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May 31st, 2018, 16:11
If you meant both forms of water, Alrik, I'm not certain but I think we probably do have both types. The two spin isomers of hydrogen occur in a natural mixture, so quite possibly in water also.
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May 31st, 2018, 16:16
ALRIK: WHAT DID YOU MEAN????

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May 31st, 2018, 16:18
We seem to have spun it in different directions.
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June 11th, 2018, 16:50
The KATRIN-Experiment went online today. It's sort of a huge "scale" that's going to be used to indirectly measure the weight of neutrinos.
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July 12th, 2018, 21:41
Neutrino detected and traced back to a distant galaxy for the first time

More pictures at space.com
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July 13th, 2018, 09:37
Originally Posted by Arhu View Post
Neutrino detected and traced back to a distant galaxy for the first time

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Wow, that's a pretty major find.
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July 13th, 2018, 11:40
Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
Wow, that's a pretty major find.
I would say it's a pretty (extremely) small find, of major importance.

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July 13th, 2018, 12:52
Originally Posted by pibbur who View Post
I would say it's a pretty (extremely) small find, of major importance.

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That's what the wife said, right?
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July 13th, 2018, 17:30
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That's what the wife said, right?
Don't know, haven't talked to her.

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July 18th, 2018, 16:54
Telescope Upgrade Produces Stunningly Clear Views of Space
New photographs released by the European Southern Observatory show how severe the effect can be — and how a technology called adaptive optics can reduce the problem [of blurring caused by turbulence in Earth's atmosphere].
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The system compensates so effectively for the atmosphere that the test images taken with the system are about as sharp as photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope — which doesn't have to deal with the phenomenon at all.

The Very Large Telescope's views of Neptune, with and without its new adaptive-optics module, show how significant an improvement the new system represents.
Pretty sweet. And the technique is also going to be used for the extremely large telescope in Chile that is currently under construction.
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July 18th, 2018, 17:47
It's like they corrected miopia on Earth-based telescope, lol.
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July 19th, 2018, 02:49
So one is a picture, the other is effectively a photoshopped image?
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July 30th, 2018, 17:08
Humans might be made of natural "legos" called scutoids.

Well, now called scutoids.
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July 30th, 2018, 18:16
I don't have the link in front of me but a few days ago there was an article that we used to have a 'sister' galaxy until it was 'eaten' by a much larger galaxy. It appears that this galaxy eater has started munching on our fringes… (I think that was what the article said but perhaps I misread it).

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Neutrino detected and traced back to a distant galaxy for the first time

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August 7th, 2018, 18:31
Bottle made of plastic can ignite a fire : https://www.ksta.de/panorama/experim…r-aus-31074010
(It's in German language, though.)
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August 23rd, 2018, 17:12
I watched Lunae Eclipse last month. I stayed up late to see it, it was so beautiful. I've seen a lunar eclipse before, but it wasn't a proper bloodmoon, was in the middle of the night and I don't think it was a total eclipse either. Mars was also visible this time, and I even saw a shooting star right above me. Recently I found live webcam at https://worldcams.tv/other/ibuki-satellite from the Ibuki satellite, it is very interesting to watch. Hope I'll buy a telescope one day.
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August 31st, 2018, 23:19
Fish seem to recognize themselves in the mirror. Well, the cleaner wrasse anyway:

Chimpanzees, elephants, dolphins and corvids have passed the mark test. “The marktest in which a coloured mark is placed on a test subject in a location that can only be viewed in a mirror reflection, is held as the benchmark behavioural assay for assessing whether an individual has the capacity for self-recognition.”
"Cleaner wrasse pass the mark test." - PLoS Biology
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September 9th, 2018, 12:15
I like this autonomous car concept from Volvo. If I had to be somewhere, just spend the evening catching up on some gaming, then fall asleep (I like dozing in the back of a car) and wake up at the destination. I think some sort of autonomous Winnebago would be better, though, with room for more than one, and a shower for the morning!

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/con…utonomous-cars
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September 14th, 2018, 11:21
This year's IgNobel prize for rollercoaster kidney stone therapy.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45513012
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September 14th, 2018, 12:34
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This year's IgNobel prize for rollercoaster kidney stone therapy.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45513012
Yes, it actually makes sense. Most renal stones come out by themselves, and it doesn't surprise me that the accelerations supplied by a rollercoaster might accelerate the process. Why didn't I think of this before?

On a sidenote, for stones that remain stuck, focused ultrasound can be used to tear them to pieces (lithotripsy). In Norway the apparatus involved (the lithotriptor) is sometimes referred to as a "steinknuser" which translates to "stone crusher" in English. Considering that in Norwegian the common name for a testicle is "stein" ("stone") and …. *shivers*.

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