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She Blinded Me With [Science] Thread

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edited October 2018 in Singularity Engine++
SPAAAAAAACE


(a time lapse of a succesful Falcon-9 satellite launch in California on October 8, 2018, seen from the LA area)

And other science-y things too.


So how about that Soyuz launch that failed the other day? The crew was unharmed thanks to the Soyuz's escape system, but the International Space Station now has a problem in that there are currently no backup rockets capable of carrying crew to and from the ISS ready to launch, and the Soyuz vehicle that's currently up there has maneuvering fuel that will start expiring in a few months, so they either need to scramble together a new launch to get a new return vehicle to swap in at the station soon, or they need to abandon the station for a little while as they bring the current crew down on the Soyuz vehicle that's up there right now and wait for a new launch to be sorted out, which is a problem because the ISS needs pretty constant manual maintenance.



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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2018/10/18/small-molecule-structures-a-new-world

    This is really cool. Essentially a little brother technique to X-ray diffraction has proven to give comparable results. Using electrons in a vacuum.

    This is a huge timesaver for just about all chemists, as it is faster, cheaper and works on a bigger percentile of substance.

    2 papers from different groups published at the same time independently.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    Huh. So this has been the quietest tornado season in years for Oklahoma, and there are signs that Tornado Alley might be shifting east.

    This is something of a problem for a couple of reasons. First, the historic Tornado Alley is much more sparsely populated than the southeast, which means that tornadoes are less likely to encounter human habitation around here. Second, the possibility of tornadic damage is taken as a given in most planned construction here. Tornadoes are incredibly dangerous for people in cars, mobile homes, and lightly-built structures, but surprisingly survivable if you're in a decently-constructed house. It doesn't take much more money to build a tornado-resistant building, and so most homes in Tornado Alley are capable of withstanding a direct hit from all but the most catastrophic tornadoes.

    The southeast doesn't think they get that many tornadoes, so for the past couple of generations there's been an economic incentive to build lighter houses and invest in mobile homes. Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas get way more tornadoes than other states, but suffer fewer tornado casualties than states east of the Mississippi.

    I guess what I'm saying is that if you live in the southeast, there's no better time to move to OKC and start a weekly D&D group with me.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Yeah but then we'd have to live in OKC

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Don't be rude. I'm not asking you to live with those troglodytes from Tulsa.

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  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Huh. So this has been the quietest tornado season in years for Oklahoma, and there are signs that Tornado Alley might be shifting east.

    This is something of a problem for a couple of reasons. First, the historic Tornado Alley is much more sparsely populated than the southeast, which means that tornadoes are less likely to encounter human habitation around here. Second, the possibility of tornadic damage is taken as a given in most planned construction here. Tornadoes are incredibly dangerous for people in cars, mobile homes, and lightly-built structures, but surprisingly survivable if you're in a decently-constructed house. It doesn't take much more money to build a tornado-resistant building, and so most homes in Tornado Alley are capable of withstanding a direct hit from all but the most catastrophic tornadoes.

    The southeast doesn't think they get that many tornadoes, so for the past couple of generations there's been an economic incentive to build lighter houses and invest in mobile homes. Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas get way more tornadoes than other states, but suffer fewer tornado casualties than states east of the Mississippi.

    I guess what I'm saying is that if you live in the southeast, there's no better time to move to OKC and start a weekly D&D group with me.

    Did someone mention Oklahoma and Tornadoes?! :D

    So okay, first off I am not a big fan of Gensini but that's mostly because of him and me butting heads in the field and the hit piece he had a national publication do on me last year.... but that said his article is kinda sorta right.

    Really though this doesn't mean that Oklahoma (and the rest of traditional tornado alley) is now no-longer a hotbed for tornadoes and storms there are just not tornadic anymore. Really what we are seeing is a couple of different things happen.
    1. The likely hood of a tornado being documented in areas east of the Mississippi has risen dramatically thanks to social media and camera phones.
    2. The central states are going through long periods of prolonged droughts at a much higher frequency than seen in the past, lowering the number of storms in these areas (hence why there were so few tornadoes in Oklahoma this spring).
    3. The 100th Meridian, the historical boundary where the great plains and arid west begins, is shifting east due to climate change.

    The southeast has always been getting tornadoes. They are in one of the three known alleys of tornadic activity and in the meteorological world are known as the "Dixie Alley." The two largest tornadoes outbreaks ever (2011 and 1974 Super Outbreaks) both saw the bulk of their tornadoes happen in the southeast. Historically a lot of the tornadoes that happened in the deep south went undocumented due to being hard to get eyes on them due to a number of factors. The primary one is the trees and topography makes it very hard to spot storms there and why I typically avoid it when chasing. Historically I imagine a lot of storms recorded as having been strong damaging wind events were actually tornadoes but since even mentioning tornadoes in your forecasts was taboo until not too long ago there was little in the way of will to verify what caused the damage.

    The other limiting factor on the number of tornadoes reported in these areas is the lions share of tornadoes east of the Mississippi form in a QLCS (squall line) and are known as LEWP (Line Echo Wave Pattern) type tornadoes. These are normally brief and nearly impossible to see due to the amount of rain they have around them and are typically part of a long line of straight line wind producing severe storms so they can be easily missed. To further cause issues in this part of the country, when you have a traditional supercell it's cloud base is often much closer to the ground than in the great plains since the Southeast is so much closer to the Gulf of Mexico and usually has smaller dewpoint spreads. In addition to this the added moisture also usually fosters high-precip storm modes which means a higher likely hood the tornado will be rain wrapped and hard to see.

    As far as Victor saying that we have no idea yet as to the cause? Well... https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/EI-D-17-0012.1 ...I would say this is the most likely culprit. These long droughts followed by shorter, hyper wet periods that the plains are seeing is resulting in tornado alley seeing fewer tornadoes than the alley has been known to have historically but doesn't mean it still isn't where on average more occur from your traditional dryline setups where you get classic supercells producing tornadoes. It's also been an interesting trend lately that during the droughts when we do actually get a day that produces tornadoes, those tornadoes have been stronger than average.

    That means that no, tornado alley isn't dying. I also wouldn't say its shifting so much as, dixie alley, hoosier alley, and carolina alley are just becoming more active and also seeing higher rates of reports than in the past thanks to social media.
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    Yeah but then we'd have to live in OKC

    Yeah but, I live in OKC and like, it's kinda cool! Especially in the Plaza District!
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Don't be rude. I'm not asking you to live with those troglodytes from Tulsa.

    HEY! D:< TULSA IS LIKE FAR SUPERIOR! I am also from Tulsa and like totes not a troglodyte! HMPH! >:(

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    You think you're all so hot just because your state fair is bigger

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  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    You think you're all so hot just because your state fair is bigger

    We have a better Octoberfest and zoo too!

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    I'm confused. Does Oklahoma have more than one state fair? Don't you both live in the same city?

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Ooh! I've never been to the zoo there, but the aquarium is super rad.

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  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    I'm confused. Does Oklahoma have more than one state fair? Don't you both live in the same city?

    Yes, and yes. I live in Oklahoma City and so does Jedoc, but I was born in Tulsa.... also Oklahoma has a state fair in Tulsa and OKC.

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  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Ooh! I've never been to the zoo there, but the aquarium is super rad.

    The zoo is like totes amazaballs! :D

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Chimera wrote: »
    I'm confused. Does Oklahoma have more than one state fair? Don't you both live in the same city?

    Yes, and yes. I live in Oklahoma City and so does Jedoc.... also Oklahoma has a state fair in Tulsa and OKC.

    I'm glad you asked, timspork's ghost. You see, the Oklahoma State Fair takes place in OKC. That's the real one, the state fair that Jesus would go to if he was in need of some deep fried snacks. The Tulsa State Fair is some jumped-up county fair Dry Farming Congress Chamber of Commerce bullshit that wishes it was a real state fair, and the fact that it is larger and more popular and superior in every measurable way is a foul accident of history.

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  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Chimera wrote: »
    I'm confused. Does Oklahoma have more than one state fair? Don't you both live in the same city?

    Yes, and yes. I live in Oklahoma City and so does Jedoc.... also Oklahoma has a state fair in Tulsa and OKC.

    I'm glad you asked, timspork's ghost. You see, the Oklahoma State Fair takes place in OKC. That's the real one, the state fair that Jesus would go to if he was in need of some deep fried snacks. The Tulsa State Fair is some jumped-up county fair Dry Farming Congress Chamber of Commerce bullshit that wishes it was a real state fair, and the fact that it is larger and more popular and superior in every measurable way is a foul accident of history.

    Sorry, it's hard to hear how inferior the OKC State fair is from my SKYRIDE GONDOLA! You're just jealous that as a city, Tulsa has better food and views. >:D

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
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    I think that's the opposite of sorcery Jedar

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Chimera wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Chimera wrote: »
    I'm confused. Does Oklahoma have more than one state fair? Don't you both live in the same city?

    Yes, and yes. I live in Oklahoma City and so does Jedoc.... also Oklahoma has a state fair in Tulsa and OKC.

    I'm glad you asked, timspork's ghost. You see, the Oklahoma State Fair takes place in OKC. That's the real one, the state fair that Jesus would go to if he was in need of some deep fried snacks. The Tulsa State Fair is some jumped-up county fair Dry Farming Congress Chamber of Commerce bullshit that wishes it was a real state fair, and the fact that it is larger and more popular and superior in every measurable way is a foul accident of history.

    Sorry, it's hard to hear how inferior the OKC State fair is from my SKYRIDE GONDOLA! You're just jealous that as a city, Tulsa has better food and views. >:D

    I feel compelled to state MN's is superior on general principle.

    But I havent been in years. Too many calories.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    All I know is that the zoo in Omaha is better.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Treachery.

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  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    Chimera wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Chimera wrote: »
    I'm confused. Does Oklahoma have more than one state fair? Don't you both live in the same city?

    Yes, and yes. I live in Oklahoma City and so does Jedoc.... also Oklahoma has a state fair in Tulsa and OKC.

    I'm glad you asked, timspork's ghost. You see, the Oklahoma State Fair takes place in OKC. That's the real one, the state fair that Jesus would go to if he was in need of some deep fried snacks. The Tulsa State Fair is some jumped-up county fair Dry Farming Congress Chamber of Commerce bullshit that wishes it was a real state fair, and the fact that it is larger and more popular and superior in every measurable way is a foul accident of history.

    Sorry, it's hard to hear how inferior the OKC State fair is from my SKYRIDE GONDOLA! You're just jealous that as a city, Tulsa has better food and views. >:D

    I feel compelled to state MN's is superior on general principle.

    But I havent been in years. Too many calories.

    Yeah but when you go to that fair all the mosquitos suck all the sugar out of your blood so really you end up with a net loss of calories.

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  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    All I know is that the zoo in Omaha is better.

    I mean yeah if you don't like fun!... I actually haven't been to that one! Have you been to both? :O

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  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Treachery.

    Green Country > Any other part of Oklahoma.

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    I saw this in my daily digest email and thought it was pretty neat. Cardiologists at the UW Medical School are using 3D printing to aid them in their surgeries. Not to build something that gets implanted into a patient, but to create a precise model of a patient's heart from a scan and figure out the perfect spot to install a replacement valve or other device.

    https://newsroom.uw.edu/postscript/3d-printing-puts-hearts-cardiologists-hands

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    99% Invisible just did an episode on paleoart. In one of the sections, they interviewed a paleoartist named John Conway who has pointed out that there are probably a lot of dinosaurs who look nothing like their canonical depictions, because so many modern animals have forms dominated by the kind of soft tissue that doesn't survive fossilization. To illustrate this, he creates depictions of modern animals based on how current paleoart techniques tend to put flesh on bones, and he collected some of them in his latest book, All Yesterdays.

    Here's what an elephant looks like if all you have is bones:
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    Oh god no, the baboon

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    I remember seeing something like that before. Hippos were terrifying.

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/10/new-treatment-for-diabetes-2-could-halt-need-for-injections/

    Still early, but potentially very promising.

    Findings were just reported about surgery that may significantly delay diabetes type 2.

    The amazing part of it is that all it involves is expanding a balloon with hot water into the small intestine. This damage the mucus membrane, and when it regenerates peoples insulin levels improve dramatically.

    The published result is on 50 people that were on the edge of diabetic with a 90% success rate after 1 year. They are replicating it now on a wider patient group, and while it is not yet in the publishing state so no statistics, the main researcher talks about 'dramatic gains, with people who have been injecting insulin for years suddenly not needing it"

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    I’d love to have heard the pitch for that one.

    “So ... you’re going to stick a balloon in him ...”
    “And then just blow it up!”

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I’d love to have heard the pitch for that one.

    “So ... you’re going to stick a balloon in him ...”
    “And then just blow it up!”

    ...like an angioplasty?

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    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I’d love to have heard the pitch for that one.

    “So ... you’re going to stick a balloon in him ...”
    “And then just blow it up!”

    Hey we rediscovered that leeches were a useful tool after mocking them for decades, sometimes simple shit is best.

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I’d love to have heard the pitch for that one.

    “So ... you’re going to stick a balloon in him ...”
    “And then just blow it up!”

    When you put it like that, anything sounds dumb. Like fecal transplants which are a real thing that help people restore healthy gut flora after major infections and/or antibiotic therapy. It's cheap and seems to be rather effective, but sounds bad if you say it like, "You take healthy poop and stick that in your butt!"

    I looked up more about this surgery, like the mechanism for how it works, going from burning and regenerating the mucus membranes and then insulin is better, and it's basically a big ol' shrug right now. They only tested it because of a similar surgery for something else that had these sorts of good side effects. I find that fascinating.

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited October 2018
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I’d love to have heard the pitch for that one.

    “So ... you’re going to stick a balloon in him ...”
    “And then just blow it up!”

    It came from a well known but poorly understood mechanism:
    That gastric bypass operations cure diabetes before patients even start losing weight. With gastric bypasses this first path of the intestines is usually removed as well. So they expected something about the small intestine was a big contributor.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Are they just removing the villa from the small intestines?

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Mayabird wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I’d love to have heard the pitch for that one.

    “So ... you’re going to stick a balloon in him ...”
    “And then just blow it up!”

    When you put it like that, anything sounds dumb. Like fecal transplants which are a real thing that help people restore healthy gut flora after major infections and/or antibiotic therapy. It's cheap and seems to be rather effective, but sounds bad if you say it like, "You take healthy poop and stick that in your butt!"

    Yes, that would be the joke. :D
    SanderJK wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I’d love to have heard the pitch for that one.

    “So ... you’re going to stick a balloon in him ...”
    “And then just blow it up!”

    It came from a well known but poorly understood mechanism:
    That gastric bypass operations cure diabetes before patients even start losing weight. With gastric bypasses this first path of the intestines is usually removed as well. So they expected something about the small intestine was a big contributor.

    I didn't know that; that is pretty damn cool.

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka What Would Nyarlathotep Do? Registered User regular
    Mayabird wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I’d love to have heard the pitch for that one.

    “So ... you’re going to stick a balloon in him ...”
    “And then just blow it up!”

    When you put it like that, anything sounds dumb. Like fecal transplants which are a real thing that help people restore healthy gut flora after major infections and/or antibiotic therapy. It's cheap and seems to be rather effective, but sounds bad if you say it like, "You take healthy poop and stick that in your butt!"

    I looked up more about this surgery, like the mechanism for how it works, going from burning and regenerating the mucus membranes and then insulin is better, and it's basically a big ol' shrug right now. They only tested it because of a similar surgery for something else that had these sorts of good side effects. I find that fascinating.

    "Eat shit and get better!" didn't market test well.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Plus, thirteen-year-old gamers kept running afoul of medical marketing restrictions.

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  • KetBraKetBra FISTS OF JUSTICE! Registered User regular
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    This New York Times profile on Bruno Latour, and his recent work with regards to climate science, is really good.

    It's got a bit of a primer to actor-network theory and science and technology study as well.

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    reposting this from the baseball thread:
    Angry wrote: »
    I would have been happy with Espada, Montoya or Baldelli.

    Thought the Jays would go younger but Montoya should be a good fit.

    Also this is dope

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    reposting this from the baseball thread:
    Angry wrote: »
    I would have been happy with Espada, Montoya or Baldelli.

    Thought the Jays would go younger but Montoya should be a good fit.

    Also this is dope


    Don't read the replies, that dude is WILDLY obnoxious.

    Also, apparently cricket doesn't exist? The best fast bowlers can break 100 mp/h on a pitch that's 58 feet between the ball being released and the batsman's crease. So, faster pitch, shorter distance between "pitcher" and "batter", and you also have to account for the bounce of the ball off the pitch...

    Fishman
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