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Magnetic Putty: Mesmerizing Primarily Because It Defies Gravity.
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In modern physics, gravity is most accurately described by the general theory of relativity (proposed by Einstein) which describes gravity as a consequence of the curvature of spacetime. For most applications gravity is well approximated by Newton's law of universal gravitation, which postulates that the gravitational force of two bodies of mass is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
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I will be working with a small team of selected engineers and researchers to rapid prototype a new AR display and tracking system for TALOS this week. I know it's initially going to be a military product and many don't like the idea, but it seems like the most Transhumanist thing that I could be working on right now.. Heck, I'd like one of the helmets for daily use!
Everything from nanotechnology to quantum computing will change the game for how soldiers are geared up in the future.
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I may not be around to see this happen but it is very interesting. It will not only be applied to the military but in the health field to help restore people with disabilities. Good share +David Anderson 
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May not be fiction.
An engine thought not to be possible was tested by NASA researchers who found that surprisingly, it actually worked opening the door to faster travel.
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32 Tricks You Can Do With Wolfram Alpha, The Most Useful Site In The History Of The Internet | Business Insider India

' ... It's not a search engine, it's not an encyclopedia, and it's not a calculator, but it's a little bit of all of that. It's really the only member of its field. ... '

http://www.businessinsider.in/32-Tricks-You-Can-Do-With-Wolfram-Alpha-The-Most-Useful-Site-In-The-History-Of-The-Internet/articleshow/21056630.cms

Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine
'Enter what you want to calculate or know about:'
http://www.wolframalpha.com/
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I wanted to see the tricks, really I did, but the website was almost impossible to navigate and I gave up.

Edit:  Chrome decided to render the tips around tip 4.
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BBC - Earth - Your life on earth

'... Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space.

Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted.

Grasp the impact we've had on the planet in your lifetime; from how much fuel and food we've used to the species we've discovered and endangered.
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http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141016-your-life-on-earth
How you and the world have changed since you were born
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Comet 67P on March 20, 2015 | ESA Rosetta Mission
This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image was taken from a distance of 81.7 km from the center of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 20, 2015. The image has a resolution of 7 m/pixel and measures 5.8 x 6.1 km. The image is cropped and processed to bring out the details of the comet's activity.
 
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Animated map of what Earth would look like if all the ice melted
Shocking video that shows how many areas would go underwater if all of the land ice on Planet Earth melted. The ocean would swallow the entire southeastern seaboard of the US (including all of Florida) and many other heavily populated areas of the world. 

   Note that should Climate Change continue, even under the most drastic models this would still take a very long time to happen, perhaps hundreds or thousands of years. But this is meant to show one potential long term impact of the warming of our planet by burning through all of our fossil fuel reserves so quickly. Other impacts of Climate Change are potentially even more devastating: ocean acidification, desertification of the land, massive species extinctions, etc. 

More info:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

Threats and Impacts http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/global-warming-climate-change/threats-impacts/
The current and future consequences of global change http://climate.nasa.gov/effects/
Climate Change Impacts and Adapting to Change http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/
A warming atmosphere leaves little unscathed http://www.edf.org/climate-change-impacts

#ClimateChange   #Climate   #Science   #Environment  
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11 Mind-Blowing Physics Discoveries of 2014 Reinterpreted By Your Often Irreverent But Mostly Harmless Friendly Neighbourhood Outlaw

11. We have wildly ranging estimates of the number of stars in galaxies and our approximations of the mass of galaxies doesn't seem able to account for their motions. There must be a whole bunch of stuff that makes up for this missing mass. Let's call it "dark matter!"

Hey, we made an anomalous one time observation of some stuff over here.

Hey, we made an anomalous one time observation of some stuff in a different place.

Wow, maybe it's dark matter!

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10. Ball lighting? That shit's not real.

Ball lightning? That shit's not real.

Ball lightning? That shit's not real.

Ball lightning? Welllll, maybe there's sumthin' to it.

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9. What are black holes?

Well, we got a whole lotta' great stories about 'em based on mathematics and theory, but we've never observed most of this stuff directly.

Hey, I got a theory about some stuff that might escape black holes.

Oh yeah? I built a black hole outta' sound.

Wow, cool!

Yeah, and I got it to make some sound too.

Cool, that's just like Hawking radiation!

I know right?

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8. We compressed three qubits into two qubits, and that's where the missing dot is in the following ellipses..

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7. Hey, how hot is the core in a collapsing star?

I dunno'...maybe around 100 billion kelvin or so.

What's that in Fahrenheit?

Seriously? I dunno' maybe around 180 billion degrees, why?

Well, let's heat up this hair of carbon to 5.4 million degrees Fahrenheit and see what happens.

WOW! That hair a' carbon blew up real good!

Yeah man, that's just like a supernova!

I know right?

Hey let's put this plastic screen in front of it and that'll be like some dust or some shit.

Yeah, cool man. I just wanna' 'slopde more of those carbon hairs.

Think we can get a grant for this?

6. Man, we don't know shit about the interiour of Jupiter or Saturn.

Forget about it: why don't we make this diamond 'splode?

Yeah! I'm gettin' bored of all those carbon hairs.

Shit, that diamond 'splode like crazy!

Y'know, we're gonna' need a much bigger grant for this.

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5. Hey we teleported this information encoded qubit over fifteen miles!

Wow! Like in Star Trek?

Welllll, we did, uh...we did use this, uh, this optic fiber cable here, to um...to connect the two points...

4. ...but it was a nifty new cable!

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3. Eighty years ago today: I predict by these here quantum mechanical equations that we oughta' find this here particle, um, somewhere, dagnabbit.

Today: new particle discovered! First predicted eighty years ago!

Sigh. Put it in the zoo with the rest of 'em buggers. I'm gettin' sick of all these things.

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2. Hey, I think we're finally gettin' the hang of this nuclear fusion thing.

Oh yeah? How's that cold fusion comin'?

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1. So, how's that sun thing work anyway?

Well, we got this theory it ought to emit all these weakly interacting bits of stuff.

Hey! We found some evidence for all those weakly interacting bits of stuff.

Cool! I guess we're finally gettin' a handle on this nuclear fusion in the sun thing, hey?

Yeah! Say...you think there's some dark matter in there too?
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It is becoming increasingly obvious that our Solar System — with its inner collection of small rocky planets and an outer region buffeted by gas planets — is quite uncommon. According to a remarkable new study, the reason may have to do with Jupiter and an ancient migratory journey that kickstarted the destruction of our solar system's earliest planets.
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Jupiter seems a lot like humans... :(
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Tree Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Has Reproduced | Smart News | Smithsonian

'... Elaine Solowey, of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Ketura in Israel, recently broke the good news to National Geographic:

 “He is over three meters [ten feet] tall, he's got a few offshoots, he has flowers, and his pollen is good," she says. "We pollinated a female with his pollen, a wild [modern] female, and yeah, he can make dates."
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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tree-grown-2000-year-old-seed-has-reproduced-180954746/
Age doesn’t have much on this rare piece of greenery sprouted from a seed discovered in an ancient Israeli site
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3D-printed bionic ants team up to get the job done - tech - 26 March 2015 - New Scientist

'They're big, bionic copycats. Developed by German engineering company Festo, these artificial ants are about the size of a human hand, and mimic the cooperative behaviour of the real insects by making individual decisions that relate to a common goal.'

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27248&utm_campaign=youtubebionicants#.VRVnEcvR0_s
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