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01-08-2016, 10:55 PM
RE: The elegant nature of science
This would have been a fucking awesome sight too. Lucky cunts, I hate every single one of them.

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Blue Whale off the coast of Quebec. The people are tourists.
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03-08-2016, 04:59 PM
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Double Hand Transplant!

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04-08-2016, 05:41 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(01-08-2016 10:55 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  This would have been a fucking awesome sight too. Lucky cunts, I hate every single one of them.

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Blue Whale off the coast of Quebec. The people are tourists.

It was actually a fin whale, not a blue.

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08-08-2016, 08:39 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Most “Terror Birds” died out long before homo came about, I would say that might have been a good thing.

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“Diet:
All phorusrhacids are thought to have been carnivorous. The strong downwards curve from the tip of this beak suggests that it ripped the flesh from the body of other animals. Many extant bird species with this feature are carnivorous. CT scans performed on the skull of a phorusrhacid reveal that the species would not have been able to shake its prey side to side, but rather exert significant downward force.[18] The anatomy of the typical phorusrhacid skull shows that it can handle this form of stress the best. This downward force would have allowed the phorusrhacid to shatter bones more easily, stunning its prey and making it easier to swallow whole. Some researchers think that the phorusrhacids closest relative, the seriema, acts very much like a phorusrhacid would have; picking up the prey and throwing them down then picking at them. If the prey was too large to swallow whole, the curved tip of the beak allowed the bird to pick at the prey and rip apart flesh, all using its very strong neck structure. They may have also used their claws to tear apart carcasses as well as helping them tear flesh.[19]”

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09-08-2016, 10:47 PM
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WTF? Fire + Tornado

"Researchers Discover the Blue Whirl, a New Type of Flame

Naturally occurring fire tornadoes are scary, but a new clean-burning, controlled version could help clean oil spills”

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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news...78/?no-ist

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10-08-2016, 05:19 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(09-08-2016 10:47 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  WTF? Fire + Tornado

"Researchers Discover the Blue Whirl, a New Type of Flame

Can't wait for...

Sharknado V: The Firestorm

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13-08-2016, 09:13 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Another planet. They MUST name it Bucky.
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13-08-2016, 03:30 PM
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(13-08-2016 09:13 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Another planet. They MUST name it Bucky.
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I wouldn't hold out for a good name as their creativity seems to be a bit lacking...
"The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine,..."

I wonder how long it took them to come up with that.

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14-08-2016, 08:58 AM
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WARNING: Math ahead!

Statistical significance and the null hypothesis. A short explanation of why we should look a bit deeper into all those headline claims.

https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2016/08...nificance/

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14-08-2016, 10:27 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Not science, just some very elegant applied engineering.
Only a catamaran could be light enough to really run on a foil. The balance and getting rudders in require super strong carbon fiber construction, but the result is just spectacular to me.
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People think of what someone from the past would think of the airplane. how about sailing the sea in an 18th century ship, and having one of these overtake you apparently hovering over the sea?
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