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New Scientific Discoveries, Part Deux


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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?

 

Isn't it basically every element above those occurring naturally or something?



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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?

 

Isn't it basically every element above those occurring naturally or something?

 

 

Oh, OK.



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I had am math teacher at university that was so boring it was like an elemental force. I suggesting naming one of the empty slots in the periodic table after him and call it 'Tedium'. Very heavy stuff.


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Not for the faint of heart. Seems to stop even heavy arterial bleeding almost instantly. 

 


Edited by Woldan, 10 September 2013 - 05:59 AM.


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I have allowed myself to become more squeamish than is good for me. But overcame it quickly.

 

As you'd expect from an infomercial that looked very impressive. I'd have questions about:

 

- Whether the procedure used could be carried out in the field. Particularly whether being unable to remove a blood surplus would cause a problem.

- Whether the use of the material complicates the treatment of other injury types, such as burns

- Whether the use of the material complicates cleaning of the wound

 

Although, having said that, the notion of being able to blast a bleedout with material that would at least slow an otherwise terminal haemorrhage equals a win in my book.

 

Mind you, having a couple of fistfuls of powder shoved into your body has also got to hurt like hell.



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not sure if this is in the right place,

 

Voyager 1 becomes first human-made object to leave solar system

 

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t1

 

http://www.jpl.nasa....stellarvoyager/

 

130912122915-voyager-1-and-2-story-top.j


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V'ger


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V'ger

 

LOL

 

This kept popping into my head though ...... one of my favorite star trek moments

 

 

and here's the V'ger clip

 



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This years Ig Nobel Awards :geek:

Not going to cut and paste all the paragraphs and entries, but there are some quite amusing ones amongst them.
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The amplituhedron is a geometric model that somehow greatly simplifies the computation of particle interactions. It's an intriguing find and a quite interesting read, if you enjoy fundamental physics.


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This years Ig Nobel Awards :geek:

Not going to cut and paste all the paragraphs and entries, but there are some quite amusing ones amongst them.

This one made me laugh:

"Peace Prize: Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, for making it illegal to applaud in public, and to the Belarus State Police, for arresting a one-armed man for applauding."


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First Bionic Leg Allows Mind to Control Movement in Study.


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Nice! That is awesome! Now, just solve the powersupply issue that I'm fairly confident is there. Pita to read through texts on white backgrounds at the moment, but I did'nt see them mentioning that at all.

 

Oh, and please develop eyes! :D

 

If it ever became affordable I would probably have all my limbs amputated, soooo frickin' cool. *_*



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Would be kinda scary to see rich people removing parts of their limbs, so they can wear cool mechanical replacements. I am wondering if we could reach a Deus Ex: Human Revolution kind of (social) level with this stuff.

Edited by Lexx, 28 September 2013 - 06:07 AM.

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Kind of creepy:

 

http://gizmodo.com/a...tone-1436606506



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Would be kinda scary to see rich people removing parts of their limbs, so they can wear cool mechanical replacements. I am wondering if we could reach a Deus Ex: Human Revolution kind of (social) level with this stuff.

 

You mean scary as in injecting, say, silicone and botulinum toxin into your body or reshaping bones, removing tissue and whatever else they

 

 

Whoa, that's ten different kinds of creepy, but also very cool.

already do?



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Graphene - 2D graphite

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...article_sidebar



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Can you outrun it?

 

I cant wait until we have a robotic armed forces.


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Can you outrun it?

 

I cant wait until we have a robotic armed forces.

 

Oh gods. I might feel morally obliged to reapply... :( FFS






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