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#1 TigerChamp

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:59 PM

I thought it would be interesting to have a thread to discuss any scientific ideas or innovations, whether its just cool experimental stuff, or the big heavies of theory.

Ill start of with a neat video I was just watching demonstrating x-rays being produced from sticky tape.



Here are some sites to check out
http://phys.org/
http://www.iflscience.com/
http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

I thought about making a science thread the other day and then forgot. Well done buddy.

http://www.iflscience.com/

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:21 PM

I thought about making a science thread the other day and then forgot. Well done buddy.

http://www.iflscience.com/


Lol yeah Ive been thinking about it for a while, and Im pretty sure the vid I posted was from IFL LOL
I also like http://phys.org/ updated all the time with a huge variety of topics and http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/ isn't too bad either
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:42 AM

If anyone wants to have their mind blown I highly suggest checking this out

http://htwins.net/scale2/

the scale of everything
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:49 AM

this is pretty cool


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:14 AM

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:54 AM

This video is some serious, untouchable science.





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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:03 AM

This video is some serious, untouchable science.





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How the **** did you get so cool?

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:22 AM

Humans are pretty much awesome... Science Rocks.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

This video is some serious, untouchable science.





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Lol noob, there is an old saying, better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt.

Here is a definition of the word science (since you seem to have your own unique definitions for words).

Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. In an older and closely related meaning, "science" also refers to a body of knowledge itself, of the type that can be rationally explained and reliably applied. A practitioner of science is known as a scientist.

The video asks everybody to take as much information as possible, from as many credible sources as possible, and use this information to make predictions about future scenarios. It also encourages everyone to look at as many possible outcomes they can think of to draw their own conclusion. So basically its taking and organising testable knowledge to form an explanation and prediction about an aspect of the universe.

As I suggested to you earlier, the gentleman in the video is a science teacher with a published book who has over seven hours worth of video online, discussing and answering questions about this very topic, you should get in touch.
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:58 AM


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:31 AM

Deinococcus radiodurans the incredible hulk of bacteria.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:34 AM

Pseudomonas syringae they can help make snowflakes.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:36 AM



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:38 AM

Pseudomonas syringae they can help make snowflakes.



Im curious, what process is this?

Ive seen something that looks visually similar where supercooled water freezes spontaneously when agitated


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:47 AM

Pseudomonas syringae they can help make snowflakes.



Im curious, what process is this?


It is ice nucleation. While I don't know much about the physics, I believe the idea is that for water to form into ice it actually needs some sort of microparticle to form around and take shape. Pure water (free of any kind of small particle) supposedly won't even harden at temperatures as low as -30C. I have never tested this myself so . . .

Pseudomonas syringae produces a protein that is very effective at causing rapid ice nucleation.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:51 AM

Pseudomonas syringae they can help make snowflakes.



Im curious, what process is this?


It is ice nucleation. While I don't know much about the physics, I believe the idea is that for water to form into ice it actually needs some sort of microparticle to form around and take shape. Pure water (free of any kind of small particle) supposedly won't even at temperatures as low as -30C. I have never tested this myself so . . .

Pseudomonas syringae produces a protein that is very effective at causing rapid ice nucleation.


that is very cool.... :>
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:54 AM

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis or the fungus that causes zombie ants. Scares the **** out of me personally.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:57 AM

More entertaining video.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:03 AM

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis or the fungus that causes zombie ants. Scares the **** out of me personally.



It is used as a food and traditional medicine in China


infected tarantula
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:04 AM

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis or the fungus that causes zombie ants. Scares the **** out of me personally.



It is used as a food and traditional medicine in China


infected tarantula


Holy **** lol. Fungi are weird as ****.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:08 AM

Panellus stipticus it glows.



And that's about all the interesting fungi I know about.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:12 AM

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis or the fungus that causes zombie ants. Scares the **** out of me personally.



It is used as a food and traditional medicine in China


infected tarantula


Holy **** lol. Fungi are weird as ****.


Absolutely, and speaking of interesting fungi, yeast is arguably one of the most important organisms to mankind.

bread and beer both owe their existence to wild yeasts that entered our foods. And many moulds also play a huge role in our food production and consumption, like cheeses and cured meats. I should also throw a shout to penicilliums discovery for which we got penicillin and antibiotics.

moulds and fungi are really incredible
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:19 AM

Non-Newtonian fluids.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:29 AM

A new material has been created that absorbs so much light human eyes can't perceive it. It is the blackest material ever created




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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

A new material has been created that absorbs so much light human eyes can't perceive it. It is the blackest material ever created





@carnages41 would approve.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:46 AM

Tert-Butyl at its triple point in which it freezes and boils simultaneously.


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A new material has been created that absorbs so much light human eyes can't perceive it. It is the blackest material ever created





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Posted 26 July 2014 - 02:03 AM

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 02:08 AM

if i drink enough blue powerade, i can make green poop.

 

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 02:16 AM

used to be able to get a candy chewing gum when I was a kid called a kabluey. Made your **** a vivid disturbing green blue colour.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:14 PM

New kind of animal discovered of the coast of Aus

 

http://www.news.com....c-1227047076157


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:27 PM

We've been doing a David Attenborough marathon here for the past few days, I don't think his docs on our beautiful planet can be topped.

 

R.I.P.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:56 PM

We've been doing a David Attenborough marathon here for the past few days, I don't think his docs on our beautiful planet can be topped.
 
R.I.P.


I agree, but sir david is still with us, it was his brother Richard who recently passed.
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Posted 04 September 2014 - 12:07 AM

Research from Sweden suggests that our skin can process sensation before the signals reach the brain, effectively thinking.

 

http://www.news.com....c-1227047182301


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 06:43 AM

Panellus stipticus it glows.

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And that's about all the interesting fungi I know about.

Badass we have a science thread! That's because there isn't much interesting fungi! I still have nightmares about 'aspergillus nidulans ', had to do so many genetic write ups/lectures on that ****er of a fungi 


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 06:51 AM

LoL Cool thread idea TC. I had no idea there was a strain of ant murdering fungus in existence.


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:34 AM

I agree, but sir david is still with us, it was his brother Richard who recently passed.

Good to know, I'm just glad I didn't blab RIPs everywhere. :P

 

I blame my wife!


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:43 AM

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:18 AM

Today something was announced which has the potential to unlock a whole host of Sci-fi scenarios.

 

http://www.news.com....r-1227048940587


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 06:19 AM

http://www.iflscienc...d-coffee-genome

Scientists have sequenced the coffee genome! It's about time, get your priorities straight, science!


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 04:59 PM

This is something that has just come to my attention, bacterium that directly harvest electrons, bypassing sugars and nutrients altogether 

 

http://www.newscient...ml#.VAurzvm1asA


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:29 AM

With the recent spamming of love solutions and Indian Hookers, I thought this was loosely tied. Here is the Biological reasoning for why men get morning wood, applicable to all. I was actually unaware that it stops you peeing yourself at night time, so I guess that's good. Also (if you read the article you'll understand) it made me wonder if people with Erectile Dysfunction pee themselves on the regular, damn those guys just can't catch a break. 

http://www.iflscienc...-morning-glory 


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Eeeerection problems.

Poor Pele.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:40 AM

I remember doing an experiment at school that involved melting paraffin wax chips and them catching on fire.  The fireball that erupted when I threw the dish they were burning in into a sink full of water was AWESOME!!!  Caused some **** stained undies in that classroom while I lol'd at my own singed eyebrows  :lol:


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

Densely Populated Countries Could Find Food Independence With Vertical Floating Farms

http://www.iflscienc...-floating-farms

 

I think the future will see (if we don't blow ourselves up), more locally produced food, steering towards, indoor and greenhouse growing. There really isn't a real reason for any starvation now.

 

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