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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:21 pm

Poor Pluto.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Shyster on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:32 pm

SpaceX is getting ready to launch a communications satellite. If you want to watch live, you can go to:

http://www.space.com/17933-nasa-televis ... ce-tv.html
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Shyster on Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:39 pm

And SpaceX has confirmed separation of the THAICOM 6 communications satellite, which is on its way to geostationary orbit. It will provide communications services for users in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

I believe this also should have been the third and last mission needed for SpaceX to obtain entry into the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) certification program for the U.S. Air Force. Once SpaceX obtains that certification, it can compete against United Launch Alliance (a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing), which currently has a monopoly on government launches for its Atlas V and Delta IV vehicles. I would not be happy right now if I worked for ULA.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:50 pm

Hunter Claims to have Bigfoot Body

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/01/ ... has-proof/

Most likely a fake but you never know.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:03 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Hunter Claims to have Bigfoot Body

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/01/ ... has-proof/

Most likely a fake but you never know.


so he shot it a year ago and now he's releasing pictures? odd. No way it's real.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:05 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Hunter Claims to have Bigfoot Body

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/01/ ... has-proof/

Most likely a fake but you never know.


Yeah, it's gotta be a fake. It's the same guy that showed the media a rubber ape suit the last time he claimed to have a Bigfoot body.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Gaucho on Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:11 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby eddysnake on Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:44 am

^^^^Whoa

more with eyes:

"We're now testing a smart contact lens that's built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material," the project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz wrote in a blog post. "We're testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second."


http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57617385-93/google-embarks-on-smart-contact-lenses-for-diabetics/
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:06 am

eddysnake wrote:^^^^Whoa

more with eyes:

"We're now testing a smart contact lens that's built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material," the project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz wrote in a blog post. "We're testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second."


http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57617385-93/google-embarks-on-smart-contact-lenses-for-diabetics/


So that would mean no more needles needed for blood sugar tests or am I wrong?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:08 am

Gaucho wrote:Image


All atoms originated from a star? Yeah yeah yeah PFiDC is a crazy creationist, but I was unaware that this was the theory. I've never heard it before. Does this mean scientists believe the big bang was a star exploding?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shmenguin on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:18 am

I have no qualifications or facts to back this up, but I think this is one of infinite iterations of the universe. Eventually we will all collapse into a massive black hole. And eventually, the black hole becomes so dense that it explodes, causing a "Big Bang". Rinse. Repeat.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby eddysnake on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:28 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
eddysnake wrote:^^^^Whoa

more with eyes:

"We're now testing a smart contact lens that's built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material," the project co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz wrote in a blog post. "We're testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second."


http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57617385-93/google-embarks-on-smart-contact-lenses-for-diabetics/


So that would mean no more needles needed for blood sugar tests or am I wrong?


you are correct.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:29 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:30 am

count2infinity wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Crunch


I haven't clicked. Is that a candy bar?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shmenguin on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:32 am

count2infinity wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Crunch


well there you go...

regarding PFIDC's question...i think whether it was a "star", specifically, is arbitrary. the cool take away is that all of the stuff that you are comprised of has existed since the beginning of time.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:35 am

shmenguin wrote:I have no qualifications or facts to back this up, but I think this is one of infinite iterations of the universe. Eventually we will all collapse into a massive black hole. And eventually, the black hole becomes so dense that it explodes, causing a "Big Bang". Rinse. Repeat.

I don't think the theory is that the Big Bang was an exploding star, but the theory about matter ejected from stars comprising much of the physical universe has been around for some time. (Altho I think it has only been fairly recently that scientists have determined that there is organic matter in cosmic dust.)
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby shmenguin on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:40 am

the theory i'm aware of is that there was a single point (singularity) that exploded, and initially, the only thing that existed in the whole universe was a blanket of hydrogen atoms. the atoms were almost perfectly, symmetrically distributed, but there were some atoms that were too close to others, causing a gravitational pull. one pull leads to a zillion more pulls...the gravity becomes stronger...matter becomes dense and hot at the core of these clusters...and the atoms transform into other materials that make up stars. then the stars get too hot and dense and they explode. the shrapnel becomes planets.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby viva la ben on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:21 am

Cosmology is such a mind numbing science.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby viva la ben on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:26 am

Multiverse theory is another fantastic thing to wrap your head around.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:29 am

PensFanInDC wrote:All atoms originated from a star? Yeah yeah yeah PFiDC is a crazy creationist, but I was unaware that this was the theory. I've never heard it before.


Did a research paper on this 25+ years ago in college. It's called nucleosynthesis. Stars produce energy through fusion, which forms increasingly heavier elements.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_nucleosynthesis

Also :

We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.


- CSNY
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:31 am

I like the idea of being made of stellar dust.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:50 pm

Genetically Modified Bacteria Produce 50 Percent More Fuel
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/51 ... more-fuel/
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:46 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:49 am

space is awesome.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:50 am

And kind of scary.
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