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Old 1st May 2015, 12:33     #41
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I used to be in a band called Hard Vacuum.
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Old 1st May 2015, 12:46     #42
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Cheesy grin

So you really sucked? HAAAAAAAAAAA!
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Old 1st May 2015, 15:09     #43
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^ did lol
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Old 6th May 2015, 09:29     #44
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Just to pour some cold water on the whole EM Drive thing:

Don't Get Too Excited About NASA's New Miracle Engine

Nothing to refute the claims really, but a healthy dose of scepticism.
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Old 6th May 2015, 09:40     #45
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Lets get excited about a treatment for Alzheimers then!
http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/278/278ra33
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Old 6th May 2015, 22:16     #46
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That does sound exciting.
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Old 7th May 2015, 09:45     #47
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Some more exciting science, this time from IBM:
https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/p...ease/46725.wss

The TL;DR is basically IBM have found a method of error correct both kinds of errors in q-bits at the same time whereas previously it was only possible to correct one or the other. A major breakthrough apparently.
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Old 7th May 2015, 10:12     #48
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Some more exciting science, this time from IBM:
https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/p...ease/46725.wss

The TL;DR is basically IBM have found a method of error correct both kinds of errors in q-bits at the same time whereas previously it was only possible to correct one or the other. A major breakthrough apparently.
Time to GTFO of bitcoin!
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Old 17th July 2015, 12:59     #49
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Robot (software algorith) passes basic self-awareness test:
http://www.techradar.com/news/world-...s-test-1299362
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Old 7th October 2015, 14:36     #50
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Nobel Prize for discovering Neutrino "flavours":
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34443695

Fascinating stuff.
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Old 14th October 2015, 09:30     #51
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Jesus, a schoolkid could tell you that.
Covering both bases there...

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Old 14th October 2015, 16:48     #52
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The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

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... the explanation has to be rare or coincidental. After all, this light pattern doesn’t show up anywhere else, across 150,000 stars. We know that something strange is going on out there.
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Old 16th November 2015, 17:42     #53
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I'm real excited about this:

World's largest fusion reactor to turn on this month
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Old 16th November 2015, 18:20     #54
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mmm fusion

detailed componentry breakdown (edit: complete with kooky science backing music)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyqt6u5_sHA

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Old 30th November 2015, 16:37     #55
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Looks like modafinil is a legit smart drug:
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2...afe-smart-drug
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Old 12th December 2015, 00:20     #56
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Things are going well with the Wendelstein 7-X.

Just an early plasma test. There are a couple of pics inside of the plasma chamber in the article worth looking at.
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Old 15th December 2015, 16:47     #57
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Scientists Just Proved A Fundamental Quantum Physics Problem is Unsolvable

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“What we’ve shown is that the spectral gap is one of these undecidable problems. This means a general method to determine whether matter described by quantum mechanics has a spectral gap, or not, cannot exist. Which limits the extent to which we can predict the behaviour of quantum materials, and potentially even fundamental particle physics.”
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Old 15th December 2015, 17:44     #58
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Could be the work of an intelligent creator!
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Old 18th December 2015, 00:29     #59
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I'm pretty sure someone could make some kind of humanities vs hard sciences dig if they made the effort. Anyone got anything?
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Old 22nd December 2015, 16:43     #60
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Falcon 9 landing
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Old 22nd December 2015, 16:52     #61
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fuck yeah.
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Old 22nd December 2015, 19:55     #62
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Awesome!
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Old 22nd December 2015, 22:42     #63
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Old 2nd January 2016, 13:49     #64
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Elon says it's ready to fire again:
https://www.instagram.com/p/_-d28bQEc9/

If this successfully launches and lands again, I think that's the moment we enter a new age of space travel.
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Old 9th June 2016, 00:54     #65
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LISA Pathfinder gravity measuring spacecraft exceeds
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Old 9th June 2016, 10:40     #66
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http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archi...dge-transplant

Guy survived for a year and a half with an artificial heart with a backpack power supply while waiting for a transplant
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Old 1st July 2016, 11:23     #67
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11666732

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The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.

Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
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Old 1st July 2016, 11:45     #68
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I knew global warming was just hysteria
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Old 5th July 2016, 16:27     #69
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Fire an object at a destination of 1.8 billon miles away and predict down to the second its time of arrival.

Mindsplode
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Old 5th July 2016, 19:29     #70
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Fire an object at a destination of 1.8 billon miles away and predict down to the second its time of arrival.

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You make it sound like they fired it in a straight line! Bet they used Buzz's formulas.
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Old 9th July 2016, 22:40     #71
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgOfqYE4BjQ

That bloke has a lot of interesting random science bits on is channel
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Old 6th August 2016, 13:43     #72
Lightspeed
 
Nothing like a good mystery:

"No known or proposed stellar phenomena can fully explain all aspects of the observed light curve"
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Old 6th August 2016, 18:14     #73
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgOfqYE4BjQ

That bloke has a lot of interesting random science bits on is channel
Also a raving misogynist from a couple of the vids I glanced through.
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Old 6th August 2016, 18:50     #74
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OMG did someone actually link to a thunderfoot video?
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Old 8th August 2016, 00:37     #75
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One more step towards quantum computing
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Old 9th August 2016, 21:51     #76
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Check out this boss, hella interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQ2atfqk2c
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Old 11th August 2016, 00:31     #77
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Awesome video.

I did a double take when I saw "©The University of Auckland" scroll across. Feynman's comment about NZers being down on themselves was classic.

I love the way he not only describes the theory, but also the frame of understanding the theory fits in.
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Old 11th August 2016, 00:40     #78
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I for one welcome our bio-hybrid machine overlords.
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Old 11th August 2016, 16:36     #79
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Ray Kurzweil asserts that by any sane measurement we are now seeing a 20th-century's worth of sci-tech development every ten years, and that it will presumably soon be every nine years. Then eight.
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Old 15th August 2016, 12:45     #80
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http://www.seeker.com/new-nearby-ear...970197349.html

TLDR? "Unnamed sources" claim scientists are about to announce discovery of an Earthlike planet orbiting in the Goldilocks zone of, get this, PROXIMA FUCKING CENTAURI.

4.35 ly away. That's reachable with 20th-century tech, let alone stuff we might come up with in the near future.
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