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Old 07-21-2011, 12:23 AM   #81
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what was before god?

see what I did there?
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GE has developed a disc that holds 500GB
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Anyone read Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku?

It will be interesting to see how far some of this technology comes in our lifetime.
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eww look at this worm under a microscope. Looks like the tremors from that movie back in the day
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lol "ewww, look at this worm"

when I read that I read it in the Honey Badger guy's voice
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lol "ewww, look at this worm"

when I read that I read it in the Honey Badger guy's voice
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http://www.nature.com/nature/journal...ture10242.html

Cool stuff, genome sequencing is just getting cheaper and cheaper.
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Atlantis reentry as seen from the ISS.





And a bad ass shot of STS79 reentry.

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damn... was just about to post about the neutral Xi-sub-b particle
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Anyone who is interested in NASA should read this
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The weight is a sign of reliability... if it doesn't fire, you can always throw it at them?

"For a 30-year period, the shuttles ensured not only access into space for humans, but also delivery into orbit of the large-scale payloads without which the building of the International Space Station would hardly have been possible. Humanity is indebted to the American ships for their role in the mastery of space.
"But really, why are the comfortable and beautiful 'birds' departing, while the 'old' Russian Soyuz spacecraft, as they are called by foreign media, are remaining?
"The answer is simple: reliability, to say nothing of profitability.
"The term 'old' has nothing in common with the reality. Soyuzes are constantly being modernized. Over the next year, newly modified ships equipped with digital systems will fly. The second Soyuz in the TMA-M series is currently undergoing flight design tests.
"Furthermore, even if there's an alternative to Russia's manned Soyuz spaceships in the next few years, it will take a lot of time to prove that the new ship will provide sufficient safety for human spaceflight.
"In the world of human spaceflight, today marks the beginning of the Soyuz epoch - the epoch of reliability."

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The Tevatron is starting to see evidence of the Higgs, as is the LHC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14266358

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Physics, anyone?
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The Tevatron is starting to see evidence of the Higgs, as is the LHC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14266358

More here
http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2011/0...of-physicists/


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I was going to make a thread about this but I'll just ask here. How the fuuck did the originators of these complex math problems come up with this sh1t. It blows my mind.
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Long and arduous process. That's ^ the result of a couple hundred years of some very intelligent people devoting their life to describing the world with math, and the more I learn the more in awe I am of the people that came up with everything. What you're seeing there though is the most detailed complete description of a physical system that we have. It takes into account literally everything except gravity because the Higgs still hasn't been discovered. A Lagrangian is a mathematical description of a system and can be as simple as two variables, but once you start taking into account motion, electromagnetism, relativity, and quantum mechanics, things get complicated. I don't know enough to understand the math of quantum mechanics but I have looked through a text book and it looks a lot like that picture.
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I was going to make a thread about this but I'll just ask here. How the fuuck did the originators of these complex math problems come up with this sh1t. It blows my mind.
If you look at a plane or car as they are now, it blows your mind, but you have to think that whatever we have now was built on the work of others. It started out simple, but is continuously improved upon and elaborated.
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There's no question about Einstein's contribution (we're still coming to grips with what he did) but honestly the work that Newton, Dirac, and Feynman did are mind blowing. Newton invented/discovered (depending on your view) calculus to describe the laws he formulated. I think it's safe to say he was one of, if not the most gifted mind the world has ever seen. And Dirac/Feynman devised what is arguably the most complex theoy to date that have never been proven wrong.
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