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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Godric on Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:58 pm

shmenguin wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:http://now.msn.com/magic-mushrooms-could-treat-depression-says-research#scptmg

I've said it before, shrooms cured my depression. Back in 2004 I was diagnosed clinically depressed with possible bi-polar disorder. I was on meds but they didn't work so I stopped taking them. A buddy of mine found some shrooms and since they were rare we got enough for a few trips and did so 1-2 times a week for about a month. By the last trip my depression was cured.


as someone who has been diagnosed with OCD (the pet peeves thread makes a little more sense now, no? :lol:), it's frustrating that i'm very limited in what i can legally take for treatment. i'm functional enough, untreated, that i decided a while back to just give up on taking things like prozac or xanax. nasty drugs.


My 3 year old niece has OCD something fierce.... I keep begging her parents to try giving her N-acetyl-L-cysteine.... I know a couple people that has helped and heard many more stories...

Yale University has released some really intriguing studies on it...

The biochemical rationale for using NAC for treatment of OCD stems from findings that abnormal levels of glutamate, the brain's most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter, may contribute to the disorder. (Animal studies at the Medical University of South Carolina have found that NAC can lower levels of brain glutamate). If NAC is effective, it would have some significant advantage over standard treatment: it is inexpensive, has no significant side effects and is available without a prescription. However, evidence that NAC can help OCD patients "remains extremely thin," in the words of the Yale researchers, even though other well-controlled studies have shown that NAC is potentially beneficial for treatment of compulsive and impulsive behaviors including pathological gambling and drug craving. I've seen no studies demonstrating that NAC is useful for treating alcoholism.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:04 pm

Godric wrote:
Spoiler:



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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Godric on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:07 pm

0:49 - 1:07 is incredible

The whole thing is spectacular :thumb:
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby stopper40 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:52 pm

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/keple ... er-69.html

New earth like planets in the Goldilock zone

I didn't bother posting the Post Gazette's version as they thought that a Penn State grad being on the team was bigger news
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Tomas on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:07 pm

The world's most expensive starch (turning cellulose into edible matter):

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2 ... tml?ref=hp

The Czech article that commented on this discovery pretty much equated the price of the starch with that of heroin. :)
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Shyster on Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:23 pm

Tomas wrote:The world's most expensive starch (turning cellulose into edible matter):
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2 ... tml?ref=hp
The Czech article that commented on this discovery pretty much equated the price of the starch with that of heroin. :)

Reminds me of something that happened one day in my Advanced Topics in Microbiology class back in college. The professor would give us a random sugar and we would have to diagram the processing of that sugar through the Krebs Cycle. One of the sugars he gave us to diagram was fucose, which is a rare sugar that as a lab reagent costs several hundred dollars per kilogram. He also added, while taking a sip from the mug he was holding, that “It tastes really good in your coffee.”
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:06 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Mon May 06, 2013 8:00 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Mon May 06, 2013 8:11 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Mon May 06, 2013 8:16 pm

Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet for Over Two Years
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/51 ... two-years/
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Mon May 06, 2013 8:31 pm

columbia wrote:Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet for Over Two Years
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/51 ... two-years/

:lol: Of course the govt plan is a hub based system. No thanks.

Autonomous Nodes Or Nothing !!!
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Mon May 06, 2013 8:33 pm

I understand your suspicion, but I view that as a proof of concept.
It would never be practical (from an efficiency standpoint), given the required centralized hubs.

EDIT: Of course, you do realize that your ISP (along with the NSA) is already tracking every one of your moves?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Mon May 06, 2013 8:57 pm

columbia wrote:I understand your suspicion, but I view that as a proof of concept.
It would never be practical (from an efficiency standpoint), given the required centralized hubs.


Sure, it's much like Edison's DC distribution problem. This proof of concept will, however, soon be eclipsed by the quantum router.

columbia wrote:EDIT: Of course, you do realize that your ISP (along with the NSA) is already tracking every one of your moves?


:shock: :oops:

Spoiler:
Known that since the 80's - don't really care. Although I did actually have a momentary second thought about the letters I enlarged, and what allegiances someone could potentially read into them. :wink:

I guess my point was more that they were trying to further streamline the info gathering process.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby viva la ben on Wed May 15, 2013 3:46 pm

The Keplar spacecraft may have suffered a crippling malfunction. To date Keplar has discovered evidence of over 2700 planets. Perhaps it was too successful for some of our galactic neighbors :slug:

http://www.space.com/21167-alien-planet ... ppled.html
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Wed May 15, 2013 5:27 pm

Quantum computation research is an incredibly fast moving discipline; however, quantum crypto is not as far along as that article would lead you to believe.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Wed May 15, 2013 5:32 pm

Quantum computing is something I'm working on right now. Cool stuff for sure.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Gaucho on Thu May 30, 2013 1:42 pm

First-ever high-resolution images of a molecule as it breaks and reforms chemical bonds:

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-first-ever-high-resolution-images-molecule-reforms.html
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Thu May 30, 2013 2:07 pm

'The best preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology' found in Russia:

“The fragments of muscle tissues, which we’ve found out of the body, have a natural red color of fresh meat...
The blood is very dark, it was found in ice cavities below the belly and when we broke these cavities with a poll pick, the blood came running out. Interestingly, the temperature at the time of excavation was -7 to – 10ºC. It may be assumed that the blood of mammoths had some cryoprotective properties”.


http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/30/world/asia/siberia-mammoth-blood-discovery/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 30, 2013 2:22 pm

Let's clone some of those mammoth dudes and put them in a zoo.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:12 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:05 am

very cool. I often wonder how people think of these new ideas. Like one day a bunch of scientists and doctors trying to come up with a way to cure cancer are sitting around and one says, "Man, I wish we could just give cancer aids..." They all turn to him/her and say, "Holy crap, let's do it."
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:32 am

count2infinity wrote:very cool. I often wonder how people think of these new ideas. Like one day a bunch of scientists and doctors trying to come up with a way to cure cancer are sitting around and one says, "Man, I wish we could just give cancer aids..." They all turn to him/her and say, "Holy crap, let's do it."


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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:34 am

That's cool to see that such an experimental treatment worked.
I had a friend who died from leukemia and I know that she underwent a cutting edge treatment in the final month or so.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Grunthy on Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:00 am

hopefully Will Smith will be available should this turn ugly...
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Re: LGP Science Thread

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