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Science Thread
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
How about posting videos and articles on some exciting siency stuff?
I find some of these breakthroughs of todays scientists really exciting and it would be great to share what we find in one single thread!
So post any scientific news that you stumble over and find fascinating or interesting or awesome or simply jaw-dropping! :D

I'll go first.
I stumbled upon this TED-talk over at Youtube today.




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11/30/2011 11:39:45 PM (last edit: 11/30/2011 11:39:45 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
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12/1/2011 12:14:14 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 12:14:14 AM)
show user profile  Octopuzzy
These are sort of related and fun
http://www.cracked.com/article_17476_7-man-made-substances-that-laugh-in-face-physics.html
http://www.cracked.com/article/212_5-materials-that-will-make-world-as-we-know-it-obsolete




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12/1/2011 12:18:36 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 12:18:36 AM)
show user profile  kiko
Found this... as a cyclist and a nerd I found it quite exciting



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12/1/2011 1:52:38 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 1:53:55 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
so basically infrared radiation -> visible light within a film that fits in a lens... XRAY EYES!!

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12/1/2011 2:58:04 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 2:58:04 AM)
show user profile  Poopsmith
Carbon nanotubes are insanely expensive to make, so don't get too excited.

Here is my video:

3d 2d digital artist special effects poopsmith

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12/1/2011 3:50:04 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 3:50:26 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Poopsmith: Do you really think that the cost is gonna stop the future?
Everything from the future is insanely expensive. Mainly because its so rare and also because it might not even exist yet.
But eventually it'll be cheaper.



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12/1/2011 8:24:32 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 8:24:32 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Yeah man flatscreens were like 5k when they came out! insane! :)




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12/1/2011 9:06:28 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 9:06:28 AM)
show user profile  Garp
I'm fascinated by the pace at which we're making breakthroughs in genomics/proteomics. Almost every month there's something that would have gotten its finders the Nobel prize a few years ago.
Same thing with how the brain works.
And the way it's all coming together with computing technologies...

Add to that the fact that we might get definitive answers about the universe - both its structure and how it works - in the next five to ten years, these are exciting times!




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12/1/2011 10:33:35 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 10:33:35 AM)
show user profile  jStins
That little bicycle riding robot is awesome. I am only sad that there is no link to buy one at the end of the video.

The march of progress and science is truely amazing and will hopefully benefit humanity and the planet in remarkable ways.

But, for now, I just want my tiny fucking robot that rides a bike.

And a miniature elephant. GET ON IT SCIENCE!

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12/2/2011 12:37:28 AM (last edit: 12/2/2011 12:37:28 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Well, learned about this today. Super exciting stuff.. I guess someone figured out how to may hydrolysis more efficient.
http://www.moe-joe-working.com/Moe-Joe-Cell/Moe-Joe-Cell-Store/Moe2DJoe_Cell_Car_Kit_282E2E2Emore_info29.html

and have been following this for a while-
http://www.bloomenergy.com/

The Moe - Joe - Cell is a spin off of the original Joe Cell..

Hopefully this goes somewhere.





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12/2/2011 4:49:35 AM (last edit: 12/2/2011 4:49:35 AM)
show user profile  Odie
I've watched that bicycle robot video like a dozen times now. ;)


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12/4/2011 9:57:27 AM (last edit: 12/4/2011 9:57:27 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
How about Underwater cloaking? Anyone?




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12/4/2011 3:06:11 PM (last edit: 12/4/2011 3:06:11 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Some nano-technology documentary:




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12/4/2011 3:39:14 PM (last edit: 12/4/2011 3:39:14 PM)
show user profile  CarnivoreMan
Manfred, you beat me to it with the cloaking, I just was watching that yesterday.

Anybody keep tabs on Boston Dynamics? The're doing some amazing stuff with biped and quadraped robots.

Biped (PETMAN): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mclbVTIYG8E&feature=player_embedded

Large Quadraped (AlphaDog): http://www.youtube.com/user/BostonDynamics?feature=watch#p/a/u/1/SSbZrQp-HOk

Smaller Quadraped (BigDog).. this was a predecessor to the above two: http://www.youtube.com/user/BostonDynamics?feature=watch#p/a/u/2/xqMVg5ixhd0









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12/4/2011 4:32:57 PM (last edit: 12/4/2011 4:32:57 PM)
 
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