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Les King
Queensland University of Technology
Queensland University of Technology
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The League of Legends finals were amazing to watch yesterday.  500K+ viewers on Twitch.  This will be huge over the coming years.  #LoL #esports

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Imagine if trees did give off WiFi signals...

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Oh no buddy, you can NOT observe it ;-)

edit: to understand the joke you have to know two fundamental concepts of quantum physics: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and Quantum Superposition.

#quantumcomputer   #quantummechanics   #uncertaintyprinciple   #geekhumor   #nerdhumor   #physicsjoke  
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lolz

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Really great video about the Milky Way's place in the universe.

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I reckon.

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I love the articles with some history in them. 
"Each galaxy has a story. Some are small but growing rapidly. Others look bland but betray a complex, vibrant past. What’s more, most large galaxies — again like some cities — appear to be built upon the ruins of smaller, more ancient ones. Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is not unlike Rome in this respect. Ancient stellar remains show up viscerally in the the faint, extended outer reaches of galaxies — regions of light so diffuse that they’ve been difficult to study until recently."

You've no doubt heard of dark matter halos around galaxies: vast, extended, spherical collection of mass that reach for hundreds of thousands of light-years beyond what we typically think of as a spiral or elliptical galaxy. But did you know that galaxies contain vast, extended stellar halos as well? Moreover, they look nothing like you'd expect! They're not spherical or even ellipsoidal, but highly irregular, and have an awful lot to teach us about how galaxies came to be the way they are today. Galaxy evolution expert James Bullock has the story.

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I think this is accurate.
The best visualization I've seen of the comet that Rosetta is orbiting now.

http://io9.com/now-you-can-truly-appreciate-the-size-of-comet-churymov-1623548762
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Brisbane on APoD!!
Spotty Sunrise over Brisbane
Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Mudge
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140711.html

In this composite cityscape, dawn's first colors backdrop the lights along Brisbane's skyline at the southeastern corner of Queensland, Australia, planet Earth. Using a solar filter, additional exposures made every 3.5 minutes follow the winter sunrise on July 8 as planet-sized sunspots cross the visible solar disk. The sunspots mark solar active regions with convoluted magnetic fields. Even as the maximum in the solar activity cycle begins to fade, the active regions produce intense solar flares and eruptions launching coronal mass ejections (CMEs), enormous clouds of energetic particles, into our fair solar system.
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