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Message 54990 - Posted: 22 Jul 2014, 19:25:41 UTC - in response to Message 42732.  
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One of my heroes - thanks Byron! Disgraceful what was done to him. :(

Well - this thread is literally STUFFED full of interesting science and articles that I'd best get back to them. :)

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@Dr Who fan - might start with your one about finding alien life in our lifetimes :)
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Message 57314 - Posted: 4 Nov 2014, 22:44:20 UTC - in response to Message 54990.  

Hi Annie and hi everyone. Thank you for your posts.
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Message 57316 - Posted: 4 Nov 2014, 22:47:29 UTC - in response to Message 42720.  

April 21, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) First Light press conference, where NASA revealed the first images taken by the spacecraft.

Facts About Earth

thank you for that link.
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Message 57321 - Posted: 4 Nov 2014, 23:16:58 UTC - in response to Message 57316.  

April 21, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) First Light press conference, where NASA revealed the first images taken by the spacecraft.

Facts About Earth

thank you for that link.


Hello Byron!! :) Lovely to see you!
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Message 58188 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 0:39:39 UTC

From TechRepublic.com:
Artificial Intelligence and life beyond the algorithm: Alan Turing and the future of computing

Turing is not just a historical figure; his work is still crammed with relevance - and tricky questions.
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But the interest in Turing is not just historical - his work is still relevant to some of the thorniest problems in tech, particularly around artificial intelligence. While a number of other academics and engineers had a role in the creation of digital computing, what sets Turing apart is the breadth of his influence, says S. Barry Cooper a professor of mathematical logic at the University of Leeds.

"He is bringing ideas about computation to different areas and that's what's really significant about Turing - he made all these connections and he had a global over-arching view of how computation worked in many different contexts," he said.
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Message 58203 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 7:25:55 UTC - in response to Message 57321.  

April 21, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) First Light press conference, where NASA revealed the first images taken by the spacecraft.

Facts About Earth

thank you for that link.


Hello Byron!! :) Lovely to see you!


+1 :)
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Message 67728 - Posted: 14 Feb 2016, 0:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 67692.  

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Message 73968 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 11:06:51 UTC

Could people please, instead of just dumping an anonymous link in this thread, take the time and effort to post a little snippet of what is under that link as part of the message? This so in the future when the link goes dead, the news stays, while when multiple of you post things, you don't have to check through the link if that's the same thing you wanted to post about.

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Message 73988 - Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 21:10:22 UTC - in response to Message 73977.  

Thanks for that link Chris.
I've always been disappointed about that item, and now it's worse. It came so close.
And now there's the new failure as well.
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Message 74099 - Posted: 16 Nov 2016, 11:17:46 UTC - in response to Message 73977.  

For those of you not so vexed, the previous link was about Beagle 2, the "apparently" failed British mission to Mars in 2003. Latest research now shows that it came "excruciatingly close" to succeeding.


Shame Dr Colin Pillinger ain't alive to hear this news , he was heartbroken when it was all over the papers & television in this country when they said Beagle 2 had failed :-(
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Message 75165 - Posted: 9 Jan 2017, 22:33:15 UTC

Zombie apocalypse would wipe out humankind in just 100 days, students calculate

University of Leicester physics students explore feasibility of surviving viral infection.

A real-life zombie outbreak would leave the world’s population in shambles, with less than 300 survivors remaining a mere one hundred days into the apocalypse, according to students from the University of Leicester.

Assuming that a zombie can find one person each day, with a 90 per cent chance of infecting victims with the zombie infection, the students from the University of Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy suggest that by day one hundred there be just 273 remaining human survivors, outnumbered a million to one by zombies.
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Message 75179 - Posted: 10 Jan 2017, 20:16:18 UTC

They are normally timed to avoid the exams, and many students are still in "celebration" mode for the next couple of weeks...
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Message 76962 - Posted: 28 Mar 2017, 5:22:03 UTC

Scary...
Elon Musk Launches Neuralink to Connect Brains With Computers

Unless... April Fool's Day is around the corner.
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Message 76963 - Posted: 28 Mar 2017, 5:25:37 UTC - in response to Message 76962.  

Scary, but April's Fool is this Sat so maybe... :-)
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Message 76992 - Posted: 29 Mar 2017, 0:22:49 UTC - in response to Message 76962.  

Scary...
Elon Musk Launches Neuralink to Connect Brains With Computers

Unless... April Fool's Day is around the corner.

I think I will watch a science fiction movie and get inspired.
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Message 77000 - Posted: 29 Mar 2017, 6:54:18 UTC

The Lancet reports Restoration of reaching and grasping movements through brain-controlled muscle stimulation in a person with tetraplegia: a proof-of-concept demonstration.

We report the findings of an individual with traumatic high-cervical spinal cord injury who coordinated reaching and grasping movements using his own paralysed arm and hand, reanimated through implanted FES, and commanded using his own cortical signals through an intracortical brain–computer interface (iBCI).[/url]
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Message 81975 - Posted: 13 Oct 2017, 17:59:49 UTC

We're all going to die, again. Yellowstone Supervolcano May Rumble to Life Faster Than Thought

A new study of ancient ash suggests that the dormant giant could develop the conditions needed to blow in a span of mere decades.

If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought.
After analyzing minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption, researchers at Arizona State University think the supervolcano last woke up after two influxes of fresh magma flowed into the reservoir below the caldera.
And in an unsettling twist, the minerals revealed that the critical changes in temperature and composition built up in a matter of decades. Until now, geologists had thought it would take centuries for the supervolcano to make that transition.

A 2013 study, for instance, showed that the magma reservoir that feeds the supervolcano is about two and a half times larger than previous estimates. Scientists also think the reservoir is drained after every monster blast, so they thought it should take a long time to refill. Based on the new study, it seems the magma can rapidly refresh—making the volcano potentially explosive in the geologic blink of an eye.
“It’s shocking how little time is required to take a volcanic system from being quiet and sitting there to the edge of an eruption,” study co-author Hannah Shamloo told the New York Times.
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Message 81983 - Posted: 13 Oct 2017, 19:16:39 UTC - in response to Message 81975.  

We're all going to die, again.
Do they allow people to pitch tents on top?
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Message 81985 - Posted: 13 Oct 2017, 20:10:16 UTC - in response to Message 81983.  

I don't think it matters much. When that thing blows, it'll eject one cubic kilometer of rocks and ash. I suppose if you're on top of it when it does, that you won't know about it.
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Message 81986 - Posted: 13 Oct 2017, 20:27:03 UTC - in response to Message 81985.  

I don't think it matters much. When that thing blows, it'll eject one cubic kilometer of rocks and ash. I suppose if you're on top of it when it does, that you won't know about it.

Reading the article it said the last time is went it blew 240 cubic miles of rocks and ash, I think that is a bit more than 1 km^3. Orders of magnitude more.

In any case all of us in the USA are screwed and likely everyone in the northern hemisphere.

Of course that isn't the only super out there. Long Valley caldera is a pretty impressive event as well.
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