Amusing Science

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A Waldo-Theremin. :coolspecs:
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Hyperbola clock, sped up:



Toy version:


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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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One of the CD payers is running:

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Pyrrho wrote:
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Must have remote controlled whacky wall climber for Christmas!
Such potential!

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Braarudosphaera bigelowii is a coastal coccolithophore in the fossil record going back 100 million years. The family Braarudosphaeraceae are single-celled coastal phytoplanktonic algae with calcareous scales with five-fold symmetry, called pentaliths. With 12 sides, it has a dodecahedral structure, approximately 10 micrometers across.

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Prehistoric Pokemon?
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Happy birthday, ceptimus!

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Some knot theory:

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Toilets broke down at the International Space Station: Astronauts may have to use diapers

https://www.mbs.news/2019/11/toilets-br ... apers.html (article bad automatic translation from, I presume, Russian)

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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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Photographic memory.

I had that ability when I was younger, to the point where I could look at a page of text and without "memorizing" in the conventional way, and read it later by remembering what it looked like.

Rainman stuff.

That was many many lost brain cells ago.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Photographic memory.

I had that ability when I was younger, to the point where I could look at a page of text and without "memorizing" in the conventional way, and read it later by remembering what it looked like.

Rainman stuff.

That was many many lost brain cells ago.
Wow. That would make a neat party trick. How long did you need to look at the page for to memorize it?
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

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Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:09 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Photographic memory.

I had that ability when I was younger, to the point where I could look at a page of text and without "memorizing" in the conventional way, and read it later by remembering what it looked like.

Rainman stuff.

That was many many lost brain cells ago.
Wow. That would make a neat party trick. How long did you need to look at the page for to memorize it?
Never tried to time it, but a few seconds.

I never made a big deal of it because I was already the weird kid and I wanted to fit in.

Gone by age 30, though I'm still good at visual pattern matching type stuff.
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Galileo's drawings of the Moon (1609):

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