Kevin's Watch Forum Index
 HomeHome   MemberlistMemberlist   RegisterRegister   SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   FAQFAQ   StatisticsStatistics  SudokuSudoku   Phoogle MapPhoogle Map 
 AlbumAlbum StoresStores   StoresItems Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Random Science News Thread
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 12, 13, 14
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> The Loresraat
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Hashi Lebwohl
Director of Data Acquisition

Male
Joined: 06 Jul 2009
Posts: 13687

Thanks: 24
Thanked 121 Times in 117 Posts

Location: UMCPHQ
76874 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Caesure1 Insequent1 UMCPHQ


PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skyweir wrote:
French scientist invents machine to deconstruct plastic into gasoline and diesel


This should be ramped into large-scale production as quickly as human possible.
_________________
No matter how thinly you slice it, it's still bologna.

What is the secret of Zen? Burn all your Zen books.

If you can't handle losing then you don't deserve to win.

Don Exnihilote wrote:
Hashi, if you thought you were wrong at times, evidently you were mistaken.


Mensa and Intertel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cord Hurn
Servant Of The Band

MaleRanyhyn
Joined: 28 Oct 2013
Posts: 5576

Thanks: 999
Thanked 58 Times in 55 Posts

Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
6314 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Plains of Ra1 Furls Fire1 Andelain


PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skyweir wrote:
French scientist invents machine to deconstruct plastic into gasoline and diesel

https://returntonow.net/2019/09/01/french-scientist-invents-machine-that-can-turn-plastic-into-diesel-and-gasoline/?fbclid=IwAR35E3NGN2WYCy9cbmZZJ4Hi8dWTnIJklIcI5Bpt8t2AhY3-D1jqHAthAKY



Pretty cool! And it costs about $50,000 to build. This is encouraging, and I hope, as Hashi says, it gets mass-produced.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Phoogle Map
peter
the aging savage


Joined: 25 Aug 2009
Posts: 8330

Thanks: 40
Thanked 52 Times in 51 Posts


38981 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:


PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn sure there is a thread on the subject of quantum computing somewhere but blessed if I can find it.....

But anyway, apparently the research boffins at Google have carried out the first for real quantum calculation on a prototype machine (the only one it is capable of doing apparently, so widescale application is still some way off) that did what the currently most advanced conventional computer would take thousands of years to achieve in three and a half minutes. It was I believe something to do with establishing that a computer was generating truly random numbers (which is apparently really frikkin hard as is proving that it is actually doing so).

A paper has supposedly been published, but the brief article I read said that the company were being unusually coy about it and were declining to comment.

Oh let it be so!

Very Happy
_________________
http://jhfv.blogspot.co.uk/

....and the glory of the world becomes less than it was....
'Have we not served you well'
'Of course - you know you have.'
'Then let it end.'

We are the Bloodguard
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
peter
the aging savage


Joined: 25 Aug 2009
Posts: 8330

Thanks: 40
Thanked 52 Times in 51 Posts


38981 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:


PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good old 👽 story!

A story in our daily newspaper The Independent which reports of claims by ex NASA head scientist (of something or other) Gilbert Levin that exploratory missions to Mars in the 1970's found evidence of life on the planet, but ignored it. The Labelled Release experiment desighned to search for evidence of life, according to Gilbert, came back with positive results, but because it did not find the specific hydrocarbons that we associate with life here on earth, the decision makers of the organisation decided not to follow it up. Most interestingly to me, Levin went on to say that as examining for the presence of life was one of the top priorities of NASA, he thought it a grave miscalculation on their part. "The presence of microbial life on Mars might represent a serious threat to any future colonists of the planet, and by extension to us back on the Earth, and should have been investigated to the extent of our capabilities".

Well yes, but I'm interested that he instictively frames the question in terms of a) confrontation and b) threat to us rather than the other way around. I do understand where he is coming from, it's just a shame it has to be this way is all.
_________________
http://jhfv.blogspot.co.uk/

....and the glory of the world becomes less than it was....
'Have we not served you well'
'Of course - you know you have.'
'Then let it end.'

We are the Bloodguard
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cord Hurn
Servant Of The Band

MaleRanyhyn
Joined: 28 Oct 2013
Posts: 5576

Thanks: 999
Thanked 58 Times in 55 Posts

Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
6314 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Plains of Ra1 Furls Fire1 Andelain


PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A star ejected from the black hole at our galaxy's center will be passing by our part of the Milky Way at high speed:

https://astronomynow.com/2019/11/13/milky-ways-central-black-hole-flings-star-from-galaxy/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Phoogle Map
Avatar
Immanentizing The Eschaton


Joined: 02 Aug 2004
Posts: 57862

Thanks: 73
Thanked 174 Times in 170 Posts

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
29387 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Pantheon Veteran


PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://projectyourself.com/blogs/news/scientists-have-discovered-a-multidimensional-universe-inside-the-brain

--A
_________________
It's easy to judge. It's more difficult to understand.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Phoogle Map
Skyweir
Lord of Light


Joined: 16 Mar 2002
Posts: 19369

Thanks: 19
Thanked 68 Times in 68 Posts

Location: Australia
37741 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Lord's Staff1 Oath of Peace1 Furls Fire


PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What???? Wow 😮 😮😮😮😮
_________________
health and healing

'Smoke me a kipper .. I'll be back for breakfast!'

EZBoard SURVIVOR
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
peter
the aging savage


Joined: 25 Aug 2009
Posts: 8330

Thanks: 40
Thanked 52 Times in 51 Posts


38981 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:


PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame on me for not knowing how to post a link,but apparently a team of physicists in Hungary have published a paper outlining what may - may, I repeat - turn out to be a fifth fundamental force to add to the four we already have (gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear, weak nuclear). Calling it the 'photophobic' force because it apparently makes two particles (photons?) separate at an angle that cannot be explained in any other way than a repulsion of light, the team have now recorded the phenomenon in two different elements (one being beryllium, cannot remember the other) and say that if it can be confirmed in one more then the thing is effectively a done deal. Physicists from all over are apparently trying to find errors in their results - their speculation of a fifth fundamental force would effectively overturn physics as we currently understand it - but as yet without success. A Harvard physicist commenting said that if the work is corroborated by the rest of the physics community then it's a Nobel Prize no-brainer.

(Update; apparently it was an 'exited decaying helium atom' that displayed emmision of the erant photon (it's all about the angle's man) and have caused the team to postulate the existence of a new particle (dubbed X-17) and proof of whose existence would overturn the much maligned standard model, long considered to be seriously adrift, but still in place in the absence of anything better to replace it with. The feeling is that the work may be the first step on the pathway toward the linking of normal everyday matter with the fabled 'dark matter' that well, nobody seems to know shit about (to put it crudely).)
_________________
http://jhfv.blogspot.co.uk/

....and the glory of the world becomes less than it was....
'Have we not served you well'
'Of course - you know you have.'
'Then let it end.'

We are the Bloodguard
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Skyweir
Lord of Light


Joined: 16 Mar 2002
Posts: 19369

Thanks: 19
Thanked 68 Times in 68 Posts

Location: Australia
37741 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Lord's Staff1 Oath of Peace1 Furls Fire


PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lols 😂

Will google it 😉
_________________
health and healing

'Smoke me a kipper .. I'll be back for breakfast!'

EZBoard SURVIVOR
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> The Loresraat All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 12, 13, 14
Page 14 of 14

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by Earthpower © Kevin's Watch