The elegant nature of science
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04-07-2013, 08:38 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
I've dove this lab (you have to have special permission to enter the area), but have not been in it. Very, very cool!

Aquarius Reef Base

http://www.livescience.com/37899-most-ex...pid=529661

Video
http://www.livescience.com/21633-enterin...-tour.html

Two of the photos I took while there

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07-07-2013, 03:01 PM
RE: The elegant nature of science
What is fire? Take a campfire, for instance. Log (solid) + Oxygen (gas) = fuels a chemical reaction called fire (...plasma?...). You can touch the log, you can breath the air, but you probably need to keep that shiny stuff at a safe distance. But conventional flame cannot be called plasma because it's not hot enough to cause ionization. Does the flame itself even have a scientific name, or is it just "fire". Don't know; thought I'd ask.

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08-07-2013, 10:23 AM (This post was last modified: 10-07-2013 01:44 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: The elegant nature of science
http://www.space.com/21867-cubesat-deep-...pid=529593
http://www.space.com/21861-deep-space-ra...pid=529593
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23231206
http://www.space.com/21903-black-holes-e...pid=529594

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09-07-2013, 06:17 AM
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@TheGulegon:



Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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27-07-2013, 08:56 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Science is the evolution of knowledge.
Information destroys ideas that fail, strengthens ideas that work,
and increases the complexity of what we can demonstrate to be true.
Science is beautiful....bitches!

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16-08-2013, 09:57 AM
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Science is not a subject, but a method.
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17-08-2013, 09:08 PM
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I haven't read through the whole thread, so sorry if this has been posted already.

I can't comment on if his facts are 100% textbook accurate... but it's a powerful statement nonetheless about the wonders of the universe that science has revealed.




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20-08-2013, 07:10 PM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Just watched the ISS go over. A very nice apparition as it glowed brilliantly red/orange as it appeared low in the NW. I think I was at a fortunate angle to catch a direct solar reflection.

It will reappear in ~90 min. but probably be too low to see over the trees.

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31-08-2013, 03:01 PM
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The Barrel Eye Fish!
Those things on it's face that look like eyes are actually something else. Those globes that look like your getting to see it's brains are it's eyes.
I thought it was cool!



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18-10-2013, 05:55 AM
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The idea that there were several different human species walking the Earth two million years ago has been dealt a blow.

""Skull 5," as the specimen is called has a relatively tiny brain case and a protruding lower jaw – anatomical features reminiscent of Australopithecus, a more primitive human ancestor. And yet, its upper jaw resembles that of a 2.3-million-year-old specimen from Ethiopia, thought to have belonged to H. habilis; its bulky browline bears a strong resemblance to that of H. erectus; and its long, vertically oriented upper face and the overall shape of its braincase are unmistakably Homo. An anatomical chimera, Skull 5 possesses a surprising combination of features that has never before been observed together in an early Homo fossil."


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