difficult to achieve and stay at the proper temp and pressure to observe this, but the video shows it quite well. Very cool stuff.

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby doublem on Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:22 pm

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/study-i ... s-0204121/

New Study Isolates Markers That May Predict Schizophrenia.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Factorial on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:22 pm

After drilling for two decades through more than two miles of antarctic ice, Russian scientists are on the verge of entering a vast, dark lake that hasn’t been touched by light for more than 20 million years. Scientists are enormously excited about what life-forms might be found there but are equally worried about contaminating the lake with drilling fluids and bacteria.


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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ ... ml?hpid=z2
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby SolidSnake on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:22 pm

Maybe they will drill into hell again.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Physical_Graffiti on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:24 pm

Wasn't there a movie about that?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Rylan on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:25 pm

C2I thanks for sharing that vid. That is beyond awesome.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:16 am

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/9066393/Ancient-seagrass-Oldest-living-thing-on-earth-discovered-in-Mediterranean-Sea.html

Scientists discover the oldest living thing on Earth.

Ancient patches of a giant seagrass in the Mediterranean Sea are now considered the oldest living organism on Earth after scientists dated them as up to 200,000 years old.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:19 am

Between 12,000 and 200,000 years old? seems like a very large range.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby rasbatch on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:23 am

shafnutz05 wrote:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/9066393/Ancient-seagrass-Oldest-living-thing-on-earth-discovered-in-Mediterranean-Sea.html

Scientists discover the oldest living thing on Earth.

Ancient patches of a giant seagrass in the Mediterranean Sea are now considered the oldest living organism on Earth after scientists dated them as up to 200,000 years old.

Postings about Madonna need to be kept in the Madonna thread, I would have thought you'd know that Shaf?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby roland on Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:56 pm

'Woolly mammoth' spotted in Siberia

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... beria.html
The animal – thought to have mostly died out roughly 4,000 years ago – was apparently filmed wading through a river in the freezing wilds of Siberia.

The jaw-dropping footage was caught by a government-employed engineer last summer in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia, it is claimed.


"Siberia is an enormous territory and much of it remains completely unexplored and untouched by humans. "


there is a pic with the link but it's copyrighted and cannot be hotlinked here.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shmenguin on Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:58 pm

it's a bear with a fish in its mouth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAuEGtxyrF8
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby roland on Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:04 pm

shmenguin wrote:it's a bear with a fish in its mouth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAuEGtxyrF8


I see, the video on the news page wouldn't play so I was judging it by the picture alone. The story did say that there are rumors that the Wooly Mammoth is still around. Who knows.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:37 pm

i wonder why people that take these videos can never focus correctly...
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shmenguin on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:04 pm

count2infinity wrote:i wonder why people that take these videos can never focus correctly...


^ also said during the erin andrews thread
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Rylan on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:10 pm

shmenguin wrote:
count2infinity wrote:i wonder why people that take these videos can never focus correctly...


^ also said during the erin andrews thread


:lol:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:15 pm

shmenguin wrote:it's a bear with a fish in its mouth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAuEGtxyrF8

It would of been better if Elvis was seen riding it
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby guiner on Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:26 pm

That mammoth video looks really really, REALLY REALLY fake.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:51 pm

well, can't post in political thread, so i'll post it here...

http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/ ... n&emc=tya1
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:02 am

Sadly most people intellectually smart enough to be leading scientists aren't great social leaders, but the fact that our leaders are scientifically and economically illiterate is much more worrisome.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:41 am

Discovered: The mini-meleon that is one of the smallest reptiles on the planet
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... l?ITO=1490

Image
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:51 am

whoa, that's cool.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:51 pm

Russians regenerate flowering plant from 30,000-year-old frozen burrow of Ice Age squirrel
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/eur ... story.html
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:17 am

Android app detects and alerts the City of Boston about potholes.

http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/ ... hpt=hp_bn6

This may cause phones to explode if developed for Pittsburgh.
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