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Posted: Feb 11, 2016 - 12:52pm

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Posted: Feb 11, 2016 - 8:55am

apparently these things have an amplitude the size of a hydrogen atom relative to the orbit of the Earth around the sun... far out
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Posted: Feb 11, 2016 - 8:51am

loved this snippet from the LIGO press conference:

We have only seen spacetime like the surface on a calm ocean until now, says Thorne. Now, we are seeing a storm!

The ‘storm’, meaning the collision of the black holes, lasted for just 20 milliseconds. In that brief moment, it generated 50 times the power of all the stars in the Universe put together.

It was the equivalent of taking three stars, each the size of the Sun, and annihilating them into pure energy. Wow!


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Posted: Feb 8, 2016 - 5:44pm

Gravitational Waves and How They Distort Space - Universe Today

It’s official: on February 11, 10:30 EST, there will be a big press conference about gravitational waves by the people running the gravitational wave detector LIGO. It’s a fair bet that they will announce the first direct detection of gravitational waves, predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago. If all goes as the scientists hope, this will be the kick-off for an era of gravitational wave astronomy: for learning about some of the most extreme and violent events in the cosmos by measuring the tiny ripples of space distortions that emanate from them.

Time to brush up on your gravitational wave knowledge, if you haven’t already done so! Here’s a visualization to help you – and we’ll go step by step to see what it means: Visualization of a simple gravitational wave. Gravitational waves distort space in a rhythmic fashion.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2016 - 4:09am

Known facts about the suspected planet. Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration.


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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 - 5:55pm

BBC - Future - The man who studies the spread of ignorance

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Posted: Jan 6, 2016 - 12:43pm

A Journey to the Oldest Cave Paintings in the World

The discovery in a remote part of Indonesia has scholars rethinking the origins of art—and of humanity

 

Scattered on the walls are stencils, human hands outlined against a background of red paint. Though faded, they are stark and evocative, a thrilling message from the distant past. My companion, Maxime Aubert, directs me to a narrow semicircular alcove, like the apse of a cathedral, and I crane my neck to a spot near the ceiling a few feet above my head. Just visible on darkened grayish rock is a seemingly abstract pattern of red lines.

Then my eyes focus and the lines coalesce into a figure, an animal with a large, bulbous body, stick legs and a diminutive head: a babirusa, or pig-deer, once common in these valleys. Aubert points out its neatly sketched features in admiration. “Look, there’s a line to represent the ground,” he says. “There are no tusks—it’s female. And there’s a curly tail at the back.”

This ghostly babirusa has been known to locals for decades, but it wasn’t until Aubert, a geochemist and archaeologist, used a technique he developed to date the painting that its importance was revealed. He found that it is staggeringly ancient: at least 35,400 years old. That likely makes it the oldest-known example of figurative art anywhere in the world—the world’s very first picture.


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Posted: Nov 25, 2015 - 4:26pm

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.

 
A kayaking friend works for them. Needless to say, he is pumped. Said it was amazing in real time.

Too bad he has to be pretty closed lipped so doesn't post much insight behind the scenes.  
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Posted: Nov 24, 2015 - 1:32pm

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it'll be on amazon just in time for the holidays  {#Lol}

 
something to put under the tree... hey, where did the tree go.. anyone see the tree?
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Posted: Nov 24, 2015 - 1:20pm

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it'll be on amazon just in time for the holidays  {#Lol}
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Posted: Nov 24, 2015 - 1:18pm

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yeah it is

and yes it was
 


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Posted: Nov 24, 2015 - 1:15pm

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Pretty impressive. Looked like it was coming in waaaay too fast there for a second but to land on its pad after a flight like that is in itself amazing. Also it looked like the rocket engine was stabilising it during descent by directing the nozzle at amazing speed to counteract the gyrations. 

 
yeah it is

and yes it was

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Posted: Nov 24, 2015 - 1:03pm

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.

 
Pretty impressive. Looked like it was coming in waaaay too fast there for a second but to land on its pad after a flight like that is in itself amazing. Also it looked like the rocket engine was stabilising it during descent by directing the nozzle at amazing speed to counteract the gyrations. 
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Posted: Nov 24, 2015 - 12:40pm

Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.


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Posted: Nov 11, 2015 - 5:24am

imho this is big...

Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine

 

Well, this morning, Google took O’Reilly’s idea further than even he expected. It’s not selling access to its deep learning engine. It’s open sourcing that engine, freely sharing the underlying code with the world at large. This software is called TensorFlow, and in literally giving the technology away, Google believes it can accelerate the evolution of AI. Through open source, outsiders can help improve on Google’s technology and, yes, return these improvements back to Google.

“What we’re hoping is that the community adopts this as a good way of expressing machine learning algorithms of lots of different types, and also contributes to building and improving in lots of different and interesting ways,” says Jeff Dean, one of Google’s most important engineers and a key player in the rise of its deep learning tech.

In recent years, other companies and researchers have also made huge strides in this area of AI, including Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter. And some have already open sourced software that’s similar to TensorFlow. This includes Torch—a system originally built by researchers at New York University, many of whom are now at Facebook—as well as systems like Caffe and Theano. But Google’s move is significant. That’s because Google’s AI engine is regarded by some as the world’s most advanced—and because, well, it’s Google.

“This is really interesting,” says Chris Nicholson, who runs a deep learning startup called Skymind. “Google is five to seven years ahead of the rest of the world. If they open source their tools, this can make everybody else better at machine learning.”


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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 - 10:55am

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That's pretty effen grim.

Peruse the wrong website and you can lose faith in humanity.

Mercola is just one that has had a lot of influence and killed quite a few people with their antiscientific superstition. If they just preyed on gullible grown-ups (Treat your cancer with dandelion roots! Eat toxic doses of vitamin D to give your skin a natural, healthy glow! Food wrapped in aluminum foil causes Alzheimer's!) (I'm paraphrasing, but I'm sure that isn't the worst advice they give)  I could just shake my head and marvel at the depths of willful human ignorance, but their antivax propaganda puts kids at risk. F#ck 'em.
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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 - 9:08am

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Amen. Looks like Westinghouse is in place now to finish the Vogtle reactors. They say they can meet the 2019 and 2020 project goals for units #3 and #4. This will be the first new nuclear power generation in the country in more than 30 years.
 
i like this because now


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