The elegant nature of science
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17-05-2013, 03:02 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(18-11-2011 11:33 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I wanted to start a thread where we could post some videos about the beauty of science and nature. There are two videos I want to start off with. Video 1 is simply cool. The second video is a Ted talk that you may recognize as being used in the first video. This is a talk from 2008 by Brian cox about the Large Hadron Collider.

My favorite moments in these videos are 1) The quotes about the universe being composed of 12 particles and 4 forces of nature and 2) the Scientific Creation story that Brian Cox paints. It is beautiful elegant and simple. It nearly brings a tear to my eye when thinking about it.

I must admit to being very emotional at the elegant story that science can tell us about our universe and how we fit in it. I NEVER got this emotional when hearing the biblical story of creation nor the biblical explanations of life, but the beauty of science leaves me in tears.

i get the same feeling looking at the stars. read your blog as well. glorious. i have heard it said that the universe is stranger than we can imagine. dont know about you but i can imagine some wierd stuff. lol. indeed there is more that we dont know, and i think we should be reevaluating what we dont know on a daily basis. cheers

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22-05-2013, 01:26 PM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Quantum computer ??
http://www.npr.org/2013/05/22/185532608/...thing-else

Plus, boys and girls, today you get a bonus.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201...121219.htm

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23-05-2013, 12:10 PM
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I knew I should have been a dental researcher! I just find this fascinating. I also want to ask about barium and/or the lack of it and the roll that might play in say... the development of osteoporosis... certain bone cancers ... etc.,. A single tooth can say so much! Big Grin

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25-05-2013, 05:56 AM
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Wish I had a bird brain! I need to add iron pellets to my Intelligent Re-design thread.

Iron pellets explain bird's ability to sense magnetic fields!

http://www.livescience.com/29343-bird-br...pid=525423

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25-05-2013, 06:47 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(23-05-2013 12:10 PM)kim Wrote:  I knew I should have been a dental researcher! I just find this fascinating. I also want to ask about barium and/or the lack of it and the roll that might play in say... the development of osteoporosis... certain bone cancers ... etc.,. A single tooth can say so much! Big Grin

A Barium Roll? Blech. Doesn't sound very tasty.

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25-05-2013, 05:03 PM
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(25-05-2013 06:47 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(23-05-2013 12:10 PM)kim Wrote:  I knew I should have been a dental researcher! I just find this fascinating. I also want to ask about barium and/or the lack of it and the roll that might play in say... the development of osteoporosis... certain bone cancers ... etc.,. A single tooth can say so much! Big Grin

A Barium Roll? Blech. Doesn't sound very tasty.

Wouldn't matter; one bite would be your last. MMMmuuuwwwwwwah ha ha ha ha! Evil_monster

Soluble barium compounds are poisonous due to release of the soluble barium ion - it's usually found in rat poison.

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25-05-2013, 08:42 PM
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Looking forward to putting microchips in my brain..

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25-05-2013, 09:39 PM
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(25-05-2013 08:42 PM)Adenosis Wrote:  Looking forward to putting microchips in my brain..

Better check your natal chart before you do. Drinking Beverage

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25-05-2013, 11:11 PM
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(25-05-2013 09:39 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(25-05-2013 08:42 PM)Adenosis Wrote:  Looking forward to putting microchips in my brain..

Better check your natal chart before you do. Drinking Beverage

Had no idea what that was, looked it up, apparently something to do with astrology. I take it your rather skeptical of what I posted. We already have things being implanted into the brains of some individuals, nothing to the point of what I want in my head mind you, none the less, one day it may be mainstream.

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26-05-2013, 03:55 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Direct observations of hydrogen atom internals (or something like that...):
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http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i21/e213001

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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