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6633 No. 6633 ID: 893a0f hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.space.com/27536-supersonic-near-space-dive-video.html

Neat.
>> No. 6650 ID: 1e7cc7
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Parachutist’s Record Fall: Over 25 Miles in 15 Minutes
Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record
ROSWELL, N.M. — A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago.

The jump was made by Alan Eustace, 57, a senior vice president of Google. At dawn he was lifted from an abandoned runway at the airport here by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium.

For a little over two hours, the balloon ascended at speeds up to 1,600 feet per minute to an altitude of more than 25 miles. Mr. Eustace dangled underneath in a specially designed spacesuit with an elaborate life-support system. He returned to earth just 15 minutes after starting his fall.

“It was amazing,” he said. “It was beautiful. You could see the darkness of space and you could see the layers of atmosphere, which I had never seen before.”

Mr. Eustace cut himself loose from the balloon with the aid of a small explosive device and plummeted toward the earth at speeds that peaked at 822 miles per hour, setting off a small sonic boom heard by people on the ground. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/science/alan-eustace-jumps-from-stratosphere-breaking-felix-baumgartners-world-record.html?_r=0
>> No. 6651 ID: 1e7cc7
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Google executive Alan Eustace
>> No. 6652 ID: 1e7cc7
  Google exec sets a new record for highest-altitude jump (video)
http://youtu.be/zp7sfJbdv2I
Published on Oct 24, 2014
Move over Felix Baumgartner (pictured above) -- just two years after the daredevil's record setting 128,000 foot Red Bull Stratos space jump, Google VP Alan Eustace has topped it. The New York Times reports Eustace rode a balloon 135,908 feet above New Mexico and dove back to Earth, opting for just a specially designed spacesuit / life support system instead of Baumgartner's capsule + suit combo. It took two hours for the ride up, and another 15 minutes for the trip down, which peaked at speeds of up to 800 mph before the parachute system kicked in, and he glided back down to a landing site 70 miles away from where he started. He's apparently been working on the project since 2011, and declined assistance from Google to go it alone, working with Paragon Space Development Corporation on the project, dubbed "StratEx." He recorded the whole thing on GoPro cameras (of course) and you can watch highlights from the feat embedded after the break.
>> No. 6653 ID: 1e7cc7
  And the previous record:
Felix Jumps At 128k feet! Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space
http://youtu.be/7f-K-XnHi9I
Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years. Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.


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6637 No. 6637 ID: e50dc8 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Due to the popularity of Internet services and emerging network of capacity-hungry datacentres, demand for telecommunication bandwidth is expected to continue at an exponential rate. To transmit more information through current optical glass fibers, an option is to increase the power of the signals to overcome the losses inherent in the glass from which the fibre is manufactured. However, this produces unwanted photonic nonlinear effects, which limit the amount of information that can be recovered after transmission over the standard fiber.
The team at TU/e and CREOL, led by dr. Chigo Okonkwo, an assistant professor in the Electro-Optical Communications (ECO) research group at TU/e and dr. Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, a research assistant professor in Micro-structured fibers at CREOL, demonstrate the potential of a new class of fiber to increase transmission capacity and mitigate the impending 'capacity crunch' in their article that appeared yesterday in the online edition of the journal Nature Photonics.

The new fiber has seven different cores through which the light can travel, instead of one in current state-of-the-art fibers. This compares to going from a one-way road to a seven-lane highway. Also, they introduce two additional orthogonal dimensions for data transportation – as if three cars can drive on top of each other in the same lane. Combining those two methods, they achieve a gross transmission throughput of 255 Terabits/s over the fiber link. This is more than 20 times the current standard of 4-8 Terabits/s.

Dr. Chigo Okonkwo: "At less than 200 microns in diameter, this fibre does not take noticeably more space than conventional fibres already deployed. These remarkable results definitely give the possibility to achieve Petabits/s transmission, which is the focus of the European Commission in the coming 7 year Horizon 2020 research programme. The result also shows the key importance of the research carried out in Europe, and in particular at TU/e with other well-known teams around the world in high-capacity optical transmission systems."


http://phys.org/news/2014-10-terabitss-transmission-fiber.html
>> No. 6638 ID: cd4a7e
At 200 µm I'm curious to see that the max range is seeing that 62.5 µm fiber has a max range of 500m with a 1310 nm wavelength.


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6516 No. 6516 ID: af00af hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
How to anger people with irrational hatred of GMO plants.
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>> No. 6550 ID: 673b54
>Moms Across America report published on scribd
vs
>every government, biotech and impartial regulatory body
Gee something makes me think they didn't have rigorous standards of testing.
>> No. 6551 ID: 0dcdc8
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>>6550
Because it was a mom who tested this stuff in her kitchen yes?

>(7)
>Testing Method

>The testing of drinking water, urine and breast milk was carried out by Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc. (MiL inc.)

>For the detection and quantitation of glyphosate in water (groundwater, surface water, well water), urine and breast milk, the MiL inc. uses a 96 well microtiter plate assay. For soil, crop, and foods, additional preparation steps are required but can be processed at a small additional fee. This assay applies the principles of enzyme linked immunosorbent assay methodology (ELISA) to the determination of glyphosate.

>The sample to be tested is derivatized and then added, along with an antibody (binding protein)specific for glyphosate to microtiter wells coated with Goat Anti-Rabbit Antibody and incubated for 30 minutes. A glyphosate enzyme conjugate is then added. This particular format is known as a competitive ELISA assay since, at this point in the procedure, a competitive reaction occurs between the glyphosate which may be in the sample and the enzyme labeled glyphosate analog for the antibody binding sites on the microtiter well.

>The reaction is allowed to continue for sixty minutes. After a washing step and addition of a substrate (color solution),a color signal (blue color) is generated. The presence of glyphosate is detected by adding the “Color Solution”, which contains the enzyme substrate (hydrogen peroxide) and the chromogen (3,3’,5,5’- tetramethylbenzidine). The enzyme -labeled glyphosate bound to the glyphosate antibody catalyzes the conversion of the substrate/chromogen mixture to a colored product.

>After an incubation period, the reaction is stopped and stabilized by the addition of a diluted acid (Stopping Solution). Since the labeled glyphosate (conjugate) was in competition with the unlabelled Glyphosate Testing Method: Glyphosate Plate Assay 15 glyphosate (sample) for the antibody sites, the color developed is inversely proportional to the concentration of glyphosate in the sample.
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>>6551

>All this alarmism over a substance with an LD50 higher than table salt and no mutagenic effects
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>>6552
You do not have to hit LD50 or TD50 values for adults to screw an infant up.
>> No. 6625 ID: ca62af
>>6550
>impartial regulatory body

I love it when people think that something like this exists. Really reinforces my belief that Democracy should be abolished, but people get the government they deserve...

Anyway....GMOs are fine but the Green Revolution has caused human population to way overshoot its carrying capacity and we are in for a nasty correction in the next century or two.


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6606 No. 6606 ID: e8f72b hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/new-particle-matter-antimatter-majorana-fermion/?utm_content=bufferef2d7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

>Now, we finally have strong evidence for this elusive particle, found by physicists inside a superconducting material. Ultimately, this discovery could represent the very first so-called Majorana particle. The find was reported in the October 3 edition of Science.

>The discovery was made by Ali Yazdani of Princeton University. He placed a chain of magentic iron atoms on top of a superconductor made of lead. In normal cases, magnetism disrupts superconductors because these superconductors depend on a lack of magnetic fields for their electrons to flow unimpeded. However, this experiment caused the magnetic chain of atoms to turn into a type of superconductor (electrons next to one another in the chain coordinated their spins to simultaneously satisfy the requirements of magnetism and superconductivity). In this respect, each of these pairs can be thought of as an electron and an antielectron (one has a negative charge while the other has a positive charge).

>But this arrangement left one electron at each end of the chain without a neighbor to pair with, causing them to take on the properties of both electrons and antielectrons—in other words, Majorana particles. It is important to note that these Majoranas are what are called “emergent particles.” They emerge from the collective properties of the surrounding matter and could not exist outside the superconductor.
>> No. 6607 ID: 1bcc0d
>He placed a chain of magentic iron atoms on top of a superconductor made of lead.
I totally saw a guy shrunken down to the atomic level chaining atoms together with a pair of tweezers and some solder. My head hurts thinking about building chains of iron a few atoms at a time.


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6578 No. 6578 ID: e8f72b hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141013090449.htm

>Scientists have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only 2 minutes. The battery will also have a longer lifespan of over 20 years. Expected to be the next big thing in battery technology, this breakthrough has a wide-ranging impact on many industries, especially for electric vehicles which are currently inhibited by long recharge times of over 4 hours and the limited lifespan of batteries.
>> No. 6583 ID: 988d13
Yeah, you just need a 5 kilo-amp power line to your house which you'll use about 5 minutes every week. Very cost-efficient.
>> No. 6585 ID: 5b9651
>>6583

Or, you know, a little capacitor bank and a transformer.
>> No. 6587 ID: 988d13
>>6585
You better be tappin' straight from them 10kV lines then.
>> No. 6591 ID: 604f11
>>6587
dis nigga dont know what a capacitor is.


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6560 No. 6560 ID: 1e7925 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-07/queensland-scientists-discover-cancer-fighting-berry/5796106

"The compound works by three ways essentially: it kills the tumour cells directly, it cuts off the blood supply and it also activates the body's own immune system to clean up the mess that's left behind."
>> No. 6562 ID: e8f72b
>berry could kill head and neck tumours as well as melanomas.

>Dr Boyle said in 75 per cent of cases, the tumour disappeared and had not come back.

>But Dr Boyle warned the drug could only be used for tumours that can be accessed by direct injection and was not effective against metastatic cancers.

Even still, this is fucking huge! Dealing with Melanoma alone would be awesome. Melanoma rates are only going to get worse, unless our ozone layer comes back to life fully.

http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts#melanoma

>An estimated 9,710 people will die of melanoma in 2014
Of the seven most common cancers in the US, melanoma is the only one whose incidence is increasing. Between 2000 and 2009, incidence climbed 1.9 percent annually.11

>1 in 50 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin during their lifetime.11

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>> No. 6565 ID: 315bfa
its offers a way to reduce tumors without resorting to surgery.
>> No. 6568 ID: 988d13
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6568
So... they found pecha berries?


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6342 No. 6342 ID: bf90a9 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
What is more plausible, time travel or interdimensional travel?
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>> No. 6371 ID: af3192
>>6342
>time travel or interdimensional travel?

Depends on your definition of time travel. If you mean picking any point and time in history - past or future - and being able to go back and forth... Probably on the same order of difficulty as traveling to another dimension of some sort.

If you have a much looser definition, you could even count air travel and being in space as "time traveling".
>> No. 6376 ID: 988d13
>>6345
Aliensguy_"wormholes".png
>> No. 6537 ID: ad60cb
Read Flatlandersand ask your question again.
>> No. 6538 ID: 0dcdc8
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>>6342
>Astronauts are time travelers, moving a fraction of a second into the future as they orbit the earth.
>> No. 6561 ID: 2a0af0
You're already moving through time at the rate of 1 second per second :^)


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6434 No. 6434 ID: 9bee81 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So I've heard that if you get grease lubricant on the valve of an oxygen gas tank(those big blue ones) it'll asplode? Is it true and if it is why does this happen?
Pic unrelated.
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>> No. 6555 ID: 604f11
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6555
FLAME ON
>> No. 6556 ID: 8f9280
>>6555
dear god what is happening?
>> No. 6557 ID: 097fc9
>>6556
IIRC it was a natural gas station explosion in middle east
>> No. 6558 ID: f65b5f
>>6556
Hellmouth opening

This is why you run as hard as you can in the opposite direction when you see a rapid fire/explosion, even if it seems safe for the moment

Plenty of time to gawk later
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>>6555
>a few minutes earlier

I'm gonna pull it. What's the worst thing that could happen?


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  >RoomAlive is a proof-of-concept prototype that transforms any room into an immersive, augmented entertainment experience. Our system enables new interactive projection mapping experiences that dynamically adapts content to any room. Users can touch, shoot, stomp, dodge and steer projected content that seamlessly co-exists with their existing physical environment. The basic building blocks of RoomAlive are projector-depth camera units, which can be combined through a scalable, distributed framework. The projector-depth camera units are individually auto-calibrating, self-localizing, and create a unified model of the room with no user intervention. We investigate the design space of gaming experiences that are possible with RoomAlive and explore methods for dynamically mapping content based on room layout and user position. Finally we showcase four experience prototypes that demonstrate the novel interactive experiences that are possible with RoomAlive and discuss the design challenges of adapting any game to any room.
>> No. 6548 ID: 264fa3
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Looks like a more advanced, multi-projector/camera, interactive floor display. Like you see at the mall, but on the walls.

Seems like it would be be cool for 360 shooters. Maybe even with a cover system that uses objects in the room. That would be pretty sweet.

Shit's going to be expensive though. That's better than $10k, just for the hardware shown.


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6512 No. 6512 ID: e8f72b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://gizmodo.com/your-next-laptop-could-have-the-holy-grail-of-usb-ports-1637772167?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

>USB 3.1 Type-C is the same wonderfully reversible miniature USB port we've been telling you about for a while now, the one that just went into mass production this very fall. It's also the same one that should be able to carry up to 100 watts of power, which sounds like plenty when you consider that current MacBook Airs ship with a 45W AC adapter.

>But here's the coup de grâce: VESA has announced that the Type-C connector will also carry DisplayPort. That means it could 1) drive a 4K external monitor, 2) deliver 10Gbps of USB 3.0 throughput for your devices, and 3) charge your computer all at the same time. Sound like something you'd want?
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>> No. 6535 ID: 988d13
>>6523
Well it sure is tiny enough to be complete shit.

I like the regular displayport connector size. Have nice beefy contacts for those large currents and the connector and receptacle physically strong enough to handle all the forces that we dumbshit humans may exert on them.

Micro connectors are only pysically supported by their solder connection, so rough use may break the electrical connections. Larger USB and other ports have connectors that mechanically attach to the plastic device housing, and are therefore much more capable of handling the forces of everyday use.

I have a wireless pair of headphones that had a micro-USB port for charging. While otherwise an amazing pair, I've had to send it in twice for repairs/replacement because of that connector... and it happened again after the warranty ran out. So what I did is unsolder the micro port and solder some flexible wires to the contacts instead. I then glued a female full-size USB receptacle that I ripped from a USB-to-PS/2 converter to the housing of the headphones and soldered the wires to that. It now charges with a male-male fullsize USB cable and it's the single strongest part of the headphones. When this pair dies for some reason I might buy the same pair again and perform the same modification right from the start.
>> No. 6540 ID: 5adb5b
>>6535
Use one of these next time, don't do the male A to male A thing.
www.amazon.com/Female-Type-B-4-Pin-Right-Socket/dp/B00EZK7H7K/
>> No. 6542 ID: 988d13
>>6540
They have shit for physically connecting them to the plastic housing. I went with the A-type because it came molded into plastic. I could then use plsatic-glue to glue it to the headphones. This is the strongest connector I have in any of my electronics now. I can sit on it and not break it or the electrical connections inside of it.
>> No. 6543 ID: d4a29f
>>6535
Oh fuck why didn't I think of that.
>> No. 6546 ID: 30f40a
>>6535
if you think the displayport receptacle is durable you've clearly never fucking dealt with one. They go bad all the fucking time at work because the little babby teeth don't retract all the way even if you press the button on the plug with intensity.

displayport a fucking shit.


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