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17-06-2012, 07:29 PM (This post was last modified: 17-06-2012 09:21 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: The elegant nature of science
Cool-o. But the largest organism on the planet is an underground fungus, I think.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...-is-fungus

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18-06-2012, 11:03 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(17-06-2012 07:29 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Cool-o. But the largest organism on the planet is an underground fungus, I think.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...-is-fungus


Actually it may no longer be a fungus. There are seagrass beds composed of genetic clones that cover 10's of square miles. This may be our new largest.

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19-06-2012, 08:34 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Clones don't count, you tree haters! Tongue

I wuz watching this BBC thingy...





...and I hadda go look stuff up...

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/06/f...ghly-dead/

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19-06-2012, 08:43 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(19-06-2012 08:34 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Clones don't count, you tree haters! Tongue

I wuz watching this BBC thingy...





...and I hadda go look stuff up...

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/06/f...ghly-dead/
I didn't watch it because I don't have a spare 58minutes, but I think i read something about that a while back.
Was that in the big ring thing in Switzerland?
I think the problem was that the margin of error was to high, so the measurement they calculated, its margin of error was like faster then light and slower, and the actual real measurement would have been slower.
If that made sense.
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19-06-2012, 09:17 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(19-06-2012 08:43 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  .

Was that in the big ring thing in Switzerland?

Keep talking like that, we're gonna hafta revoke your atheism. Big Grin

Nah. The second link is a summary from ars technica, a half-minute read. Loose cable kinda culprit. Wink

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19-06-2012, 09:43 AM
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(19-06-2012 09:17 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Nah. The second link is a summary from ars technica, a half-minute read. Loose cable kinda culprit. Wink

I figured it had to be. Did Fermi ever confirm anything?... I'm sure I would have paid attention to that... shit, I used to practically have them on speed dial.
... I've been so out of sorts lately with this... I think I'm seeing science getting mixed up with sensationalism too much lately ... it's kind of putting a harsh on my mellow. Shy

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19-06-2012, 10:36 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
If you mean the Fermi results from '09 that seemed to indicate the same kinda thing, the vid touches on that. Something about it being covered in the experimental error. The problem seems to be that neutrinos have so little mass that getting a handle on 'em is exceedingly tricky. Besides, I stopped watching that one and started watching this one:





That one is way cool, cause it has lots of stuff previously unencountered by this cat.

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19-06-2012, 11:27 PM
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The age old quandary... truth versus perception.


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20-06-2012, 06:07 PM (This post was last modified: 20-06-2012 06:27 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: The elegant nature of science
Since we learned today that science is dead, I just thought I better sneak one last thingy in under the wire, before dat udder prophet done cuts us off.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/13...94430.html

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27-06-2012, 02:04 PM
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Since I wuz just runnin' my neck on this here thingy, hadda go make sure I knew wtf I was yammering about. Big Grin

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