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blogs.technet.com/b/ne... would love this as a coffee table

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Magnets aligning
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Wonder if holding the finger on one is needed to make that work?

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A New Way of Thinking About Spacetime That Turns Everything Inside Out

“In the kaleidoscope case, we know what we have to do: we have to see the whole system; we have to see how the image space is created,” Ismael says. “How do we construct an analogue of that for quantum effects? That means seeing space as we know it — everyday space in which we view measurement events located at different parts of space — as an emergent structure. Maybe when we’re looking at two parts, we’re seeing the same event. We’re interacting with the same bit of reality from different parts of space.”

gizmodo.com/a-new-way-...

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New derivation of pi links quantum physics and pure math

In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. Now researchers from the University of Rochester, in a surprise discovery, have found the same formula in quantum mechanical calculations of the energy levels of a hydrogen atom.

m.phys.org/news/2015-1...

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Haha at spontaneous orgasms but fellas thought it was stinking.

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Wireless bungee jump

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Earth's underground water quantified

The total amount of groundwater on the planet, held in rock and soil below our feet, is estimated to be 23 million cubic km.

If this volume is hard to visualise, imagine the Earth's entire land surface covered in a layer some 180m deep.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/sci...

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creation scientists will be all over this

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For the first time, Australian engineers have demonstrated that they can write and manipulate the quantum version of computer code on a silicon microchip. This was done by entangling two quantum bits with the highest accuracy ever recorded, and it means that we can now start to program for the super-powerful quantum computers of the future.

www.sciencealert.com/r...

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You know what I don't get about quantum entanglement. If you split two electrons away from a nucleus, surely those two will have opposite spins the whole bloody time. They had opposite spin when atom was created until the day it died. So if you separate them, they'll always have opposite spin. I clearly don't get it.

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Also, how do you change direction of measurment? "Ok. I looked at it from underneath this time." My head hurts. I get shrouding era cat and the double split (not the wave particle duality) but the entanglement experiments makes no sense to me.

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* Shrodingers cat. Can't be arsed spell checking

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* Double Slit

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Post Human Mathematics. Mathematics so mental and creative, only computers will understand. arxiv.org/abs/1308.4678

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WTF? lol

Pigeons taught to diagnose breast cancer on X-rays

Richard Levenson at the University of California, Davis, and his colleagues showed pigeons microscope images of breast tissue. Then they rewarded them when they correctly pecked a coloured button that corresponded to either cancerous or healthy tissue. After 15 daily sessions, each lasting an hour, the pigeons got the right answer 85 per cent of the time.

Pooling responses from a panel of four pigeons, or “flock-sourcing” as the researchers call it, increased accuracy to 99 per cent. The pigeons were just as good at spotting small calcium deposits associated with cancer, which appear as white specks on mammograms.

www.newscientist.com/a...

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Spiders sprayed with nanotubes have spun the toughest fibre ever measured

Spider silk is already one of the toughest materials around, but scientists have now made it even stronger by spritzing spiders with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes.

In fact, the resulting super silk that the spiders produced in their webs is the toughest material ever measured, demonstrating strength and toughness beyond "anything that has been possible before," as MIT Technology Review reports. It sounds like something out of a Marvel comic, but the science actually makes a lot of sense.

www.sciencealert.com/s...

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Evolution of the human face

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tคккเรςђเtt • 2 days, 16 hours ago
Evolution of the human face

wheres the female one that starts off with a rib

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Slow mo of me hitting a golf ball. Camera attached to face of club.

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David Baddiel explains shit. Four 10 minute podcasts www.bbc.co.uk/programm...

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www.upworthy.com/scien... his is fascinating, scientists on 3 continents have now evidence that chimps have entered the stone age

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That's pretty cool! Planet of the Apes, here we come.

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Guys that is the most rubbish scientific article posted on this thread. Chimps using stones tool is not news. Pretty much any animal wanting to pry open a nut can use a stone tool. Chimps, birds, otters. Actually, come to think of it, I think humans lost the stone, nut open skills. When was the last time you used a stone to open something?

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Just you wait till they master fire mm you'll be getting burnt oot de fuc

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Come back to me, when they find a chimp thats smelting iron ore into a sword or they start riding horses.

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What about riding a dog?

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cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-c... this fucker looks like he could easily make you his bitch

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They've become self aware.

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The Hadouken Fish

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It's actually the little thing the fish eats letting out the bioluminescence, apparently. A defence mechanism.

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A brand new phase of carbon has been discovered

Just when we thought we knew pretty much everything there was to know about carbon, researchers have discovered a brand new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon. And they've shown they can use it to create cheap diamonds at room temperature and regular air pressure.

Phases are distinct forms of the same material, and currently there are two known solid phases of carbon: graphite and diamond. But this research reveals a whole new, super rare, phase.

"We've now created a third solid phase of carbon," said lead researcher Jay Narayan from North Carolina State University. "The only place it may be found in the natural world would be possibly in the core of some planets."

Read more: www.sciencealert.com/a...

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Hyperloop Technologies testing is expected to begin in early 2016.

The startup company Hyperloop Technologies — which takes its name from Elon Musk’s proposed invention but has no direct connection to him — announced today that it will build a test track for the ultra-fast transportation service in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Located within an industrial site, the "Propulsion Open Air Test facility” is about 50 acres, and testing is expected to begin in early 2016.

The company plans to test its custom designed electric motor to speeds of up to 540 km/hour (about 335 mph) on a 1 km (about 0.62 miles) long track.

A Hyperloop Future?

Explore a hypothetical North American Hyperloop network, where total travel time between cities by Hyperloop is represented by color. Click on a city to re-center the map at a different origin. Mouse over a destination city to compare calculated Hyperloop travel time with drive time and to see the additional travel time needed to reach nearby cities. ​

www.popsci.com/hyperlo...

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The amazing camera that can see around corners

How can a person see around a blind corner? One answer is to develop X-ray vision. A more mundane approach is to use a mirror. But if neither are an option, a group of scientists led by Genevieve Gariepy have developed a state-of-the-art detector which, with some clever data processing techniques, can turn walls and floors into a "virtual mirror", giving the power to locate and track moving objects out of direct line of sight.

The timing measurement needs to be accurate to within around 500 billionths of a second (5x10-7, or 500 nanoseconds), and the light levels that must be detected are extremely low. Overcoming both of these obstacles requires some serious laser and detector technology. The laser pulses used for the timing measurement are just ten femtoseconds (100,000 billionths of a second, or 10-15) long, and each pixel in the ultra-sensitive "camera" (known as a single-pixel avalanche diode array, or SPAD) used to image the patch of floor is essentially an ultrafast stopwatch that records the arrival time of the scattered light pulse to within a few hundred billionths of a second.

Read more at: ys.org/news/2015-12-am...

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Woman who has never felt pain experiences it for the first time

A woman born incapable of feeling pain has been hurt for the first time – thanks to a drug normally prescribed for opioid overdoses. She was burned with a laser, and quite liked the experience.

www.newscientist.com/a...

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Germany Just Successfully Fired Up A Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Controlled nuclear fusion – a clean, near-perpetual source of energy – would revolutionize the world. In recent years, significant steps on the path to a fully operational, efficient fusion reactor have been made, and this week another milestone has been reached: German engineers from the Max Planck Institute have successfully fired up their nuclear fusion reactor, announcing that they have managed to suspend plasma for the first time.

Their 16-meter-long (52-foot-long) experimental fusion reactor, Wendelstein 7-X (W7X), is one of the largest in the world. It took 19 years and €1 billion ($1.1 billion/£715 million) to complete, and contains over 425 tonnes (470 tons) of superconducting magnets, all of which need to be cooled to absolute zero. Within it, the process that operates at the heart of stars can hypothetically take place.

www.iflscience.com/tec...

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Japanese mathematician claims to have solved a notorious maths problem, but nobody understands it

"what if the proposed solution is impenetrable? What if it reads, as University of Wisconsin Math Professor Jordan Ellenberg put it on his blog, like mathematics from the future, full of new concepts and definitions that are disconnected from current language and techniques?"

Read more: www.sciencealert.com/a...

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Why 2015 Was a Breakthrough Year in Artificial Intelligence

"Google researchers nabbed the cover of scientific journal Nature with a system that can learn to play and master old Atari games without directions. Facebook built a way to let computers describe images to blind people; Microsoft showed off a new Skype system that can automatically translate from one language to another"

www.bloomberg.com/news...

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Weird as, but pretty amazing how it happens...

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better gif

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China to build LHC twice the size of the current one.

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Sure Cern have plans to eclipse their current LHC www.bbc.co.uk/news/sci...

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