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  • Originally posted by commanding View Post

    what was cool about this TV show is they explained to dummies like me (regarding space etc) was HOW they were able to see much further and see stars etc way beyond what they always had from earth. It made sense to me, which is amazing.
    Very cool, commanding.



    Science is a way of thinking, much more than it is a body of knowledge - Carl Sagan.

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    • Carl Sagan, reminded me of this.

      "The world sucks, pray to Sagan to save us"

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHYOR9s4dnA

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      • Originally posted by muck View Post

        Wholeheartedly I agree. The sad part (or perhaps the good part if you're a pessimist) is that the chance of meeting extraterrestrial life is slimmer than the chance of its existence in the first place. Even that tiny part of space which mankind has been charting successfully is so stupendously big, entire civilizations could've arisen, flourished and died out again before the first sign of their existence even manages to reach us… hell, we could easily be gone ere some alien civilization notices us.
        Depends if you are considering extraterrestrial life only under the intelligent/sentient being thing.
        If in 30-50y we find some kind of odd medusa and fish like creature in the sea of Titan, i would be happy
        After all sentient species like our is only 80K-100K years old.
        While life was thriving on earth for already 3.5 billions of years

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        • The first detection of an electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational wave event

          For the first time, astronomers have observed the afterglow of an event that was also detected in gravitational waves. The object, dubbed AT2017gfo, was a pair of in-spiralling neutron stars in a galaxy 130 million light years away.

          https://www.aao.gov.au/news-media/me...nal-wave-event

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          • Originally posted by Penny the Penguin View Post
            The first detection of an electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational wave event


            https://www.aao.gov.au/news-media/me...nal-wave-event



            Israeli scientists predicted effects seen in historic neutron star study

            The scientific community was skeptical following a 1989 paper positing that stars' collision leads to the creation of heavy elements, like gold

            Scientists have for the first time witnessed the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars, researchers revealed Monday, confirming a long-ridiculed theory proposed by Israeli scientists 28 years ago on how heavy elements, such as gold, were created.
            The Israeli scientists had predicted that when two neutron stars collide, in addition to making ripples in the fabric of space-time known as gravitational waves, they also create bright flashes of high-energy radiation called gamma ray bursts and form neutron-rich heavy elements such as gold, plutonium and uranium.
            https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel...on-star-study/

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            • ^Outstanding work by the Israeli Scientists, remarkable. Well done!

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              • Originally posted by Penny the Penguin View Post
                ^Outstanding work by the Israeli Scientists, remarkable. Well done!
                Thought this was interesting as well
                New software animates still photos so that subjects can be made to smile and pull expressions.

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                • ^Awesome! That is absolutely marvelous!

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                  • Originally posted by blackcatnursery View Post

                    Thought this was interesting as well


                    Ok the historical portraits were awesome though.

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                    • How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers


                      What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Super-performing materials that might transform ... everything. Nanobiotechnologist Oded Shoseyov walks us through examples of amazing materials found throughout nature, in everything from cat fleas to sequoia trees, and shows the creative ways his team is harnessing them in everything from sports shoes to medical implants.
                      Me being shamelessly science-patriotic etc.

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                      • ^Great video!


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                        • Scientists Reverse Arrow of Time in Quantum Experiment

                          Time only moves forward—or does it?

                          Physicists refer to this idea as the “arrow of time,” and the idea of unidirectional time seems to hold true for life and objects on a human scale. But on a quantum scale, things seem to work differently, even strangely.
                          http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/ph...inkId=46984062

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                          • Weird.. but totally cool!

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                            • Hahaha, well this is true, well said

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                              • The geometry that could reveal the true nature of space-time

                                https://oloommag.com/new/wp-content/...uld-reveal.pdf

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