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Old 05-21-2012, 09:43 PM  
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This is a repository for all cool scientific discussion and fascination. Scientific facts, theories, and overall cool scientific stuff that you'd like to share with others. Stuff that makes you smile and wonder at the amazing shit going on around us, that most people don't notice.

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:25 PM   #391
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Nothing wrong with the math, except for a little bit of rounding.

Light traveling from the moon to the mirror takes 22 years. Light from the mirror to the earth another 22.

22+22=44 years. Years from July 1969 to December 2012 = 43.5

Religious bigot fail.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #392
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Nothing wrong with the math, except for a little bit of rounding.

Light traveling from the moon to the mirror takes 22 years. Light from the mirror to the earth another 22.

22+22=44 years. Years from July 1969 to December 2012 = 43.5

Religious bigot fail.

Ohhhhhhhh. I was assuming that the observer was at a telescope 22 light years away. I misread it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:57 PM   #393
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Ohhhhhhhh. I was assuming that the observer was at a telescope 22 light years away. I misread it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:02 PM   #394
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:17 AM   #395
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Nothing wrong with the math, except for a little bit of rounding.

Light traveling from the moon to the mirror takes 22 years. Light from the mirror to the earth another 22.

22+22=44 years. Years from July 1969 to December 2012 = 43.5

Religious bigot fail.
There's little room in precise for rounding...
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:30 AM   #396
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Ohhhhhhhh. I was assuming that the observer was at a telescope 22 light years away. I misread it.
Ahh yes I am used to the mirrors in my telescope so I assumed the mirrors were in the telescope not reflecting an image back at us. My bad. Dave math fail.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:32 AM   #397
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Perhaps not a Moon landing, but these are some of the kids who might very well be part of the next landing somewhere. If you've never seen what these high school kids can do, it might be worth a look-see... Obviously I'm a homer for this team, but the truth is they're all awesome. And it's so cool that in this day and age these kids are afforded the opportunity to do these things on the scale they're doing them. And if you've never looked into the larger "FIRST" (For the Inspiration of Science and Technology) program, it too is worth a look. If your a science nerd. I higher a lot of engineers, and when my son got into this, for the first time in a long time I had hope that, in time, we'd be able to honestly compete on the world stage. LOL, a call to Cisco, Microsoft or Dell might actually get answers state-side for a change!

The good news is, in a few short weeks, many of the same kids you see in this video will spend countless hours in that same "shop" designing and building a different robot for a different game. They get six weeks to go from knowing what "the game" is to designing and building the robot. After those six weeks are done, they have to "bag" the robot until the night before their first competition.

I never had anything this cool when I was in high school... I was pretty-much stuck with football, baseball and wrestling. The chess, debate, foreign language and clubs didn't pique my interests.

Enjoy...

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:32 AM   #398
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Nothing wrong with the math, except for a little bit of rounding.

Light traveling from the moon to the mirror takes 22 years. Light from the mirror to the earth another 22.

22+22=44 years. Years from July 1969 to December 2012 = 43.5

Religious bigot fail.
In the words of Ronald Raygun, I will not speak ill of any of my fellow science fans.
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High Tech is Sorcery and the people who are really powerful are literally telling people to commit crimes using the psychic interspace created by the WWW and Wireless. They are controlling peoples actions like drones . The two things are deeply intertwined. The more man's brain interfaces with machines the creepier it gets. They use brains separate from a human body in a supercomputer and you have The Image of the Beast. The military has been doing this since the 50s
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:35 AM   #399
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Officially, there's an innocuous reason for the giant arm: a stereo vision system, in tandem with GPS, lets the robot precisely deliver one-pound payloads with the kind of reach that us fleshy anthropods wouldn't have. We're not quite so comforted after realizing that the robot can find its target without human input, however. DARPA sees the V-Bat as a stepping stone towards more autonomous vehicles, and it likely has noble intentions at heart.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #400
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In the words of Ronald Raygun, I will not speak ill of any of my fellow science fans.
Yeah, good point...Insult rescinded.
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Here's a great TED video about Captcha, Recaptcha, and DuoLingo, and the massive-scale online collaboration to translate books and the internet.
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Space ROBOT! And we thought regular drones were scary. WTF is this thing doing in space for 469 days? Does it just hang out in orbit?

Pretty cool.

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Old 12-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #403
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SomeRandomGirl... That was a really good video. Thanks. I didn't think I would listen to the whole thing, but it turned out to be really cool.

Here's another TED I enjoyed recently. In a bloody brit accent and logically superior metric standards, but still...

Specifically at 6:35, he explains how the US Apollo program contributed to the US economy. For every $1 spent on the Apollo program, it contributed to $14 dollars being introduced into the US economy.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:32 PM   #404
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Nature is a bitch sometimes..

This is a juvenile form of the Cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopus) after being parasitized by Tetrastichus julis, a parasitoid wasp which lays its eggs inside the larva of the beetle. They eggs hatch within the larvae and begin to feed while it is still alive, before they burst out and kill it. These parasites are often used as a biological control, as the Cereal leaf beetle is considered a pest and regularly feeds on crops.



And this is a grown Cereal leaf beetle...

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So a shit ton of wasps are better than one beetle that eats leaves and cereal?
I don't get it...

Wasps are assholes. So are Hornets.
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