Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:56 am

Full rainbow:

Sorry Anax, doesn't work without the webm tags. We need something to get the size under control...

Link added: https://external-preview.redd.it/mp4/uS ... 57ba28e8f9
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:57 am

Alternatively just a plain old link works for me. Either in the url tags or just the url itself if it doesn't auto-embed. I don't mind clicking.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:02 am

OK, I'll add the link. (The bbVideo tag doesn't work either.)

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:42 am

Worth a read (trust me):

http://geobeck.tripod.com/frontier/planet.htm

(there's a few typos along the way, but you should probably be able to decipher it.)
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:57 am

Honk!

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:20 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:42 am
Worth a read (trust me):

http://geobeck.tripod.com/frontier/planet.htm

(there's a few typos along the way, but you should probably be able to decipher it.)
I vaguely remembered this "theory".

Now I remember where I read it. 8)
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:17 am

Sans Forgetica is a downloadable font that is scientifically designed to help you remember your study notes.
https://sansforgetica.rmit/



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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:25 am

One more fucking time: Knock of the autoplaying bullshit.

This shit is really annoying. Please make it stop.

I do not want to click on a thread that has new posts and be flooded with a big ration of bullshit audio from all the crap that has been posted (mostly from Vimeo) that immediately begins to autoplay with the goddamned motherfucking audio up and unmuted.

Pay attention to what you're fucking doing peeps.

Now, on the other hand, is there a way to block entire threads wholesale? Maybe that could fucking well work. :)

Block Vimeo from autoplaying. That is the answer.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:31 am

"I refer the honorable gentleman to the answer I gave previously."

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DocX: FTW.--sparks
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:41 am

sparks wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:25 am
One more fucking time: Knock of the autoplaying bullshit.
Some people seem to have this problem with the latest Firefox (that your browser?).

You can try this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... -autoplay/

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:15 am

If you want to search for place names (not only the US of A): https://ssz.fr/places/#//

As an example, names ending in -shire or -ham:

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The map is active, you'll get the complete name by clicking.

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:38 am

A new take on the old iron filings:

https://i.imgur.com/hxuzRlZ.gifv

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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:22 am

Nanotechnology makes it possible for mice to see in infrared

Mice with vision enhanced by nanotechnology were able to see infrared light as well as visible light, reports a study published February 28 in the journal Cell. A single injection of nanoparticles in the mice's eyes bestowed infrared vision for up to 10 weeks with minimal side effects, allowing them to see infrared light even during the day and with enough specificity to distinguish between different shapes. These findings could lead to advancements in human infrared vision technologies, including potential applications in civilian encryption, security, and military operations.

Humans and other mammals are limited to seeing a range of wavelengths of light called visible light, which includes the wavelengths of the rainbow. But infrared radiation, which has a longer wavelength, is all around us. People, animals and objects emit infrared light as they give off heat, and objects can also reflect infrared light.
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-nanotechn ... rared.html

Don't confuse near infrared which the mice could see (~ 0.9 μm) and thermal radiation (~ 10 μm at 300 K).

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:05 pm

Spontaneous synchronization:



This phenomenon has been known for a long time – pendulum clocks on a watchmaker's wall sometimes synchronize that way.

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:08 pm

Because walls move.
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Re: Amusing Science

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