Amusing Science

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



Get it?

Yaks
That's a power function.
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'Tis a bit long, I know:



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

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nice rabbits in those hats

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I like this guy

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

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"Digital" sundial:

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Nice microscopy of the weird little critters:


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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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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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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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Some practical knot theory?

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I don't believe it.

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You can take the snarXiv test. :P

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‘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

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Nature Through Microscope and Camera (1909)

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Forgot to turn off the chemtrail generator before landing. :wink:
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