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  1. Hyperloop

    This much hyped new system of transport has had a lot of coverage. It's never out of the news. So, just how practical is it ? How safe is it ? If SpaceX and Tesla are investing in it, it can't exactly be a gimmick but there are so many holes being picked in this, like the extrordinary power...

    Started by Snowfire, 12-23-2018 12:04 PM
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    12-26-2018 06:26 AM Go to last post
  2. A Modest Proposal for Generating the Nation's Power

    The problem with solar power is two-fold, the lack of storage between sunny days and the lack of available sites to locate solar farms. The French, I think, are reported to have piloted a trial of surfacing roads with solar panel material in a sufficiently skid-proof and toughened substrate. We...

    Started by spot, 12-26-2016 03:43 PM
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    01-02-2017 11:53 AM Go to last post
  3. Antique electrostatic device

    Hi, I have had this Newton & co electrostatic disk generator for a few years now that was found in a barn conversion my company done. I need some help with finding out more info on it and a rough valuation. I've done loads of google searches but not really found anything worth while. [/URL] ...

    Started by Gav, 10-28-2016 02:36 AM
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    11-04-2016 05:08 PM Go to last post
  4. Gravity

    Somewhere I saw an article in which the relative strength of gravity and electromagnetism was compared rather vividly. Take two planets the size of Earth, it started. Strap each to the back of an electrically insulated volunteer. Place the volunteers nose to nose. Normally you'd expect the...

    Started by spot, 05-01-2016 01:47 PM
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  5. A hole in the LHC's vacuum bubble safety argument

    One of the four specific risks considered in the most recent official safety review for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the possibility that LHC collisions could trigger a transition to a lower-energy vacuum state. The current review (http://arxiv.org/pdf/0806.3414) by the LHC Safety Assessment...

    Started by LHC Safety Review, 04-11-2015 06:19 AM
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    04-18-2015 04:14 AM Go to last post
  6. Bringing Back The Wooly Mammoth

    And then the Neanderthal? Extinct Woolly Mammoth Genes Spliced Into Living Cells - Archaeology Magazine (http://archaeology.org/news/3117-150325-woolly-mammoth-genes) I'm fairly convinced that some among us have more Neanderthal genes than sapien.

    Started by Ahso!, 03-25-2015 03:17 PM
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    03-25-2015 03:39 PM Go to last post
  7. New Advance In Transplant Surgery

    Something that seems pretty obvious really. After all, it's not uncommon for people to be kept on life support after Brain Death has been determined, so as to preserve the organs. I imagine this to be much the next step. Edmonton man first to receive ‘warm liver’ transplant - Edmonton - CBC...

    Started by FourPart, 03-21-2015 06:34 PM
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    03-22-2015 04:38 AM Go to last post
  8. Wireless energy conversion?

    A device that can receive wireless signal and convert to electric energy. Similar to a solar panel, but uses standard wireless frequencies Wireless device converts 'lost' energy into electric power (http://phys.org/news/2013-11-wireless-device-lost-energy-electric.html#nwlt)

    Started by LarsMac, 11-11-2013 09:39 AM
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    11-11-2013 08:12 PM Go to last post
  9. Peacock spider

    Friend just sent me this, who knew?

    Started by valerie, 08-28-2013 12:40 PM
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    08-29-2013 01:40 AM Go to last post
  10. Immortal Jellyfish: The Only Known Species Known to Live Forever

    While the humans have been looking for the elixir of life throughout every period of history, it appears that there is one species of jellyfish that are actually immortal. Turritopsis nutricula, or sometimes Turritopsis dohrnii, is able to transform its cells from mature state back to immaturity,...

    Started by jones jones, 06-30-2013 07:35 AM
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  11. Germany sunnier than the U.S.

    Fox Cedes Solar Industry To Germany | Blog | Media Matters for America (http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/02/07/fox-cedes-solar-industry-to-germany/192568) Speechless

    Started by gmc, 02-08-2013 12:43 PM
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  12. Help Support Darwin Day

    Here's something useful for the government to do. Recognizing scientific discovery and giving it a day goes a long way, culturally speaking.

    Started by Ahso!, 01-24-2013 10:51 AM
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    01-24-2013 02:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Nematodes

    Parasitic Worm VIDEO Shows Huge Nematode Emerging From Dead Spider Host, Biologist Says (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/parasitic-worm-video-nematode-dead-spider_n_2457502.html)

    Started by Ahso!, 01-13-2013 03:47 AM
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    01-14-2013 03:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Why is X the Unknown

    Terry Moore: Why is 'x' the unknown? | Video on TED.com (http://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_why_is_x_the_unknown.html) Cool bit of history.

    Started by Accountable, 12-24-2012 06:28 PM
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    12-31-2012 10:58 AM Go to last post
  15. Science of intuition as matter of fact

    God, what a brilliant man! I couldn't have said it better myself, well...:rolleyes: :yh_bigsmi It was Einstein that put forth the theory explaining how no two people can interpret any event exactly the same...So why is intuition frowned upon in today's society? Afterall, "This combinatory play...

    Started by K.Snyder, 10-18-2011 09:35 PM
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  16. Enslaved Kill Their Captors' Young

    At lesat there's one N. American slave maker who's paying a heavy price for their enslaving of others. Ant slaves trapped in their oppressors' nests covertly kill off the offspring they are left to care for in acts of rebellion that are part of an evolutionary ant "arms race" (Wired UK)...

    Started by Ahso!, 09-26-2012 10:25 AM
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  17. Coma Patient Speaks, Recognizes Family After Taking The 'Lazarus Dr

    Sometimes Sciences greatest achievements are by accident. What's the deal with this zolpidem? Ayanda Nqinana, Coma Patient, Speaks, Recognizes Family After Taking The 'Lazarus Drug' Stilnox...

    Started by Ahso!, 09-11-2012 06:15 AM
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    09-11-2012 11:25 AM Go to last post
  18. To Be Or Not To Be - Attractive

    The following article in absolutely fascinating. The more we learn about Natural Selection and it's influence over our behavior the more I'm beside myself. Although the article was written primarily for the purpose to address why some men are gay it's also revealing as to why we're attracted or...

    Started by Ahso!, 06-15-2012 06:04 AM
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    06-15-2012 12:06 PM Go to last post
  19. Paranoia As An Adaptive Trait/Mechanism

    ScienceDirect.com - Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews - Social threat perception and the evolution of paranoia (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763404000351) We're better of not slinging these labels about at each other in an effort to appear the more "normal" one in...

    Started by Ahso!, 06-08-2012 07:51 AM
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    06-09-2012 01:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Interesting Critter

    Have you guys seen this? Weird sea creature caught on film by an ROV. [VIDEO] (http://www.wimp.com/creaturecaught/) A not-seen-before creature capture by undersea rover. Well, I never saw one before. I think it is pretty freakin' awesome.

    Started by LarsMac, 05-11-2012 08:14 PM
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    05-29-2012 03:04 PM Go to last post

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