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New Scientific Discoveries, Part Deux


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I've devised +1 field plate skepticism that wards off pronouncements about working nuclear fusion being "just around the corner". Sure. Whatever. It was just around the corner four decades ago. Now it's a physicist jobs program. :p Work on solar cell technology is making remarkable and steady progress, and it has the benefit of being useable now.



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US consider to allow in vitro fertilization with embryos made from 3 parents.(iirc already passed in the UK). It will allow to preventing mothers from passing certain genetic diseases to their children. http://www.cbsnews.c...from-3-parents/

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I've devised +1 field plate skepticism that wards off pronouncements about working nuclear fusion being "just around the corner". Sure. Whatever. It was just around the corner four decades ago. Now it's a physicist jobs program. :p Work on solar cell technology is making remarkable and steady progress, and it has the benefit of being useable now.

 

That is the big misconception about fusion.

The fusion funding allocated four decades ago was at so called 'fusion never' level and sadly that prediction has turned out to be true.

That is also why fusion research doesn't even qualify as a jobs program. 


Edited by pmp10, 28 February 2014 - 04:34 AM.


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Short people may be short on brains, study says.



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Because how could this possibly be a bad idea

 


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Gravitational Waves from Big Bang Detected.


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Because how could this possibly be a bad idea

 

 

 

If its big enough that I can punch it in the face its not problem for me. 



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Because how could this possibly be a bad idea

 

 

Sounds like the plot of a cheap horror movie.


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^that was my first thought as well :) and pretty sure I seen such movie, I just can't dig up a name.

Edited by Mor, 17 March 2014 - 07:37 PM.


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Wasn't it the same in The Thing?

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So this thread hates God.



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Navy will deploy first ship with laser weapon this summer.


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Here is some early concept art

SharkWithFrickinLaserBeam.jpg

 

 

It's harder than you'd think to find a picture of a squid with a laser mounted on it so this shark will have to do


Edited by ShadySands, 28 March 2014 - 11:29 AM.

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Navy prepares to take railgun to sea.



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Scientists discover a novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants

 

They used copper nanocrystals and electricity with water and CO to attain 57% conversion efficiency. Pretty impressive. They're working on a way to improve yields of higher energy-density propanol as well. Could this be the future of vehicle fuel generation?


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[tinfoil hat]Nah, "Big Oil" will buy it and lock it away [/tinfoil hat] :p
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Scientists discover a novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants

 

They used copper nanocrystals and electricity with water and CO to attain 57% conversion efficiency. Pretty impressive. They're working on a way to improve yields of higher energy-density propanol as well. Could this be the future of vehicle fuel generation?

 

I don't want to know what a copper nanocrystal is. All I know is I'm living in the fuuuutuuuure.


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There is more than one alternative energy source to corn that they explore, they using our excrement..

EDIT:
Here is the recent article on the topic that I read. http://io9.com/12-un...-wor-1555080352

Other alternative include Tobacco Leaves, Jatropha curcas, Algae Machines, Super Yeast, Corny Switchgrass, Semi-Solid Sewage(poop). They even suggest urine batteries.. yep it is the fuuuutuuuure indeed ;)

Edited by Mor, 11 April 2014 - 03:46 AM.


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The holy grail of science has been realized; Lab-grown vaginas successfully implanted in girls in tissue-engineering first. :lol:


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Not exactly "Lab-grown vaginas". It might be the first step for vaginas, but i believe we already had couple of article of similar reconstructive surgery used on patience of facial trauma.




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