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Is science badass? The data is positive.

DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Singularity Engine++
Spoiler:

Science is pretty badass.

The Large Hadron Collider? Badass.

Makin' pluripotent stem cells from adult skin cells? Badass.

Controlling a robot with your brain? Pretty wicked, son

I did some science a few weeks ago. It was kind of alright.

Who else thinks science is badass?

Or does it totally suck?


Sciencey Videos and Links that have been posted:

Physics/Time and Space:
FAQ wrote: »
Ah the double slit experiment, this guy seems to favour the copenhagen interpretation which i was taught (that the observer causes the collapse into one way for the electron to behave), what is now gaining popularity and i've only done a tiny but of reading on (and i think i prefer) is the many worlds interpretation which is basically that the electron does go through both slits but basically the universe (yes the whole universe) splits so that both events can occur in different universes, thus there are an infinite number of universes and whenever you do anything every other possible reality exists in a different universe.

I got some youtube videos because i'm such a nice guy

this is a nice little documentary which is presented by the theories originators son, who also happens to be E from the Eels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx2zF8DB_U4

and here's a 2 minute little explanation from some chick who's doing a project for college for those of you who don't want to sit through an hour with E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KN6a8inOF8
Davoid wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMqftVhOuTw&NR=1

Kinetic wind engineering. This is truly badass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2OytHzZ72Y

Super Quantum Mario World
Remember the face of Mars?

BEHOLD! The asshole of Mercury!
PaPa wrote: »
How about relying on science to protect you from 50,000 volts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UleGgWpeRhI
woah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq3ZjY0Uf-g

watch until around 2:25
Davoid wrote: »
http://youtube.com/watch?v=OSg2neElOTw

Fucking godamn homemade nuclear reactor
L|ama wrote: »

This stuff is super rad.

Radtastic, even. Wiki says you can get them as scars if you get hit by lightning, which would also be awesome.
bongi wrote: »
why would you build a robot to do something that gravity does so much better?
Davoid wrote: »
Also, imagining the 10th Dimension:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU1fixMAObI
Davoid wrote: »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQPFoDkGFrU Bill Nye lays the fucking smackdown on Astrology.
Veegeezee wrote: »
apparently there is such a thing as acoustic levitation

Chemistry:
Hunter wrote: »
Davoid wrote: »
Davoid wrote: »
Davoid wrote: »

Biology:
Davoid wrote: »
Zephyr wrote: »
watermark on synthetic life

yeah imagine writing 20 paragraphs of PENIS on artificial genomes

YEEEEEEAH
Zephyr wrote: »
they made a see through fish to help cancer research

http://www.livescience.com/animals/080206-see-thru-fish.html

which is both disgusting and awesome
Spoiler:
Davoid wrote: »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnTCyf5s9B8

talking about abiogenesis on the old Bill Nye the Science Guy show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAHxNJnUf0s

Cloning, on Eyes of Nye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmpLGGET6Qg&feature=related

Bill Nye - Evolution
Davoid wrote: »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQERRbU23bU

Fillin' an ant colony with cement, then excavating it.

Gadgetry/Robotics/Tech/Misc:
http://leftsideinc.com/

later this year i am going on a mountain biking school trip, and this guy will be one of our teachers

i didn't know he was missing a leg until he told us, i just thought they brought in an awesome prosthetic leg that they designed
Davoid wrote: »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvY7NGncCgU

Time fountain; using flourescent dye and strobe lights to create the illusion of time manipulation
Cojo Mojo wrote: »
Does a a spider mech doing anything for ya?
Spoiler:
Davoid wrote:
Anjin-San wrote: »
Ruckus wrote: »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAtdsDTt__s&feature=related

The best science is the science of Robots destroying property.
Zephyr wrote: »
Waka Laka wrote: »
Davoid wrote: »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGYZSGTQ3c not as cool as that awesome science food restaurant, but also a hi-tech sort of food affair place.
Zephyr wrote: »
science is pretty badass

did you guys see that new bionic arm

http://spectrum.ieee.org/feb08/5957

shit yeah bitch

it's like 17 degrees of freedom or some shit

that's like 3 less than of a normal arm
Veegeezee wrote: »
Davoid wrote: »
Waka Laka wrote: »
Optical Camouflage

Serious is this stuff real or BS?
Davoid wrote: »

Davoid on
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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    it is a given, son

    a given

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Science gave way to the wheel.

    The wheel gave way to the donut.

    The donut gave me a soft and sugary hole to stick my penis into on lonely Friday nights when I really need to look in the mirror and cheer myself up.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Meowptimus Prime Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    It's scientists who create all the cool shit.

    It's scientists who discover all the cool shit.

    It's scientists who get to play with all the cool shit.

    It's scientists who get to cool shit to absolute zero then play with it to create... wait, where was I going with this?


    Science is awesome.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The name of the man who did the voiceover for She Blinded Me with Science is Dr. Magnus Pike.

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    and I broke parole just to get to you
  • VeegeezeeVeegeezee Registered User
    edited January 2008
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Meowptimus Prime Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Veegeezee wrote: »
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    Spoiler:

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    One night I was sitting in my living room, entertaining a guest.

    The guest was named Science.

    I said to Science, "Science, make me laugh. I need to laugh and you are the person for the job."

    Science thought for a moment, and Science said, "Trannies."

    "Science," I said, "I said make me laugh, not horny. Those are two different things, and I expected you to know that."

    "Yes, you did expect me to know that, and I did know that, which is why I told you something that would make you horny. The fact that I would make you horny instead of make you laugh is funny in itself," Science replied.

  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
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    SCIENCE!

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  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    When did the church pardon Gallileo?

    It took them a long time, I know that.

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I used to have a science teacher who would say "So this solar panel crap is kind of boring don't you think?"

    5 Minutes later he would go to the sports oval with some small explosive doo-hickey he made and amuse us greatly.

  • VeegeezeeVeegeezee Registered User
    edited January 2008
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Veegeezee wrote: »
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    Spoiler:

    effing a, cotton

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Meowptimus Prime Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Davoid wrote: »
    When did the church pardon Gallileo?

    It took them a long time, I know that.
    Wikipedia wrote:
    On 31 October 1992, Pope John Paul II expressed regret for how the Galileo affair was handled, and officially conceded that the Earth was not stationary, as the result of a study conducted by the Pontifical Council for Culture.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My highschool chemistry teacher was some kind of idiot. One time he showed us a problem that he gave his physics class, just for shits. It had something to do with a space shuttle and acceleration. I don't remember the details, but the important bit was that it ignored the fact that in space, constant thrust=constant acceleration. I pointed this out and he got all pissed off at me. I said, "Excuse me for knowing more about your class than you. Does this mean I can go home now?"

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Davoid wrote: »
    When did the church pardon Gallileo?

    It took them a long time, I know that.
    Wikipedia wrote:
    On 31 October 1992, Pope John Paul II expressed regret for how the Galileo affair was handled, and officially conceded that the Earth was not stationary, as the result of a study conducted by the Pontifical Council for Culture.

    Wow, ha ha ha. Maybe around 2992, they'll concede that evolution occurs within self replicating stuff.

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  • telcustelcus Registered User
    edited January 2008
    JP version 2 was a stand up bloke for a pope

    but no match for science

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Should have rubbed it in more and taken his position at the school.

  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Optical Camouflage

    Serious is this stuff real or BS?

  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Yea, but it's hard to be stealthy with a camera and projector all in your cloaked grill.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Meowptimus Prime Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Optical Camouflage

    Serious is this stuff real or BS?

    I've seen the video before. I can't remember the authenticity of it.

    But creating actual optic camouflage for soldiers or vehicles is daunting because they're a much larger size with odd angles all over and unlike in a freaking dorm room there is gonna be shit moving all around outside or in a war zone. Never mind if they even manage to develop optic tech able to actually update at a rate enough to hide someone from the naked eye - how the hell will they power it in a way that doesn't give off a shit load of heat and is portable/easily replaceable?

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Who knows...
    Spoiler:

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Maybe cyborgs could use them in the future after world war 3 and then one with huge tits and purple hair can merge with the internet

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I mean, shit.

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    How couldn't science be badass?

  • Agent VesagoAgent Vesago Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Optical Camouflage

    Serious is this stuff real or BS?

    It's real, but there is very little practical use for it since you have to be standing right in front of it to work.

    Still cool though.

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  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    We have another projector, computer, camera set up, cloaking the first one, and then another cloaking that one, and so on.

    Turtles, all the way down.

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  • telcustelcus Registered User
    edited January 2008
    what good will optical camouflage do when you're fighting tiny bee robots from the future with laser eyeballs and can smell your fear.

    nothing that's what

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  • SquabmanSquabman Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Holy crap that optical camouflage is pretty much the shit of all shits..

    You could do so much cool shit with that like.. ya know... be there..and be quasi-invisible..

    and your friends would walk in and be like "hey, your quasi-invisibile"

    and you would be like. "yeah.."

    that wasn't as cool as I thought.

    someone please find a better scenario, or else the terrorists win

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  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Meowptimus Prime Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Waka Laka wrote: »
    Optical Camouflage

    Serious is this stuff real or BS?

    Okay yeah did a little research.

    The tech is just a projection technique using the background behind the person. It only works in prepared situations on static backgrounds.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    DARPA does all the cool shit

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Tossrock and I would say no!

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  • VeegeezeeVeegeezee Registered User
    edited January 2008
  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    that is good, because I am giving a lecture on it this semester.

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  • telcustelcus Registered User
    edited January 2008
    tiny robot future bees.

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  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    tiny robot future bee keepers.

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  • telcustelcus Registered User
    edited January 2008
    touche!

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  • Agent VesagoAgent Vesago Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    telcus wrote: »
    what good will optical camouflage do when you're fighting tiny bee robots from the future with laser eyeballs and can smell your fear.

    nothing that's what

    What about a smoke pot where the smoke is really nano roman gladiators with jetpacks.

    Edit: too fucking slow.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Davoid wrote: »
    When did the church pardon Gallileo?

    It took them a long time, I know that.

    When the current pope was a cardinal, he made some statement about the church's treatment of Galileo being fair, but said he was quoting someone else, which somehow makes it okay.
    Davoid wrote: »
    We have another projector, computer, camera set up, cloaking the first one, and then another cloaking that one, and so on.

    Turtles, all the way down.

    I love you for this.

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