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Old 01-24-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Figured I'd try this out, a thread anyone can update with big news from the Scientific community.

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Evolution In Action: Native U.S. Lizards Are Adapting To Escape Attacks By Fire Ants
link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0121123041.htm

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Penn State Assistant Professor of Biology Tracy Langkilde has shown that native fence lizards in the southeastern United States are adapting to potentially fatal invasive fire-ant attacks by developing behaviors that enable them to escape from the ants, as well as by developing longer hind legs, which can increase the effectiveness of this behavior.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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Quantum Teleportation Between Distant Matter Qubits: First Between Atoms 1 Meter Apart

Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0122141137.htm

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"For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported information between two separate atoms in unconnected enclosures a meter apart – a significant milestone in the global quest for practical quantum information processing.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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Galapogos rosy lizards that have been overlooked for 200 years are a new species. IN fact, they may be the species that is the predecessor to the other two species on the island.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090108/...lapagos_iguana
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:53 AM   #4
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Interesting that you capitalized science much in the same way people would capitialize God...

That teleportation thing is pretty cool. I amazed at the speed of the progress they are making since I was reading about it years ago.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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This is crazy:

Scientists find world's biggest snake

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The scientists estimate the snake lived 58 to 60 million years ago and was around 13 metres long. The giant, found in northeastern Colombia, dwarfs modern pythons and anacondas which usually don't exceed 6-6.5 metres and are thought to be the largest living snakes.

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/0902...s.2009.80.html
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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Animal-human clones don't work


Mixing human and animal cells does not appear to program the egg properly, said Dr. Robert Lanza of Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology.
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Holographic Universe: Discovery Could Herald New Era In Fundamental Physics


Cardiff University researchers, who are part of a British-German team searching the depths of space to study gravitational waves, may have stumbled on one of the most important discoveries in physics, according to an American physicist.
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Mixing human and animal cells does not appear to program the egg properly, said Dr. Robert Lanza of Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology.
Geez, I would hope not!

Glad to hear that news. Wow.
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Geez, I would hope not!

Glad to hear that news. Wow.
The bad news is they have cloned Tyrannosaurus Rex for sale to the public as guard dogs!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:09 PM   #11
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The Future: Science as it WILL be. "Who's Your Daddy?"

The comb-over finally gets its' due!!

And I will leave you with this quote...

"Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can't remember what they are."
Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show .
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Thanks for posting this. I watch a lot of TED, and I love bonobos, but I hadn't seen this. I actually have a large bonobo face tattooed across my right shoulder blade I think they're so great. And not just for their sexual habits.
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Scientists find world's biggest snake
Yes, he is coaching the Montreal Canadiens.
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Scientists find world's biggest snake




http://www.nature.com/news/2009/0902...s.2009.80.html
Are these scientists women and were they looking in my pants?
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From the world of semiconductors...

Application: Intel developing optical interconnects (aka "wires"), or little tiny lasers, to communicate rather then wires. That helps with bandwidth, heat dissipation and speed.
http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/s...leID=213900581

Theory: Probabilistic CMOS Technology for VLSI.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freea...number=4107595 (paper)
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/6252697.html (dumbed down version)

(PS: Yes this is taken off my mini-facebook blog, I guess if you are a lurker here and a friend on facebook, I've been outed.)
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0212141149.htm

The GEnetic Code for the Common cold is cracked.
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Siftables,the toy block that thinks. (Designed by some MIT grad student) This could be big, especially the music thing at the end, damn...

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merri...rt_blocks.html

... I feel so humbled...
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Awesome link ty!

Also:

First draft of Neanderthal genome is unveiled


http://www.newscientist.com/article/...html?full=true
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Siftables,the toy block that thinks. (Designed by some MIT grad student) This could be big, especially the music thing at the end, damn...

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merri...rt_blocks.html

... I feel so humbled...
Stupid smart TED presenters and their stupid big brains.

Those blocks were very cool.
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Thanks for posting this. I watch a lot of TED, and I love bonobos, but I hadn't seen this. I actually have a large bonobo face tattooed across my right shoulder blade I think they're so great. And not just for their sexual habits.
Are you saying you actually want to bone a bonobo?

There's people on the street getting diseases from monkeys
Yeah that's what I said, their getting diseases from monkeys
Whys this happening, please, whose been touching these monkeys
Leave these poor sick monkeys alone
There sick, they've got problems enough as it is
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