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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by rstevenson » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:32 pm

Beyond wrote:I suck worse than you at scientific calculations.
True... :shock:
Beyond wrote:But .9m/s is about 3-inches per second.
.9m is 35.7" not 3"

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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:03 pm

See what i mean :?: :mrgreen: I was thinking of almost a tenth of a meter, for some reason.( I guess it's time to turn on the air conditioner) But that means the little water molecule travels outrageously faster than i thought.
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by geckzilla » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:18 pm

I looked at my paper this morning and realized that I was probably off by one decimal place. So 9 m/s instead of .9 m/s. :doh: Which is still not impossibly fast but good grief, how do they accelerate and decelerate so quickly?
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:40 pm

geckzilla wrote:I looked at my paper this morning and realized that I was probably off by one decimal place. So 9 m/s instead of .9 m/s. :doh: Which is still not impossibly fast but good grief, how do they accelerate and decelerate so quickly?
Heh,heh, I'm beginning to think that I'm NOT worse than you are, at this stuff. :wink:
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by geckzilla » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:46 pm

I don't do it often enough. :(
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:52 pm

geckzilla wrote:I don't do it often enough. :(
I've got a better reason... I don't do it at all. :lol2:
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by bystander » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:02 pm

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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:02 pm

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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:17 am

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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:07 pm

Jumbo viruses hint at 'fourth domain' of life. http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/07/ ... main-life/
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by geckzilla » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:17 am

I don't understand why having a bigger virus means it's closer to being a form of life. It is bigger and it has more genes but it still functions the same way by hijacking other cells to reproduce or it wouldn't be a virus, would it?
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by neufer » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:17 am

geckzilla wrote:
I don't understand why having a bigger virus means it's closer to being a form of life. It is bigger and it has more genes but it still functions the same way by hijacking other cells to reproduce or it wouldn't be a virus, would it?
I think the issue here is whether or not it (d)evolved from a free living organism.
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Re: I Didn't Know That

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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:03 pm

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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:06 am

US Fish and Wildlife Service to Kill 3600 Barred Owls. http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/11 ... ls-072413/
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By the expression on this owl's face, i would say that it is thinking of sinking it's talon's into the Wildlife Service. :yes:
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:06 pm

Ever want to go swimming at the North pole pool :?: Now you can.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... -lake.html
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by owlice » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:17 pm

Always lovely to read a news article that refers to scientists as eggheads. Such professional journalism.
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:05 pm

Yeah, ranks right up there with 'nerds' and 'geeks'. Which seems to be a popular way of expressing the 'braininess' of scientific jargon by 'the-man-on-the-street'.
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by geckzilla » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:06 pm

It's The Sun... what do you expect? The Sun and The Mirror should probably both pop up an error when anyone tries to post a link to them here. "You seem to be trying to post about really bad British tabloids. Please stop."
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Eggheads.

Post by neufer » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:11 pm

owlice wrote:
Always lovely to read a news article that refers to scientists as eggheads.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pericles wrote:
<<Pericles (Greek: Περικλῆς, Periklēs, "surrounded by glory"; c. 495 – 429 BC) was the most prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age—specifically, the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. He was descended, through his mother, from the powerful and historically influential Alcmaeonid family. Pericles promoted the arts and literature; it is principally through his efforts that Athens holds the reputation of being the educational and cultural center of the ancient Greek world. He started an ambitious project that generated most of the surviving structures on the Acropolis (including the Parthenon). This project beautified the city, exhibited its glory, and gave work to the people. Pericles also fostered Athenian democracy to such an extent that critics call him a populist.

Pericles' mother, Agariste, a scion of the powerful and controversial noble family of the Alcmaeonidae. According to HERODOTUS, Agariste dreamed, a few nights before Pericles' birth, that she had borne a lion. The story may allude to the unusual size of Pericles' skull, which became a popular target of contemporary comedians (who called him "Squill-head", after the Squill or Sea-Onion). (Plutarch claims that this deformity was the reason that Pericles was always depicted wearing a helmet.)>>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droeshout wrote:
<<Martin DROESHOUT (April 1601 – 1650) was an English engraver whose fame rests completely on the fact that he made the title portrait for William Shakespeare's collected works, the First Folio of 1623. Coincidentally Martin Droeshout was baptized on St. George's Day, the day that both Shakespeare & Cervantes simultaneously died exactly 15 years later.>>
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<<William is a cognate from the German Wilhelm, and of Germanic origin: wil = "will or desire"; helm; Old English helm "helmet, protection". The name William has today been interpreted to mean protector of the kingdom or realm.>>
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:19 am

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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:03 pm

The first stem cell burger just got a taste test.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23529841
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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:41 pm

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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:48 am

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Re: I Didn't Know That

Post by Beyond » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:12 pm

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