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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:58 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:51 am

It's because of the "ET" in "SETI". Otherwise it would just be "SI".
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Doctor X » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:23 am

That is the project looking for Illegal Aliens, Anax.

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:46 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:51 am
It's because of the "ET" in "SETI". Otherwise it would just be "SI".
Sometimes you're just a tad too literal. :mrgreen:



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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:43 am

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Doctor X » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:52 am

The Simpsons Hughes did it!



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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:33 am

The Coming Obsolescence of Animal Meat

Alternative title: the $100 chicken nugget that doesn't quite taste like real chicken.

Personally I'm rooting for them to succeed, but they aren't really close yet. Nobody is going to be paying no $100 for one chicken McNugget.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:33 am
Personally I'm rooting for them to succeed ...
Why? :o
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:01 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:33 am
Personally I'm rooting for them to succeed ...
Why? :o
Because it would be awesome, what?

Think about the applications if they could succeed. Like, if we were to start a colony on Mars. Can we bring farm animals? Probably not. But if we could grow steaks or chicken meat in a lab, we wouldn't need to. Also, we don't have to raise animals just for food. So I hope that this or something like it becomes practical some day.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:18 pm

Wonder how it really stacks up against raising animals in terms of environmental impact.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:28 pm

Probably best to not ask too many questions. Do you really want to know how the Soylent Green is made?
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Doctor X » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:01 pm

So you really want to eat Belter food?

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:24 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:33 am
Personally I'm rooting for them to succeed ...
Why? :o
Because it would be awesome, what?

Think about the applications if they could succeed. Like, if we were to start a colony on Mars.
Which we won't. But I'm sure chickens would do fine on Mars. And they could probably fly! Cows ... not so much.

But it is cool.

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:18 am

Would it be ethical to lab-grow "long pig"? I'd gladly donate some cells. :twisted:

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:13 am

Witness wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:18 am
Would it be ethical to lab-grow "long pig"? I'd gladly donate some cells. :twisted:
Similar to a sub-plot in The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley. :coolspecs:
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:52 am

HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease
US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease.

Results of the research, developed at a Tennessee hospital, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The babies, born with little to no immune protection, now have fully functional immune systems.

Untreated babies with this disorder have to live in completely sterile conditions and tend to die as infants.

The gene therapy involved collecting the babies' bone marrow and correcting the genetic defect in their DNA soon after their birth.
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David Vetter, who came to be known in the 1970s as the bubble boy
This is an incredible achievement if true. I mean, I'm thinking Nobel Prize here if it pans out.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Doctor X » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:41 am

Yeah, but what will you say when they get the autism?

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:26 pm

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:31 pm

I really want that. That's how I'd like to die.