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Postby sdsichero » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:32 am

Not science, but cool.


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Who farted?

River of hydrogen flowing through space seen with Green Bank Telescope

(Phys.org) —Using the National Science Foundation's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomer D.J. Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be a never-before-seen river of hydrogen flowing through space. This very faint, very tenuous filament of gas is streaming into the nearby galaxy NGC 6946 and may help explain how certain spiral galaxies keep up their steady pace of star formation.

"We knew that the fuel for star formation had to come from somewhere. So far, however, we've detected only about 10 percent of what would be necessary to explain what we observe in many galaxies," said Pisano. "A leading theory is that rivers of hydrogen – known as cold flows – may be ferrying hydrogen through intergalactic space, clandestinely fueling star formation. But this tenuous hydrogen has been simply too diffuse to detect, until now."
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Re: Science News

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BREAKING! wind


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Groundbreaking: Embryonic Stem Cells Made With Acid

This is big.

Scientists have found a way to create embryonic stem cells without using an embryo or without introducing genetic material. The discovery could revolutionize medicine by giving doctors a way to repair diseased and damaged tissue — think heart disease, blindness, skin burns — with organs and tissue grown from the patient’s own cells.

The researchers, led by Haruko Obokata from the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, found that by when they applied various stresses to white blood cells, such as bathing them in acid or putting them in a low-oxygen environment, nearly bringing them to the brink of death, some of the cells lost their “blood identity” and reverted to a state equivalent to an embryonic stem cell.

They call these cells STAP, for stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency.

When the scientists transferred the STAP cells to a special growth-promoting solution, they began to multiply and look like embryonic stem cells, which can grow into any type of cell — skin, bone, organ — depending on the environment into which they were placed.

And when the cells were injected into mice embryos, they contributed to the overall tissue of the baby mice, something that researchers didn’t think would be possible.

Not only is the approach faster and far cheaper than current methods, but it eliminates the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of an embryo, raising ethical concerns. The new approach also avoids the genetic risks associated with the alternative to the embryonic method, called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. That technique requires the introduction of genetic material into a cell, and has lead to tumor growth in some cases.
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Re: Science News

Postby The Beast » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:03 pm

It's the End of the World as We Know It...

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We have 93 years left till the next End of the World: killer asteroid to hit Earth in 2106

"Less than a month ago NASA announced that the Earth is in fact safe from the infamous asteroid, Apophis, which was expected to collide with our planet in 2036.

It is now reported that the chances of impact are lower than one in a million. Despite that good news, it turns out that any celebrations might be a little premature. Two weeks ago Russian astronomers Andrey Oreshko and Timur Kryachko discovered yet another asteroid, with the catchy name of 2012 YQ1, which will, in all likelihood, crash into Earth, but not until 2106.

With the collision date quite so far ahead it seems that few of us will still be here to witness the apocalyptic event. However, as life expectancy is steadily increasing with the latest developments in medicine and biochemistry, it is quite probable that many of the Y2K generation will live to see the massive asteroid hitting the Earth with their own eyes.
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Most of our grandchildren will be pushing 60, so that's not too bad at all. They had a good run! :P

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The Beast wrote:It's the End of the World as We Know It...

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We have 93 years left till the next End of the World: killer asteroid to hit Earth in 2106

"Less than a month ago NASA announced that the Earth is in fact safe from the infamous asteroid, Apophis, which was expected to collide with our planet in 2036.

It is now reported that the chances of impact are lower than one in a million. Despite that good news, it turns out that any celebrations might be a little premature. Two weeks ago Russian astronomers Andrey Oreshko and Timur Kryachko discovered yet another asteroid, with the catchy name of 2012 YQ1, which will, in all likelihood, crash into Earth, but not until 2106.

With the collision date quite so far ahead it seems that few of us will still be here to witness the apocalyptic event. However, as life expectancy is steadily increasing with the latest developments in medicine and biochemistry, it is quite probable that many of the Y2K generation will live to see the massive asteroid hitting the Earth with their own eyes.
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Most of our grandchildren will be pushing 60, so that's not too bad at all. They had a good run! :P


Hopefully they die of Space-AIDS before they get to see any of their loved ones raped and defiled.
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Postby The Beast » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:55 am

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Hopefully they die of Space-AIDS before they get to see any of their loved ones raped and defiled.


People do horrible things to each other when they've got nothing to lose and no standing army to enforce the rule of law. That's why NASA would never confirm a collision before it struck.

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People do horrible things to each other when they've got nothing to lose and no standing army to enforce the rule of law. That's why NASA would never confirm a collision before it struck.


I'm pretty sure that's the entire reason the Postal Service secretly invented Space-AIDS in the first place.
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I'm pretty sure that's the entire reason the Postal Service secretly invented Space-AIDS in the first place.


I'll take your word for it, patient zero.

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I'll take your word for it, patient zero.


That's fine. You may not be as informed about conspiracies as I am.
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Postby Stephen Day » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:36 pm

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That's amazing to see.
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sdsichero wrote:BREAKING! wind




That goes into my mind into the big category of useless facts that I will tell somebody some day. :lol:
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That goes into my mind into the big category of useless facts that I will tell somebody some day. :lol:

Make sure you also provide a demo.
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Re: Science News

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Not really spectacular, but kind of interesting.


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