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Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Post by Aresen » 08 Jun 2017, 16:07

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He won't announce it until the "Trump Qo'noS" deal is inked.
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Post by thoreau » 08 Jun 2017, 16:18

Nah, he'd be Tweeting about buying unobtainium from them to make the most amazing wall, and promising that Americans will get jobs manning the hyperspace craft that transport the metal.
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Post by lunchstealer » 08 Jun 2017, 17:13

Aresen wrote:
Sandy wrote:Image
He won't announce it until the "Trump Qo'noS" deal is inked.
Nah. He's been trumpeting the Saudi arms deal (and getting crap about it) when the ink isn't even on paper, much less dry. The fucker has no goddamned filter.
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Post by Jadagul » 08 Jun 2017, 17:56

Aresen wrote:
Warren wrote:The "Wow!" signal was a couple of comets.
But were they intelligent comets?
Fifteen years on the internet has taught me that those are never intelligent.

Oh, wait, you said "comets."

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Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Post by Warren » 08 Jun 2017, 18:15

lunchstealer wrote:
Warren wrote:
JD wrote:While I was reading about the Wow! signal, I came across a mention of something I hadn't heard of before: the Space Roar. In 2009, NASA's ARCADE mission sent radiometers to an altitude of 120,000 feet to do radio astronomy outside the Earth's atmosphere. To the mission planners' surprise, the level of radio noise was six times higher than anyone had predicted, and nobody has any idea where it might be coming from.
Many objects in the universe emit radio waves. In 1931, American physicist Karl Jansky first detected radio static from our own Milky Way galaxy. Similar emission from other galaxies creates a background hiss of radio noise.

The problem, notes team member Dale Fixsen of the University of Maryland at College Park, is that there don't appear to be enough radio galaxies to account for the signal ARCADE detected. "You'd have to pack them into the universe like sardines," he says. "There wouldn't be any space left between one galaxy and the next."

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/ne ... lloon.html
I bet it's the sun.
One assumes that a solar signal would be directional enough that it could be identified as the source of said noise. I'm guessing that the space roar in question is omnidirectional (if that's the right term to use for an incoming signal, rather than an antenna configuration). Like the cosmic microwave background, it's a signal that's coming from everywhere at once. This is, however, speculation without even RingTFA.
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Post by dbcooper » 09 Jun 2017, 09:57

Motivation for technology:

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Post by Kolohe » 09 Jun 2017, 20:53

Well, if the Russians are in on Area 51 secrets, that would be one way Trump keeps his mouth shut.
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Post by thoreau » 09 Jun 2017, 22:56

Kolohe wrote:Well, if the Russians are in on Area 51 secrets, that would be one way Trump keeps his mouth shut.
Krycek was killed in the Season 8 finale. No more Russian threat there.
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Post by JD » 13 Jun 2017, 11:11

Freakish xenotransplantation experiments: if you transplant antlerogenic periosteum (basically, antler-growing tissue) from deer into mice, the mice start growing antler-like protuberances. (Not full-fledged antlers, so don't get too excited.) Given that antlers can grow up to 3/4" per day, some researchers think they might hold secrets to understanding how to encourage tissue regeneration.
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Post by Mo » 13 Jun 2017, 13:43

JD wrote:Freakish xenotransplantation experiments: if you transplant antlerogenic periosteum (basically, antler-growing tissue) from deer into mice, the mice start growing antler-like protuberances. (Not full-fledged antlers, so don't get too excited.)
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Post by dead_elvis » 13 Jun 2017, 14:01

JD wrote:Freakish xenotransplantation experiments: if you transplant antlerogenic periosteum (basically, antler-growing tissue) from deer into mice, the mice start growing antler-like protuberances. (Not full-fledged antlers, so don't get too excited.) Given that antlers can grow up to 3/4" per day, some researchers think they might hold secrets to understanding how to encourage tissue regeneration.
Nature has already been experimenting with this for years. I've got the postcards to prove it.

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Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Post by thoreau » 20 Jun 2017, 18:31

This seems like a promising step in biofuel research:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06 ... -biofuels/
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Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Post by Aresen » 20 Jun 2017, 19:13

thoreau wrote:This seems like a promising step in biofuel research:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06 ... -biofuels/
Dropping the activity of a single gene redirects the organism’s energy to fat.
Dropping the kids off at McDonald's accomplishes the same thing.
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