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Cool science stuff

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Buck, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I'm kind of geeky about science, and not long ago Chris the bastard suggested I start a science thread.
    Here's the first entry: Prosthetics eye that really see.


    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-13/blind-mice-given-sight-after-device-cracks-retinal-code.html
     
  2. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

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    Rejoice! Actually, was reading that this morning. Pretty amazing shit.
     
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    It's amazing they could be that close to giving sight to blind humans and, yet, they have not yet gotten funding for clinical trials. I would think that would be a no-brainer for the medical industry.
     
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    The seeing eye dog lobby is a bitch.
     
  5. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    There's more profit to be made in treatments, not cures.
     
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  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    New earth expected soon:
    http://www.space.com/19044-alien-earth-exoplanets-2013.html
     
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    My wife subscribed to Popular Mechanics for the kids and I love flipping through it every month. Amazing how much is outside the day to day mainstream.
     
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I think it's awesome. Imagine confirming the Higgs boson and then finding a confirmed earth-class planet in back-to-back years.

    Very cool time to be alive.
     
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  9. turski7

    turski7 Member

    Yay science! Great stuff.
     
  10. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Plenty of candidates out there.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/08/kepler-satellite-461-new-planets

    And as long as we're keeping our eyes on the skies, you can catch a glimpse of Apophis -- named for the Egyptian god of death and darkness -- tomorrow night.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/across-the-universe/2013/jan/07/apophis-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-earth-wednesday

     
  11. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    At the risk of contradicting the thread title, this science is the opposite of cool. It's getting so hot in Australia -- 52 degrees Celsius (129 F) -- that they're having to add new colors to the temperature maps.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/jan/08/australia-bush-fires-heatwave-temperature-scale

     
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

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    Just because ...
     
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