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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truthfully, I was not aware that the Moon had any geological activity. I suppose that should be "lunological", but let's not split hairs. Anyway, I thought the only activity was the random meteor strike on its surface.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, never thought about it before, but news to me too. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is interesting.. signals astronomers sought for nearly two decades to explain ... traced back to the observatorys microwave oven

https://m.sfgate.com/science/article/Source-of-interference-that-baffled-astronomers-6249454.php#item-85307-tbla-3
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hashi Lebwohl wrote:
Truthfully, I was not aware that the Moon had any geological activity. I suppose that should be "lunological", but let's not split hairs. Anyway, I thought the only activity was the random meteor strike on its surface.


You may not have known it...but you could certainly have expected it if you thought about it. If for no other reason than that the moon, even in it's locked state, undergoes tidal stresses because it orbits so sometimes is "tugged" the same direction by earth and sun, and sometimes in opposite direction.

Moonquakes, I'm pretty sure, were detected by instruments left from the landing decades ago.

It must have been violent as hell back closer to the beginning...when its core was still molten, and it was closer to us, not tidally locked.

Sky...that's funny. At least they knew it WAS interference and not some signal...and it shows the amazing sensitivity of the instruments.
But reminds me of when a friend of mine set up a recording studio...it took us MONTHS to track down and stifle all the bullshit crap fucking things up. It's annoying as hell.
Of course, back then it was a mix of analog and early digital...everybody's amps would pick up random radio stations and shit. The stone age, so to speak.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Researchers at the University of Arizona discover that Saturn's moon Titan has a linear methane ice structure that covers 40% of the satellite's circumference:

https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/researchers-find-ice-feature-saturn-s-giant-moon?fbclid=IwAR1pheZZHvaOua4d5RsoMuBj9_juTgp7p5n2YYI3YDh6FaFHnI9AIpUowQk
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Cord thats fascinating 😲
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Skyweir. It apparently rains on Titan just like on Earth. Only it's methane, not water. And the linear ice structure is a mystery as to why its shape and length, for now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much we dont truly understand about the universe we inhabit. I fantasise about trekking through the universes, going where none have gone before. Infinite experiences and learning as a prospect is rather exhilarating ♥️
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok anyone else find this just a bit creepy "spikes" ;I use the term loosely just because that is what the article cites, on back of skull because of cell phone usage.

www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/humans-have-started-growing-spikes-in-the-back-of-their-skulls-because-we-use-smartphones-so-much/ar-AACTeeJ?ocid=ientp
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robot traffic cop...notice this is video link - although there is captioning as well as sound.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/traffic-stop-robocop/vi-AAATYS4
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

I know this is a serious concept ... indeed robot but in the video robo cop looks really flimsy and shakes as it waddles or rolls up to the window.

How many cops die pulling over drivers in road traffic stops?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this could be cool---
A way to deal with many [not all obviously] of the problems people worry about with Genetic Mods, but RNA instead of DNA. It doesn't change them, just makes them work better/correctly. [sorta]
Could cure a bunch of illnesses by
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KILLING THE MESSENGER!!

[not exactly true but close enough that it's a decent joke..in reality it seems to work by changing the messengers message....or by stopping the corruption of the "Telephone Game"].


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really news so much as simply cool facts:

Apparently the Cern particle accelerator ring is so big that were it not for magnets that maintain it's shape it would be pulled this way and that, as with the tides, by the gravitational effect of the moon.

And when they say it can accelerate particles up to nearly the speed of light they mean it; to about 6km per hour, or about jogging speed, short of it!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good link Z! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On which subject, a studio has opened up in my town offering VR sessions of a number of different varieties by the hour - so it may be on the cusp of breaking into our lives wholesale at last!

(Aside: I've also seen my first 'bitcoin ATM' this week so ditto for this.)

On the subject of galaxies, and hearing your talk of clusters and super-clusters Z, I'm reminded that in terms of stars and galaxies, while at the stellar level the universe is a huge swathe of nothingness with unimaginable voids between the stars, from a further back position looking at galaxies, the place is absolutely teeming! (The difference between Mongolian steps and a street in Hong Kong). How, in such crowded conditions, do they decide what constitutes a cluster of super-cluster if not on the basis of gravitational cohesion? Surely if you don't apply this as the defining characteristic, you run the risk of making arbitrary groupings, like say the way you can 'invent' the Bermuda triangle with a ruler and pencil (just about anywhere come to that) that have no other connection than your saying that they do?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very interested in these type of things and would not mind a different thread. However, I am more of interested observer than someone that can add anything valuable to any conversations.

But would still like discussions one by one. I just read the first Fermi bubbles and was like wow!

The question that comes to my mind just reading that is there something unique in a black hole that could maintain a "grip" (sorry not a scientist) to hold these two bubbles.

In other words my possible theory is one bubble was created X period and got "caught" by black hole. Second bubble was created y period and just coincidentally was "caught" by the same black hole?

PS some work weeks are busier than others so I may not have chances to remark in this yet to be created thread in a reliable matter but would still read it with great interest!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto; the designated thread idea is tip-top!

I'll check out the Great Attractor Z. (Great name as well! Smile )
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Scientists develop glove that translates sign language to speech

https://www.blackbusiness.com/2019/05/roy-allela-black-engineer-invents-gloves-turn-sign-language-audible-speech.html?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork&fbclid=IwAR0zmXku5NX1qOGY2RrcbTrhJTyNrNTSaR3vQ-J9Kdo4bMYN0S6R3kyMCfA&m=1
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French scientist invents machine to deconstruct plastic into gasoline and diesel

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