Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:40 am

Bruce wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:22 am
Image
Y= AX



Get it?

Yaks
That's a power function.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:56 am

'Tis a bit long, I know:



Hey, Abdul, wasn't there a short SF novel using that? :mrgreen:

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:31 am

nice rabbits in those hats

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:18 am

I like this guy

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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:50 pm

Image

If you don't see it (depends on the image size), try squinting.
Spoiler:
This photo is actually black and white. Only the lines have colour.
Natural chroma subsampling. :)

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Bruce » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:40 am

Nice example of how sometimes low resolution is better.
Such potential!

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:55 am

"Digital" sundial:


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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:38 am

Nice microscopy of the weird little critters:


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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Bruce » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:26 am

Amazing. An entire universe full of billions of tiny creatures without the ability to see or even percieve of the larger world beyond their own..........say the gods about us as they peer into their microscopes at our universe.
Such potential!

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by sparks » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:24 pm

Witness wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:55 am
"Digital" sundial:

If it worked "perfectly", it would work in both hemispheres. Back to the drawing, erm, AutoCad screen boys. :)
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:58 pm

Bruce wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:26 am
Amazing. An entire universe full of billions of tiny creatures without the ability to see or even percieve of the larger world beyond their own..........say the gods about us as they peer into their microscopes at our universe.
Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so, ad infinitum.
And the great fleas, themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on;
While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.

– Augustus De Morgan, Siphonaptera
Inspired by Swift, of course.

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:03 pm

Some practical knot theory?


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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:16 pm

I don't believe it.

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:32 pm

You can take the snarXiv test. :P

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:01 am

‘I was scared’: Most powerful electric eel ever discovered by scientists

Packs of animals living in Amazon ‘work together to surround fish’ before electrocuting and eating them

A previously undiscovered species of electric eel which delivers a shock with more than three times the voltage of a domestic plug socket has been discovered in the Amazon rainforest.

The enormous 2.5 metre eel has been named the Electrophorus voltai after Alessandro Volta, the Italian physicist who invented the battery.

The animal, a type of knifefish, can discharge an electric shock reaching as high as 860 volts, the most powerful of any animal known to science.

The research by a team from the São Paulo Research Foundation, comprising scientists from the Smithsonian Institute and National Geographic Society, also revealed a further distinct species of electric eel – bringing the planet’s recognised electric eel species up from one, to three.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/scie ... 00581.html