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Old 10-18-2011, 04:38 PM   #501
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:18 PM   #502
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I've sord of come up with a theory as to what happens when you die. Your body has real energy powering it. Synapses in the brain fire off electricity. I think it's energy suspended in brain matter that we call ourselves (our consciousness). I think when we die it's just another form of consciousness that's completely different than anything we can imagine atm(energy suspended in something else, in space?). All the proof is there that it is not just lights out and nothing.

reminds me of the quote
"I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose."
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:40 AM   #504
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #505
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Coolest (like, temperature, not "that's cool man") planet ever directly imaged has been......imaged? AKA: We found a sweet earth-like planet outside of our own solar system.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1019165226.htm
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:12 AM   #506
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:46 PM   #507
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Good short blog post about a recent article on string theory. String theory implies that we live in a multiverse that cannot be directly tested, so the best way to test the theory is to test for strings, but we can't test for strings because of the multiverse.
http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=4043
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:01 PM   #511
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Yet another use for carbon nanotubes. This time they've put them in some sort of gel membrane that acts as a pressure sensor.
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-...sor-video.html
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:47 AM   #512
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This guy is planning on sending a probe into the sun
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A scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is leading an effort to design an instrument that would be the first to come directly into contact with the sun's fiery atmosphere after the device is launched on a NASA probe in 2018.
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I don't know how they could transmit anything given the ridiculous magnetic fields the sun generates, never mind the heat.
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Videos from our Setting Time Aright conference are gradually filtering online, courtesy of the Foundational Questions Institute. Perhaps the very first question that should be asked, of course, is whether the subject of the conference actually exists. So we recruited two well-known partisans on this issue to hash things out. Tim Maudlin is a philosopher of science who has argued forcefully that time is real - and furthermore that the arrow of time is an intrinsic part of reality, not just a byproduct of the low-entropy Big Bang. (Crazy talk.) Julian Barbour is a physicist who is well known for arguing that time doesn't really exist, we can happily eliminate it from all of our equations of physics. (Even crazier.)

So we asked them to go at it, with a twist: here Tim defends the proposition that time doesn't exist, while Julian argues that it is real. I was not the only one to conclude that these guys were just as good at arguing this side as the one they actually believed.
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I don't know how they could transmit anything given the ridiculous magnetic fields the sun generates, never mind the heat.
I wonder how expensive it would be to launch a simple rocket into space. Mount some basic webcams on them and send them towards the different planets and their moons.

Let them rotate in the planet's orbit until they crash land and film it live while it happens.

No special landing gear, no bells or whistles. Just a camera to record what it sees.
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any of you guys watch curiosity on discovery channel? Really well done series. I watched on my dvr last night about living forever. They basically make up a story with adam savage myth busters dude and show how science now and in the future might be used to preserve our bodies.
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I often think how I would debate for a god when we get into it in all those threads. Usually it doesn't consist of the arguments we see.
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