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Lava isn't always slow folks



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Scientists Find The Highest-Ever Concentration of Microplastics on The Seafloor
We found up to 1.9 million pieces of microplastic in a 5 cm-thick layer covering just one square metre – the highest levels of microplastics yet recorded on the ocean floor.
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Daehawk wrote: Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:40 pm https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/24/micro ... eter-tall/

Micro-angelo? This 3D-printed ‘David’ is just one millimeter tall.

It was created using Exaddon’s “CERES” 3D printer, which lays down a stream of ionized liquid copper at a rate of as little as femtoliters per second, forming a rigid structure with features as small as a micrometer across. The Tiny David took about 12 hours to print, though something a little simpler in structure could probably be done much quicker.

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Obviously, I haven't clicked on this thread in a while. But this article reminded me of Grund's excellent discussion on usage of 3D space: Diegesis. Of course, David is one of the examples.
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Daehawk wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:14 pm Magnetic drive ship propellers ...solid state engines sorta

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Well now they've gone and done it.

Meet the sturddlefish, a new fish hybrid accidentally created by scientists

This weird-looking fish is a hybrid offspring of the American paddlefish and Russian sturgeon, both critically endangered.
Using gynogenesis (a method of asexual reproduction that requires the presence of sperm without the contribution of their DNA for completion), the researchers accidentally used paddlefish sperm to fertilize the sturgeon eggs. Remarkably, the hybridization worked.
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Let's file this under food science. I found it really interesting.

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Ive always laughed at people who wont eat sugar due to calories. I mean theres 16 cal in a teaspoon of sugar. Wow. Huge huh.
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Daehawk wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:32 pm Ive always laughed at people who wont eat sugar due to calories. I mean theres 16 cal in a teaspoon of sugar. Wow. Huge huh.
Daehawk wrote: Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:44 pm Me sitting here drinking my Mountain Dew Real Sugar like when I was a kid in the 70s.
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I love Mountain Dew (well, most varieties of it, anyway), but if I drink it, it's no more than 1 can per day, and I basically consider it a dessert (not something to drink to quench thirst).
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Just how tough is life? Scientists revived 100 million year old microbes.
Japanese scientists say they have revived microbes that were in a dormant state for more than 100 million years.

The tiny organisms had survived in the South Pacific seabed - in sediment that is poor in nutrients, but has enough oxygen to allow them to live.

Microbes are among the earth's simplest organisms, and some can live in extreme environments where more developed life forms cannot survive.

After incubation by the scientists, the microbes began to eat and multiply.
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Kraken wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:10 pm Just how tough is life? Scientists revived 100 million year old microbes.
Japanese scientists say they have revived microbes that were in a dormant state for more than 100 million years.

After incubation by the scientists, the microbes began to eat and multiply.

That's exactly what 2020 needed - ancient mystery microbes. What could will go wrong?
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Cant be long before they revive something that kills us off.
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gbasden wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Kraken wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:10 pm Just how tough is life? Scientists revived 100 million year old microbes.
Japanese scientists say they have revived microbes that were in a dormant state for more than 100 million years.

After incubation by the scientists, the microbes began to eat and multiply.

That's exactly what 2020 needed - ancient mystery microbes. What could will go wrong?
This is where we find out that theories about the dinosaur extinction were WAY off.
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Jeff V wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:17 pm
gbasden wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Kraken wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:10 pm Just how tough is life? Scientists revived 100 million year old microbes.
Japanese scientists say they have revived microbes that were in a dormant state for more than 100 million years.

After incubation by the scientists, the microbes began to eat and multiply.

That's exactly what 2020 needed - ancient mystery microbes. What could will go wrong?
This is where we find out that theories about the dinosaur extinction were WAY off.
Scientists said "it just seemed like a good time [to experiment with creating man-made black holes while reciting passages from the Necronomicon."
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The first genetically-altered squid has scientists excited about a potential new way to study marine critters that are so weird, they've sometimes been compared to alien life forms.

Scientists report this week that they have disabled a pigmentation gene in a squid called Doryteuthis pealeii. Their success shows that cephalopods—which include squid and octopuses--can finally be studied using the same kind of genetic tools that have let scientists explore the biology of more familiar lab animals like mice and fruit flies. Those are easy to keep in the laboratory, and scientists routinely modify their genes to get insights into behavior, diseases, and possible treatments.
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Theres water in the ocean.....its not what you think.

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Daehawk wrote:Theres water in the ocean.....its not what you think.

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Well it is sorta underground.
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Are Radioactive Diamond Batteries a Cure for Nuclear Waste?

Researchers are developing a new battery powered by lab-grown gems made from reformed nuclear waste. If it works, it will last thousands of years.
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Interactive ancient Earth globe lets you see where your house was up to 750M years ago. Our house was only built 600M years ago -- the program couldn't follow it farther back.
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540m years ago we had a beach front house.Then 70m years later it was flooded by hundreds of feet of water. Maybe I should sell before it sinks again.
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Kraken wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:26 pm Interactive ancient Earth globe lets you see where your house was up to 750M years ago. Our house was only built 600M years ago -- the program couldn't follow it farther back.
I know the house I grew up in was on a ridge that was the shoreline of Lake Michigan shortly after the last ice age receded. We used to dig up all sorts of fossilized snails and other small critters in the yard.
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It's time for Good News / Bad News in the world of superconductors

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Scientists have reported the discovery of the first room-temperature superconductor, after more than a century of waiting.
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At a pressure about 2.6 million times that of Earth’s atmosphere, and temperatures below about 15° C, the electrical resistance vanished.
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Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified
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As a next step, the team fed their data from the boron and additional carbon isotope-based investigations into a computer-based geochemical model that simulated the Earth's processes at that time. Results showed that warming and ocean acidification associated with the immense volcanic CO2 injection to the atmosphere was already fatal and led to the extinction of marine calcifying organisms right at the onset of the extinction. However, the CO2 release also brought further consequences; with increased global temperatures caused by the greenhouse effect, chemical weathering on land also increased.

Over thousands of years, increasing amounts of nutrients reached the oceans via rivers and coasts, which then became over-fertilized. The result was a large-scale oxygen depletion and the alteration of entire elemental cycles. "This domino-like collapse of the inter-connected life-sustaining cycles and processes ultimately led to the observed catastrophic extent of mass extinction at the Permian-Triassic boundary," summarizes Dr. Jurikova.
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Scientists in the Netherlands say they have identified a potential new organ in the human throat.

Researchers say the newly-found set of salivary glands are likely being used for moistening and lubricating the upper parts of the throat, and that they stumbled upon them while carrying out research on prostate cancer.
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The research said that the throat in humans contains “previously overlooked bilateral macroscopic salivary glands” which the scientists named as “tubarial glands”. The researchers examined at least 100 patients to confirm their findings and found that all of them had the glands.
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Doctors using radiotherapy for treatment of cancers in the head and neck try to avoid the main salivary glands, as damaging them could make eating, speaking or swallowing difficult for patients. But these newly discovered glands were still getting hit by radiation, as doctors were not aware of their existence, resulting in patients feeling unexplained side effects.
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