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

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"It is easier for a rich man to enter heaven on the back of a camel than it is for a poor man to pass though an eye of a needle"

The Bible of Supply-side Jesus

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How ragin' would the Gravitational Wave teams be if some punk came along and discovered dark matter soon...

"The discovery of dark matter, argued cosmologist Carlos Frenk at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, would be more important than the detection of gravitational waves."

www.theguardian.com/sc...

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Cancer breakthrough: T-cell therapy offers lasting cure prospects, scientists say

Scientists finds ways of commandeering the natural killing capacity of T-cells to identify, memorise and attack tumour cells

A revolutionary cancer therapy that uses the body’s own immune cells to attack metastatic tumours that have spread is being hailed as a “paradigm shift” in treatment of the disease.

Patients with advanced blood cancers who were not expected to live beyond five months have shown complete remission after 18 months of follow-up checks with no signs of the disease returning, scientists have revealed.

www.independent.co.uk/...

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Wow.

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slap a realdoll skin on it then come back to me...

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"60 years ago, no human artefact had ever left Earth's atmosphere."

That's pretty mental when you think about it. How many probes and missions to space have their been in that relatively short period.

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Scientists perform key step in the water-splitting reaction with 100 percent efficiency

If scientists could find a way to cheaply and easily split water into its molecular parts, it would give us access to an incredibly clean and renewable energy source - hydrogen fuel. When burnt with oxygen, hydrogen fuel produces no emissions, and in theory, it's simple enough to produce - you just take water and run an electrical current through it to produce hydrogen and oxygen. But at the moment, this process uses up so much electricity to make, it's not exactly feasible.

Now researchers have performed one of the two steps in this process, known as reduction, with 100 percent efficiency - completely annihilating the previous record of 60 percent. That means that all the energy going into the reaction comes out the other side, and suggests that if the first step of water-splitting - oxidation - can be improved upon, hydrogen fuel could be a viable, emissions-free candidate to power our vehicles and electronic devices.

www.sciencealert.com/s...

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So bleck not even spectrometers can measure it

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More on the ultimate bleck...

www.popsci.com/only-on...

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That's Wesley Snipes black

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futurism.com/world-goo...

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what-if.xkcd.com/1

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Scientists gear up to drill into ‘ground zero’ of the impact that killed the dinosaurs

www.sciencemag.org/new...

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Stretchable Electronics
i.imgur.com/q57U40Y.gifv

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i.imgur.com/k7gsiXL.gifv

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That stretchy electronics tech is amazing. So many uses.

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New LHC results suggest there's a flaw in the standard model of physics

Recent results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland hint at activity going on beyond the standard model of particle physics - which means we could finally be about to enter a new era in physics.

www.sciencealert.com/t...

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Chinese Scientists Say The Have the Ability To Clone Humans

The Boyalife Group, responsible for building the world’s largest cloning factory, says that it already has the technology needed for human replication, and that it is only holding back due to public perception.

futurism.com/human-clo...

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600 millions Africians now have electricity because of Akon www.independent.co.uk/...
akonlightingafrica.com

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Railgun projectile punches through a series of steel plates
i.imgur.com/ohdOu66.gifv

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Soap bubbles floating on top of sulfur hexafluoride gas, which is about 5 times more dense than air

i.imgur.com/0sKRD2J.gifv

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Scientists have grown 'dinosaur legs' on a chicken for the first time

www.sciencealert.com/s...

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We ain't getting a Jurassic park anytime soon :-(

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"The remains could also contain the holy grail of all dinosaur fossils: DNA."

mobile.abc.net.au/news...

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Cracking the “Americium Problem”—Researchers Find a Way to Safely Store Nuclear Waste

futurism.com/cracking-...

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Why are crows so smart?

"The intelligence of these brainiest of birds has been compared to that of a seven-year-old human. Belinda Smith delves into the behavioural neuroscience behind crow cognition."

cosmosmagazine.com/lif...

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"a butterfly was discovered to have a staggering 15 types of photoreceptor"

The incredible – and bizarre – spectrum of animal colour vision

cosmosmagazine.com/lif...

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For the first time ever, scientists have imaged the brain on LSD

In a world-first, scientists in the UK have imaged the effects of LSD on the human brain, and we now have an unprecedented view into the effects of one of the most powerful drugs ever created.

These images not only reveal that the potent hallucinogen activates regions all over the brain - and not just the visual cortex, as previously suspected - but it shows how regions that are usually separated start signalling to each other in response to the drug, to produce some intense effects.

www.sciencealert.com/f...

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Gaia at work.
www.bbc.com/news/scien...

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the size of those Seqoias in that stock picture.. man those fucking things are huge

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Getting primed for fusion power

Cracking fusion power would be one of the great technological achievements of the 21st century, providing almost limitless power with few drawbacks. With global efforts getting bigger and badder every year, Cathal O'Connell provides a primer to the basic technology.

cosmosmagazine.com/phy...

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personally speaking cracking Fusion would be the single biggest technological breakthrough, pretty much eclipsing all others, with unlimited clean energy we'd see some serious advancements

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It would be amazing. I love reading about it, tbh. They've come a long way the past while. Power output has increased by a factor of more than a million in 30 years. That's bonkers, when you think about it. The new reactor that's gonna be built in France is going to be interesting. It's just such a crazy technology, it's almost hard to ever see it become mainstream, but then again, 50 years ago the tech of today was pure sc-fi.

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energy is whats holding us back as a species, unlimited clean energy is whats needed to properly scifi the fuck out of the human race and its within our lifetime

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FO SHO lad.

Space exploration/colonisation would go through the roof, too.

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That’s why I’m so curious as to what the smart as fuck brains over at LockHeed Martin have cooked up..

www.dw.com/en/lockheed...

Have they actually somehow bate out every other group from all over the world who are building huge billion dolla test reactors and come up with something proper revolutionary?

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"Unlimited clean energy"
Every time i read about fusion i wince when someone claims this. Energy companies claimed the same about fission many moons ago that it would be the cheapest and cleanest energy source about. Today its not cheap and can hardly be claimed as clean.

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It is unlimited clean energy… it’ll be using sea water and the waste product is Helium which can be harnessed and used in other things

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Hasn't really been a peep about the LockHeed Martin since then, though. That's coming up on two years ago now, yet they were making all these claims that they'd have something to show in a year/soon. Maybe they do have something up their sleeves, who knows. Would be good to hear what stage they're at now.

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Plus the tiny amount of fuel you need means that it's FAR more environmentally economical - "Per kilogram of fuel, fusion releases four times more energy than fission and 10 million times more than coal."

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I know its unlimited clean energy but so is the sun. They were going to give energy away for free at one point when they discovered nuclear fission. Im just saying dont get yer hopes up on it being super cheap and available and there will be more waste products then "just helium"

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We're probs about 20/30 years away from fusion reactors on the scale of current fission reactors. Will be game changer for sure. The German wendelstein 7-x looks currently like the most promising design but ridiculously complex engineering.

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I mind the days they told us it would be so cheap to produce electricity with nuclear energy they'd be able to practically give it away... yeah right

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of course it wont be cheap, these things are incredibly complex and expensive to design, develop and build so they'll need to recoup all those billions but yeah were still years away from pumping the national grid with that sweet sweet fusion lecky

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