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Old 05-22-2013, 10:04 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:12 AM   #52 (permalink)
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I don't think I like science as much as I used to. From today's news:
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Now they're just messing with us.
I know the feeling, but I get it more from people who aren't scientists. My current/imaginal bumper sticker: CREATIONISM=OPINION≠THEORY

I like suspicious0bservers. He made a video that was supposed to be a rental, but YouTube thwarted him.
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I don't get how everyone can post links to videos without embedding the video itself into the post. Anything to do with not having Flash™ installed?
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Here's a NOVA on high strength materials:

NOVA | Making Stuff

What are the atomic structures that are the strongest materials?

Here's another program on miniaturization of materials:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/ma...-stuff-smaller

And here's their program on making stuff cleaner:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/ma...-stuff-cleaner
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This is freakin' awesome!

This Insect Jumps Using Built-In Gears — NOVA Next | PBS



Nature i.e. evolution already invented gears...
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Saw that the other day. Amazing stuff!
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This is a really fun segment of Science Friday:

Modern Humans Still Evolving, and Faster Than Ever

They talk a fair bit about Denisovans (den-EE-so-van) which are a newly discovered group of humans, that like Neanderthal have interbred long ago with homo sapiens, and parts of their genomes still exist as part of the genomes of some of us.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denisova_hominin
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Local Chimney and Superbubbles
  • Galactic Superbubbles around the Solar Neighborhood
  • A Tubular Cavity Penetrating the Local Disk
  • Galactic Superbubbles and Star Formation
  • Gould's Belt and Young Stars in the Solar Neighborhood
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A friend gave my family the DVD set of "Wonders of the Solar System" and "Wonders of the Universe" hosted by Brian Cox. It is a BBC series, and I don't think it is available online. If you get a chance, watch it.
Amazon Has Both for purchase On-Line.

Wonders of the Solar System
$1.60 per Hour

Wonders of the Universe
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Prof. Brian "D-ream - 'Things can only get better'" Cox has made a new series going out just now - Science Britannia - obviously aimed at the home market

BBC iPlayer - Science Britannica: Frankenstein's Monsters

BBC iPlayer - Science Britannica: Method and Madness

I have the other "Wonders..." series downloaded

Brian Cox has an earlier life, see that bloke on keyboards...

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First step to reduce plant need for nitrogen fertilizer uncovered

First step to reduce plant need for nitrogen fertilizer uncovered

I.E. nature already had this covered.

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Nitrogen fertilizer costs U.S. farmers approximately $8 billion each year, and excess fertilizer can find its way into rivers and streams, damaging the delicate water systems. Now, a discovery by a team of University of Missouri researchers could be the first step toward helping crops use less nitrogen, [benefiting] both farmers' bottom lines and the environment. The journal Science published the research this month.

Read more at: First step to reduce plant need for nitrogen fertilizer uncovered

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