Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:58 pm

A Waldo-Theremin. :coolspecs:
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Re: Amusing Science

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Hyperbola clock, sped up:



Toy version:


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Re: Amusing Science

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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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Re: Amusing Science

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One of the CD payers is running:

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Re: Amusing Science

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Pyrrho wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:18 pm


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

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Re: Amusing Science

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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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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Bruce » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:27 am

Prehistoric Pokemon?
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Happy birthday, ceptimus!

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Some knot theory:

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Re: Amusing Science

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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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Re: Amusing Science

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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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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Abdul Alhazred » 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.
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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Anaxagoras » 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?
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:13 am

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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"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
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People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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Re: Amusing Science

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:26 am

Galileo's drawings of the Moon (1609):

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