Off Topic The Science Discovery Thread

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  1. Ron

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    I often see fascinating articles about discoveries and never know where to put them so that they don't "disappear". So, I've started this thread, which will only appear on the first page when anything new and interesting crops up. I wish I had started it before because there have been some really fascinating discoveries of late. I'll start it off with


    Neutrino that struck Antarctica traced to galaxy 3.7bn light years away

    A mysterious, ghostly particle that slammed into Earth and lit up sensors buried deep beneath the south pole has been traced back to a distant galaxy that harbours an enormous spinning black hole. To read more select here
     
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    I read this one myself Ron, mind blowing.
     
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    About 10 years ago a colleague of mine confronted me with a scientific paper he felt we had missed out on. Our company was interested in the potential use of Nano-Tubes, in our case Carbon Nano-Tubes which it was felt could impart interesting bulk and surface effects to the product we manufactured.

    The paper was in a credible journal and was written by a Chinese team at a University in China. Rather than using Carbon this research team had investigated the possible activity of Copper Nano-Tubes. The paper was fairly academic and we decided probably of not great commercial interest to us. However it had plenty of interest in other ways. The paper included a lot of text as would be expected but also a large number of electromicrograths showing the effects of the investigated substance. This was where the interest came in.

    Every electromicrograph was annotated, not with the long-hand Copper Nano Tube but, with copper reduced to Cu and Nano-Tube reduced to NT as you would expect. A review of this paper in that august journal Viz by a quite famous UK scientist exclaimed that he had spent the whole of his career trying to get a a discreet swear word or innuendo into a scientific paper but was continually baulked. He took his hat of to this Chineses team that had managed to get 51 C**Ts into a reputable European Scientific Journal with no push back.

    I'm not sure if this should be on here or the humour page?
     
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    <laugh>
     
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    NASA sending exploratory space ship to the Sun

    More here
     
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    NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' beams back first images. More here
     
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    Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'. More here
     
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    I like this thread Ron. <ok>
     
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    Yes, me too, but I am not half as clever as you guys so had to resort to some basic help. I think I love this lady: :emoticon-0152-heart

    "An Easy Explanation of the Basics of Quantum Mechanics for Dummies."



    Yes, of course, but please tell me again, my dear, so I've finally got it all. Erm, my quiet, modest, son-in-law (he is also very courteous because I am sure he thinks yours truly is not all there, as I'm sure many of you do too) has a PhD in Physics; he must be a bloody genius! But then Frau Merkel has one too! <yikes>

    Edit: Yes, 40-minutes on, I am indeed 'enthralled' and will continue to be 'enthralled' for the rest of my days. Have a look at the cat in the carton at the end of the clip, they do love boxes I know, but I do suggest the little mog gets the hell out of there as soon as possible!
     
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    <laugh>

     
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    <laugh> <applause> Have to add that my daughter's hubby ain't one bit like this character. Wouldn't be seen dead at a cocktail party I don't think, probably would prefer to go watch Bayern M√ľnchen play, even though he hates football. With one big exception, he just loves to watch the Japanese Ladies play football and was suitably ecstatic when they won the Women's World Cup not so long ago. Nothing wrong with him! <ok>
     
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    Forumites might be interested in knowing that the 28th Ignoble Prizes for Science took place at Harvard Uni a couple of weeks ago. The awards are treasures bestowed upon studies admired as much for their fun as their scientific value. This year's Igy Prize for Medicine went to Doctors Marc Mitchell and David Wartinger who proved that riding on roller coasters can help with the passing of Kidney stones.

    The 2016 Journal of the American Osteopathic Association stated: The duo took 3D-printed kidney models for 20 rides on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Sitting in the back sections of the car yielded a 64% success rate for passing a stone, compared with 17% when seated at the front.

    The Anthropology Prize went to Tomas Perrson, Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc, & Elainie Madsen. For proving that chimpanzees imitate humans about as often and as well as humans imitate chimpanzees.

    Medical Education award went to Akira Horiuchi for giving himself a colonoscopy while in the sitting position. REFERENCE. "Colonoscopy in the sitting position: Lessons learned in the sitting position From Self-Colonoscopy by Using a Small-Caliber, Variable-Stiffness Colonoscope."

    Gotta love an inquiring mind. <laugh>
     
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    <laugh> Good grief! Akira Horiuchi for my money has got to be the nuttiest? <doh>
     
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    Archaeologists Find Ancient Lost Cities Using Lasers
    The survey combats previous assumptions that the area was poorly connected and sparsely populated, as archaeologists found structures like farms, houses and defence forts and 60 miles of roads and canals connecting large cities.
     
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    I didn't know lost cities could use lasers Ron. <laugh>






     
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    <laugh> How did they get lost?, one wonders
     
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    Makes you wonder how some media folk find jobs Ron. :)
     
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    On this day in 1957, the space race began with the Soviet Union's launching of Sputnik 1. We've certainly come a long way since then.

     
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    Funny you should say that, having come across so many errors lately. Was thinking of looking for a job as a proof reader
     
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