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« on: March 07, 2014, 12:25:46 AM »
ITT we post and discuss articles about science, how stuff works, and why it works. Haters are highly discouraged but not everyone has an open mind so feel free.  This is not a science picture thread, we already have one for that. Another helpful thing to avoid luking is to post the article title outside the link.

Preschoolers can outsmart college students at figuring out gizmos

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140306191530.htm


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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 12:26:29 AM »
New dinosaur found in Portugal, largest terrestrial predator from Europe

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140305191427.htm

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 12:27:16 AM »
Icy wreckage discovered in nearby planetary system

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140306142550.htm

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 12:28:00 AM »
Plasma plumes help shield Earth from damaging solar storms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140306142757.htm

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 12:28:43 AM »
Earth's mantle plasticity explained: Missing mechanism for deforming olivine-rich rocks

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140306112228.htm

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 12:29:28 AM »
Engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140306095538.htm

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 07:38:26 AM »
did you guys watch the new Cosmos? I have it DVRd but haven't watched it. is it good or did Fox do Fox stuff to it? Like on a scale of original Cosmos to the Fox football robot and that dumbass who does impressions during football games how much Fox is it?

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 07:41:30 AM »
did you guys watch the new Cosmos? I have it DVRd but haven't watched it. is it good or did Fox do Fox stuff to it? Like on a scale of original Cosmos to the Fox football robot and that dumbass who does impressions during football games how much Fox is it?

all of the above.

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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 07:42:05 AM »
did you guys watch the new Cosmos? I have it DVRd but haven't watched it. is it good or did Fox do Fox stuff to it? Like on a scale of original Cosmos to the Fox football robot and that dumbass who does impressions during football games how much Fox is it?

I am a bigtime geek when it comes to Through the Wormhole, The Universe, How The Earth Was Made, etc... I watched about 20 minutes of this show and I completely lost interest.  Nothing of substance.  I'll try it again next week but if it doesn't bring more to the table I'm out.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 07:58:31 AM »
New dinosaur found in Portugal, largest terrestrial predator from Europe

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140305191427.htm

That thing is huge. The fact that Noah was able to get two of them on his ark in increds.

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 08:30:22 AM »
New dinosaur found in Portugal, largest terrestrial predator from Europe

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140305191427.htm

That thing is huge. The fact that Noah was able to get two of them on his ark in increds.

they are extinct for a reason, bruh

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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2014, 09:04:21 AM »
did you guys watch the new Cosmos? I have it DVRd but haven't watched it. is it good or did Fox do Fox stuff to it? Like on a scale of original Cosmos to the Fox football robot and that dumbass who does impressions during football games how much Fox is it?

I am a bigtime geek when it comes to Through the Wormhole, The Universe, How The Earth Was Made, etc... I watched about 20 minutes of this show and I completely lost interest.  Nothing of substance.  I'll try it again next week but if it doesn't bring more to the table I'm out.
I was disappointed too... Carl Sagan's The Cosmos was probably the most captivating science program I've ever seen in my whole life (And I've seen every BBC documentary series I can get my hands on) but NdGT just doesn't do a very good job selling it... he made the age of the universe seem uninteresting... i'm having trouble recalling what all was even talked about, other than it wasn't very engaging.  I'm in the one more week boat.

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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2014, 02:47:51 PM »
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It is likely that this collision is one of many early impacts that actually fractured our plate tectonic system into what we know today. Yes, it was an asteroid so big, it actually broke the Earth.

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http://www.iflscience.com/environment/ancient-asteroid-impact-dwarfs-one-wiped-out-dinosaurs

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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2014, 02:40:53 PM »
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1404.1499v2.pdf

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The ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, named pi, is a mathematical constant of crucial importance to science, yet most scientists rely on pre-computed approximations of pi for their research. This is problematic, because scientific progress relies on information that will very likely disappear in case of a cataclysmic event, such as a zombie apocalypse. In such case, scientific progress might even stop entirely. This motivates the need for a robust, yet easily applicable method to estimate pi.



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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2014, 10:46:25 AM »
that is outstanding

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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2014, 11:13:18 AM »
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1404.1499v2.pdf

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The ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, named pi, is a mathematical constant of crucial importance to science, yet most scientists rely on pre-computed approximations of pi for their research. This is problematic, because scientific progress relies on information that will very likely disappear in case of a cataclysmic event, such as a zombie apocalypse. In such case, scientific progress might even stop entirely. This motivates the need for a robust, yet easily applicable method to estimate pi.

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