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New Scientific Discoveries, Part Deux


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Continued from here.

 

Go ahead and post your most recent scientific developments. Or someone else's. Like scientists, for example.


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Extra extra, Brain to Brain interface let's humans waggle rat's tail! Read all about it!


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It's a small step from here to a Broadway musical performed entirely by actual live vermin.


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Perseid Meteor Shower to Flare This Weekend.


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No idea if they are visible on the southern hemisphere, but there is too much light pollution here anyway to watch the sky >_<


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I've been staying awake and am hoping for a clearing or two in the cloudcover here, but no luck so far. The radar says there's a thunderstorm heading this way though, so I could always hope to get some long time exposure shots of of lightning instead.

I'd really, really like some pictures of my own of meteorites though!


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We had a beautiful clear sky, but so much light pollution that I only saw 2 meteorites..


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Insect so huge, it eats carrots : http://www.telegraph...ts-carrots.html
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Upcoming space mission events of interest:

  • 2013 -- MAVEN: Mars atmosphere and volatile evolution spcaecraft
  • 2014 -- Rosetta spacecraft orbits comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
  • 2015 -- New Horizons flyby of Pluto
  • 2015 -- Dawn enters Ceres orbit
  • 2016 -- Juno enters polar Jupiter orbit
  • 2016 -- Launch of OSIRIS-REx to return a sample from minor planet 101955 Bennuu
  • 2017 -- Launch of TESS: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
  • 2018 -- James Webb Space Telescope launches(?)...

I'm particularly looking forward to the Dawn encounter with Ceres.


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People who never age : http://www.nydailyne...5#ixzz2cAh2rtU4
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...e'eryone needs ta see this documentary...wife an' I watched it tonite...fascinatin' stuff... :yes:

 

 

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That's just people who never mature.

99% of modern aging research is about selling BS products to hopefuls.

The only known ways to significantly lengthen your life-span are castration and starvation.


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Have you ever wanted to leave the ground and soar like a bird -- or perhaps a bat? In January 2012, a Connecticut-based inventor was granted a patent for what the application describes as "a completely dynamic human powered flying suit" that is modeled after the bat's style of aviation. The inventor explains in the patent application that bats are fellow mammals and the flying creatures "most closely related to human beings."

The device consists of a pair of strap-on batlike wings with rigid and non-rigid portions that can be manipulated by the wearer once aloft. Initially getting off the ground is a bit trickier: Unlike bats, who simply do what comes naturally, the wearer of the flying suit would have to be towed, or ride on a bicycle, skis or rollerblades down an incline and then assume a leaning-forward flying posture and leap into the air at the appropriate moment [source: USPTO]. The question is: Would this really work?

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Wingsuit flyer


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Since I took a shot at that 'immortality tomorrow' article it seems only fair to link this for anyone curious about real science behind aging.


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Researchers control each others' body movements using only their brains.


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Researchers control each others' body movements using only their brains.


Beat me to it... thought about the mouse experiment posted earlier in this thread. Watch this space for computer virus that forces you to do things against your will :lol:

Speaking of minds, those wacky Austrians (not to be confused with Australians) are at it again. Not just masters of Quantum Communication, they are also putting a different spin on AI.

Now growing brains in vats...

Yeah, why don't you grow a brain you...

Make them big and smart enough and stick them in a cyborg body. Humanity is sooo going to be last years model.
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http://www.npr.org/t...oryId=216538263

"Researchers in Sweden have confirmed the existence of element 115. It sticks around for a surprisingly long time. Scientists believe it may bring them closer to the mythical 'island of stability' a whole slew of super-heavy elements that could last for days or even years."
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Did life on Earth come from Mars?
 
We need Maury

 

 

Mars, you are NOT the father


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http://www.npr.org/t...oryId=216538263

"Researchers in Sweden have confirmed the existence of element 115. It sticks around for a surprisingly long time. Scientists believe it may bring them closer to the mythical 'island of stability' a whole slew of super-heavy elements that could last for days or even years."

 

What are super-heavy elements?


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